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
Felicia lives in West Chester with her husband, Jay, and their young son, Ezra. She’s been attending Covenant since 2017, when a friend invited her. She found community almost instantly and loves being part of the church family. She and Jay have been married for almost two years and attend the Altieris’ community group.
Felicia, you’re still a newlywed. What have you been learning about marriage?
I’m learning how to be a better communicator, especially in conflict. I tend to run away in fear when I sin and shut down when I feel hurt, but Jay encourages me to face and confess my sins and express my hurts. He leads so well in communication and in asking for and granting forgiveness.
Where do you live and what community group do you attend?
My husband, Matt, and I just purchased our first home in West Bradford Township, so we’re a little northwest of West Chester. We currently attend the Mensers’ community group.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in central Pennsylvania, about halfway between Harrisburg and State College, on a farm near Mifflintown in Juniata County. Most people have never heard of it since it’s such a rural area, but it was a great place to grow up and it still refreshes my soul to go back there. I’m still not sure that I’m used to the big city life here in bustling West Chester!August 5, 2019
Read Theresa’s beautiful story of grace below, and be encouraged! Thanks for giving us your time, Theresa.
When and how did you start coming to the Covenant Fellowship Church?
I started attending Covenant Fellowship Church in the summer of 1986. My older brother was attending this church, and he asked our family to visit. We did, and I have never left! I was a sophomore in high school so it feels like I grew up in this church because I was saved here, met my husband, dedicated my children, and Lord willing, I will grow old and wrinkly here too.July 8, 2019