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1March 2013

by: Jim Donohue

Easter

Marianne and Jim Newby have been members of Covenant Fellowship for almost 20 years.  Marianne runs a cleaning business and has used her work to invite clients to the church.  One of those clients was not a believer a couple of years ago – her name is Trish VanGorden.  Trish said this about Marianne: “She [Marianne] was full of life and joy and gave Jesus all of the ...

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4January 2013

by: Jim Donohue

Looking at People

(Blog Manager’s Note: Jim tells us that some ideas in this post were inspired by Alan Hirsch’s article, Right Here, Right Now. We’ll take his word for it!) Encountering the Self-righteous What do you do when you encounter people who are self-righteous and arrogant?  Endure them?  Walk away from them?  Become arrogant yourself?  When Jesus encountered the ...

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30November 2012

by: Jim Donohue

Christmas Evangelism Ideas

Wanting Something More Out of Christmas Is it just my imagination or is the Christmas season by far the craziest time of the year? There’s Christmas shopping, Christmas decorating, Christmas lighting (as soon as you get all your leaves raked), Christmas plays, Christmas parties, Christmas cookies, Christmas photos, and Christmas TV specials.  It feels like a 900 mph sleigh ride ...

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16November 2012

by: Jim Donohue

Update and Prayer Alert: The Bridge Retreat

Prepping for a Milestone Today we leave for our 40th Bridge retreat.  I have been to every one of them, including the very first one back in 1998.  It’s always exciting leaving for a Bridge retreat – it’s actually one of my favorite moments in the whole church calendar.  I usually finish my message prep around 5:30pm, pack my stuff up and head downstairs.  ...

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7September 2012

by: Jim Donohue

40th Bridge Course

In 5 days, we start our 40th Bridge course. (It might be our 41st, but I’m not sure.)  We have seen God do some amazing things to bring people into his family.  I have always been amazed that every time we open our doors to start a course, God brings new people --- people we have never met, people who have doubts and questions, people who have been through trials, people who ...

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21June 2012

by: Jim Donohue

Bridge Retreat

We just finished one of our largest Bridge retreats (I think we had around 150 people), and we wanted you to see this amazing video. What a loving and merciful Savior we serve!  

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1June 2012

by: Jim Donohue

Bridge Testimony and Retreat

We are in our 15th year of running the Alpha/Bridge Course. And with our retreat coming up next Friday I thought it would be encouraging to see how God continues to use this retreat. This testimony was written by Kathy Gasbarro in 2010. “Christianity wasn’t a big deal. To me, the cross and the resurrection were so far removed from the reality of my present life that they were not ...

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