Dear Members of the Evanston and Sojourner Community,
On February 11, the members of Sojourner Church voted to close and transfer our assets to the Central Conference and Denomination of the Evangelical Covenant Church. This vote ends over 125 years of ministry in Evanston. Although this loss is painful, we are excited to see what God will do with our members and resources as we release them from Sojourner’s present form.
We thank Pastor Andrew Hayes for his bold and thoughtful ministry, and we wish him well as he seeks out God’s will for the future. We also extend our love and gratitude to every person who found a home at Sojourner. However long your time was with us, God blessed us richly through you. We pray God will bless you and give you his peace, wherever you may be.
We will host a final closing worship service on Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 pm. We will both grieve the loss and celebrate God’s ministry at Sojourner. All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the closing process, please contact Matt Hulstein: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sojourner Covenant Church