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Spiritual Growth at First Covenant exists to further deepen the spiritual lives of adults by offering opportunities for transforming Christian discipleship and growth.

SET APART—A faith filled conference for women, Friday March 6 and/or Saturday March 7

University of Northwestern (3003 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55113)

Don’t miss this opportunity for worship, workshops, speakers, lunch and fellowship. Visit SetApartConference.com for more information. Sign up at the FCC Welcome Center to be eligible for a $25 reimbursement. Questions? Contact Lynn Gilmore at 651-770-1536.

STILL: A Retreat for Women, Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22

Arc Retreat Center (1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080)

This retreat is designed for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s and will offer chances for lively conversation, great food, rest, game night, prayer and reflection. Join us for this opportunity to be STILL and know that God is God and to remember that God STILL walks with you! Space is limited; registration forms are at the Welcome Center (or click >here) and are due back by Feb 25. Cost: $145/person (scholarships are available). Questions? Contact Kara VerHage, Kris Luchsinger or Kate Makosky.

Family Values for Life (Our Community Partner), "Pressing Forward to the New You" and “Maintaining the New You”

Saturday, March 21, 10:00am – 1:00pm (Physical Fitness and Nutrition)

Saturday, April 11, 10:00am – 1:00pm (Financial Stability)

Upper Fellowship Hall

There is no charge for these events, which include food. You will have the opportunity to shop from several vendors.

Women Ministries Northwest Renewal Conference, March 27-28, 2015

Hope Covenant Church in St. Cloud, MN

Hear Meagan Gillan, Director of Women Ministries for the ECC speak on “Essential Women: The Aroma of Christ”. Visit www.wmnwc.org for more information. Sign up at the Welcome Center in March to receive a $25 scholarship and to carpool with others. Questions, call Lynn Gilmore at 651-770-1536. Check out the bulletin board in the East Hallway for additional information.

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Life Groups

Life Groups are the small group ministry here at First Covenant, where we study Scripture, form deep relationships that help us grow in our faith, use our gifts and talents, and take Christ out into our world. It is one of many ways that we generously live out our faith, together. And we have a LOT of fun doing it! There are currently seven Life Groups that meet two or more times per month during the school year, on a wide variety of topics. For more information, contact Erik Carlson ( erik@first-covenant.org ) ( >more ).

Weekly schedule of activities for adults (September to May):

Sunday Mornings, Spiritual Growth Hour, 11:00am

Upper Fellowship Hall (On the third Sunday of the month, Life Groups meet in various rooms.)

For more information on Adult Spiritual Growth opportunities contact Kara Stromberg, Spiritual Growth Deacon, at karastromberg@gmail.com

Wednesday Mornings, Adult Bible Study, 9:30-11:00am

Upper Fellowship Hall

Enjoy coffee, fellowship, singing and bible study. Come and join us for coffee before the study begins. We’re studying the Old Testament books of Haggai and Zechariah, led by Don Pelto. See you there!

Wednesday Evenings, Adult Bible Study and Sermon Discussion, 6:15

Conference Room

The Adult Wednesday night group will focus on the passages of scripture to be preached on the following Sunday. Join us and share your insights, thoughts, reactions, and questions as we study the text together. Everyone is welcome. For more information, e-mail Erik Carlson at erik@first-covenant.org

Thursday Mornings, Community Bible Study 9:15-11:15am

For more information, call or email Sharon Carlson at smcarlson3@gmail.com or 651-774-1914.

Friday Mornings, 9:30-11:00am, Women's Bible Study

Conference room

The study for February and March (excluding March 6) is He Speaks to Me by Priscilla Shirer. Hear God speak through study, conversation and a weekly DVD lesson. Please bring your Bible. The cost for this study is $10. In April and May, the study will feature Choose Joy by Kay Warren. This DVD and study book format is a great choice post-Easter. Cost is $8. Scholarships are available. Contact Lynn Gilmore 651-770-1536 with questions.

First Saturday Morning of each month: Men's Prayer Breakfast 8-9:00am

First Covenant Church unless otherwise noted

Need encouragement? Need prayer? Need a laugh? Need a donut? Then join us each first Saturday morning of the month. 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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