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Upcoming Events

Gospel Choir Rehearsal, Tuesday Dec 1 - has been cancelled. All are welcome to join us for rehearsal, Tuesday Dec. 15 at 6:30. as we prepare to participate in our Candlelight service on December 24 at 4:00pm. Cds are available at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Brandi:

Singin’ in the Rain This Weekend! Singin in the Rain will be performed at Johnson High School Auditorium (JHS), Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade Street, St. Paul Join us in support of youth grades 7-12 as cast and crew members from Farnsworth Middle School, Johnson High School and First Covenant Church perform this exciting musical. Admission is free, however donations toward East Side Thrive will be accepted at the doors following all performances:

Friday, December 4, 7:00pm

Saturday, December 5, 6:00pm

Sunday, December 6, 10:30am (No Worship or Spiritual Growth Hour at FCC)

Alumni Night, Saturday, December 5, 6:00-9:30pm Calling all youth ministry alumni! Join us for the Saturday showing of Singin in the Rain at Johnson High School at 6:00pm. From there we will gather at Pastor Anne and Gordy’s house for goodies and a chance to reconnect. Questions? Contact Kate Makosky.

Sunday, December 6, 10:30am, Second Sunday of Advent, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 Join us at Johnson High School for the concluding youth performance of “Singin' In The Rain”!

Youth Christmas Party, Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Graffiti and Game Rooms

Our final gathering for the calendar year is a time of light and celebration! (more)

Gospel Choir Rehearsal, Tuesday Dec. 15 at 6:30. All are welcome to join us for rehearsal, as we prepare to participate in our Candlelight service on December 24 at 4:00pm. Cds are available at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Brandi:

Christmas Caroling and Chili, Sunday, December 20, 11:30am (NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS) Join us after worship as we carol to the homebound members of our church, visit nursing homes and go throughout our church neighborhood. We’ll meet up at Pastor Anne and Gordy’s house, 1108 East Hyacinth Avenue, for hot, homemade chili and a great time together. Whether you can sing or not, join us for this fun, festive celebration!

Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 4:00pm

The Word Became Flesh, Isaiah 52:7-10, John 1:1-14

Celebrating our Savior's birth through intercultural and intergenerational worship featuring our Sanctuary, Gospel and Handbell Choirs. Proceeds from the Christmas Eve offering will go to support the Sheridan Story.

Family Fun Night, January 10, 2016

Join us as we cheer on the home team Minnesota Timberwolves as they tip off against the Dallas Mavericks. It will be an awesome opportunity to hang out with friends, family, and enjoy some concessions. The students in attendance will also have the opportunity to shoot free throws after the game on the actual court. Please stay tuned for further details. For questions contact Leslie X. Sanders, Associate Minister to Youth and Families.

Sunday, January 17, 2016 Partner Congregation Celebration Service - Martin Luther King Jr. More details to come. Congregations participating in this Celebration: The Haitian Church Fellowship, Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church, Roots Covenant, Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith Church, First Covenant Church of Saint Paul.

EARLY REGISTRATION opens this fall 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.


WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

Every Tuesday (New Fall Schedule, beginning September 15)

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.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (September to May)

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 - Singin' in the Rain Musical Rehearsal and workshops (gr 7-12), Lower Fellowship Hall

Children's Programs:

Childcare (infant) - Room 105

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

Big G's (gr 1-4) - Grafitti Room

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

Women's "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: We hope you can join us!

EVERY FRIDAY (September to November 20)

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: .

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