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A Dream is Now Reality: Covenant UMC Celebrates First Service in New Building

8/16/2022

Covenant United Methodist Church has moved into a new home at 3375 Atlanta Road in Smyrna. A dream that was born in November 2015 with the merger of Cumberland United Methodist Church and Faith United Methodist Church is now a reality. The two churches merged to become Covenant UMC and the commitment from day one was to sell both former church buildings and relocate into a new facility.
 
Covenant celebrated the realization of that dream on Sunday, August 14, as they gathered for worship for the first time in their new building next door to Campbell Middle School.
 
“We had our first service with a full sanctuary and wonderful love and energy,” said Rev. David Moore, church pastor.

One would-be challenge turned into a beautiful expression of connection on Sunday. The church's chairs and pulpit furniture were not delivered on schedule due to supply chain issues, so Smyrna First UMC provided chairs and Smyrna First Baptist loaned an altar table for the service. 

"Glory to God for a wonderful start!" said Rev. Richard Hunter of the Center for Congregational Excellence. 
 
The mission of Covenant UMC is to help people see Jesus.
 
“We hope to help people see Jesus through our worship and study, but most especially through our service in the community,” said Moore. “One of the values we live by is to make our community a better place for all.”
 
Covenant UMC will soon be bustling with life groups and ministries for people of all ages.
 
“We look forward to several community events throughout the fall–outdoor movie nights, a meal packing event with Rise Against Hunger, Trunk or Treat, litter pick-up with Keep Smyrna Beautiful, and many other activities,” said Moore. “Covenant Church looks forward to meeting our neighbors, and most of all, to being a good neighbor.”


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