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Local + Global Outreach

At First Covenant, we believe that God has called us to share the love of Christ through compassionate service and mission. We provide a variety of ways that people can give and serve locally and globally by donating items, giving time and gifts and learning more about what it means to be united by faith. Some of the many ways we live out compassionate service at First Covenant: tutoring, transportation ministry, Union Gospel Mission grocery bags, donating food and serving meals at the local Salvation Army, donations and volunteering at the Alley Shoppe, supporting global missionaries, donating money to Covenant World Relief, leading mission trips and praying for our world.


The Alley Shoppe at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, 1115 Greenbrier Street, offers clothing and household items to those in need. You may donate new or gently used items by placing them in the large wooden box in the FCC east entry. The Alley Shoppe is open during the school year, mid September – early May. For an Alley Shoppe brochure, click >here. More information at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church website: . Thank you for your continued support of this partnership.

During the months of September to May, Loaves and Fishes non-profit program is providing and helping to prepare our Wednesday night dinners. For more information, please contact Judy Kline, . For more information about Loaves and Fishes, visit .


March 2016 Update from Covenant Kids Congo >here.

News from Covenant Kids Congo >here .

Covenant Kids Congo Blog >here .

Subscribe to CKC eNewsletter >here .


Past Ministry Events:

Thank you to all who helped with Giving Christmas Away 2015

126 local children were blessed with over 500 gifts they would not normally have been able to receive due to finding themselves in hard places this time of year. Thanks to those who provided gifts, wrapped and delivered.

Paul Carlson Partnership - Celebrating 50 years of service to the DRC

2014 was the 50th anniversary of the tragic martyrdom of Dr. Paul Carlson, a Covenant medical missionary to what is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last fall FCC began a new celebration of Dr. Carlson's life, service and sacrifice in multiple ways (more >here).

Mission Trip 2014: International Falls

Sunday, July 6 through Sunday, July 13

Visit our blog to review some thoughts from our week on the road here . Facebook photos: here . Youtube video clips here and here .

"International" and "Intergenerational." These are the words that describe the 2014 mission trip to International Falls.

Thirty-two youth and adults left after worship on July 6 for a week of serving alongside the Covenant Church of International Falls, Minnesota. In addition to learning more about the city and needs of International Falls, our ministry opportunities included: light home repair (roofing, painting, yard work); serving at the Christian Motorcyclists Association ( CMA ) Rally (hosted at the Covenant Church of International Falls, July 9-12) both behind the scenes and alongside CMA attendees; excursions and other opportunities. We were blessed to partner with International Falls Covenant Church to provide key outreach both to members of the church as well as the community.

Hearts and Hands for Haiti

To read about FCC's trip to Haiti in 2011, check out the blog from their trip here. To see a slideshow from the mission trip to Haiti, click here.

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