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Upcoming Events

Confirmation Pumpkin-A-Looza, Friday, October 9, 7pm – 9pm

Pastor Anne + Gordy’s (1108 Hyacinth Ave. E)

Join us for our annual fall confirmation gathering. The great pumpkin drop returns, along with a bonfire, mini pumpkin carving, games, treats and more. This will be a time for all of the confirmation students to fellowship outside of the classroom. You won’t want to miss it. If you plan on attending this event, RSVP by September 30 to Pastor Leslie X. Sanders at

MEA Retreats for Youth, Covenant Pines Bible Camp, McGregor, MN, October 14-16: Junior Hi (7th-8th graders), October 16-18: Senior Hi (9th-12th graders)

Brochures are available on the camp bulletin board across from the coat racks. For more information or if you have a scholarship need, contact Leslie X Sanders:

Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving Grocery Bags: Sunday, Oct 25 (bag distribution), Sunday, Nov 8 (bag collection)

We will be providing Union Gospel Mission grocery bags and food lists for you to fill with all the fixings (except the turkey) for a Thanksgiving meal, distributed through the Union Gospel Mission. Dr. Charles P. Morgan, Executive Director at the Union Gospel Mission will be preaching and teaching on October 25 as we kick off this annual collection.

Covenant Pines Mens Fall/Winter Retreat, November 20-22

$119-$165 (depending on housing) —$15 off for early-bird pricing (October 20th) More information >here or contact Roger Valois or Aaron Bryant .


WEEKLY EVENTS at First Covenant:

Every Tuesday (New Fall Schedule, beginning September 15)

4:00 – 5:15pm 7-12th Grade Homework Help

5:15 – 6:15pm 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

Adult "Accountability" Study - Conference Room

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 May)

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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