July 26, 2014 Update Video from Roots ( click >here ).
1st Covenant Church helped establish a new church in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, MN. Roots Covenant Church is located at 655 Fairview Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55103. Worship is held on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.
The Saint Paul Covenant (TSPC) is a non-profit community organization committed to building strong partnerships with our neighborhood schools and other organizations who are investing in the lives of our children and youth. The Electric Sunshine Man, past musicals, the East Side Thrive after school program during the school year, Hero's Training Camp and Creative Arts Camp during the summer and other programs have all been funded by TSPC. Financial gifts for TSPC are always appreciated and we are grateful for past donations through the Reach for the Stars Fund, Give to the Max Day and the many other ways people have contributed. For information on biannual musicals click >here . News about East Side Thrive can be found >here .
We partner with Johnson for tutoring, musicals, service projects and neighborhood events. For information on biannual musicals click here.
We partner with Farnsworth for tutoring, musicals, service projects and neighborhood events.
Family Values for Life, one of our building partners, is a faith based organization that connects families on the East Side of St. Paul to community resources that support strong, healthy families.
They currently have two active programs, Beauty for Ashes and Wilder Wednesdays for Families and are out creating partnerships with other organizations serving the East Side. Check out their website for more information.
The Block Nurse is located at Gustavus Adolphus Church, 1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul. They can be reached at 651-774-7078. The PPLAHBNP seeks to provide volunteer services that allow seniors to stay safely in their homes building a circle of care around the diverse elders on St. Paul's East Side.
Urban Roots of Minnesota, formerly Community Design Center, is a Saint Paul-based organization whose mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development.
Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church
Pastor Chue Lia Vang (Xh. Tswv Liaj Vaj) 651-982-4931
The Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church is one of our building partners, utilizing the FCC facility for their worship services and Sunday School on Sunday afternoons.
The Haitian Christian Fellowship is one of our building partners, utilizing the FCC facility for worship and prayer services. They are also our mission partners in the recent trip to Haiti.
Minnehaha Academy, a ministry of the Northwest Conference of Evangelical Covenant Churches, serves nearly 900 students from the Twin Cities area. Our mission is to provide high quality education integrating Christian faith and learning. Financial aid is available, and bus service is offered throughout the Twin Cities. For more information, or to schedule a personal tour or shadow day for your child, please contact Heidi Shannon, Director of Admission and Enrollment, at (612)728-7763 or e-mail at ShannonHeidi@MinnehahaAcademy.net .
Boy Scout Troop 12
The East Side's Oldest Boy Scout Troop, Troop 12, meets Monday evenings at First Covenant Church, Lower Fellowship Hall, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6:20-7:30pm. Contact: Tim Erickson (Boy Scouts) 651-470-0620. Ron Scharfe (Cub Scouts) 651-774-4521.
Communitas Twin Cities is a missional community in the St Paul area. Their vision is to be an expression of the Church that is relevant in their lives and in a world of inequity and suffering. They are one of our building partners, utilizing space at First Covenant.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to transform impoverished communities mainly by providing Christian education, health care, nutrition and micro enterprise opportunities to children and families. Our current geographical focus is in Haiti.
Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study for the community. We offer a wide range of courses in classes throughout the United States and welcome people from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge. For over a quarter of a century, Community Bible Study has been helping people-from children to seniors-to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
CBS meets at First Covenant Church on Thursday mornings, 9:15 – 11:15 (September thru May). For more information, contact Sharon Carlson: email@example.com .
Gateway Food Cooperative has reached an agreement with Mississippi Market to join forces in building a new Mississippi Market store on the East Side. For a behind the scenes update click >here .
The mission of Gateway Food Cooperative is to establish a sustainable, natural food cooperative on the East Side of St. Paul that provides healthy, local, ethically-produced food. Guided by the Cooperative Principles, we are committed to:
Promoting wellness for our neighbors and community
Connecting local farmers with consumers
Supporting a community-based food system
Raising awareness about food justice issues
Being an active member of our community
Being a welcoming destination for all the diverse cultures that call the Twin Cities home.