Adult Ministries

Spiritual Growth Hour

Spiritual Growth Hour is an opportunity to go deeper in growing together in faith and relationships on Sunday mornings. Recordings of Spiritual Growth Hour sessions are available under the Resources tab, and are linked below as they are available.

Join us this Spring as we connect and grow together. 

  • March 1 - Following the Roadmap Session #4: Respectful Conversations, led by Kim Olstad.
  • March 8 - no Spiritual Growth Hour. Join us at 10:30am at Johnson High School for our final Aladdin performance!
  • March 15 - Connect and Grow
    Connect and Grow Sundays are opportunities for LifeGroups to meet and grow together. If you are not part of a LifeGroup, please join our sermon discussion group for a great opportunity to build relationships and grow deeper.
  • March 22 - Partners in Transformation: Covenant World Relief with Dave Husby
    For more than 60 years, Covenant World Relief (CWR) has been the Evangelical Covenant Church's response to human suffering and injustice in the world. Dave Husby, Director of Covenant World Relief, will join us to share stories of hope, courage, and transformation through the work of CWR as they partner with sisters and brothers who are suffering and experiencing injustice around the world.
  • March 29 + April 5 - Prayer Practices for Lent
    It's happened to all of us. We become so immersed in the activities of life--family, friends, work, school--that seasons like Lent sweep us by in a flash. We find that the opportunity has passed, and we have barely entered into the depths of the oceans of grace knocking at the door of our hearts. Join us for two Spiritual Growth Hours this Lent where we will intentionally pause as we learn and experience the prayer practices of Lectio Divina and the Labyrinth. We will pause and draw close to our Savior in prayer, together.
  • April 12 - no Spiritual Growth Hour. Join us at 10:30am for Easter Sunday worship.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies meet regularly on Wednesday Mornings (from 9:30am - 11:00am) 

and Wednesday Evenings (from 6:15pm - 7:30pm)

in addition to the offerings during the Adult Spiritual Growth Hour on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study - 9:30am - 11:00am

Upper Fellowship Hall

Come and enjoy coffee, conversation, friendships, and Bible study. Be renewed and encouraged as we study Scripture together. Led by Don Pelto.

Pausing to Hear Jesus Through His "I Am" Statements

Pastor Anne's office

On our way to the cross of Jesus and his resurrection Easter morning, Jesus asks us a simple and profound question: "Who do you say that I am?" Jesus doesn't hide who he is. In fact, he tells us who he is through a series of "I am" statements in the Gospel of John. Join us as we look at these passages in the weeks leading up to Easter. Led by Pastor Anne and Pastor Mike

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

8:00am - 9:30am, first Saturday of each month


Meet with us each month to share a meal, study God’s word, pray for each other, and encourage one another on our walk with Jesus. We look for opportunities to serve the congregation and the neighborhood.

Questions? Contact Mike Hotz, Pastor of Community Life

Connect Small Group Ministries

The Small Group Ministries at FCC are all about relationships. 

Our goal is for more people to know more people. 

To help you understand how this is lived out, we want you to keep two words in mind: deep and wide.

  • Deep: LifeGroups (LGs)
  • LGs are groups of people making a longer commitment to grow deeper in relationship with one another. Some LGs have met for years, some are restarting, and some are just getting off the ground. Some LGs meet on the second Sunday of the month during the Spiritual Growth Hour, while others meet outside church.

  • Wide: Small Groups (SGs)
  • SGs bring people together around a wide variety of shared interests (a book, running, a meal) with a lighter commitment level. SGs often exist for a season, not indefinitely. Some SGs on Sundays during the Spiritual Growth Hour, others will meet outside church.


AC Retreat
Adventurous Christians Camp, Grand Marais

This annual retreat can be as active or relaxing as you want with skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, sauna-ing, eating, reading, fellowship and worship. All ages and stages are welcome to join us for this annual event.

Summer Book Clubs

We take advantage of the slower pace in the summer to be challenged and inspired as we read and discuss together. In 2019 we gathered to discuss:

  • My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

  • Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World by Sarah Quezada
    (sponsored by Love Mercy Do Justice)

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

  • Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

  • Parenting Forward by Cindy Wang Brandt

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries provides opportunities for women at First Covenant to deepen relationships with one another, and with their Creator. Past events include:

  • Women’s Ministries International Triennial XVI
    July 18-21, 2019 at the Marriott Convention Center, Minneapolis
    Every three years a time for women of the Covenant around the world are invited to (re)discover who we are—as individuals uniquely made in God’s image, listen to each others’ voices and advocate for women to be heard, and to build a community of women of the Covenant, because we are stronger together. More information at: