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Thanks for reading First Covenant's weekly email! Our goal is to encourage and inform. This week's email includes:
  • details for this weekend's Partner Worship Service
  • how you can help us spread the word about our upcoming Rock the Lot event
  • updates about Discovery Camp
  • . . . and what's coming up the rest of July!
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR OUR PARTNER WORSHIP SERVICE!
Sunday, July 10 beginning at 10:00am

We are so excited to be back with our partners Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church, La Iglesia, Jonathan House, and Haitian Christian Fellowship for the return of our partner worship service!

Our service begins at 10:00am and will last approximately 90 minutes. First Covenant is responsible for bringing fruit and/or salads. Other partners are providing egg rolls, food hot off the grill, and more! Bring your item in a cooler and bring to the serving tables immediately following worship. Please stay for the potluck whether you are able to bring food to share or not.

As a reminder, please park in the neighborhood. 30 parking spots are available for seniors and those with special needs from all of our partners in the parking lot. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair(s) with you. Some folding chairs will be available. Limited seating is available in shaded areas on a first come, first served basis.


There are a few volunteer spots available, especially those who are will to help during the potluck with food distribution (either desserts or salad). You can sign up to help at the link below. We'll see you Sunday!
JOIN THE LIVESTREAM (OPENS AT 9:20AM)
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FILL OUT AN ONLINE CONNECT CARD
SIGN UP TO HELP
June Giving Goal: $47,016
June Giving Received: $32,415

Your generosity makes our ongoing ministry here on the East Side, and around the world, possible. We're thankful for your generosity and continued support. You can give online, in worship each Sunday, or by mailing your gift to the church office. 

GIVE ONLINE
WE NEED YOUR HELP: ADOPT A BLOCK
We have three major events on our property coming up this summer: Discovery Camp, Rock the Lot: Transit Authority Concert, and the Back to School Event with Family Values for Life. Help us spread the word to our neighbors by adopting a block to distribute fliers this Tuesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 14. You adopt the block around FCC you'll deliver to, and prepared fliers to hang on doors will be available to pick up at First Covenant's entryway beginning at 3:00pm on Tuesday (through Thursday evening). Deliver your fliers anytime this Tuesday - Thursday to invite our community to these events. You can find Kate Makosky to adopt your block by the serving tables this Sunday, or send her an email at the link below. Thank you!
LET KATE KNOW YOU CAN HELP
DISCOVERY CAMP (incoming PreK - 5th graders)
Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Camp Celebration at 5:00pm on Thursday, July 28

First Covenant Church of Saint Paul (1280 Arcade Street)
Discovery camp is just a few weeks away! Here are three ways to get involved:
  • Register a camper - Registration is simple at link below. Sign up the preK - 5th graders in your household, and invite friends to join us for a great week of discovery!
  • Volunteer - volunteers are needed one day, or multiple days. Whatever your schedule, experience, or preference we have something for you. Volunteers sign up at the same link below. Take note of our Volunteer Training time on Sunday, July 17 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at FCC. Lunch is provided.
  • Donate Supplies - Discovery Camp needs some supplies that might be laying around your home. Supplies can be brought to the church office. We need: about 40 empty (and clean) disposable water bottles (like Dasani/Aquafina), about 40 empty, flattened cereal boxes, and 2 sets of Candy Land cards. Questions? Let Jakky Flanagan, Camp Director, know. 
REGISTER A CAMPER OR VOLUNTEER FOR DISCOVERY CAMP HERE
SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAKKY FLANAGAN
SUMMER 2022 GUIDE

EAST SIDE YOUTH NIGHTS
Sunday July 10 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

(location: Beloved UMC, 1965 Sherwood Ave.)
Thursdays July 21 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
(location: First Covenant Church)
We are gathering with other East Side youth ministries for fun and learning together. We'll be building on relationships that began with the After School Program and our Lllovable Llama event and this summer we're connecting and growing with other youth. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

TODDLER MONDAYS (BIRTH - PREK)
Monday July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

Summer is here and so are Toddler Mondays! The Bible is fun with friends, crafts, songs, and activities to bring it to life. Children will gather with their adult while we explore the Bible and grow in faith together in age appropriate ways. 

MCVAY SUMMER PARTNERSHIP
Mondays and Wednesdays from July 11 - August 10 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm

There's no excuse to be bored this summer. Through our unique relationship with McVay Youth Partnership at Hamline University, First Covenant is a hub for FCC and other youth groups to connect for fun and adventure this summer. We'll gather in the Den at First Covenant and then head out on field trips to local museums, parks, community events, and more. Transportation to FCC can be provided for youth living on the East Side and all transportation for the field trips themselves is provided by McVay. Download the registration form below to register today. To ask a question or register contact Jane Krentz, Director McVay Youth Partnership

TRANSIT AUTHORITY CONCERT
Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm (food begins at 6:00pm)

Transit Authority has become known throughout the U.S. as the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago. Based out of Saint Paul, this eight member ensemble (including friend of FCC, Barry Patrick) creates an accurate musical salute to the greatest horn driven rock band to ever hit the stage. Transit Authority's mission is to recreate the excitement of the original Chicago's sound with each and every performance (minus the cracks and pops of the vinyl!). We'll have food trucks and great music!

 

SUMMER BOOK STUDIES

That All Shall Be Saved by David Bentley Hart
Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:00pm

Joe and Paige Mann's home
How do we hold thee two theological concepts in tension with one another: the existence of Hell and the goodness of God? With great rhetorical power, wit, and emotional range, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity's most important questions. Pick up the book early this summer and slowly digest it ahead of our conversation. 

Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America's Most Infamous Pilot by Christopher Gehrz

August 18 @ 6:30pm
Pastor Anne and Gordy's home
Have you ever wondered what's below the surface of our cultural and national icons? Local author, professor, and friend of FCC, Chris Gehrz has done a deep dive on aviator Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh spend much of his adult life reflecting on mortality, divinity, and metaphysics. In this short biography, we see Lindbergh as he was -- neither an adherent nor an atheist, a historical case study of an increasingly familiar contemporary phenomenon: the "spiritual but not religious." Chris Gehrz will join us for our discussion in June and August. 

Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans, with Jeff Chu
Wednesday, August 17 @ 7:00pm

Kate and Dan Makosky's home
Rachel Held Evans was one of those voices in the wilderness who validated that it was okay to have questions about faith and religion. Begun before her untimely death, and completed posthumously by Jeff Chu, through theological reflection and personal recollection, Evans wrestles with God's grace and love, looks unsparingly at what the Church is and does, and explores universal human questions about becoming and belonging. An unforgettable, moving, and intimate book.

SIGN UP A SUMMER BOOK STUDY!

FCC COMMUNITY COVID UPDATE

Based on recent CDC recommendations and the significant decrease in COVID patients hospitalized in the Twin Cities, we are adjusting our masks requirements. While in the building you may choose to mask at any time, informed by personal level of risk. If you or a family member are ill, please join us for worship on our livestream. Let's help keep one another safe and healthy during this time.

Every home in the United States is eligible for a third round of free COVID-19 rapid tests from the government! Head to https://www.covid.gov/tests to sign up to receive yours today.

The First Covenant Church office is open Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. If you have questions, please email the office (office@first-covenant.org) or call (651)774-0344.
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