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MISSION & MINISTRY PARTNERSHIPS

2011

FATHOMING GOD’S PRESENCE IN DARK TIMES EAST COAST CONFERENCE OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

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W H O IS THIS MAN, THAT EVEN THE WIND AND WAVES OBEY HIM?

WORD FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT |

VISION 2020

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CHURCH PLANTING

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

KOYUK COVENANT CHURCH

NEW ENGLAND SEAFARERS

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MARK 4:41

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PILGRIM PINES

LEGACY DOLLARS AT WORK

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OUR MISSION: BELIEVING WE ARE A MOVEMENT OF GOD, THE MISSION OF THE CONFERENCE IS TO: MULTIPLY CONGREGATIONS – BY PLANTING NEW MISSIONAL CHURCHES ORCHESTRATE MINISTRIES – BY CONNECTING DISTRICT CHURCHES FOR SHARED MINISTRY & MISSION VITALIZE CONGREGATIONS – BY COACHING PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS TO EMBRACE RENEWAL EMPOWER LEADERS – BY BUILDING A CULTURE OF TRUSTWORTHY CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

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A WORD FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

THIS YEAR OUR FOCUS IN MINISTRY DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM JESUS’ eventful journey across a storm tossed lake, intent on bringing salvation to broken, hopeless and marginalized people (Mark 4:35-5:43): a demonized man; a diseased woman; a dead daughter. The boat was not out for a leisurely evening tour. Though the disciples were unaware, they were on an ambulance of mercy racing back and HOWARD

forth to confront human disaster. Justice, mercy, compassion, and evangelism cohere

EAST COAST CONFERENCE

in the Kingdom work and Gospel witness of Jesus. So it must be with the Church

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and with our life together. We are called to a risky, dangerous, urgent mission where our comfort is not the priority. The disciples’ fear and anxiety surfaces their lack of faith in Jesus. The demonstration of divine power through Jesus’ ministry and suf-

WE ARE CALLED

fering on the cross – aimed towards nature’s chaos, demonic evil, wasting diseases and death itself manifests the saving power of the Gospel that is the essence of our common life and witness.

TO A RISKY, DANGEROUS, URGENT MISSION WHERE OUR COMFORT IS NOT THE PRIORITY.

In 2010 our conference has navigated some deep and choppy waters resulting in four beloved congregations concluding their ministries. We have adapted in the midst of these conditions and heard God call Jason Condon to serve as Associate Superintendent. We have intensely focused on helping churches and leaders thrive in the midst of their own proverbial high winds and heavy seas.

Around the world the continuing economic, political, ecological, and social upheavals have peoples, heads of state and pundits tottering. The revolutions that have swept northern Africa, both violent and non-violent are altering the landscape of the Middle East. The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring and the devastating earthquakes and tsunami that struck Japan in March, along with the personal and ecological horrors unleashed by the hubris of humanity are legion. The state of the world, the times, and the presence of God’s Kingdom call for courageous and visionary leadership combined with compassionate and prophetic ministry. Who is sufficient for these things?

As we fathom God’s presence in dark times we must hear the voice of Jesus asking us, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?”

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MAY 2010 BETHLEHEM COVENANT CHURCH, WORCESTER, MA OPENS FREE HEALTH CLINIC

// CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING DELEGATES RE-ELECT HOWARD BURGOYNE FOR A 2ND 4-YEAR TERM // CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING APPROVES 2011 MINISTRY & MISSION PLAN & BUDGET // MOVE LEADERSHIP AWARDS GIVEN TO REV. NANCY EBNER, REV. LINDA WILLIAMS, DR. DAVE KERSTEN, & BETHANY COVENANT CHURCH, BEDFORD, NH


