Covenant church has a new name

Islanders, by now, have noticed the new banner covering the church’s sign at the corner of the intersection across from the post office. The Mercer Island Covenant Church has changed its name to Evergreen Covenant Church.

The Mercer Island Covenant Church changed its name last week.

Islanders, by now, have noticed the new banner covering the church’s sign at the corner of the intersection across from the post office.

The Mercer Island Covenant Church has changed its name to Evergreen Covenant Church.

“We actually have been batting that idea around for a few years,” said Julie Steel, executive pastor. “It made sense that we went ahead and settled on a name that would be reflective of who we are as a church. Evergreen is kind of a regional thing because we are the Evergreen State, but the name is actually derived from a Bible verse … it’s found in Jeremiah, chapter 17 (verses 7-8).”

The Island church was established more than 60 years ago, and has “continued to stay ‘ever green,’” Steel said.

The new name goes along with the church’s new leadership model and direction. Peter Sung became the lead pastor last year.

“We’re probably being less traditional in a sense, and trying to attract a younger group of people,” Steel said. “Social justice is a very big push that we have, getting involved in other areas of serving.”

 


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