Worship Live on Sundays in person,
or on Facebook & YouTube at 9:30 am.
Due to an uptick in Covid-19 cases in Chicago, the Leadership Team of Ravenswood Covenant Church recommends mask use during services, but this is not mandatory.
We are now in our summer schedule. Worship begins at 9:30 am, in person and online, and both Children’s Sunday School and Faith Forum are now on summer hiatus. The summer schedule runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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.
Many of our community announcements, events postings, and the like are on our Facebook page:
Pastoral information and preaching schedule: We have a new interim pastor! His name is Mark Westlind, and you can learn more about him via the staff dropdown menu on this page.
Here is the preaching schedule through Labor Day weekend:
Aug 7: Pastor Mark
Aug 14: Eliza Stiles
Aug 21: Brandi Sanders
Aug 28: Pastor Denise
Sept 3: Gregory Sager
We now have two other churches that share our building. Chicago Zomi Bethel Church began worshiping in our space in March. 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, Lakeview Seventh-Day Adventist Church begins 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!
Thursday Night Community Dinners, which are our main community gathering during the work week, have ended for the school year. They will resume in September after Labor Day. However, this summer we are introducing a new opportunity for food, music, and fellowship: Tacos and Tunes! There will be three Tacos and Tunes events this summer, with the third and final one being held on Friday, August 19 from 5:30 to 7 pm. Tacos will be served in the section of the parking lot closest to church (weather permitting), and the playground will be open for the children.
As is the case for the Thursday night community dinner, the suggested donation for Tacos and Tunes is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Contact the church office for more details.
Gregory Sager, our office manager and one of our Bible teachers at Ravenswood Covenant, leads a Thursday night Bible Study that is currently studying the book of Romans. 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.
Our Wednesday farmers market is in the midst of its seventh season! Our first market this summer was Wednesday, June 15, and the market runs each week from 4 pm to 7 pm until our season-closing Fall Fest on Wednesday, October 12. We will be posting here and there about our partners and neighborhood and the coming attractions of this year’s market. The most up-to-date information about the market and its vendors can be found on our Ravenswood Farmers Market Facebook page.
The Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce continues to be amazing partners in our neighborhood presence.
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.