Flint Grassroots Initiative
The Annual Meeting is the highest legislative body of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), made up of representatives from Covenant churches throughout the United States and Canada. Delegates gather together for worship and fellowship, and to ordain ministers, consecrate missionaries, elect leaders, review finances, adopt a budget, and address the business of the church. Gather ‘16 was held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 23 -25. Some of the highlights of the meeting are as follows. For the full delegate summary go to http://www.covchurch.org/
Jesse Slimak, lead pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church in LeRoy, Michigan has served on the ECC’s Disability Ministry Committee for about 6 years. The group of approximately 16 members meets by phone conference once a quarter to discuss issues regarding persons of disabilities with the ECC and to explore how our denomination can better meet the needs of the disabled. Prior to pastoring in LeRoy, Jesse worked with people with traumatic brain injuries for 12 years and served as a chaplain part of that time.
Two years ago, Kathy DuBois of First Covenant Church...