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Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, February 10,

Sanctuary

6:00-6:25pm: Children, youth and parents meet to learn about Ash Wednesday;

6:30pm: The First Word, join us for this intergenerational, intercultural worship service with ashes in the Sanctuary. Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (not including Sundays). Lent is a time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.

Adventurous Christians Winter Retreat, February 26 - 28 2016

Grand Marais, MN

This is your chance to get away from it all and relax in the beautiful northwoods at our Covenant owned camp. Ski, snowshoe, sauna, relax, read, eat, and enjoy God's creation and each other's company. This weekend can be as active or relaxing as you want. Cost is $115/adult, children under 12 are $58/child. For more information, contact Mandy Griffin at mjkline8@gmail.com. Look for a sign up sheet at the welcome center.

EARLY REGISTRATION is open for Covenant Women TRIENNIAL XV, July 28-31, 2016, Kansas City, MO - Gathering Women from around the World to recharge, refresh, renew. Come a day early for scheduled tour opportunities.

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WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

Every Tuesday (winter/spring schedule beginning January 12)

4:00 - 5:00pm - Homework Help

5:00 - 5:30pm - Dinner, provided by Loaves and Fishes

5:30 – 6:30pm Confirmation

6:30 – 8:00pm Gospel Choir Rehearsal or IG/IC Worship

Team Rehearsals*

* Our Worship Team rehearsals will alternate between our Intergenerational /Intercultural Teams (eligible for grades 9 through adult), and our Gospel Choir (all ages welcome). If you are interested in participating in either of these groups please contact Brandi Sanders or Richard Voth.

7:00pm, First Things First, an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at First Covenant Church

Graffiti Room 101

If you have a desire to stop drinking, you are welcome.

Easter Choir Rehearsals, Wednesdays through March 23, 7:30-8:00pm

Choir Room

Everyone is welcome to join us in preparation for singing Mark Haye’s Requiem on Good Friday, March 25 at 7:00pm. You can start to listen to the Requiem by picking up a CD at the Welcome Center. Please contact Richard Voth with any questions.

Wednesday Night Workshops for Adults, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Upper Fellowship Hall

First Covenant Church will partner with Family Values for Life by combining our programming for adults on Wednesday nights through May. Workshops are free and open to all. Topics will include Finances, Goal Setting, Accountability, Parenting and Child Development and others.

Every Wednesday (winter/spring schedule)

9:30am Adult Bible study-Upper Fellowship Hall

4:00-5:30pm - East Side Thrive - youth wing

4:15-5:30pm - Handbells - Choir Room

5:30-6:00pm - Dinner - Upper Fellowship Hall

6:00-7:30pm - Youth Group (gr 7-12) - game, graffiti rooms

Children's Programs:

Childcare (infant) - Room 105

Little Big G's (pre-k and k) - Room 106

Big G's (gr 1-4) - Lower Fellowship Hall

Super G's (gr 5-6) - Room 201

Adult Jump Start to the New You - Upper Fellowship Hall

Sanctuary Choir - 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 Jill Weiss: jillianweiss@yahoo.com. We hope you can join us!

EVERY FRIDAY

9:30am, Women’s Bible study

Conference Room

Contact Lynn Gilmore 651-770-1536 with questions.

FIRST SATURDAY of each month, 8am-9:30am

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 .

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