Pastor Mike’s Blog: Updates from Around the Covenant

It’s been a busy summer for Covenant churches around the nation and in our neck of the woods. You may have already heard what happened at the Covenant Annual Meeting in late June and about plans for the Latina church plant in the Rockford area, but I want to provide some updates so we are all aware of what God … Read More

Birthdays & Anniversaries for August

Birthdays 2 Ethel Johnson 4 Jemma Roberts 8 Betty Klaung 8 Dave Lape 9 Mike Parlapiano 13 Eve Clark 13 Ken Yarwood 14 Wyone Leather 16 Ranee Jones 17 Cindy Beyerl 20 Maynard Carlson 22 Margo McCulloch Todd Cultra Geordan Jones 24 Doug Gibson 26 Jerry Jacobs 28 Mary Gibson Rich Nobel Anniversaries 2 Toni & Ralph Cartwright Tom & … Read More

60 Plus for August – Retreat at Covenant Harbor

REGISTER for this summer’s 60+ Retreat! Crescendo: Lives of Lasting Purpose to be held at Covenant Harbor August 27-29, 2019 at this link https://covenantharbor.org/60-plus-retreat/ or call the office at Covenant Harbor (262) 248-3600 for assistance.

Mission Board Report for July

Now that we are in August it is time to be thinking about going back to school. This month please pray for North Park University, North Park Seminary and Tim Sales with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. North Park University started in a Minneapolis church basement in 1891. In 1894 they were offered land in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: We Could All Use Some Re-creation

One of the pastors I knew while growing up would often say the same thing each summer after return-ing from a week or two of vacation. He would tell the church that he had enjoyed a nice time of “re-creation.” In one way, it’s just a silly pun, a clever way to justify spending some fun time with family and … Read More

Outreach Opportunities

The Outreach and Evangelism Committee wants to provide some opportunities for all members to experience “service to the least of these” out in the community. So, we are going to plan two maybe three opportunities each year, at organizations we support, for a group of us to serve together. I am going to list a few options below and we … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: A New Vision for Reaching our Community

During our congregational meeting on May 19, we discussed an opportunity for Broadway to join together with other local Covenant churches and the Central Conference to help plant a new church seeking to reach the Latino community in Rockford. It’s an exciting opportunity for the Covenant, for Broadway, for Rockford, and most of all, for the Kingdom. The Central Conference … Read More

Rockford Church Planting 2019

What? The Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church is led to start a church in the Rockford Area. Due to the Covenant presence and the growing diversity, it seems to be the proper time for this investment and unification of the local churches to grow and reach an underserved area. Who? The church planting process searches for the right … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Joining Together in Mission

Like some of you, I did not grow up in a Covenant church. I have no Swedish blood in me, and as far as I can remember, I had only visited one Covenant church before beginning my seminary education. My family attended Presbyterian churches during my childhood, but I had some theological reservations about serving in that denomination. So, when … Read More