Evangelism! Among Christians ‘evangelism’ is a word and a concept that can cause a certain amount of anxiety and uncertainty. And yet all Christians are called to “do the work of the evangelist” (1 Tim. 4:5) and to be “witnesses” for Christ from our own neighborhoods to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). So not doing evangelism can tend to bring a certain amount of guilt as well. But sharing the good news of what Christ has done for us should be a joy and a privilege as it flows out of our love for God and his love for us. Starting January 7th, this five-week study and discussion of evangelism we are seeking to take the scariness out telling others about Jesus. We will be looking at what evangelism looks like for you personally, how to start spiritual conversations, and several tools and best practices for sharing God’s great Good News. Join Pastors Marc and Mike, and Tim Young for this exciting opportunity to Connect to God, Others, and the World.
Encouragement for Your Marriage - Stories of hope, joy and fulfillment
Anyone married for at least a few months knows - a healthy and thriving marriage does not just happen. It requires us to learn from our struggles, to seek the Lord and make His ways a part of our daily lives. Drawing from the experiences of their lives, each week various couples from our congregation will share some of what the Lord has taught them - that have made their marriage stronger and more fulfilling.
Connect to God, Connect to One Another! Looking for a chance to connect with a small group and dig deeper into God’s word? Join a life group today!
Join us to discuss Pastor Marc’s sermons and scripture references. NO additional reading or homework required, just bring your Bible. Groups of 10 – 12 participants will meet weekly to build community with one another, focus on God’s word, and pray together. Sign up sheets will be available at the ministry fair on Sept. 10th or after both services on Sept. 17th and 24th. Groups will be offered at a variety of times and locations beginning Oct. 1 and running through December 3rd. Contact Laura Drewel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or to volunteer to host a life group.
In addition to the newly forming Life Groups, here are some additional opportunities to connect:
Single Women's Christian Group - We are starting a new Life Group for single gals! Are you looking for someone to share a meal, take a walk, pray, deepen your spiritual life with? Please come join us for an introductory potluck at the church Wed., August 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Main dish will be provided, please bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Ruth Allen at email@example.com or 319-361-0172.
Men’s Bible Study - Tuesday at 9:30AM at Mike Hayes' home
Women’s Bible Study - Wednesday at 9:30PM in the Apostle Room
Women’s Bible Study - Discerning the Voice of God starting June 14 at 6:00PM.
Lydia Circle - Monthly on a Tuesday at 6:30PM
IF Gathering - monthly women's gathering for connection and prayer. Contact Anna McCann for the next gathering at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come find yourself among friends! We invite you and your fellow mom friends to come check out our MOPS groups! We are excited about the upcoming year and would love to have you join us! We are happy to announce three different MOPS groups this fall including evening meeting and MOMSNext group for moms with school age children! We look forward to meeting you!
MOMS ENJOY: A Warm Meal; Mom Conversation; Guest Speakers; Crafts; Connection to Faith; Socials and Playdates
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is a place for all moms with kids birth to school age. It's a place for friendship, authentic community, support, and growth - because better moms make a better world. At MOPS you can expect a warm meal, mom conversation, guest speakers, crafts, connection to faith, and socials/play dates. Also check out MOMSnext, specifically for moms with kids in kindergarten through high school!
Meeting Times (Sept - May)
MOPS and MOMSnext > 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9-11am at First Covenant Church (kids program included)
MOMSnext > 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church
MOPS > 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6-8pm at Christ Episcopal Church
For more details about MOPS and MOMSnext, including their join calendar,CLICK HERE!
The Evangelical Covenant Church Women's Ministries is committed to advancing God’s kingdom through ministries that equip women to grow, serve, and reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ. First Covenant women meet for Bible study and fellowship. Contact the Church Office for more information: email@example.com or 651-388-2385.