About Us

About Us

The idea that shapes our identity is “what does it mean to live as citizens of God’s kingdom.”  We often ask ourselves, “what would this situation look like in the kingdom of God?”  And so with that in mind, we place a high value on being a place of welcome to all no matter where you are on the journey of faith.  We strive to live compassionately in all we do, and the center of all we do is Jesus Christ.  With Christ as our center, we are bound together as a community and empowered to represent God’s love and compassion in the world around us.

History

The idea for this church began in 1964 when the Presbytery of Denver purchased 10 acres of land in the Denver Tech Center area on South Yosemite Street.  The first worship service was held at Cherry Creek High School in 1972, and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant officially became a church in the PC(USA) in 1973.

The name “Covenant” is a word from Scripture which refers to the committed relationship God offers to God’s people.  God’s steadfast love for the people of God is demonstrated in story after story in Scripture.  We at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant recognize God’s steadfast love as an amazing gift and as the main thing we base our self understanding on, so that we might love others as we first have been loved.  The star of David is a symbol of this covenant relationship in the Old Testament, and because of that, we have incorporated it into our cross as a reminder to us of who we are.  It is in our stainglass window in the sanctuary and is part of the church logo.

Community

One of our highest values at Covenant is to be a good neighbor and a loving presence in our community.  We have established positive relationships with several local restaurants and the Alara Apartments across the street.  The Tavern in DTC uses our parking lot in exchange for catering.  We have opened our grounds for residents of the Alara apartments to plant vegetable gardens.  Reps from the Tavern, the Delectable Egg, and Alara  judged our Christmas cookie contest this past year!We also like to use and share our beautiful building in ways that benefit our community.  We host the top-rated Whee Preschool.  Every weekday a Narcotics Anonymous group meets here.  The Covenant Cupboard food Pantry, the largest in southern Denver, is hosted at Covenant every Friday.

We are also expanding our vision for the Arts at Covenant.  Our vision is to find partners in our community to join together to offer excellence in art and music, with the goal to support local causes in our community.

 

You can also learn more about our connection to the larger Church by visiting the following sites:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbytery of Denver