Covenant Presbyterian Church in Buckhead will begin the
Lenten Season with an Ash Wednesday service in the chapel on Wednesday, March 5
at 7 p.m. The solemn service focuses on
our mortality and desire for repentance, and will include music and the
imposition of ashes. For many Christian
denominations, Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of Lent, culminating
in the joyful Easter celebration.
The church will also host a casual soup and salad supper at
6 p.m., prior to the Ash Wednesday service.
The cost is $3 and participants are asked to RSVP in advance to (404)
237-0363. Free parking is available on the top deck of the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center immediately south of the church.
For nearly a century, Covenant Presbyterian Church has
served the city of Atlanta
through its mission of “Equipping the people of God to serve Christ in the
world”. The church is a member of
Presbyterian Church (USA) and is led by Dr. Ernie Hess, senior pastor, and Dr.
Jill Ulrici, associate pastor. Covenant
Presbyterian Church opened its doors in downtown Atlanta in 1904 as Harris Presbyterian
Church. Twenty years later, the church
community moved to its present location at 2461 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, where it
holds Sunday morning and evening worship services.
Today, Covenant is home to a welcoming congregation that
seeks, serves and celebrates together.
The church boasts a lively youth group, hands-on mission work, a women’s
spirituality ministry and a strong music program, as well as offering public
lectures, social events, educational opportunities and more. Currently, the church supports numerous
organizations including Buckhead
the Central Night Shelter, ChildSpring International, Habitat for Humanity, The
Open Door Community, Earth Covenant Ministry and Faith Alliance of Metro
Atlanta. Covenant also takes a
leadership role in the LaGonave Haiti Partners, a 20-year partnership with the
Episcopal Church of Haiti. Ongoing Haiti
projects include a community health center, as well as programs for education,
agriculture, adult literacy and children’s nutrition. www.covenantpresbyterian.us