Worship live on Sundays in person at 11: 00 am, or on YouTube at noon.
Everyone is invited!
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.
Sunday School and Faith Forum (adult Sunday School) meet at 10:00 am during the school year. We are still looking for folks who are willing to help out with children’s Sunday School this coming year. Please speak with Beth Anderson, Bekah Carlson, or Kelly Vetter if you’re interested. Also, please check with the church office to make sure that you have an up-to-date background check if you are going to work with the church’s children in 2023-24.
A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, December 2, following worship. Among other items, this will be the annual meeting of the congregation at which the church budget for 2024 will be set. Everyone, whether voting members or not, is encouraged to attend.
Gregory Sager, our church administrator and one of our Bible teachers at Ravenswood Covenant, leads a Thursday night Bible Study that is studying the Gospel of Mark. It meets every Thursday at
7:00 pm. For more information, please contact Gregory Sager in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-784-7091.
The Ravenswood Farmers Market just completed its ninth season, and was a great success! The farmers market runs from mid-June until mid-October 11 every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 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 giant bounce house is always up in the parking lot!
We have three 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. 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. And this fall we were joined by our sister church, Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico Gracias, which formerly worshiped in the Grace Covenant Church building but now worships in our space at 12:30 pm every Sunday.
Be sure to greet and welcome our Christian brothers and sisters from these other churches 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.