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FCC hosted the Asante Childrens Choir on their recent visit to St. Paul, July 30th. Slideshow photos on this page were made by D.D. Peterson. More about the Asante Childrens Choir ( >here ).

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Check out the Fall Newsletter, two-dozen information packed pages with the latest news and updates from FCC ( >here ).

Training meetings are now scheduled for those wishing to volunteer with children and youth programs:

  • Youth Group Ministry Volunteer Training, Wednesday, September 3, 6-8pm and Monday, September 8, 6-8pm (details >here ).
  • East Side Thrive Volunteer Training, Wednesday, September 3, 5-7pm and Monday September 15, 5-7pm (details >here ).
  • Sticky Faith Life Groups are going to be formed this fall.

    If you are interested in joining an Intentionally Inter-Generational and Inter-Cultural group to develop significant relationships across generations and cultures, contact Life Groups Coordinator Janet Hagfors or Erik Carlson ( erik@first-covenant.org ), or call the church office by September 7th (more >here ).

    View an update video - and a "Thank you." - from Roots Covenant ( >here ).

    2014 Hero Training Camp slide show ( >here ).

    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 .

    First Covenant and Roots Covenant have a combined total of 21 Team World Vision Imagine 26.2.0 members. Runners this year either ran in the Minnesota Half-Marathon on August 2nd or are training for the Twin Cities Marathon on October 5 while raising money to support clean water projects in Africa. $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)

    Ninety children and youth attended Covenant Pines Bible Camp. Praise God that we 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 provided and served 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.