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Regarding Lent, all Covenant parishes are participating in a weekly Lenten practice beginning the week of March 1- April 1.

Lenten Soup Suppers in Dowagiac will take place on Wednesdays, , 6:00 pm, (March 4 - April 1) followed by variations of the Stations of the Cross.  A simple meal will be followed by the activity. All are welcome.


Niles participates in a community Lenten study on Wednesdays that rotates among several area churches and denominations, beginning at 6 pm with a simple meal followed by study.

March 4 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 Oak St, Niles
March 11 First Presbyterian Church, 13 S 4th St, Niles,
March 18 St. Mary's Catholic Church, 219 S State St, Niles
March 25 St. John's United Church of Christ, 601 Sycamore St, Niles
April 1 Trinity Episcopal Church


Members from all parishes are welcome to join in any study or event that suits their interest or schedule. Contact the parish office for details if interested.


Holy Week will be celebrated with a different aspect in each of the Covenant churches in April. Holy Eucharist will be provided in all parishes on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

Lenten Study

“Make me an Instrument of Your Peace” is the name of the video course offered by Church Next.  Preview here


The (potluck) Lenten Soup Suppers will be held on Thursdays at 6:00 pm through the season of Lent (March 5 – April 2) with the study to follow.


The studies will be led by Rev. Diane. If you have questions, contact Rev. Diane at

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