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Hannah Di Iulio: Not a Moment Wasted in His Grace

When Hannah Di Iulio first came to Covenant Fellowship with her family around 2011, she felt like she didn’t fit anywhere. She’d just graduated from high school and was taking a gap year before college, and after moving five times in half as many years, she was tired of reaching out and making new friends.

“It was daunting,” she says. “It’s a big church. At the end of the service, I’d go out into the lobby. Sad, sad me. I’d sit on one of the comfy little couches, and pretend to text people. I didn’t even have people to text.”

April 20, 2020
Interviews

Talking with Justine Heidengren

Justine Heidengren lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Stephen, and they attend the Altieri’s community group. They have plans to move to Garnet Valley, where Justine grew up. She has been attending Covenant since 2004 and serves on the Cross Culture A-team. Besides being popular among Sixers fans (read about her job below), her influence is felt by many. Justine, tell us about your involvement in the A-Team. I have been serving on this team…

March 16, 2020
Articles

The Art of Welcoming: A 3-part Series on the Vision and Practice of Hospitality

Part Three: The Example of Maria Mahalik

Maria Mahalik’s life does not fit in a box, and neither does her heart for hospitality. Widowed young with three small boys, she’s led a life of faith that would leave many of us gasping for air. In the midst of work and parenting and trials and ministry, Maria always makes time for people. Many have walked through the door of her home and found the door to Christ’s home. 

February 24, 2020
Articles

The Art of Welcoming: A 3-part Series on the Vision and Practice of Hospitality

Part One: Talking with Sarah Krause

Sarah’s life is a welcome sign. A young math teacher fresh out of college, she has a lot on her plate, but never too much to ignore hospitality. Interviewing her was a huge treat, and we came away freshly inspired to live like Jesus. You’ll be encouraged no matter your age, but if you’re a younger woman, read on and glean some great ideas for how to change your world in an unlikely way.

February 10, 2020