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FALL EVENTS:

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

Location: First Covenant Minneapolis

This retreat is a radical, intentional experience designed to build community and break down walls among SH youth. You will be challenged, engaged, explore racial and ethnic injustices that exist in our society and moved to take action. SHers involved in the musical or youth leadership are required to attend. Involved in a fall sport? We want to work with you so that you can attend as much of this retreat as possible. For this or other conflicts, please speak to Kate or Leslie. Cost: $25 (scholarships available).

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 ).

Payne Arcade Harvest Fest 2014, Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21

Come and participate in some of the fun activities included in this weekend-long community event with the parade on Payne Avenue, Saturday at noon, being the highlight! Alfreda Flowers from Family Values for Life is the Grand Marshal! For more information, see the poster on the kiosk by the Welcome Center or go to the website: www.paba-stpaul.org .

Regional Conference for Voice of the Martyrs, Saturday, September 20, 9am-4pm

Berean Baptist Church, Burnsville, MN

All are invited to attend this free conference which will include speakers from China, Iran and Colombia and special music by Amy Shreve. For more information, you may view the conference website ( >here ), or contact Jerry and Martha Peterson at 651-429-7601 or jmpwbl@aol.com .

Sunday, September 21, is 'Bless our Schools' Sunday ( >more ).

Afrizo Fundraiser Concert/Silent Auction, Friday, September 26, 5:30-8:30pm

Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN

The singing group Afrizo from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya will perform ( >more ).

Golf Outing, Saturday, September 27, 1:00pm

Keller Golf Course

It will be a scramble format. Sign up as a group or as an individual at the Welcome Center.

80+ Birthday Party, Friday, October 3, 12:00pm ( >more )

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Sunday, October 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 .