UNITE 2022


Dear Covenant Friends,

I bring you greetings in the name of Jesus Christ who truly provides hope for the future. As we all know, COVID-19, the resulting shelter-in-place season, the racial pandemic, and resulting protests have had a massive impact across the Evangelical Covenant Church and our world. Many people have been deeply and painfully affected by these pandemics. Yet, in the midst of suffering, we join together as the body of Christ, with faith in the grace and hope of the God of all creation.

Subsequently, due to the widespread economic challenges that a significant number of our communities are experiencing we have made the difficult decision to postpone Unite 2021. Our current plan is to reschedule this gathering for July 2022. This decision has not been made lightly and comes with the full collaborative effort of key Covenant leaders, including the president’s office, the Unite planning team, and our individual conference youth ministry leaders. We are grieved to make this decision, but in doing so, we are seeking to act in unity with our whole church community across the United States and Canada.

We love the word “unite” because it communicates our call as a church to stand with one another. We seek to do everything we can to provide an event—a movement—that Covenant youth across the entire denomination have every opportunity to engage. We are hopeful that we will once again gather together in July 2022 to go deeper in our faith and further in mission together.

In the meantime, the Unite planning team is prayerfully considering what sort of changes and improvements we can explore to better serve the ECC through Unite. We appreciate your continued prayers and support in this season. Please know that I would personally welcome your reflections and feedback at tim.ciccone@covchurch.org. Finally, stay tuned for the exact dates of Unite 2022, which we plan to discern and announce in the coming months.

May God bless you and your community as we look forward with hope, faith, and courage. The Unite planning team is praying for you, and as always, we ask and call the church to pray for our youth.

Investing in the discipleship of the emerging generation together,

Tim Ciccone
Director of Youth Ministry
Make and Deepen Disciples
The Evangelical Covenant Church


“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” —Ephesians 4:3


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