A Foundation of Outreach
From 1886 to the present, our mission has been to make a difference in the lives of others.
Outreach is fundamental to the Evangelical Covenant Church. Despite meager resources, the Swedish immigrants who founded the denomination in 1886 were determined to live their Christian faith in the streets as well as in the pews. They created the Home of Mercy in Chicago. The all-purpose refuge housed a hospital on the first floor, a home for the aged on the second and an orphanage on the third.
With these three focuses – caring for the sick, the aged, and children in need– the Home of Mercy grew into the wide-ranging family of ministries we support today. This is reflected in a variety of healthcare services; a family of retirement communities; and intellectual developmental services for Children and adults
Perhaps more importantly, those ministries established the service imperative that remains the foundation of our mission. Over the years, we transformed our ministries to respond to changing times. We expanded our services and responded to the new demands of society. Yet at the core, our goal is simple: We strive to bring love, comfort and healing to God’s family—to follow the Lord’s great commandment to serve.
Learn more about our ministries and available services by calling (773) 938-4508, ext. 5001, or by completing our contact form.
Covenant Initiatives for Care
This ministry helps build and support other ministries to be accountable and sustainable. Our ministries include Covenant Ability Network, Covenant Children’s Ministries, and Ädelbrook.
Covenant Living Communities and Services
One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior living providers, Covenant Living Communities and Services offers seniors vibrant and fulfilling lifestyles at communities coast-to-coast.
EMC Health, Inc
While EMC Health was formed to manage the funds following the sale of Emanuel Medical Center, it is also the parent organization of Jessica’s House, which provides grief support.
Covenant Ministries of Benevolence serves as the plan administrator for several retirement plans.