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 2, 2016

Looking Ahead

October 7-9 Men’s Retreat

 October 10-12 Pastor’s Retreat

October 21-23 Thunder

October 9Parent Meeting

October 22 Church Work Day

October 29-30Sharing the Harvest

October 30 All Family Worship

October 30 Congregational Meeting

November 6 Daylight Savings Ends

November 20 Soup, Supper, Service

November 23 No Youth Group

Take a Closer Look

Fall Kick Off And All Family Worship: Today we are launching our All Family Worship for all people, all ages, all growing in God's Word together! Together we will be learning importance of the Word. Nursery care for ages 0-4 will be available during the service. Please plan on joining us following service for a BBQ lunch.

Playground: We will be upgrading our playground that is located behind the Church Office. If you are interested in having the old play structure please contact Pastor Kent to make arrangements. If no takers we will be posting it on craigslist the first of next week. On Saturday, October 22, we will be having a church work day, please plan on joining us while me clean up the church and build a new playground!

Spark Kids: Beginning October 9th we will launch Spark Kids! For Spark Kids, children from grade K-5th will begin service as usual with their families. Then they will be invited to Spark Kids for their time of engaging in God's Word at an age appropriate level. Children in K-2nd grades will head to the Power Station. Children ages 3rd-5th grade will head to the Lighthouse. They will return to the service with their families to end worship together. Children ages 0-4 will have Sparklers available for the entire service, all Sundays. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Hammersborg.

Thunder 2016:  Please get your registration turned in by Wednesday, October 5th for early registration ($90) . Anything received after October 5th will be $110.  See Julie McBee for more information.

Baby Shower: Ladies, please join us on Sunday October 23rd following service at The Place’s home 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.


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 month of September:

                      Oct.   02 Martin Torres/All Family Worship
                      Oct.   09 Phil Hobizal
                      Oct.   16 Kelly Ballard
                      Oct.   23 Kelly Ballard

                      Oct.   30 Jelani Greenidge/All Family Worship


Giving Update as of September 25th:

YTD Budgeted Receipt: $124,769
YTD Actual Giving: $100,971
Shortfall: $23,798