Early Bird Options

Intergenerational Sewing Project: Pillowcase Dresses

Friday, March 29th, 12:30-4:30 pm, location TBD

Enhance your disciple-making skills! In this workshop, you will:

  • Receive refresher training on the Listen-with-Care and Share-your-Story skills from the Covenant BLESS toolkit
  • Discuss the idea of using service projects as an intentional bridge-builder
  • Work alongside area homeschool and college students on a beginner-level sewing project
  • Practice spiritual conversation skills
  • Serve girls of the global church by sewing pillowcase dresses

No fee to join, but please help us with supplies if possible! Click here for the list: Sewing Project

Contact Connie at connie@howitson.com with any questions.


In Her Shoes: Domestic Violence Simulation

Friday, March 29th, 1:30-3:00 pm, Grace Covenant Church, 3030 Broadway North, Fargo

Cost: $10

In Her Shoes is an interactive simulation to help community members understand the ups and downs a battered woman experiences over the course of many years.

  • Explore 17 different stations (such as the hospital, emergency shelter, and church)
  • Increase your awareness as you navigate choices for your character
  • Scenarios are based on true stories and real-life experiences of the one-in-three women affected by domestic violence

Because domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem, we invite you to walk “In Her Shoes” and find your role in the movement to end domestic violence.

Facilitated by Amy Deike, a trainer for Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA). AVA is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church that informs, educates, and raises awareness in our congregations and communities. Questions? visit covchurch.org/abuse or contact Amy at amdeike@gmail.com.


Experience Living Free Community

Friday, March 29th, 1:00-3:30 pm, Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S, Fargo

Cost: $25 to cover supplies

Enhance your disciple-making skills! During this workshop you will:

  • Receive refresher training on the Listen-with-Care and Share-your-Story skills from the Covenant BLESS toolkit
  • Learn about using 2 Peter 1:3-11 as a ladder to practice Living Free from life-controlling problems that may range from substance abuse to food to depression to relationships (or anything that has the potential to gain mastery in our lives)
  • Hear testimonies from returning citizens (former inmates) restored to the community from incarceration or treatment
  • Learn about Living Free ministry and curriculum (which uses a discipleship model) from Gerri Leach, executive director of Jail Chaplains
  • Work alongside returning citizens (former inmates) to pack backpacks for the new Community Supervision Unit where deputies work with non-violent offenders on individualized plans and transition to the community.

Living Free Community is a response by the Fargo Metro faith community to a request from local law enforcement for help with the opioid epidemic. An international ministry approach that launched in the Fargo Metro Area in January 2018. Since then, 77 people from 27 churches have completed facilitator training and 150 people have participated.