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Check out the FCC Summer 2015 Calendar >here .

Visit the Conference Recap Website for video information and inspiration from "Gather 2015," the 130th annual meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church held this past week (June 25-27) in Kansas City, MO >here.

Summer Book Clubs, 6:30-8pm, Wednesdays 7/22, 8/5 and 8/19 - Join us for one or all of these informal gatherings. They're an great way to be inspired and challenged to grow spiritually along with old and new friends from church. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Contact Pastor Tom Cameron if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 22nd, at the church. We'll be discussing Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey.

Wednesday, August 5th, at Pastor Anne & Gordy's home.* An intergenerational book club (youth and adults) lead by the Racial Task Force. We'll be reading MARCH Book One by John Lewis.

Wednesday, August 19th, at Pastor Anne & Gordy's home.* We'll be discussing Love Does by Bob Goff.

*1108 Hyacinth Ave E

Generous Living and Giving Opportunities:

Every Kid to Camp (EKTC): $16,370 has come in to support our 74 campers going to Covenant Pines Bible Camp this summer. Our goal is $23,503, so we only have $7,133 left to go! We need your help to close the gap by returning your tax deductible donation in the envelopes from under the camp bus display, by returning envelopes in the mail, placing them in the offering, or in the CPBC mailbox in the church office. Please make your checks out to “First Covenant Church”. Thanks for supporting our kids!

First Covenant Church now has an online giving option available. To give Online from your computer, tablet, or smartphone click >here or on the link shown on the "Giving" page and follow the instructions to make a gift with your credit card, debit card, or a direct deposit from your bank account.

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.

Team World Vision—Did you know every 30 seconds World Vision reaches a new person with clean water? We are running the Twin Cities Marathon on October 4th to raise money for clean water in Congo. We need YOUR support - please pray for us and for the lives that will be changed! Contact Charissa Pederson at crvpederson@gmail.com. To make a pledge, visit the First Covenant 2015 team website ( >here ).

During the months of September to May, Loaves and Fishes non-profit program is providing and helping to prepare our Wednesday night dinners where we serve almost 200 people each week. To help prepare and serve these meals, please contact Judy Kline, judy@first-covenant.org . For more information about Loaves and Fishes, visit www.loavesandfishesmn.org .

Meal Ministry: If you are interested in being a part of our 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.

Sunday Morning Fellowship Coffee Hosts needed! Dates are available beginning in July. Please sign up at the Welcome Center and also inform Deb Berger, 651-456-0784 or debberger77@gmail.com.

MOVE 2015 challenges high school students to ask, 'Now What?'

On April 10-11, 217 students and youth workers from throughout the Northwest Conference converged on Minnehaha Academy's south campus in Minneapolis, MN, for MOVE 2015-a weekend of teaching, worship, service and experiential learning. This year's theme was "Now What?" based on James 2:14-17. Students go to church, attend Bible studies, and head to camp where they're learning what it means to become followers of Christ. But with all that input, the questions arise-"Now what? What do I do with all that I've learned? How do I put it into action in my community?" At MOVE, over 200 students and leaders considered what it means to take a holy risk of faith where they live.

Click >here to read the full recap online

View photos from MOVE 2015 Day 1 and Day 2 on Flickr.

Check out the MOVE 2015 Highlights video on Vimeo >here.

2014 All-Church Retreat Slideshow by D.D. Peterson and music, "Oceans" by Hillsong United ( >here ).

2014 Hero Training Camp photos and slideshow by Tiffany Kline with music, "Thrive," by Casting Crowns ( >here ).

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.

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.

Infant Baptism/Dedication: An explanation of the biblical views of First Covenant Church of Saint Paul. Click >here .

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