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Upcoming Events

Broadway Dinner Night IV, Friday April 29, 6pm

Lower Fellowship Hall

Join us for a night of entertainment where members of our church sing favorite Broadway tunes. This fundraising event helps cover the costs of our musicals with partner schools Farnsworth and Johnson. Tickets need to be purchased in advance in order to calculate the food. Adults: $20, under 18: $10, under 5: free. Scholarships will be available on request. The evening includes a dinner, show, coffee and desserts. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors for this unforgettable evening of entertainment. Child care provided. If interested in participating in this event, please contact Richard at Richard@first-covenant.org orJorge at martinezflia@gmail.com.

2016 Northwest Conference Annual Meeting, April 29–30

Lakeview Covenant Church in Duluth, MN

Would you like to represent our church at the NWC Annual Meeting in Duluth? Come join other lay leaders from all parts of the NWC to make decisions impacting the Kingdom work in this region. The annual meeting is a great place to learn more about our denomination and meet other lay leaders. For more information, please contact the church office at office@first-covenant.org. Registration is paid for the first four delegates; deadline is April 15.

Sunday Worship, May 1, 9:30am - The Strong and the Weak. Romans 14, Dr. Jay Phelan, preaching. (More >here.) Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Run for Second Chances 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, May 1, 9:00am, (7:30am: Packet Pick Up, 8:30am: Rally)

Sea Foam Stadium, Concordia University St. Paul, 314 Hamline Avenue, St. Paul, 55104

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans live with a criminal record. Though they have paid their debt to society, they remain trapped in a “second prison” of legal and social barriers that diminsh their dignity and prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Join the Second Prison Project, along with Prison Fellowship, for the inaugural Second Chances 5K, a family friendly event to raise awareness about the second prison and unlock second chances for Minnesotans! Cost: $25. To volunteer or to register: secondprison.org/events. For more information, see Juan Perez.

UNITE Prayer Event for National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm

University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena

This is a night for the Twin Cities to come together and pray, worship God as one church, all generations, all denominations, and all backgrounds. It is time to unite around Jesus. Doors open at 6:00pm. Cost: free. For more information: unitendop.com. This will replace the National Day of Prayer event usually held at First Covenant Church each year.

Go Serve, Saturday, May 7, 10:00am-3:00pm

First Covenant Church of St. Paul

This event is an opportunity for families with children in grades pre-k to upper elementary school to learn and grow together, in a family-friendly, yet stretching, environment. Expand your worldview, and extend the hope and love of Christ with those experiencing unmet needs. Register as a family online by Monday, May 2 at northwestconference.org/event/go-serve-2016. Questions: contact Kara Stromberg at karastromberg@gmail.com or Donovan DeGaetano at donovan@first-covenant.org.

Fourth Annual Mother/Daughter Tea, Saturday, May 14, 10:00am-1:00pm

First Covenant Church

All women are invited to this FREE event, which is presented by Family Values for Life, Jump Start to the New You Program, and Women of First Covenant Church. Included in our time together: fellowship, a fashion show featuring Jump Start participants, and First Covenant Church Mother/Daughter teams, food and guest speaker Pastor Laurel Bunker. There will also be vendor displays and shopping opportunities. Invite a friend or someone that is like a mother or daughter to you—this is for ALL women! Sign up at the Welcome Center or call 651-774-6663.

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 (September - May Schedule)

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 - May 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

Sanctuary Choir - Choir Room

Wednesday Night Workshops for Adults

Upper Fellowship Hall

First Covenant Church will partner with Family Values for Life by combining our programming for adults on Wednesday nights through May. For more information see: familyvaluesforlife.org.

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 (September through April)

Conference Room

Contact Lynn Gilmore 651-770-1536 with questions.

Men's Prayer Breakfast, First Saturday of each month, 8am-9:30am

Upper Fellowship Hall

Men, rise up early and be encouraged by other men! All men (young and old) are invited to gather with us monthly for our Men's Prayer Breakfast. In this gathering, we will share a meal, study a text from the bible, and pray for each other. For more information, please contact Aaron Bryant at aaronpbryant@me.com.

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