OUR PARTNERS


CHURCHES AND MINISTRIES SHARING OUR SPACE

We believe that we go farther, and do better, when we do it together. Our building is utilized throughout the week by the First Covenant Community and our partners living out our value of being transformative and collaborative

Click on a section below to learn more about the partners who share our space.

  • 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.

    Learn more about Community Bible Study


    Learn more about the CBS Group meeting at First Covenant

  • Offices at First Covenant
    Jump Start to the New You on Mondays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on Zoom
    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.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT FAMILY VALUES FOR LIFe


    EMAIL FAMILY VALUES FOR LIFE HERE

  • 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. 


    LEARN MORE ABOUT FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST HMONG BAPTIST CHURCH

  • 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.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT HAITIAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP


    EMAIL PASTOR LIDOVICK PIERRE HERE

  • 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


    LEARN MORE ABOUT JONATHAN HOUSE


    GET INVOLVED WITH JONATHAN HOUSE

  • 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 its 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. 

    For information about Fruit of the Vine contact Pastor Brian Geraty or Pastor Ulises Bello
    For information about LaViña Iglesia contact Tina Terrell


    LEARN MORE ABOUT LAVIÑA ST PAUL

  • 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.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT LOAVES AND FISHES

  • 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.

PARTNERS IN MISSION

At First Covenant we are fortunate to have partners that we work closely with in our neighborhood, state, and around the world. As we partner together in mission and ministry we go further together. Learn more about these unique partnerships below.

  • Lead by Pastor Curtis and First Lady Donna Pratt, this local congregation has been partnering with First Covenant as we deepen our intercultural community relationships. As joint partners in the In It Together Prayer Gatherings, Contender has been a key player in opportunities for our community to join together to pray.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT CONTENDER FOR THE FAITH CHURCH

  • Covenant Pines Ministries are owned by Twin Cities Covenant Churches. Children, youth, and adults experience the love of Christ at Covenant Pines Bible Camp through summer camps and retreats throughout the year. Adventurous Christians is Covenant Pines’ rustic wilderness camp on the Gunflint Trail and hosts senior high backpacking trips every three years, and an annual spring retreat for all ages.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT COVENANT PINES MINISTRIES

  • We partner with neighborhood schools for our After School Program, musicals, service projects, and neighborhood events. Our After School and Summer Reading Programs (in collaboration with Family Values for Life) partner with these schools across the street and down the block to support the children in our community.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT FARNSWORTH AEROSPACE SCHOOLS


    LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHNSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

  • Minnehaha Academy, a ministry of the Northwest Conference of Evangelical Covenant Churches, serves nearly 900 students from the Twin Cities area. MA’s mission is to provide high quality education integrating Christian faith and learning. Financial aid is available, and bus service is offered throughout the Twin Cities. 


    LEARN MORE ABOUT MINNEHAHA ACADEMY


    EMAIL ADMISSIONS QUESTIONS HERE

  • Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, NPU is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the country and the world. At North Park, excellence implies not only a deep tradition in the liberal arts and the Christian faith, but also a spirit of innovation, reaching out to serve and to learn from the dynamic community around us.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY

  • First Covenant is a parent church to this church plant in the Hamline-Midway area of Saint Paul. When Roots talks about “church,” they’re not talking about a building. They are talking about a people, a community that is seeking God, learning how to trust Christ, and experiencing new life in Jesus. Roots has been meeting since 2014.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT ROOTS COVENANT CHURCH

  • Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGM) is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving people who are struggling with homelessness, poverty, and addiction in our community. First Covenant partners with UGM’s Thanksgiving dinner initiative, helping to make a hearty Thanksgiving meal a reality for families around the Twin Cities.