A Chat with Jill Farmer

December 16, 2019
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Besides being a gifted singer and fantastic storyteller (though she would argue otherwise), Jill Farmer fills many roles. She is the wife of Andy, one of our pastors here at CFC, mom to four adult children, and Mom-mom to some very cute grandchildren. She’s crazy about them all, as you’ll read below. 

Jill, you and Andy have been at Covenant since its start. How did you hear about it?
I worked at CHOP with a Christian doctor who told us that a new church plant was coming. Andy and I were newlyweds, living with international students in a group home in Philly. We probably could not have articulated that we were looking for an “essentially reformed, continuationist” church, but we were! 

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The Simple Story of an Encouraging Word

December 9, 2019
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Proverbs 12:25 says  “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Have you ever found this statement to be true in your own life? I don’t think we realize as women how great an impact a “good word” can have on our fellow sisters in Christ. We don’t grasp how an encouraging word can change someone’s perspective, give them hope, and even calm anxiety.

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Just Go and Eat

December 2, 2019
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In my last year of college, a combination of circumstances—friends graduating, a shrinking campus ministry, increased involvement in other communities—resulted in my shifting from having mostly Christian friends to a place where I was spending almost all my time with nonbelievers. 

On one hand, the change was wonderful! I’d been praying for years for more opportunities to build relationships with nonbelievers that would allow me to share the gospel through friendship, and there’s no doubt that this was an answer to that prayer.

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Jannie Bard & Kiersa Sauder on Mentoring

November 25, 2019
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Have you ever wanted to mentor or be mentored by someone at church, but had no idea how to initiate it? You’re not alone! Jannie Bard has been mentoring Kiersa Sauder since they met at Study Together about two years ago, and recently they sat down with us to talk about the experience—the awkwardness, the blessings, and what they’ve learned from each other over this time. Study Together is a great place to grow in…

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Getting to Know Sonya Bayley

November 18, 2019
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Sonya lives in West Chester with her husband, Rob, and their five sons. She and Rob attend the Gins’ community group. Though she is a Pennsylvania native growing up in Lebanon, PA, visiting Australia is at the top of her bucket list. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and creating photo books.

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