Pastor Mike’s Blog: We Believe the Easter Story

After our long, cold winter, it seems fitting that Easter comes late this spring, not until April 21. By then, the ugly snow piles should be a distant memory and the green grass should be ready for mowing. Spring will be in full bloom, fulfilling God’s annual promise to bring renewal and rebirth to His good world. In the same … Read More

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday First Covenant Church, 316 Wood Rd, Rockford, IL 61107, will host a soup and communion service the evening of April 18th. Dinner is at 5:30 followed by service at 6:30 p.m. Plan to join this combined church event. You can sign up in the front lobby or call our church office (815-399-9296) by Monday, April 15th when our … Read More

60 Plus for April – Baci’s

Join 60 Plus for lunch on April 16th, 11:30 AM at Baci’s, 2990 N. Perryville Rd. Please call your reservation to Darlene 815-398-3902 by April 15th and let her know if you need a ride. Invite others to join us.

Mission Board Report for April

This month we are praying for Alaska Christian College which is located in Soldonta Alaska. Their vision is “to empower Alaska natives through bib-lically based education and Christian formation to pursue excellence in character, learning, and ser-vice as followers of Christ. Their vision is to be the premier college of choice for Alaska native students so that their graduates follow … Read More

Birthdays & Anniversaries for April

Birthdays 1 Aiden Gasmund 3 Pat Johnson 4 Emily Holmertz 6 Joyce Cosman 7 Kendra Ecklund 10 Kellen Price 12 Meagan Haase 13 Grace Hulstedt Theresa Gregorcy April Parker Mitchell Wimbush III 19 Brian Beyerl Jesse Starr 20 Kristi Swanson 22 Karlee Swanson 23 Toni Cartwright Alice Tsai 24 Doug Boettcher Jeff Brown Jamise Roberts 26 Don Davis 29 Dan … Read More

Women’s Ministries Events for April – NIDWM Spring Gathering

Join with women from around our district on Saturday, April 13 at Valley Covenant Church in Stillman Valley. Registration is at 9:15 am with brunch at 9:30 am. Cost is $7.00. Nancy Ellis from Belvidere Evangelical Covenant Church will be sharing about “The Joy in Christ” Toy Distribution Ministry. This ministry has been chosen to receive our “Julie’s Project – … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Our Journey through the Old Testament

We live in a culture obsessed with the new and the next. From technology to health care, even fashion trends, everything seems to run on the theory that what’s new must be what’s best. In some ways, new things in our lives are blessings, like new medications that help heal diseases and new ways to communicate with people far away. … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Another Year of Generous and Joyful Giving

I recently completed my eighteenth year of pastoral ministry, having served three Covenant churches in three different conferences, including nearly six years here at Broadway. During this time, I have been amazed over and over by God’s goodness and by the faithfulness of His people. This faithfulness is expressed through worship, service and financial sacrifice, enabling the mission of Jesus … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: The Immerse Journey Continues

I have been impressed with the wide and deep participation of our church in Immerse: Messiah. Since September, well over half the church has read the New Testament and joined together for engaging and theo-logically challenging discussions on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. What a joy it is to read God’s word and allow the Spirit to form us individually … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Jesus Came for Us

During Advent, I will preach a sermon series called “Jesus Came for Us” about why Jesus came into the world and who He came to save. Of course, Jesus came into the world to save sinners, to rescue people like you and me who would be forever lost without God’s grace offered through Jesus Christ. Through the four Sundays of … Read More