Worship Live on Sundays in person,
or on Facebook & YouTube at 10:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School convenes at 9:30 a.m. in person and on ZOOM.

Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 5, 2021, after worship. If you would like to attend by way of Zoom, the link is here.

Offerfest Sunday was on November 14 this year. Thank you to all that did so much to make it happen. Our offering went to support the Lincoln Square Friendship Center, our 2021 General Budget, and the rehab of our multipurpose-room. Thanks to all who participated so generously.

As we move towards the Gospel of John, themes of Advent help us approach Christmas. Join us as we meditate on the message of the prophets in Israel and gather and worship and celebrate and imagine.

Covid Update: Effective August 20, 2021, masks are required in all indoor public settings for everyone 2 years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status. We will be complying with this mandate and encouraging everyone to wear masks in worship. Friends, we will weather this together! See you on Sunday live or online.

The COVID dashboard we are following can be found HERE. This is what it looked like on 12/2/21:

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.


INFORMATION
Facebook:
Many of our community announcements, events postings, and the like are on our Facebook page:

Monday Evening Prayer Group: The church’s biweekly prayer meeting gathers every second and fourth Monday night each month in the church’s upstairs lounge. Masks and social distancing are required.

Gregory Sager, our office manager and one of our Bible teachers at Ravenswood, leads a  Thursday night Bible Study. The Bible study is currently going through the book of Galatians. 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. Those who wish to attend the Bible study in person in the lounge are asked to wear masks and observe social-distancing protocols. If you’re interested, please contact Gregory Sager in the church office at office@ravenscov.org or at 773-784-7091.

Our Wednesday farmers market had a great 2021 season! We will be posting here and there about our partners and neighborhood and will start planning next year’s market–a project for early 2022. 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.

Thursday Night Dinner is on break until further notice.


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.

"With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." (Mark 4:30-32 NRS)