Our Purpose:  At Covington Presbyterian Church we SEEK ways to better understand and share God’s good news of salvation offered by Jesus Christ.  We shall STRIVE to be living examples of His love for our congregation as well as local and global communities .  We SHARE our wealth, time talents and faith with those in need.  We SERVE our neighbors as Christ calls us to do.


Reverend Jeff Sims’ topic at the 10:30 worship service Sunday, October 21 is “The Church As Servant”  Mark 10:35-45  


Have you heard the buzz around CPC on Sunday mornings?  There are many more people using our space and connecting in important ways.  Our Sunday School has added classes for children and adults.  Come and see what’s happening!

Children’s Sunday School Classes begin at 9:15 a.m.  During the same hour there will be a Sunday School Class  for Parents in the education building.  There are three classes for Children:      

Nursery for 0 to 4 year olds  –  1st floor Education Building.  

PreK to 2nd Grade – 2nd floor Education Building.  

3rd to 6th Grade – 2nd floor Education Building



During our worship service on October 28, we will celebrate Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans, an old Scottish blessing of families or “clans” of the church. It is one of our favorite services and includes bagpipes and a procession of the tartans.



In the afternoon of October 28, we will have our yearly “Trunk or Treat” event on our lawn and parking lot.  It’s a place for families to dress up in friendly costumes, decorate trunks of cars and share Halloween treats.  

Please let Erin Johnston (501/626-8682 or children@covpresby.org) know if you would like to decorate your car.  


Come and join the Pastors’ Bible Study.  It meets twice monthly, every other Friday at 12:30 p.m., alternating between Covington Presbyterian and Madisonville Presbyterian Church.  

Pastor Jeff Sims and Zac Ritchie of Madisonville conduct the studies.  The next meeting is on Friday October 26 at CPC.  Subject material comes from Proverbs.  It is an informal gathering so please bring a sack lunch.  


Communication at CPC  

George Bernard Shaw once said that “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  In many ways it is both the easiest and hardest thing we do.   We try to keep CPC informed about what’s going on in these five ways.  How many do you take advantage of?  

The CPC Website:  www.covpresby.org

The Weekly Scroll:  Delivered by email to your inbox.

The Lamplighter:  Published bi-monthly and  available (1) On Line at www.covpresby.org under the “CPC Events” tab;  2) Delivered by email to your inbox; and 3) Available in printed form in the sanctuary foyer.   

CPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/covpreby/

Order of Worship:  Available at each Sunday Worship Service.


All ladies are invited to attend the Presbyterian Women’s Fall Breakfast on November 3 at 9:30.  It will be held at the home of Karen Key, 71122 Holly Drive, Covington.



The September-October issue of The Lamplighter is now available.  You can get a copy in several ways:   1) On Line at www.covpresby.org under the “CPC Events” tab;  2) Sent directly to your email address; and 3) A printed copy that is available in the sanctuary foyer.   



A new Adult Bible Study has begun.  It meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and all adults are welcome to join.  It is a 12-week DVD series “The Unshakable Hope” by Max Lucando that is designed to help participants view their problems in light of God’s many promises.   Participants are encouraged to sign up so that study guides can be ordered.  

The Sunday morning Fellowship Class is now studying “Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers: 95 Key Events, People and Issues” by Donald K McKim   It meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and all are welcome to visit or join the class.  Last fall we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  


Suzanne Davis recently joined.   Welcome, Suzanne.  We are pleased to have you in our congregation.  

Our Confirmation class completed its preparation and also recently joined.  

And we also welcome Stephanie Mize, Thelma Stallcup and Linda Stewart.