Local + Global
Support: Local & Global
First Covenant had four Team World Vision runners participate in the 2017 Twin Cities Marathon. We also had a participant in the 2017 Half Marathon. Thanks to their hard fundraising work, $9,806 were raised for clean water in the Congo! Read a note of thanks from Covenant Kids Congo here!
Why were they running? Learn more about TWV's clean water initiatives in Africa here, but know that they are running to raise money so that others don't have to walk for unsafe water every day.
Covenant World Relief - Disaster Relief Fund
Give to CWR's Domestic Disaster Relief Fund Here
Initiated by the Love Mercy Do Justice Team, $500 from First Covenant has already been sent to CWR to aid in Hurricane Harvey response efforts. Follow the link above to give to help supporting CWR's ongoing domestic disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Martha. To learn more about Covenant World Relief, visit our global partners page here.
Minnehaha Academy Upper Campus
Give to Minnehaha Academy's Rebuilding Fund Here
A gas explosion on August 2nd changed many lives and families, but also deepened a greater dependence on the Lord within Minnehaha's community. Founded in 1913, Minnehaha Academy is owned by the Covenant Northwest Conference. The Upper Campus (high school) has relocated to Mendota Heights, and there is a campaign to help with the rebuilding of the school at their original location. To learn more about Minnehaha Academy, visit our local partners page here.
Freedom Sunday and Human Trafficking
Learn more about the International Justice Mission (IJM) here
On September 24, 2017 during Worship and Spiritual Growth Hour, the issues of human slavery and trafficking were highlighted. Don and Bev Oren (owners of Dart Trucking), and two of their drivers, Mike and Beverly, presented how we all need to become aware of those held against their will, as this is prevalent in our local malls, streets, and communities, and globally. Handouts are available here and here.