CHICAGO (May 31, 2019)–Additional agenda items, including documents concerning the involuntary removal of the First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches, have been posted to the proposed final agenda for the Annual Meeting, to be held during June 27-29 during Gather 2019 in Omaha, Neb. Click here to access the documents or visit gather.covchurch.org. The full proposed final agenda is also posted here. Additional agenda items may be forthcoming.
The Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church has decided by a vote of its elected members to recommend the involuntary dismissal of First Covenant Church Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches because the church has been deemed out of harmony with the denomination’s communally discerned position on human sexuality.
At the Annual Meeting, delegates will hear from representatives of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Executive Board, as well as from First Covenant Church Minneapolis, or FCCM. They will then deliberate and vote on whether to accept the recommendation from the Executive Board. The Annual Meeting, which is composed of delegates from Covenant churches from around North America and represents the highest governing body of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is the only entity with the decision-making authority to dismiss churches from membership in the Covenant. Register for Gather here.