EAST COAST CONFERENCE FINANCIAL STATEMENT STEP ONE

EAST COAST CONFERENCE OPERATING BUDGET SUMMARY

VISION BUDGET

PROPOSED

4.00%

2.92%

2.55%

2.53%

2.36%

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CONFERENCE CHURCHES SUPPORT

753,000

520,276

453,290

450,975

420,992

425,704

470,690

INTEREST & DIVIDEND INCOME

225,000

197,675

50,125

44,125

38,987

45,125

44,000

60,000

20,000

70,000

40,000

10,741

35,000

75,000

8,000

6,500

6,250

6,000

5,621

5,500

5,000

1,046,000

744,451

579,665

541,100

476,341

2,700 511,329

594,690

242,500

304,986

156,695

187,512

146,483

119,478

114,478

50,000

63,968

39,451

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200,000

93,800

109,583

57,498

44,465

55,829

60,683

2012

2011B REVISED

2011A

2010

2010B

2010A

APPROVED

ACTUAL

REVISED

APPROVED

17,808,014

REPORTED LOCAL CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS % CHURCH INCOME TO CONFERENCE

MISSION OPERATING INCOME UNRESTRICTED INCOME

STRATEGIC GIVING & ESTATE GIFTS REGISTRATION & FEE INCOME REVERTED ASSETS FROM CHURCHES

TOTAL UNRESTRICTED MISSION INCOME UNRESTRICTED INCOME ECC PLANTING APPROPRIATIONS (MATCH) ECC COACHING APPROPRIATIONS (50%) CHURCH PLANTING PARTNERS SPECIAL PROJECT APPEALS

10,000

5,000

25,000

25,000

1,328

5,000

25,000

CHURCHES PLANTING MINISTRIES (CMB)

20,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

2,250

20,000

20,000

6,000

5,300

5,200

5,200

5,276

5,200

5,200

TOTAL RESTRICTED MISSION INCOME

528,500

493,054

355,929

295,210

25,705 225,507

205,507

225,361

TOTAL OPERATING MISSION INCOME

1,574,500

1,237,505

935,594

836,310

701,848

716,836

520,052

TOTAL MISSION OPERATING EXPENSES

2,000 1,000 7,000 5,000 750,000 40,000 30,000 7,000 25,000 5,000 30,000 12,000 31,000 48,000 470,000 50,000 35,000 16,500 10,000 1,574,500

2,000 500 5,750 5,000 429,394 25,500 20,000 250 5,000 5,450 12,240 27,500 26,150 42,400 457,263 37,302 21,450 15,000 3,800 1,141,949

2,000 500 5,500 5,000 292,949 25,500 20,000 250 25,000 15,250 12,000 26,000 26,100 20,650 322,553 34,600 18,800 11,000 3,800 867,452

6,000 2,000 5,000 5,000 318,083 25,500 20,000 250 25,000 4,500 12,000 8,500 30,500 29,000 339,020 36,846 28,250 11,000 3,800 910,249

4,658 263 272 9,872 4,027 314,260 1,233 2,250 4,317 4,967 12,000 7,021 22,325 8,568 252,723 30,989 16,200 15,482 3,725 715,152

3,000 2,000 500 5,000 5,000 351,666 10,500 20,000 250 5,000 4,500 12,000 7,500 30,500 14,600 284,860 35,340 25,550 11,000 3,800 829,566

2,000 500 5,000 5,000 257,206 25,000 20,000 25,000 7,300 12,000 8,500 32,000 23,000 268,166 50,000 29,000 11,000 3,800 784,473

TOTAL OPERATING MISSION INCOME

1,574,500

1,237,505

935,594

836,310

701,848

716,836

820,052

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$95,556

MINISTERIUM FEES / OTHER REVERTED ASSETS FROM CHURCHES

MISSION OPERATING EXPENSES CHURCH CLOSING EXPENSES DVORAK FUND WOMEN MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING MINISTERIUM FEES CHURCH PLANTING CHURCH VITALITY CHURCHES PLANTING MINISTRIES (CMB) COMMISSIONS MISSIONS PARTNERSHIPS BOARDS MISSION AGENCIES CONTRIBUTIONS CLERGY CARE & SUPPORT SUPERINTENDENT’S MINISTRY ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT’S MINISTRY COMPENSATION & BENEFITS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNICATIONS DEPRECIATION EXPENSE ECUMENICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

NET GAIN (DEFICIT)

$68,142 ($73,938) ($13,304) ($112,730)

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$157,547

2010 FISCAL INVESTMENT

$119,004 $434,984 $165,917

JUNE 2010

$35,579

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2010 TIME INVESTMENT 0.40

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M - MULTIPLYING CONGREGATIONS

M - MULTIPLYING CONGREGATIONS

O - ORCHESTRATING CONNECTIONS

O - ORCHESTRATING CONNECTIONS

V - VITALIZING CONGREGATIONS

V - VITALIZING CONGREGATIONS

E - EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP

E - EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP

PILGRIM PINES BOARD APPROVES $2M PLAN TO REPLACE THE SQUANTO DINING HALL // JASON CONDON ACCEPTS CALL TO SERVE AS ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EAST COAST CONFERENCE // CONCORD COVENANT CHURCH, CONCORD, NH VOTES TO CLOSE AND CONCLUDES WEEKLY MINISTRY

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CHURCH PLANTING

JASON

CONDON EAST COAST CONFERENCE

From Downeast Maine to the Boogie Down Bronx – and points beyond and between – God is doing an amazing work through church planting in the East Coast Conference! We’ve seen our youngest church plants all become more fully established, growing in spiritual depth, missional impact, and numbers of people reached. There is much to celebrate and many exciting developments in the works.

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A FEW HIGHLIGHTS: PROMISED LAND COVENANT CHURCH PASTOR MICHAEL CARRION, BRONX NY

THERE IS MUCH TO CELEBRATE AND MANY EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORKS!

Since last summer they’ve grown from a worship community numbering around sixty to frequently gathering 200 on Sundays (not including their two satellite worship services at a Rehab Center and Juvenile Corrections Facility). METRO HOPE COVENANT CHURCH PASTOR JOSE HUMPHREYS, HARLEM NY

Established Hope House, a 3-story townhouse in the heart of Harlem, that provides a community kitchen with shared meals, office and ministry space, and the experience of intentional community EVERGREEN COVENANT CHURCH PASTOR FRANK CATALANO, SANFORD ME

Their youth outreach program, incorporating “movement arts” (aka break-dancing!) continues to grow and reach at risk youth and teens in general. SUDANESE EVANGELICAL COVENANT PASTOR MONYROOR TENG, MANCHESTER NH

Although they haven’t yet fully launched with weekly worship services, they are already ministering effectively to the Sudanese community, including English classes for the adults and Dinka classes for the children! Bethany Covenant Church (Bedford NH) also serves as a strong “Parent Church” as this project moves forward.

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YOUR PRAYERS & SUPPORT BEAR FRUIT! Each month every church planter shares in their monthly reports stories of the incredible life-change and community impact these church plants are having. We couldn’t begin to fit it all in, but know that your prayers and support for church planting on the East Coast Conference is bearing incredible fruit. Your shared ministry, in partnership with these church plants, is bringing hope, healing, and the fullness of salvation in Jesus to many hundreds, soon to be thousands! ON THE HORIZON God has brought a great influx of high-caliber candidates for potential church planting on the East Coast Conference. We’re on target to sign as many as seven or eight church planter agreements in 2011, with another half dozen already on the radar for 2012. REGIONAL COACHES & COHORTS Because of the blessings and challenges of this anticipated growth, we’re enlisting seasoned church planters as Regional Coaches and organizing our planting efforts into Regional Cohorts (see map on next page). We’ll gather monthly so that every church planter is encouraged, equipped, and multiplied for a sustaining church planting movement. PARENTING & PARTNER CHURCHES The best environment for church planting is rooted in strong relationships with existing congregations who parent and partner with us. Parenting a new church is also a catalyst for church vitality! A mark of a great church is not its seating capacity but its sending capacity! Churches that plant churches prosper! Is God calling your church to partner with us in church planting?

HOWARD BURGOYNE BEGINS A SECOND TERM AS SUPERINTENDENT // TRINITY COVENANT CHURCH, PLAINVILLE, CT CONCLUDES WEEKLY MINISTRY AND VOTES TO CLOSE // ECC CHURCH PLANTERS TRAINING CENTER HELD AT HIGHROCK COVENANT, ARLINGTON, MA // CONFERENCE WOMEN’S RETREATS HELD IN SWANZEY, NH AND QUARREYVILLE, PA


EAST COAST CONFERENCE CHURCH PLANTS 2010 CHURCHES IN DEVELOPMENT MANCHESTER, NH

SUDANESE ECC MONYROOR TENG, PLANTING PASTOR BRONX, NY

THE PROMISED LAND ECC MICHAEL CARRION, PLANTING PASTOR

2009 PROJECTS GROWING HOLMDEL, NJ 3

LIFE COVENANT CHURCH

DERRICK JACKSON, PLANTING PASTOR WASHINGTON, D.C. 4

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PETER CHIN, PLANTING PASTOR WHITE PLAINS, NY 5

CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE

NATHANIEL PEREZ, PLANTING PASTOR 5

2008 PROJECTS CONCLUDING FUNDING 3

BROOKLINE & LEXINGTON, MA

WORSHIP FRONTIER COVENANT CHURCH KIHO LEE, PLANTING PASTOR BROOKLINE, MA

HIGHROCK BROOKLINE COVENANT CHURCH JOSHUA THRONEBURG, PLANTING & SENIOR PASTOR HARLEM, NY

METRO HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH

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JOSE HUMPHREYS, PLANTING PASTOR SANFORD, ME

EVERGREEN COVENANT CHURCH FRANK CATALANO, PLANTING PASTOR

Reorganization of current and future church planting into three regional clusters:

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1. Greater Boston / New England: REGIONAL COACH: JOSHUA THRONEBURG, HIGHROCK BROOKLINE 2. New York City / NJ Metro: REGIONAL COACH: PETER AHN, METRO CHURCH REGIONAL COACH: MICHAEL CARRION, THE PROMISED LAND 3. Washington, D.C. / Baltimore: REGIONAL COHORT & COACHING IN DEVELOPMENT

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CONFERENCE MINISTERS GATHERS 130 FOR ANNUAL RETREAT AT PILGRIM PINES // CELEBRATION OF ADOPTION SERVICE HELD AT THE VALLEYS ECC, HALIFAX, PA // COVENANT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, WALTHAM, MA VOTES TO CLOSE AND CONCLUDES WEEKLY MINISTRY


CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY WORK / VISION 2020

INTRODUCTORY THOUGHTS JASON CONDON

As a portion of our ministry, Howard and I share in the work on Congregational Vitality, along with Dr. Alan Forsman, who is actively serving as a Vitality Coach in several congregations. In my travels, consultations, and opportunities to preach, I’ve frequently pointed to the scene in Joshua 3 where the congregation of Israel stands at the edge of the Jordan contemplating if they’ll “enter new waters” and cross over to the promised land. The leaders are commanded to lift high the presence of God (symbolized in the ark of the covenant), and the people are directed,

WHAT CAN WE ACCOMPLISH TOGETHER BY 2020?

“Follow it, so that you may know the way you should go, for you have not passed this way before.” (Joshua 3:3b-4) For many churches these are new waters they face. We pray that their leadership will lift high Jesus and call everyone to cross over together... “for you have not passed this way before.”

VISION 2020 1. Grow and resource over 100 congregations towards healthy & missional ministry; 2. Plant over 50 new churches together; 3. Help our churches to disciple 5,000 new followers in the way of Jesus; 4. Double the number of marginalized people we serve in the name of Christ outside of our congregations; 5. Raise a new generation of leaders to embody Jesus’ love, grace and justice; 6. Experience growing ethnic and cultural inclusion that mirrors the mosaic reality of our communities; 7. Resource churches and districts for actively partnering in local ministries & global mission; 8. Expand Covenant camping and retreat ministries across the conference; 9. Expand our ministry with seafarers in East Coast ports of call; 10. Provide healing & hope to at risk young persons & families (CHOC);

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11. Provide benevolent care & residential living services to senior adults (CVOC);

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CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE BOARD APPROVES PLAN & GUARANTEES THE MORTGAGE FOR SQUANTO DINING HALL // ECC WOMEN’S MINISTRY TRIENNIAL HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C. // THE SUDANESE ECC STARTED IN MANCHESTER, NH // THE PROMISED LAND ECC RE-LAUNCHES IN BRONX, NY


CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY WORK

OVERVIEW OF CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY HOWARD BURGOYNE

Healthy missional churches are those that faithfully pursue the way of Jesus – whose ministry was incarnational (the Word became flesh in space and time), intentional (he focused on a people group), invitational (he took the initiative to engage people), baptismal (he focused on transforming lives by the Word & Spirit), communal (he established a fellowship of love, justice and equality as foundational) and sacrificial (he gave himself to others with generosity). What’s the clarity and intensity of your church’s vision from the Lord? How long has it been since that sense of vision has been updated by the discernment of the Spirit and the voice of the Lord? Maintaining sufficient urgency to motivate and effect necessary changes over time is difficult in an established church once it has begun to decline. This is why outside help is quite critical. Do you know what the multi-year trends are for your church’s critical markers of vitality? What would those markers include for you? When was the last time this was explored and discussed among your leaders and congregation? According to an Alban Institute study, churches in need of revitalization increase their chances of success by 50% if they secure outside consultation and coaching. This is where we offer support and consultation referrals to Conference churches. Revitalization is not a one-year initiative – it will take many years of sustained effort to rekindle a churches’ VIM - vision, intentionality, and means. A no expectation vision creates a low commitment church. Low commitment defeats discipleship and depletes member involvement and support. We would much rather revitalize churches than close them. The churches that closed this year each declined or resisted earlier offers and attempts to help them revitalize. As we observe critical markers of vitality in our churches more than 50% of our churches ought to be fully engaged in a revitalization process of some kind.

NAVIGATE PILOT PROGRAM The “Navigate” pilot program launched in November 2010 with a national conference gathering pastors and church leaders from across the Covenant. The overall purpose of Navigate is to encourage and equip pastors and church leaders in their faithful and fruitful pursuit of congregational vitality. Our three East Coast Conference churches participating in this pilot program are: 1. Haddam Neck Covenant Church Pastor Shelly Timber 2. Hilltop Covenant Church Pastor Scott Jones 3. Orchard Covenant Church Pastor Nancy Ebner As we develop strategies for church vitality we intend to develop regional clusters and cohorts to multiply the effectiveness and efficiency of peer learning, accountability and support. Banding churches together into active networks is both our heritage and our vision for helping churches thrive.

What will be the future story of your church? Navigate! is a first step towards a comprehensive resourcing of established churches who are committed to adapting in order to thrive in ministry once again. Let us help your church thrive!

AUGUST 2010

GROUNDBREAKING AND DECOMMISSIONING SERVICE HELD FOR SQUANTO DINING HALL AT PILGRIM PINES // EAST COAST WORSHIP ARTS CONFERENCE HELD IN EAST GREENWICH, RI // FIVE-PERSON SHORT TERM MISSION TEAM GOES TO KOYUK, ALASKA

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WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

COMMUNICATE! INSPIRE!

