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January and February EVENTS:

Covenant Midwinter Conference, Monday, January 26th – Friday, January 30th

Denver, CO – Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

(Some events live streamed at: covchurch.tv/live )

Many of our staff will be attending the Covenant’s Midwinter Conference. Midwinter is an annual training event for ministries of all specialties and provides a retreat for the Covenant Ministerium. Midwinter allows for an opportunity to step back and consider our strengths, the challenges and the opportunities that are before us. It is a time to share with ministry colleagues on their faith journey, to hear God stories and see how God is impacting our lives. You'll fine a schedule for the week's live streamed and previously recorded webcasts > here . More information about Midwinter >here .

College and Career Dinner, Sunday, February 1, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Hosted by Deb and Jim Berger

Join us for a meal and a time to relax and connect with others. This is the first of what we hope will be a monthly gathering. More >here .

Men's Saturday Breakfast, Feb 7, 8am – 9:30am

First Covenant Church

Hi Men! I'm excited to meet together Saturday. Please encourage others to come personally--friends, family, etc. As always, if you're able, please bring something small to share. We always have plenty of food! If you need a ride, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to an encouraging time of community, prayer, and discussion. If you aren't able to make it, please pray that we continue to glorify Him as we meet.

Aaron thebryants2@gmail.com

Leadership Advance, Sunday, February 8, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Upper Fellowship Hall

This year’s Leadership Advance will feature Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, associate professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. As an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Dr. Rah has seen firsthand the denomination’s significant growth in urban areas, and increasing need for intercultural ministry. He was founding senior pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, Cambridge, Mass., a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. The Leadership Advance will include a light

lunch served immediately following the Spiritual Growth Hour. All ministry staff and lay leadership are invited. Please RSVP to church office by February 4th. For questions or more information, contact Pastor Brandi at brandi@first-covenant.org.

Thrivent Thursdays - February 26, March 19, and April 23, 6:00 PM

Upper Fellowship Hall

Darryl Savage and Sabrina Fay from Thrivent Financial are going to be leading four financial workshops in the coming months. The January and March workshops will focus on “Financial Basics” and the February and April workshops will focus on “Retirement Basics.” More >here .

Bellfest Handbell Concert, Saturday February 28, 3:00pm

Gymnasium of North Heights Lutheran Church, Arden Hills (1700 West Hwy 96, Arden Hills, 55112)

Over 30 Handbell Choirs from around the Twin Cities come together for a combined concert after having rehearsed all day Saturday for the performance at 3pm. Our First Covenant Handbell Choir will be performing. Free Admission.

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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 Journey (grades 7-8)

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

6:15-7:30pm

Adult Discipleship Class, Conference Room

Nursery - 105

Little Big G's - 106

"Annie" musical rehearsal (Grades 1-6), 6:15-7:45pm, lower fellowship hall

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

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 .

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