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SUMMER EVENTS:

Concert: Asante Children's Choir from East Africa, Wednesday, July 30, 7:00pm

First Covenant Church

This summer we are hosting the Asante Children’s choir here at First Covenant Church. Here's a Youtube preview from their November, 2012 visit to Spring Hills Community Church in Santa Rosa, CA ( click >here ). For more information click >here .

Team World Vision - Minnesota Half Marathon, Saturday, August 2

As of this week, your First Covenant/Roots Team 26.2.0 has reached 6% of their goal. More information click >here .

Summer Book Club, Wednesday, August 6, 6:15p

Home of Pastor Anne and Gordy (more info click >here ).

Rick Kine Prayer Walk and Baptism, Sunday, August 10, following Worship

Lake Phalen

Everyone is invited to enjoy lunch together (bring your own picnic lunch and beverages) at the Lake Phalen Pavilion starting at about noon. After lunch we will have a brief time of prayer before walking around the lake (about 3 miles). We will stop mid-way for a baptism service at the beach.

Creative Arts Camp, (incoming K-8th graders), Monday, August 11–Thursday, August 14, 2:00-5:00pm

First Covenant Church of Saint Paul

Cost: $5 per day (scholarships available). Everyone is invited to a showcase and celebration at First Covenant Church: 5:00pm on the last day of camp, Thursday, August 14th. For more info or to register online click >here .

Last outdoor Sunday Worship this Summer, August 17, 10:30am on the South Lawn followed by a potluck

Upper Fellowship Hall in case of rain

For the potluck please bring (by first letter of last name):

A-G: salad, fruit or veggie tray

H-O: dessert

P-Z: main dish.

More info >here .

All Church Retreat, August 22-24, 2104

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. If you would like to help plan the weekend schedule and activities, or just have general questions about the retreat, please talk with Mike Verdoorn ( mikeverdoorn@gmail.com ). Registration Deadline is August 17, 2014. To register for the All Church Retreat online, click >here . Paper Registration Forms are also available at First Covenant Church of Saint Paul.

Fourth Annual Family Values for Life Back to School Event, Wednesday, August 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Bruce Vento Elementary School Playground, located at 409 Case Avenue.

Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to families in need. If you want to donate school supplies call 651-744-0344 Ext. 30. Visit the Family Values for Life facebook page ( click >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 HallAre 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 .