WOMEN’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS IN 2010 Submitted by Olinda Young East Coast Conference Women’s Leadership Team

The Leadership Team communicates all denominational Women Ministries efforts within the East Coast Conference, such as the 2011 “Just Women” project, “Sisters in International Mission” (SIMS), “Advocates for Victims of Abuse“ (AVA), and Leadership Coaching. We now support a regional AVA Coordinator, Colleen Cox, who will assist with leadership training for future church advocates or additional regional coordinators. We also try to encourage and inspire individual and local church outreach efforts, involve our women in compassion, mercy and justice projects, and explore global mission opportunities. We are excited to see what has been accomplished this year through the mutual efforts of the dynamic women of our conference. Some highlights: u Surpassed our one year project goal to raise $3000 to support the denominational Advocates for Victims of Abuse (AVA) program! u An enlightening and moving annual celebration at Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, CT in May. Participants were able to “Walk in Her Shoes” as part of the AVA workshop.

u Continued support of nine active and retired “Sisters in International Mission” (SIM) through prayer, correspondence, birthday gifts, and funding of their special projects. u Three successful fall retreat weekends in two locations with over 200 women in attendance. Two were at Pilgrim Pines with speaker Rudy Galdonik of the East Greenwich, RI church, who challenged and inspired us with the theme, “Got Heart?” There were displays for the Seamen’s Mission, “Hearts and Hands for Uganda,” and the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf” supporting the village women in Turkey, and Rip and Roll bandage projects. Each showed various ways to serve throughout the conference. The third retreat was held at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA with Debbie Blue, ECC Executive Minister of the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice, who presented a program titled “Trapped but Free: Journeying Toward Wholeness.” (See the recap of this retreat on the following page) JOSEFA PALMA & PIA RESTREPO

CONNECT!

u Triennial XIII, an international gathering of women in Washington, D.C.. Many thanks to the WM leadership team at Holy Redeemer Covenant Church in Bowie, MD for their effective coordination of volunteers!

STAY IN TOUCH YOU CAN CONNECT WITH OUR WOMEN VIA OUR WEBSITE www.eccwomen.org OR FACE TO FACE AT OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION AND FALL RETREATS, OR VIA OUR EMAIL AND SEASONAL NEWSLETTERS.

u Provided financial support to help Colleen Cox attend AVA training and become the conference’s new AVA Regional Coordinator. Colleen has joined our leadership team with a goal to reach out and inform every conference church about AVA by the end of 2011! u A significant contribution was sent to support the national Women Ministry office in Chicago. (The only self funded department in the denomination.)

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u Through donations from individuals and churches, we provided travel support for our international guest from Spain, Josefa Palma (pictured on the right with Pia Restrepo, Covenant missionary and Josefa’s interpreter), to attend Triennial XIII. Josefa was presented a gift of a digital camera to capture memories and assist with her ministry in the gypsy population.

Christ Church in East Greenwich, Rhode Island will host our Annual Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with Karen Hearl, Director of Ministry Coaching, and Yvonne DeVaughn, Director of AVA as our speakers. Look for registration details & hotel suggestions at: www.eccwomen.org

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CALVARY COVENANT CHURCH, CRANSTON RI VOTES TO CLOSE AND CONCLUDES WEEKLY MINISTRY


MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION / KOYUK PARTNERSHIP

This year the ministerial association recommends three clergy to the East Coast Conference and the Evangelical Covenant Church for ordination to Word and Sacrament: Dan Clayborne of New Sweden, ME; Scott Jones of Cromwell, CT; and Cheryl Lavornia of North Kingstown, RI. We also recommend Phil Beatty of Manchester, CT for Commissioning. We currently have 126 active members in the Ministerial Association plus our 31 retired pastors and 10 widows.

