First Covenant Church

The mission of First Covenant Church is to unify, nurture and equip the generations to love God and one another and to carry Christ's message into the world.

Bulletin for Sunday October 16, 2016

Take a Closer Look

Church Work Day: “Many hands make light work.”  Next Saturday, October 22 from 9-3 we will be having a church clean up day. We will be doing some pruning, spreading bark, setting up a new play structure and just making the place look great on the outside. We will be in need of some wheel barrows, shovels, rakes, and clippers. Plan to stay an hour, two, or spend the whole day with us. Any questions please contact Barry Desbiens (503) 754-8929.

Baby Shower: Ladies, please join us Next Sunday October 23rd following service at The Place’s home 35 Meikle PL as we celebrate the coming of Andrea & Aaron Burnett’s baby boy!!! To contribute to a group gift please call Janice at: (503) 896-0368.


Congregational Meeting: We would like to invite you to join us following our service on Sunday October 30th as we have our congregational meeting where we will be talking about our staffing, what the plan is, and where we are at in that plan. We invite you to come, be a voice and give your input. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Foster Parents Night Out: Last Sunday we had a terrific response from Mike Pinkerton’s presentation. We would like you to know that your still have time to sign up! Sign up sheets are in the lobby. If you have any questions please contact
Rod Sauer ( or
Shannan Pauly ( If you want to know more about FPNO you can also look on their website at:

Annual Wreath Making: We are looking for a crafty person who is interested in being the lead contact for our Annual Wreath Making Event. There will be a pizza lunch and donations welcome. If this is something you are interested in leading please contact Pastor Kent or Shelby in the office:



Looking Ahead


October 21-23 Thunder

October 22 Church Work Day

October 29-30Sharing the Harvest

October 30 All Family Worship

October 30 Congregational Meeting

November 6 Daylight Savings End

November 20 Soup, Supper, Service

November 23 No Youth Group

November 24 Thanksgiving

November 27 All Family Worship/Beginning of advent


Weekly Worship


During the fall we will be having the gift of guest worship leaders. We are excited for the opportunity of having these talented men and women lead us in worship. The following is a list who will be leading for the next month:

                    Oct.  16 Kelly Ballard
                    Oct.  23 Kelly Ballard

                    Oct.  30 Jelani Greenidge/All Family Worship
                    Nov. 06 Phil Hobizal
                    Nov.  13 Andy Barefoot




Giving Update as of October 9th:

YTD Budgeted Receipt: $139,443
YTD Actual Giving: $125,070
Shortfall: $14,373