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Easter Sunday Memorials - Each Easter we offer the opportunity to commemorate the life of a loved one who has gone before you by submitting an Easter Memorial in their name as well as to bonor the life of a living loved one (Label these as "In Honor Of"). Submitted names will be printed in an insert in the Easter Sunday bulletin. Memorial dollars received are used for the flowers that decorate the sanctuary. Easter Memorial gifing envelopes are available at the Welcome Center and they can be returned to the office by Monday, April 14.

Easter Choir will be performing FOR SUCH A ONE AS THIS for the Good Friday Concert and Easter Sunday. All are welcome to join in this intergenerational contemporary dramatic presentation. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays from 7:45 to 8:30 pm. For more information, see the Newsletter (>here) .

Team World Vision Training for the 2014 season has begun! As of April 9, First Covenant and Roots Covenant have a combined total of 21 team members. Runners this year will be training for either a half marathon or a full marathon while raising money to support clean water projects in Aftica. $50 can bring clean water to a child for life and our teams have already raised more than $700. If you are interested in joining the team or would like to know how you can show support, please contact Natalie Goodrich at 612-839-8267 or e-mail: natalie.goodrich@gmail.com .

Volunteer needs: On Wednesday afternoons and evenings we have a bustling building! Because our children and youth population continues to grow, we are in need of more volunteers to keep up. Please consider helping in East Side Thrive, our after school program, or in serving dinner to an average of 175 people that we serve every Wednesday night. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Thanks to all who are already serving!

Covenant Pines Update - Every Kind to Camp (EKTC)

As of April 13, we have 91 children and youth attending Covenant Pines Bible Camp! You are invited to give to our EKTC fund through your tax-deductible donation (checks written to First Covenant Church, placed in an EKTC envelope and put in the offering or the camp box in the office). Have you had a significant experience at Covenant Pines? We want to hear your story! Pick up a "My Story" paper at the ECTC display and let us know. Check our the ECTC "bus" display for a running total of funds received, to pick up a donation envelope and to see featured stories.

Broadway Dinner Night II ticket sales begin on Easter Sunday! Ticket prices: Adults: $20, Under 18 yrs: $10, Under 5 yrs: free. Scholarships are available. This event raises funds for our partner musicals and is an outreach for bringing new people to FCC. You won't want to miss this exciting night of great food and entertainment on Friday, May 16. Contact Richard Voth or Jorge Martinez if you have questions.

EAST SIDE THRIVE (EST) an after school program of The Saint Paul Covenant (TSPC)

Wednesdays 4:00-5:45pm

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EST is thriving! We are welcoming Gretchen and Zac to our team. They are the new University of MN students and we are extremely excited for them to be with us. We have had a huge increase in students in K-5th grade. We are still in need of more volunteers and would love for you to join our team. If you are interested please contact the Program Manager Vanessa Gill at Vanessa@tspcov.org . Check out the East Side Thrive page on the FCC’s website for photos and details about what we have going on ( click here ) .

Sticky Faith Happens in the Nursery - We have had significant growth in our nursery during the Worship Service and Wednesday evenings. Due to this growth, we will be splitting the nursery into two groups and rooms. The new rooms will be birth thru 18 months, Room 105 and 19 months through three yers old, Room 106 (Toddlers). With this split also comes the need for more volunteers to staff the new Toddler room. If you would like to volunteeer to serve in the Toddler room, please contact Donovan or sign-up at the Welcome Center.

LIFE GROUPS: If you want to join a Life Group and have not yet signed up, please stop by the Welcome Center to talk with one of the Life Group (LG) team leaders. They can assist you in completing a LG informational card and answer any questions you may have. Life Groups meet the third Sunday of each month during the spiritual growth hour, Sundays at 11am (September to May). For more information, call LeAnn in the church office, ( office@first-covenanat.org ).

The First Connections Team is looking for ushers and greeters. If interested please contact Kirk Peterson at 651-776-7117 or sign up at the Welcome Center.

Did you know you can sign up to have your weekly financial offering electronically deducted from your checking or savings? Complete an electronic giving form (download HERE) and return it to the church.

Book Share, located on the shelves to the left of the Welcome Center, is growing thanks to those who have already donated books. Our purpose is that you have the opportunity to read some of these books. Just borrow, read and return them. There is also a space for children’s books. We welcome your book donations! Books should be current or classic, wholesome, and in good condition. Leave them in the large basket so they can be tagged. Thanks! Marilyn Ash and Kay Carlson.

Meal Ministry: If you are interested in being a part of a newly formed meal ministry by making and delivering a meal to a family experiencing a significant life event, please sign up at the Welcome Center or contact Rachel Verdoorn at rachelverdoorn@gmail.com. When a need arises, you will be contacted to sign up for a date to prepare and deliver your meal.

Our Worship Services are recorded digitally. If you are interested in getting a recording of any service you may go to the Welcome Center and sign up for either a CD copy or an mp3 file.