Celebrating 100 Years of Faith, Hope & Love

Covenant’s year-long Anniversary Celebration of Faith, Hope and Love for the community and the world begins on February 20, 2022. Please join us as we worship, serve, celebrate, remember the past and anticipate the future. Watch this page to learn about Covenant’s history from our Archives, to honor those who came before, and to plan and celebrate a faithful future in Springfield and beyond.

Join us in Celebrating Our 100th Anniversary

Rev. Janice Puliti Recalls the Faith Formation and Christian Fellowship that Supported Her Call to Ministry



Janice Puliti felt called to the ministry during an Ash Wednesday service at Covenant. She reflects on the ministers and friends at Covenant who encouraged her to answer the Call, and the activities that led her there.

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A Time of Goodbyes and New Beginnings



On June 26, Covenant said goodbye to the Rutledge Family as they move to Berwyn UMC.

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Pastor Sharon Vandegrift (2004-2009) Remembers Covenant’s “Heart for Mission”



“Covenant's heart for mission on global, national, and local levels was always inspiring.” Read Pastor Sharon’s full reflection here.

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Gift for Long-Time Members Shows Covenant in a Unique Way



Using objects and architecture elements unique to Covenant, Jennifer Terry fashioned this photo collage that spells “Covenant”.  Those with continuous membership of 50 or more years received this gift.

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Covenant Celebrates Pentecost with Long-Time Member Celebration



On Covenant’s 100th Pentecost, members with 50 or more years of continuous membership were honored.

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Covenant’s History Continues: The Second 25 Years



Did you know that to temporarily meet the needs for meeting and Sunday School space, Covenant purchased an army surplus building?

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This Month’s Communion Chalice – A Husband’s Tribute to His Wife



The chalice, used on June 5 (Pentecost and Communion Sunday), was designed and crafted in 1988 by Covenant member Leon (Lee) Sperow...

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Music at Covenant: Tradition & Innovation



On May 8, the Chancel Choir and Covenant Ringers continued a long tradition of music at Covenant with a special music service.

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Rev. Bruce & Ellen Hazelwood Reflect on Their Years at Covenant



In April, Bruce and Ellen Hazelwood sent a reflection in honor of Covenant’s Anniversary and their time with us.

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Surely The Presence of the Lord Is In This Place



Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place: Anthem performed by the Chancel Choir on April 24.

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Covenant Nursery School Celebrates Anniversary Hands Down



See the mural made by the Covenant Nursery School (CNS) children to help the Church celebrate its Anniversary.

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He is Risen Indeed!



Covenant’s 100th Easter Celebration was indeed joyous.

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Easter Egg Hunt Brought Out Lots of Rabbits and Chicks



Covenant’s egg hunt saw lots of rabbit ears (Pastor Mark included) and chick headbands scurrying through the yard and playground at Covenant.

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Covenant Celebrates Its 100th Palm Sunday



With palm branches, choir and percussion, and very loud “Hosannas” from the congregation directed by Pastor Kevin, Covenant celebrated its 100th Palm Sunday.

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Rev. Dale and Patti Owens Reflect on Covenant



The call to come to Covenant came as a surprise! But, Dale and Patti found many of the same blessings that are still in evidence at Covenant today. Read Pastor Dale’s complete reflection as told to Pastor Mark.

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Communion Set Remembers Long-Time Chancel Choir Member



In 1986, the Chancel Choir gave a set of four pottery communion cups and plates in memory of Millie Stretton.

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Covenant’s Communion Sets



Look for posts, over the next few months that highlight the stories behind Covenant’s Communion Sets and their use during this Anniversary Year.

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Girl Scouts Receive Anniversary Patches



Covenant celebrated Girl Scout Sunday on March 20.   To commemorate the event and the important place the Girl Scouts have in the Covenant Family, Brownie Troop 5555 and Senior Troop 5783 and their leaders will receive custom-made patches with the Covenant Anniversary logo.

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Have You Seen Our Anniversary Banner?



If you’ve been by the church recently, you’ve probably seen the banner celebrating our Anniversary.  But have you seen it up close?

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Covenant’s Anniversary Highlighted in Conference NewsSpirit Digest



The February 26th edition of the NewsSpirit Digest of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference includes an article on Covenant’s Anniversary.

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