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

Faith Forum (adult Sunday School) convenes at 9:30 am in person and on ZOOM. Children’s Sunday School is now on summer hiatus.

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:


Pastoral information and preaching schedule: As we await an interim pastor and our pastoral search committee seeks to find our next senior pastor, our pastor of children and family, Denise Anderson, is working full-time to fill the church’s pastoral needs. In addition, the Leadership Team of Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church is working to provide pulpit supply for Sunday worship services. Here is the preaching schedule for May:

May 1: Pastor Nengsuanthang Phaipi
May 8: Pastor Denise Anderson
May 15: Pastor Jill Lind
May 22: Chaplain Jim Stoel
May 29: Gregory Sager

We will soon be moving to our summer worship schedule. On Memorial Day weekend (Sunday, May 29), the summer worship schedule begins. Worship will begin that day at 9:30 am, and there will be no Children’s Sunday School or Faith Forum (adult Sunday School). The last Sunday of the summer worship schedule will be Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 4), after which we will move worship back to the school-year hour of 10:45 am and Sunday School will resume.

Chicago Zomi Bethel Church now shares our building. As per a vote taken at our last congregational business meeting, Chicago Zomi Bethel Church has been accepted as a renter of our space and a rental agreement has been signed. 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.

Be sure to greet and welcome our Christian brothers and sisters from CZBC if you meet them!

Thursday Night Community Dinners, which are our main community gathering during the work week, have resumed on an every-other-Thursday basis. The final community dinner of the school year will be Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 pm. 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 office@ravenscov.org or at 773-784-7091.

Our Wednesday farmers market is gearing up for the 2022 season! Our first market of the season will be held on Wednesday, June 15, and will run each week (except for the Fourth of July 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.

"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)