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

Birthdays & Anniversaries for June

Birthdays 1 Steve Abrahamson 2 Kathy Loven 3 Ann Chapetta 4 Brianna Haase 7 Janel Mamer 8 Stacey Parlapiano Mike Pasch 9 Aina Hitchcock Jim Page Sophie Gray 10 Darlene Edwards 13 Laura Schweitzer Christopher Jones 14 Mary Beth Jones 15 Tim Gill Brad Johnson 16 Larry Franzen 23 Cathy Alexander Alice McCulloch 25 Erin Clark 26 Patti Franzen Brad … Read More

60 Plus for June – Sophia’s Restaurant

60 Plus will meet at Sophia’s Restaurant, 5467 Bridge Street, Roscoe, IL for lunch Tuesday, June 18th at 11:30. Make your reservations with Darlene 815-398-3902 by June 16th and let her know if you need a ride. Remember to invite others to join us.

Mission Board Report for June

As we approach summer it is time to think about camping. The Covenant has 2 camps located in the Central Conference. Covenant Harbor is located in Lake Geneva, WI. They have winter and summer camps. During the summer they serve over 2900 campers and their winter camps serve over1000 students. Each camp experience is dedicated to reaching people for Christ … 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

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

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