Preparing and Praying for ECC Gather 2019

On June 23, following worship, we invite all members and friends of NPCC to join us in a conversation about what is currently happening between First Covenant Church, Minneapolis and our larger denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Snacks will be provided and we will do our best to keep the discussion to an hour, but we feel it is important to share with you what we know and give you opportunity to share with our delegates and pastors how you feel prior to Gather 2019, the denominational Annual Meeting that will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, June 27-29.

Our meeting on June 23 will not be a business meeting – there will be no vote. Rather, it is a time for us to share information and talk as we look ahead to the denomination’s annual meeting. We realize that many of you may feel a bit ‘in the dark’ about these recent events. On this page we will keep an updated list of official communications concerning the motion that will be brought by the Executive Board to involuntarily remove First Covenant Church, Minneapolis, from membership in the Covenant.  Come with your questions and thoughts on June 23 (there will also likely be more information coming from the pastors between now and then.)

In the meantime, our urging for all of us is to follow the lead of our friends at the Central Conference Office who are fasting every Thursday from now until the Annual Meeting begins June 27.  Please be in prayer for our churches, our denomination, those in leadership, and our friends at First Covenant Church, Minneapolis.  May we continue to lean on the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we minister, worship, and live in community with one another, for God’s glory and for our neighbors’ good