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2014 Hero Training Camp slide show ( here ).

Please Help Brandi, Leslie & Sarabi Move In, Sunday, July 27th at 5:00pm

The Sanders' truck will arrive next Sunday around 5:00pm and if you can lift boxes and furniture, your help is needed to get them moved in and welcomed into our community. A light meal will be served following the move-in. We are also looking for individuals, couples and families to help the Sanders get acclimated to life on the East Side of Saint Paul and our broader community (showing them where to buy groceries, Phalen beach, Costco, Como pool--and the list goes on). Please sign up at the Welcome Center or contact Audra at audra@first-covenant.org to let us know how you want to help our newest members of our ministry team.

Checkout the latest news from The Evangelical Covenant Church ( here ) including a recent item on Covenant Kids Congo ( here ).

Alley Shoppe has closed for the summer. Please bring your donations to another organization or wait until fall as we cannot keep them in the bin at FCC. Thank you for supporting this ministry. Alley Shoppe brochure click >here .

Team World Vision Training for the 2014 season has begun! 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, you'll find information and updates at the Team World Vision page ( click >here ), contact Natalie Goodrich at 612-839-8267 or e-mail: natalie.goodrich@gmail.com .

Covenant Pines Update - Every Kid to Camp (EKTC)

We have 90 children and youth attending Covenant Pines Bible Camp. Praise God that we have raised a total of $27,977 to be able to send all the kids to camp!. Have you had a significant experience at Covenant Pines? We want to hear your story! Pick up a "My Story" paper at the EKTC display and let us know. Check our the EKTC "bus" display for a running total of funds received, to pick up a donation envelope and to see featured stories.

Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit food program is providing and serving all of the food for our summer camps and programs for children and youth. We are blessed to be in partnership with them! For more information see www.loavesandfishesmn.org

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.