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
SUMMER BOOK STUDIES
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!
Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America's Most Infamous Pilot by Christopher Gehrz
Thursday July 21, and 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.
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.
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.