Our Life Together
Please pray for the Children & Family Minister Search Committee: We have begun our work and are currently finalizing the job description, which will be posted in January. Our intent is to hire in late spring. Please pray for us as we determine the best fit for First Covenant’s children and families. The committee members are: Kara Stromberg, Rachel Verdoorn, Kelly Vlach, Ana Matos, Jill Weiss, Gina Theesfeld, Marla Rostron, Anne Vining, Kevin Flanagan, and Jim Berger.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. Contact Janet Hagfors for more information email@example.com.Read the wonderful story of how the 109 year old electric motor for our pipe organ was restored. The article was written by John Banttari, Project Manager for Egan Companies who did the work to remove, rebuild and reinstall the motor. It appears in the current issue of The Egan Compass, the company newsletter. Thanks John for retelling this story. (To read the article click here.)Wednesday Night Suppers: Ana, Wendy, Rachel, Beth, Sandy, Linda, Deb, Juan, Jamie, Barb, Daizah, Judy, Woodland Hills Church, Holmberg Life Group, The Saint Paul Covenant Board. What do these people have in common? They have all stepped in, helped out and had a great time on Wednesday nights at FCC! If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve God by serving food to our church and community friends, contact Judy Kline: firstname.lastname@example.org.CONSIDER JOINING FCC’S ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM Would you enjoy helping to make ministry happen at First Covenant Church? Consider joining our (nearly) “all volunteer” office team. We have a variety of opportunities for you to consider, some of which you can do from your own home! Office receptionist - 3 hour shift answering phones or making phone calls, greeting visitors (and regulars!), making photocopies (optional). Prefer weekly or bi-weekly commitment. Data entry - update our church database, enter attendance, address changes, new attendees, gifts and skills data and others. Can be done from home (or coffee shop). Training provided on a user-friendly program. Graphic design - Be part of a team creating designs for brochures, flyers, posters, newsletters & website slides. Can be done from home. Writing and editing - help write, edit and proofread publications. Handyperson - we can always use your skills in painting, carpentry and masonry (and others) for various projects in the building. Questions? Please contact fhe church office (651-774-0344 /email@example.com).People with interest and talent in design, crafts, photography, and/or history are invited to join a task force being formed to plan and implement the First Covenant Heritage/History Center. A limited number of meetings will be held soon to determine the best way to tell the many interesting tales of how FCC began in 1874 as a Swedish-speaking gathering of poor young immigrants, and evolved into our multi-generational, intercultural church of today. It’s a fascinating story! Can you help us tell it? Contact Mike Schak (651-368-9563 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can talk to him during the fellowship hour most any Sunday.It’s official! Children’s Ministries has its own Facebook page! Click here - please ‘like’ us! 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 email@example.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.