Churches and Ministries Sharing Our Space

We believe that we go farther, and do better, together. Our building is used seven days a week by the First Covenant community and our partners living out our value of Community Transformation.

  • Community Bible Study


    Meets on Thursday mornings, 9:15am – 11:15am (September through May)
    Community Bible Study (CBS) is an interdenominational Bible study for the community. Offering a wide range of courses in classes throughout the United States, CBS welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge. For over a quarter of a century, Community Bible Study has been helping people-from children to seniors-to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. For more information, contact Janet Archibald.

  • Family Values for Life


    Offices at First Covenant
    Jump Start to the New You on Wednesdays at 6:15pm – 7:30pm

    Family Values for Life (FVFL) engages both parents and children, believing that we can make a stronger, more sustainable impact on the family, and in turn, the entire community. 

    FVFL focuses on four pillars: Physical Fitness (educating participants in nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and rest), Spiritual Empowerment (providing the tools to break free from negative thought patterns and habits), Mental Alertness (improving mental state that enhances participants outlook on life), and Financial Stability (providing resources that support a standard of living that will encourage self-sufficiency). 

    FVFL shares the After School Program with FCC (including a combined After School Program Coordinator position), hosts Jump Start to the New You for women on Wednesday evenings, and provides other key programming throughout the year.

    For more information contact info@familyvalusforlife.org.

  • Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church

    Worship on Sundays at 1:00pm

    Followers of Christ Hmong Baptist Church is a place of connection for families, a place to worship the Lord, and to be challenged by biblical messages that address everyday problems. 

    For more information contact: Pastor Chue Lia Vang (xh. tswv liaj vaj) 651-982-4931.

  • Haitian Christian Fellowship


    Prayer on Fridays at 7:00pm. Worship on Sundays at 5:00pm

    The Haitian Christian Fellowship was formed in 1995 under the leadership of Pastor Lidovick Pierre. They worship God together in French, Creole, and English and is a part of the Bethel Christian Fellowship family of churches. Translation is provided.

    For more information contact Pastor Lidovick.

  • Jonathan House - IAFR (International Association For Refugees)


    Asylum seekers come to the US seeking protection from persecution or human rights violations. They come from the most troubled regions of the world in hope of finding safety and a normal life. While completing the years-long asylum process, they face many material challenges, the greatest one being the ability to find stable housing.

    Jonathan House extends shelter, hope, and healing to asylum-seekers in Minneapolis/St. Paul by offering supportive housing, strategic connections, practical assistance, and a welcoming community with a desire to help our new friends recover from forced displacement and begin to rebuild their lives. First Covenant provided the building for the first Jonathan House and began partnering with IAFR to house asylum seekers in Fall 2017.

    Check out a profile from Christianity Today on Jonathan House's impact!

  • LaViña Iglesia and Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf


    Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf on Saturdays at 9:00am

    LaViña Iglesia Worship on Sundays at 5:00pm

    LaViña is one of a group of spanish speaking congregations affiliated with The Vineyard Christian Fellowship. LaViña focuses on serving it’s community with the Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf. This ministry distributes nutritious free food to 50-60 families per week on Saturday mornings right here at First Covenant Church.

    LaViña and Fruit of the Vine host monthly free produce distributions on Friday afternoons in the summer and fall in the parking lot. 

    For information about Fruit of the Vine contact Pastor Brian Geraty.

    For information about LaViña Iglesia contact Pastor Ulises Bello

  • Loaves and Fishes


    During the months of September to May, Loaves and Fishes non-profit program is provides and helps us to prepare our Wednesday night dinners and for other special events. 

    For more information, please contact Judy Kline.

  • Urban Roots


    Urban Roots’ mission is to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community. First Covenant hosts one of Urban Roots’ six urban gardens on the East Side of Saint Paul. Youth interns plant, maintain, and harvest small-scale crop production within our urban gardens. Urban Roots promotes entrepreneurship by teaching youth interns to manage gardens and crops for distribution to community supported agriculture (CSA) shares, Farmers Market, Roots for the Home Team, hunger relief efforts, youth families, restaurants and small-batch food preservation for seasonal sales. Program participants are also involved in creating sales and marketing materials for the Farmer’s Market and other retail outlets.