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You are invited to an Iftar! “Iftar” is the meal, at sunset, shared by friends and family, to break the daily Ramadan fast. Our friends at the Turkish Cultural Center, 3024 State Street, are gathering for an iftar meal in the FPCC’s Knox Hall on May 30. This is a special invitation to all members of our church family to share this special fellowship! Come for a delicious Middle Eastern & Mediterranean meal, to make new Turkish-American friends and to learn about Islam’s Ramadan. RSVP to the church office at 814-456-4243 by Sunday, May 28.
Have You Seen the New Church Video? This is something to see! Created for the PC-USA Synod of the Trinity 300th Anniversary “Revealing Hope” series, the video premiered at the Annual Meeting earlier this month. It celebrates much of what God has been doing in our midst in recent years. You can watch this video by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2ovz6Du
LIVE from the Covenant Sanctuary: Gannon’s Erie Chamber Orchestra presents another free concert at FPCC on June 3. ECO Music Director, Matthew Kraemer is offering a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Come early to secure a seat as the Sanctuary is impressively full for these events. This ECO event at Covenant, is the last concert of the season, as the members present Verdi’s La Traviata on June 3.
Community Blood Bank Recognizes First Covenant: The CBB has presented First Covenant with a recognition plaque for being “A Donor of the Year.” Special thanks to all who regularly donate blood to help save a life at our local blood bank. Special Thanks to Tim Campbell for his leadership and for rounding up donors. Tim has been the leader on this avenue for community engagement for many years.
Sole Love Shoe Drive: In partnership with Erie City Mission, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is collecting brand new tennis shoes sizes 3-10 for ECM’s Bonkers4Jesus elementary/middle school program. We are collecting sneakers through May until June 11, 2017. Please leave your donation in the box inside the 7th Street entrance. You can also make a financial donation; indicate that the donation is for the “Sole Love” shoe drive mission.
“Noteworthy” is Erie’s version of “The Voice” and will feature a recent Covenant Connections guest in the finals on Friday, June 2 at Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, at 9:00 p.m. Sadun Alshammari of Saudi Arabia took Gannon & First Covenant by storm with his Arabic pop song “Be Your-self”. Come, support this friend of the church without local family & friends!
“Erie Through International Eyes” is the title of the current Community Gallery exhibit offering a fresh view of the region in all seasons from Gannon’s International students. 14 students from 6 countries shared their photos with us. Stop by & be reminded ~ we live in a great part of the world!
Hospital Callers: Would you like to bring the love of the church to those in the hospital? If you are interested in joining a wonderful ministry of our church, contact Sheila Sweet at 814-898-3417 or Mary Ann Sesler at 814-490-9629.
Summer Worship Schedule: First covenant begins its summer Worship schedule on Sunday, June 4. The Worship schedule on Sunday mornings changes from 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The Spiritual Formation hour returns in September after the Labor Day weekend.
The First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Office is closed on all Federal Holidays; and on Saturdays unless there are scheduled events such as Koinonia, weddings, funerals, blood drives and private events. Please closely watch the monthly calendar for Saturday closings. Note: The church office will be closed on Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2017.
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