Worship live on Sundays in person, or on YouTube, at 10:00 am.
The Leadership Team of Ravenswood Covenant Church recommends mask use during services, but this is not mandatory.
Worship begins at 10:00 am, in person and online. Everyone is invited!
Please note that our summer worship hour is at a different time than in the past. It is now at 10:00 am on Sundays, rather than the traditional 9:30 am, from now until Labor Day.
If you missed it or just want to tune in late, here’s our most recent Sunday Service:
Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church has been actively serving our neighborhood since 1887. We are a welcoming, intergenerational, and diverse congregation that proclaims, responds to, and shares God’s Good News to each other, our community, and the world.
Join us for the Ravenswood Farmers Market, starting on Wednesday, June 14 and running to mid-October every Wednesday from 4 pm to
7 pm! Shop from neighborhood retailers, local artists, and Farmers Market favorites — including vegetables and flowers from Patyk Farms & Greenhouse! Live music. lots of activities for kids, and, weather permitting, the bounce house will be up in the parking lot!
WE HAVE CALLED A NEW PASTOR!
Our new pastor’s name is Ryan Eikenbary-Barber, and he will be installed as the pastor of Ravenswood Covenant on Sunday, July 9. Pastor Ryan, his wife Amy, and their younger son Peter will be moving from their current home in Mount Vernon, WA to Chicago over the next couple of months. Their daughter Anja is already a local resident, as she attends North Park University here on the North Side of Chicago, and their older son Lukas will remain behind in the Evergreen State and begin his freshman year at the University of Washington this fall.
As we await Pastor Ryan’s installation this summer, Pastor Mark will continue his faithful service as our interim pastor.
We are excited to have Pastor Ryan join us, and we anticipate that God will do great things in our church and community during Pastor Ryan’s ministry here!
Here is the preaching schedule for June:
June 4: Mary Spriggs
June 11: Pastor Mark
June 18: TBA
June 25: Pastor Mark
Thursday Night Community Dinners are our main community gathering occasions during the work week. Watch this space for the announcement of our next community dinner! The suggested donation for the dinner is $5 for individuals and $10 for families.
Gregory Sager, our office manager and one of our Bible teachers at Ravenswood Covenant, leads a Thursday night Bible Study that is about to begin studying the Gospel of Mark. It meets every Thursday at 7 pm via a hybrid format, as the Bible study is both open to those who are physically present in the church’s upstairs lounge and to those who choose to participate remotely via Zoom. If you are not conversant with Zoom, don’t let that stop you! We can teach you how to work with Zoom so that you can take part. If you’re interested, please contact Gregory Sager in the church office at email@example.com or at 773-784-7091.
We have two other churches that share our building. Chicago Zomi Bethel Church began worshiping in our space in March 2022. CZBC is a small congregation consisting of immigrants from the Asian nation of Myanmar. CZBC meets in the older (sanctuary) half of our building at 3 pm every Sunday. And in June 2022, Lakeview Seventh-Day Adventist Church began worshiping in our building on Saturdays at 8 am. Lakeview SDA is a Spanish-speaking church that formerly worshiped in the building of the now-closed Immanuel Evangelical Covenant Church, across Foster Avenue from Swedish Hospital.
Be sure to greet and welcome our Christian brothers and sisters from CZBC and LSDAC if you meet them!
Continued Giving : Folks have been asking how to continue their generosity as part of worship. You can always mail tithes and offerings: 4900 North Damen, Chicago, IL, 60625. Options for electronic giving can be found at https://ravenscov.org/giving. In this unique time if you’d like to give an extra gift specifically to our benevolence fund, make a note of that on your gift. There will be many needs to be met.
Our Mission Statement: Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church exists to love and worship God, and love and care for others. By God’s grace, we commit to help people find and follow Jesus Christ through the guidance of his Spirit and his word.
(Adopted March 8, 2006.)
Our Denomination: The Evangelical Covenant Church:
Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace, and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
- Evangelical, but not exclusive
- Biblical, but not doctrinaire
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent
The ECC is a non-creedal church built around key evangelical, reformation, Protestant principles such as being biblical, relational, devotional, and missional. These four aspects of our ecclesiology are represented in the Covenant Church logo.
Our denomination also holds to six core affirmations that unite us across our diversity: Centrality of the Word of God, Necessity of New Birth, the Whole Mission to the Whole Church, the Fellowship of Believers, Reliance on the Holy Spirit, and Freedom in Christ.