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SUMMER EVENTS:

Fourth Annual Family Values for Life Back to School Event, Wednesday, August 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Bruce Vento Elementary School Playground, located at 409 Case Avenue.

Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to families in need. If you want to donate school supplies call 651-744-0344 Ext. 30. Visit the Family Values for Life facebook page ( click >here ). Calling Food Servers! We need YOUR help to wrap hot dogs and serve food at this high-energy event. We need a total of 16 volunteers to staff 4 food serving stations. To help, please sign-up at the Welcome Center or contact Kate Makosky kate@first-covenant.org .

Sunday Worship, August 31, 10:30am - 11:45am

Join us for a unique worship experience that combines the celebration of God's faithfulness as we come to the close of the 2013-14 fiscal year and as we prayerfully, wisely and courageously look ahead to the 2014-15 year. We are integrating facets of the annual meeting into the context of worship so that we can together prayerfully consider the needs and opportunities before us as a community of Christ followers. Whether you are a long time member or a first time visitor, we invite you to join us as we gather for praise, prayer, song, inspiration, and seeking God's leading in the year before us. For more information, contact Pastor Anne or Rachel Hanks, moderator.

Welcome Sunday: September 7, 10:30am: worship - our last 10:30am service for the summer

Following worship: kick off for the new program year with a BBQ on the south lawn including brats and hot dogs, grilled to perfection.

Provided: Meat, buns, chips, beverages and paper products.

Please bring:

Salad, fruit or veggie tray (last names starting with A-O)

Cookies or sliced bars (last names starting with P-Z)

Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Family Faith, Friday, September 12, 7:00pm

Minnehaha Academy, Upper Campus Chapel 3100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis

As parents, guardians and grandparents, we do all we can to help kids develop a faith that lasts, yet approximately 40-50% of graduating seniors pick up their diplomas and ditch their faith. Come learn practical ways to help kids of all ages develop a faith that sticks. Presenter: Dr. Kara Powell of Fuller Youth Institute. Co-sponsored by: Minnehaha Academy & the Northwest Conference. For more information contact Kara Stromberg, director of children and family ministry at kara@northwestconference.org .

Sunday, September 14: 9:30am Sunday worship time begins

Mosaic Youth Retreat - SAVE THE DATE! (9th-12th graders), Friday, September 19 at 7:00pm - Sunday, September 21 at 11:00am

Location: First Covenant Minneapolis

Mark your calendars for a radical, intentional experience designed to build community and break down walls. This retreat is open to all senior high youth, and required for 9th-12th graders Involved in the cast and workshops for Hello Dolly. More details coming your way soon!

Women's Retreat, Life Rhythms, Friday evening - Sunday after lunch September 19-21

Covenant Pines Bible Camp, McGregor, MN

Enjoy a weekend focused on how to manage the ever changing rhythms of life: work, rest, play, purpose. Strengthen your relationship with God, yourself and those around you. Registration material will soon arrive at FCC Welcome Center or visit the camp web site ( here ).

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Sunday, Ocober 5

Updates from Roots/First Covenant Team World Vision Imagine 26.2.0 ( >here ).

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WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

EVERY TUESDAY

7:00pm, First Things First, an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at First Covenant Church meets every Tuesday evening in Graffiti Room 101. If you have a desire to stop drinking, you are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (September to May)

9:30am Adult Bible study

3:30pm Dig Deep Bible Study (grades 9-12)

4:00pm East Side Thrive (after school program)

4:30pm Handbell Choir rehearsal

5:00pm Confirmation Journey (grades 7-8)

5:45pm Dinner for all in the Upper Fellowship Hall

6:15pm Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Birth-age 3: nursery care

Welcoming Wednesdays:

Pre-kindergarten in Jungle Room 106

K-5th Grade in Lower Fellowship Hall

Youth Group 6-12th Grade in Grafitti and Game Rooms

Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in Choir Room

EVERY THURSDAY (September to May)

9:15-11:15am, COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Upper Fellowship Hall

Are you interested in studying the Bible and making new connections? Community Bible Study is an interdenominational study of the Word through at-home study questions, women’s and men’s small groups for discussion, and a weekly teaching time, September through May. We focus our studies on one or more books per church season with each study typically consisting of a half-dozen or more lessons. Our children's program is available for infants through preschool aged children with loving teachers providing care and age-appropriate Bible teaching. To register or receive more information, please contact Sharon Carlson at 651-774-1914 or smcarlson3@gmail.com. We hope you can join us!

7:00pm, Worship Team Practice (September to May)

EVERY FRIDAY (September to May)

9:30am, Women’s Bible study

FIRST SATURDAY of each month, 8am-9am

Men's Prayer Breakfast

First Covenant Church unless otherwise noted

Need encouragement? Need prayer? Need a laugh? Need a donut? Then join us each first Saturday of the month for men's prayer breakfast! Agenda:

1. eat/share/drink coffee

2. dig into God's word

3. pray in small groups

Please bring one thing to share with the group, such as juice, donuts, muffins, eggs, etc... For more information contact Aaron Bryant: thebryants2@gmail.com .