History of Covenant Church United Methodist
The first meeting of Covenant Church United Methodist was held on August 6, 1989, at Southwest Guilford High School with 147 persons in attendance. Twenty people joined the church that morning. On December 31, 1989, Calvary United Methodist Church (an older congregation near downtown High Point) merged with Covenant Church. It was a good marriage of old and new.
The idea of a new United Methodist church in northeast High Point had been in the minds of pastors and leaders of the High Point District of The United Methodist Church since the early 1980’s. After all, there had not been a new United Methodist church in High Point in 35 years. After Richard Crowder was appointed District Superintendent of the High Point District in June 1988, things began to quickly happen. An Advisory Council was created with representatives from area United Methodist churches. On May 11, 1989, a proposal was approved, and the name of the church chosen: Covenant Church United Methodist (the group wanted Covenant to be known as a church, first, and a denomination, second). After meeting a couple of Sundays at Southwest Guilford High School, Covenant met at the High Point Women’s Club on Johnson Street and later rented space on Sundays at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Eastchester Drive. After three years, Covenant Church moved into its new multi-purpose building on Skeet Club Road with 380 members.
Today, Covenant Church is one of the most exciting communities in the Piedmont Triad area. We have a powerful children’s program growing by leaps and bounds; youth focused on fellowship and mission; and adult groups of every age where people meet becoming lifelong friends. In our weekly worship services, we seek to blend traditional and contemporary styles into a dynamic music ministry with an inspirational and practical message guiding and uplifting you throughout the week.
Most importantly, our church is a family where God is at work in warm and powerful ways.