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The ECC Announces Executive Transition in Communications Team

  CHICAGO (Feb. 14, 2020)—Erin Chan Ding, Executive Director of Communications, has resigned her position in order to, as she says, “pursue a more on-the-ground approach to storytelling than this role can provide.” Chan Ding joined the Covenant in January 2019 and has served wholeheartedly as the editor-in-chief of the Covenant Companion magazine and website,…

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Ministers Crisis Fund Donations to be Matched

CHICAGO (February 2, 2020)—A donor has agreed to match donations to the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Ministers Crisis Fund up to $25,000. The announcement of the match was made during during the ECC’s Midwinter Conference on Jan. 30. As of this weekend, about $7,200 had been collected. The match lasts until $25,000 has been reached. Lance…

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Midwinter Main Sessions to be Livestreamed

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2020) – The main sessions of the Midwinter Conference will be livestreamed on the event’s website and Facebook page. The conference runs from today through Friday at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. All times are central 6:30 pm Monday: Opening Dinner and Worship Celebration featuring the North Park Gospel Choir and North Park…

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STATEMENT FROM ECC REGARDING COVENANT CHURCH OF CONGO

CHICAGO (Jan. 20, 2020)—The Evangelical Covenant Church has been made aware that the Annual Meeting of its sister denomination, Communauté Evangélique de l’Ubangi Mongala (Covenant Church of Congo), was suspended by Congolese police out of an abundance of caution under order by the governor of the province. No Serve Globally personnel, delegates or attendees at…

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President’s Letter to Church Annual Meetings Available Online

CHICAGO, IL (Jan 16, 2020) — Local Evangelical Covenant churches may download the Congregational Annual Meeting Letter from President John Wenrich. Printed copies of the letter, which is intended to be read during local congregational annual meetings, are being mailed to all churches this week.

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Clifton-Soderstrom Appointed Seminary Interim Dean

CHICAGO (Jan. 6, 2019) – Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom has been appointed interim dean of faculty for North Park Theological Seminary, where she is professor of theology and ethics as well as director of the School of Restorative Arts. She succeeds Dwight Perry, who vacated the role in December to begin serving as provost of Moody Bible…

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Frost Begins Service as Director of Vocational and Spiritual Development

CHICAGO (Dec. 17, 2019) – Herb Frost is now serving as the new director of vocational and spiritual development in the Develop Leaders mission priority. His work will focus on the health and capacity of clergy and lay leaders in the Covenant. A key responsibility is overseeing the Lilly Endowment Financial Leadership and Thriving in…

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Swedish Covenant Holds Service to Honor Past, Celebrate Future Amid Transition to NorthShore

CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2019) – Inside Anderson Pavilion at Swedish Covenant Hospital, former and current administrators of Swedish Covenant Health and the Evangelical Covenant Church, as well as chaplains, doctors, nurses, technicians and health care providers, gathered to mark the transition of Swedish Covenant Health from the ECC to NorthShore University HealthSystem. Called “Honoring Our…

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President’s Letter to Church Annual Meetings Available Online

CHICAGO, IL (December 9, 2019) — Local Evangelical Covenant churches may download the Congregational Annual Meeting Letter from President John Wenrich. Printed copies of the letter, which is intended to be read during local congregational annual meetings, are being mailed to all churches this week.

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2018-2019 Yearbook Available Online

The 2018-2019 Covenant Yearbook, with the minutes of the 2018 Covenant Annual Meeting, is now accessible online. The Yearbook includes denominational personnel, offices, boards, commissions, and institutions; conference offices and camps; the roster of ministers and global personnel; local church contact information and data; Covenant Constitution and Bylaws; Rules of the Ordered Ministry; and the…

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Incarcerated Men Reflect on Grace in Week of Prayer Guide

CHICAGO, IL (December 2, 2019) – All of the reflections for the 2020 Week of Prayer guide, “Reconciling Grace,” were written by men who are incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center and participate in North Park Theological Seminary’s School of Restorative Arts. Materials may be downloaded or ordered now. They are available in Spanish and English….

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Support Karawa Coffee Growers on #GivingTuesday

CHICAGO, IL (November 27, 2019) – Covenanters have the opportunity to help 2,000 coffee producers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by giving to the Karawa Coffee Project on #GivingTuesday, December 3. Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP) and its partners in the African nation are working with small-scale coffee producers to reduce extreme poverty, enhance…

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