SCOTT JONES Pastor, Hilltop Cov. Church Cromwell, CT B.A. Univ. of Calif, Santa Cruz M.Div. North Park Seminary

CHERYL LAVORNIA Pastor of Christian Formation, Christ Church ECC, E. Greenwich, RI B.A. Gordon College M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Seminary

The care of the members and the strengthening of the bonds of Christian fellowship among Covenant

THOMAS DANIEL CLAYBORNE Pastor, Evangelical Cov. Church New Sweden, ME B.A. Assumption College M.B.A. Anna Maria College M.Div. Andover-Newton Seminary

ministers are also high priorities. This past year opportunities for gatherings and education have been held at the Annual Meeting 2010, Ashram 2010 and Annual meeting 2011, just completed. During these times, we seek not only to gather for prayer and mutual support, but continuing education centering on pastoral needs and roles. Topics have included Ethical Guidelines for clergy and issues around compassion and justice. This year we were blessed and inspired to spend our day of continuing education with Rev Al Tizon, seminary professor, author, missionary, and Covenant pastor.

PHIL BEATTY Pastor of Student Ministries Trinity Covenant Church, Manchester, CT B.A. Colorado Christian Univ Studies, North Park Seminary

PARTNERSHIP WITH KOYUK COVENANT CHURCH, KOYUK, ALASKA In 2010 we advanced in partnership with the church in Koyuk by sending a team of five to serve there for a week. They focused on building relationships, providing VBS, and planning logistics for 2011. This summer we plan to bring two teams to build a large insulated shed for use in ministry. The men of the village need a covered space for repair and maintenance of snow machines. This will also allow the pastor to build stronger relationships with the villagers. PLANS FOR 2011: Visit by two teams to build a shed for the parsonage - $35,000 goal

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CHRIST CHURCH, EAST GREENWICH, RI CLOSES NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI SATELLITE CAMPUS


PILGRIM PINES

OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN The capital campaign is still in progress within the first phase. The Camp Squanto dining hall is nearing completion, with a scheduled opening date of early June 2011.

PILGRIM PINES, LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE, is dedicated to providing fantastic programs for people of all ages. From our dynamic youth camp, Camp Squanto, to our unforgettable Family Camps, the goal is the same - to create exciting experiences, memorable moments, and a safe place to meet God. Pilgrim Pines is open year round for your family, and your church retreats to be a place of encouragement with reminders of God’s love and affection. You’ll enjoy quality time together in an inspiring, family oriented environment. Whether through our worship and teaching, mens and women’s conferences or simply relaxing by the lake, an experience at Pilgrim Pines provides a breath of fresh air in the midst of our hectic world. OUR CORE VALUES: Biblically Based - Ministry Driven - Model Christian Values-Provide Exceptional Hospitality - Strive For Excellence -Honor Our Heritage - Reflect Stewardship - Create Community - Embrace Change - Live Integrity

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OUR VISION: The Vision of Pilgrim Pines is to be a ministry which partners with churches, to create shared experiences of Christian formation, recreational activities, and ministry opportunities for families, youth, and adults.

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MARCH 2011

CONFERENCE BOARD RETREAT FOCUSES ON REORGANIZING TO SUPPORT 2020 VISION PLANS


NEW ENGLAND SEAFARERS

MISSION TRIPS

SHIP VISITATION

CRUISE MINISTRY

JUSTICE

THE MISSION:

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

EVANGELISM

300+ PEOPLE, 30+ NATIONS, 1 DAY OF MISSION SERVICE THANKFULLY, WALKING ON THE WATER

HOW YOU CAN HELP…

has already been done...so we try to do the SHORE thing.

When you or your church group serve at New England Seafarers Mission, you will impact the lives of many by bringing the presence of Christ to men and women who make their living in a difficult and dangerous world. Take one day, touch many lives …bring a sea of hope.

Bound by the bonds of hospitality, we whet the appetite for the Savior by providing a resting place for the weary. A ministry of mercy, support and justice. A ministry of Love.

RESERVE A DAY OF MISSION SERVICE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHURCH - CONTACT US TODAY!

