The Church of the Covenant is a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in the vibrant cultural center of University Circle in Cleveland, Ohio. We are a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and intergenerational community seeking to know Jesus and make him known through meaningful worship, inspiring music, compassionate outreach, and in-depth theological study that leads us to engage our community and our world that God so loves.
Covenant is both a destination church and a neighborhood church, with students, residents, visitors, and members who walk to church as well as those who drive from the suburbs and beyond. We maintain an inspiring Gothic building in the heart of University Circle – a dynamic urban center of world-class education, health care, music, art and history. From this place, we are seeking to love and support our neighbors; encounter God through study, prayer, and worship; encourage questioning; and nurture all God’s people.
We invite you to experience God through the life of the Covenant community. Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 10 am, take respite in the beauty of our sanctuary throughout the week from 9 am until 5 pm, come nap or study in the Connection Center for students, or take advantage of our many programs.
“It seems to me that in joining a church you leave home and home town to join a larger world. The whole world is your new neighborhood and all who dwell therein – black, white, yellow, red, stuffed and starving, smart and stupid, mighty and lowly, criminal and self-respecting, American or Russian – all become your sisters and brothers in the new family formed in Jesus. By joining a church you declare your individuality in the most radical way in order to affirm community on the widest possible scale.”
~ Credo, William Sloane Coffin, p. 143
At Church of the Covenant, we welcome all people to make a commitment to this family of faith through membership. What are the benefits? In our democratic form of church governance, members have a voice in decisions that are made by the congregation and can serve in leadership roles. But more importantly, membership is a way of making a commitment to the people in this particular time and place who have chosen to travel together on this journey of faith, serving God together and sharing both joy and sorrow.
We hold new member classes several times a year, and encourage those interested in exploring membership to speak with our Associate pastor, Melanie Marsh Baum.