Covenant Presbyterian Church – Athens, GA

Adults Virtual Ministries


Tuesday, September 22 at 10am – Tuesday Morning Zoom Book Study facilitated by Mark Harper. Surely Goodness and Mercy: A Journey into Illness and Solidarity by Murphy Davis. Murphy Davis is a Presbyterian pastor and life-long advocate for the poor. After being diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in 1995, Murphy began an unexpected journey into a deeper solidarity with those who are vulnerable and on the margins of our society than she ever imagined. As another Presbyterian pastor, Nibs Stroupe, has written, “Surely Goodness and Mercy takes us down into the soul of one woman battling for her life, and out into the soul of our unjust and absurd American healthcare system. It testifies to the power and necessity of community. This book will inspire and convict us, as it takes us on a searing and redemptive journey of one person fighting for her life and then finding her life in the most unexpected places.”
While we originally advertised this class to be held on Wednesdays, we learned that was a busy day for many. So now let’s try Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning on September 22nd. To Zoom in we will need your email address, which you can forward to either Mark Harper at or  Karen Wetherington at Books can be ordered directly from the Open Door Community (information above). Or if you would prefer, the church office can order a copy for you; just give us enough advance notice so the books can get here on time for our first class. I look forward to this time together!

Wednesday Afternoon Zoom Study – September 16 at 4pm

Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Rindy Trouteaud hosts and facilitates conversations about adult spirituality using Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. This week we look at chapters 1 and 2 and you are invited to bring a sketch, drawing, rendering of your life journey which may include significant events in your life and the world. If you would like to participate, please contact Rindy at to receive your ZOOM invitation.   

B.A.S.I.C. Class

stay tuned for ZOOM midweek study options for high schoolers and middles schoolers that will begin the week of September 20th!

 Emmaus Road Class

Sunday, September 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bob Trouteaud hosts and facilitates, and this week we’ll continue our study of the Book of Acts, with an indepth look at chapters 13 & 14. Contact Bob for an invitation to participate,

Upper Room Class

Sunday, September 13, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., James Malone hosts and different class members facilitate the discussion of the weekly chapter in The Present Word.If you would like to participate, please contact James at, to receive your ZOOM invitation.

Journey Class

Sunday, September 13, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Steve Rathbun hosts and different class volunteers facilitate discussion using Max Lucado’s book, How Happiness Happens:  Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations. If you would like to participate, please contact Steve at, to receive your ZOOM invitation.