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( 617.443.0282

HE HAS TOLD YOU WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? BUT TO DO JUSTICE, LOVE KINDNESS AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD. MICAH 6:8

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REGIONAL CHURCH PLANTERS ASSESSMENT CENTER, BERLIN, CT EVALUATES POTENTIAL CHURCH PLANTERS // CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING GATHERS AT CAPE COD COVENANT CHURCH, BREWSTER, MA // JASON CONDON INSTALLED AS ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT


EAST COAST CONFERENCE ANNUAL REPORT 2011

LEGACY DOLLARS AT WORK $2,569,704 - that’s the number of dollars that have been put to work in the East Coast Conference and its ministries during the 33-year partnership between the Conference and Covenant Trust Company. These dollars were legacy gifts from people like you who used their estates to support the ministries they loved. Beneficiaries of this generosity include the Conference itself, twenty-one congregations, Pilgrim Pines, and the New England Seafarers Mission. In addition, Covenant Village of Cromwell has received $7.59 million in legacy gifts through trusts, wills and other charitable agreements.

$4,425,419 - future dollars are designated for churches and ministries of the East Coast Conference. This number continues to grow as more and more people make or update legacy plans to include their favorite Covenant ministries.

The East Coast Conference partners with Covenant Trust Company to advance conference ministries and achieve ministry goals. CTC works with the conference to strengthen existing resources, as well as generate and manage new ones. Covenant Trust also provides professional asset management services for individuals and ministries, and educational presentations to help supporters understand how to use legacy gifts to benefit ministry. If you—or your ministry—are looking for a financial services partner who brings not only expertise and experience, but a firm grounding in stewardship and values in common with yours, it’s time to take a look at Covenant Trust Company. Contact East Coast Conference Financial Services Representative Roger Turner at 877-768-1764 or by e-mail at rlturner@ CovenantTrust.com.

THE EAST COAST CONFERENCE 52 MISSIONARY ROAD CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT 06416-2143 TEL. 860.635.2691 FAX. 860.632.5422 EMAIL: info@eastcoastconf.org WEB: eastcoastconf.org

u NEW ENGLAND SEAFARERS MISSION BOSTON & QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS 1 BLACK FALCON TERMINAL BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02210 TEL 617.443.0282 FAX 617.443.0435 EMAIL: NESM@NESEAFARERS.ORG WEB: neseafarers.org STEVE CUSHING, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND MISSION ON MUNICIPAL WHARF NEW YORK AVENUE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 02906 TEL 401.461.6190 FAX 401.461.5778 ASHLEY PECKHAM, CHAPLAIN

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HOWARD BURGOYNE, SUPERINTENDENT JASON CONDON, ASSOC. SUPERINTENDENT BEVERLY FREEMAN, OFFICE MANAGER KAREN MANLOVE, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE PAUL KAHN, EAST COAST COVENANTER

PILGRIM PINES CONFERENCE CENTER & CAMP SQUANTO 220 WEST SHORE ROAD SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03446 TEL 603.352.0433 FAX 603.357.7660 CAMP SQUANTO-SUMMER ONLY TEL 603.352.1337 EMAIL: INFO@PILGRIMPINES.ORG WEB: pilgrimpines.org DAVE CAIRNS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JAMES CONDAP, MINISTRY DIRECTOR ERIC HEDBERG, DIR., CAMP SQUANTO u

u COVENANT TRUST COMPANY ROGER TURNER REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TEL: 603-714-0373 EMAIL: RLTURNER@COVENANTTRUST.COM WEB: covenanttrust.com

u NATIONAL COVENANT PROPERTIES ROB HALL, REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT TEL: 773-655-6687 EMAIL: ROB.HALL@COVCHURCH.ORG WEB: covchurch.org/ncp u CHILDREN’S HOME OF CROMWELL GARRELL MULLANEY, PRESIDENT & CEO 60 HICKSVILLE ROAD CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT 06416 TEL. 860.635.6010 WEB: childhome.org u COVENANT VILLAGE OF CROMWELL BURTON JOHNSON, EXEC. DIRECTOR 52 MISSIONARY ROAD CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT 06416 TEL. 860.635.2690 WEB: covenantvillageofcromwell.org


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