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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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ECC Names Marilyn Williams Director of Women’s Initiatives

CHICAGO (May 15, 2019)—Marilyn Williams has catalyzed women throughout the world through speaking engagements and Scripture studies, she has pastored churches, taught seminary students and led women’s ministries at a California megachurch. Now, she begins a new role at the Evangelical Covenant Church as its first director of women’s initiatives. She starts May 16. The…

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Nominations Open for President of Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET)

LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2019)—The Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos, or CHET, a leadership training center of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is accepting nominations for president. Its current president, Edward Delgado, will retire on November 1. A 12-member Presidential Nominating Committee, comprised of former and current CHET board members, Latino and Latina pastors, CHET faculty,…

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Companion Receives Top Awards

CHICAGO, IL (May 3, 2019) — The Covenant Companion was honored with eleven awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and nine awards from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) for works published in 2018. Five first-place awards included recognition in the categories of In-Depth Coverage, Interview, Column, Letters to the Editor, and the tongue-in-cheek category,…

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Proposed Covenant Bylaw Changes

To our beloved Covenant Family: We pray that you and your ministries are filled with the resurrection hope in this Easter season. In two months, we will gather for the 134th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. We look forward to connecting with delegates from Covenant churches and celebrating our ministry together. If you…

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Paul Robinson Nominated as ECC’s Executive Minister of Love Mercy and Do Justice

CHICAGO (March 22, 2019)—When Paul Robinson envisions justice work, he sees opportunities to engage everywhere—cities, suburbs and rural areas—and in partnership with everyone—local churches, schools, governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. “I’m of the strong opinion that the work of Love Mercy and Do Justice is universal work,” says Robinson. “I really believe there are injustices…

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March 20: New Deadline to Apply for Director of Women’s Initiatives

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2019) – Applications for the Evangelical Covenant Church’s newly created position of director of women’s initiatives will be accepted through March 20. This position will be housed in the President’s office because of its high emphasis on advancing women in collaboration with all five mission priorities: Develop Leaders, Love Mercy Do…

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