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Upcoming Events

Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, August 1, 8:00-9:30am

Upper Fellowship Hall

Men, rise up and be encouraged by other men! All men (young and old) are invited to gather with us monthly to share a meal, study a text from the bible, and pray for each other. For more information, contact Aaron Bryant: thebryants2@gmail.com.

Summer Book Club-II, Wednesday, August 5, 6:30-8pm - MARCH Book One by John Lewis (more >here).

8th Annual Rick Kline Prayer Walk and Baptism Service, Sunday, August 9, noon

Meet at the Lake Phalen Picnic Pavilion (northwest side of Lake Phalen)

The 8th Annual Rick Kline Prayer Walk and Baptism will be held following Worship. We will eat lunch together and have group prayer shortly before 1:00pm. Please bring a picnic lunch and drinks for yourself and/or your family. Everyone is invited to walk to the beach for a short baptism celebration. Those who are able may choose to walk around Lake Phalen (about 3 miles) following the baptism, returning again to the pavilion. Please see Pastor Anne, Brandi, Leslie or Donovan if you are interested in being baptized.

Celebration of Gospel: Music Workshop (all ages)

Sunday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 12,

August 9-11: Dinner from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Workshop from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

August 12: Concert at 6:30pm

First Covenant Church

We are excited to host three terrific evening worshops August 9-11 and culminating with a concert on August 12. We are even more excited that our workshop leader is Terrance J. Smith (recently featured in the Covenant’s 40 under 40) and The Oakdale Christian Academy Choir from Chicago, IL. This will be an IG/IC Sticky Faith event created to educate and foster deeper understanding and community around Gospel Music for our FCC family, partner organizations, and the community! This event is open for people of all ages. For more info., please contact Leslie X. Sanders at leslie@first-covenant.org.

Sunday Summer Outdoor Worship: August 16, 10:30am

First Covenant Church - South Lawn

Summer Book Club-III, Wednesday, August 19, 6:30-8pm - Love Does by Bob Goff (more >here).

All Church Retreat, August 21 – 23, 2015

Covenant Pines Bible Camp in McGregor, MN

As summer draws to a close, we have a wonderful opportunity for renewal, refreshment, and recreation as we gather for an intergenerational weekend to deepen existing friendships, develop new friendships, and prepare for a new season of ministry opportunities at First Covenant Church this fall. Brochures and sign-up sheets are available at the Welcome Center. If you require financial assistance, there are scholarship applications also available at the Welcome Center. Please return completed forms to All Church Retreat mailbox in the church office by August 9. For more information, contact Pastor Tom Cameron at tom@first-covenant.org.

Gospel Choir, Sunday, 9:30am rehearsal, August 30

Sanctuary

We would like to invite you to join us this summer and sing with the gospel choir. No experience necessary. If you are in the gospel choir, or desire to be, please be at the church for rehearsal early at 9:30am on the Sunday morning of each performance date. There is no dress code this summer, so come as you are. For more information, contact Pastor Brandi at brandi@first-covenant.org.

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WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

EVERY TUESDAY

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.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (September to May)

9:30am Adult Bible study

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

4:30pm Handbell Choir rehearsal

5:00pm Confirmation - #201

5:45pm Dinner for all, Upper Fellowship Hall

6:15-7:30pm

Adult Discipleship Class, Conference Room

Nursery - 105

Big G's (1-4) - lower fellowship hall

Super G's (5-6) - 201

6:15-7:45 - Choir

6:15-7:45 - Youth group (Grades 7-12), Game and Graffiti rooms

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 (more)

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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