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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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Frequently Asked Questions about the ECC Executive Board Recommendation to Remove First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the Roster of Covenant Churches

The Covenant Executive Board has communicated to the constituency of the Evangelical Covenant Church, or ECC, that it is bringing a recommendation to the upcoming Covenant Annual Meeting to remove First Covenant Church of Minneapolis, or FCCM, from the roster of Covenant churches, having found FCCM to be out of harmony with the ECC regarding…

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ECC Responds to FCCM’s Open Letter Ahead of Annual Meeting

CHICAGO (June 1, 2019)–A long history of unsuccessful efforts between the Evangelical Covenant Church and First Covenant Church of Minneapolis to come to into harmony on the Covenant’s communally discerned position on human sexuality has culminated in the recommendation by the ECC Executive Board to dismiss the church from the roster of churches. This is…

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ECC Names Four New Directors

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2019) – The Evangelical Covenant Church announced today it has named four people to director-level positions: Ramelia Williams as the director of ministry initiatives for Love Mercy Do Justice, James Brown as the director of discipleship for Make and Deepen Disciples, Melissa Liew as director of accounting and financial reporting and…

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Documents Concerning FCCM, Additional Annual Meeting Materials Available

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…

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Proposed Final Agenda Posted for the 134th Annual Meeting

CHICAGO (May 29, 2019)–The proposed final agenda for the 134th Annual Meeting, to be held during Gather 2019, has been posted here. The full delegate notebook and additional details will be forthcoming. The Annual Meeting represents the highest legislative body of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Local Covenant churches from North America are each invited to…

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ECC Executive Board Recommends Involuntary Dismissal for First Covenant Church Minneapolis; Delegates to Annual Meeting To Vote in June

CHICAGO (May 23, 2019) — The Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church decided by a vote of its elected members this week 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….

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