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Ed, Lynda Delgado Honored with Irving C. Lambert Awards

OMAHA, NE (June 27, 2019) – It was fitting that Ed and Lynda Delgado stood together as they received separate Irving C. Lambert Awards last Friday during the opening dinner of the 134th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The award honors the recipient’s commitment to urban ministry. The couple, who first met in…

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Gather 2019 Delegate Summary Report Now Available

OMAHA, NEB. (July 30, 2019)–Gather 2019 brought a record number of Evangelical Covenant Church delegates to Omaha. Neb., to decide weighty matters, ordain ministers and install leaders. This link to the delegate summary provides an overview of Gather 2019. As a delegate, you have the privilege of sharing this information with your congregation. Related news…

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Keith Turnquist Honored Posthumously with T.W. Anderson Award

OMAHA, NEB. (June 28, 2019)—Keith Turnquist, a member of First Covenant Church of St. Paul, Minn., was honored posthumously Thursday evening with the T.W. Anderson Award, which is given to laypersons for outstanding leadership and service to the church body. His wife, Marcy, accepted a plaque in his honor during the opening dinner of the…

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ECC Annual Meeting Votes to Remove FCCM from Roster of Covenant Churches

OMAHA, NEB. (June 28, 2019) – The Annual Meeting, the highest legislative body of the Evangelical Covenant Church, voted here today to involuntarily remove First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches. The Annual Meeting’s vote on the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s recommendation to dismiss First Covenant Church of…

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Full FAQ on the Covenant Executive Board’s Recommendation to Remove First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the Roster of Covenant Churches

The Covenant Executive Board is bringing a recommendation to remove First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches, having found FCCM to be out of harmony with the Evangelical Covenant Church regarding human sexuality and pastoral credentialing.  The Covenant Executive Board and the ECC are mindful of the gravity, complexity, sensitivity and…

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ECC Executive Board Approves Partnership Between Swedish Covenant Health and NorthShore University HealthSystem

 OMAHA, NEB. (JUNE 27, 2019)—The elected members of the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church voted unanimously today to approve the partnership between NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Health. Under the new agreement, Swedish Covenant Health will join NorthShore University HealthSystem and continue to operate Swedish Covenant Hospital, a full-service, acute care community…

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Frequently Asked Questions, Part Two, on the Covenant Executive Board’s Recommendation to Remove First Covenant Church Minneapolis from the Roster of Covenant Churches

June 22, 2019 Last week, the Covenant Executive Board released a series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the upcoming vote at the Annual Meeting on its recommendation to remove First Covenant Church Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches, having found FCCM to be out of harmony with the Evangelical Covenant Church regarding…

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Covenanters Encouraged to Pray for Gather

OMAHA, NE (June 21, 2019) – Covenanters are encouraged to be in prayer before and during Gather, the Covenant’s Annual Meeting, which will be held June 27-29 at the Hilton Omaha. The Annual Meeting is the highest legislative session in the Evangelical Covenant Church. It also is a time for Covenanters from across the denomination…

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Video Transcript: ECC President Addresses Pain Over FCCM

CHICAGO (June 14, 2019)—In the June edition of CovChurch Now, a monthly video update from Evangelical Covenant Church President John Wenrich to Covenanters, he addresses the pain over the coming decision before the Covenant’s Annual Meeting on whether to involuntarily dismiss First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches due to its…

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