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Beliefs


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Beliefs


The Evangelical Covenant is often described as:

Evangelical
but not exclusive
Bibilical
but not doctrinaire
Traditional
but not rigid
Congregational
but not independant

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We believe in the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.

We welcome into membership all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

We hold to and observe the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Staff


Staff


Reverend Doug Bixby
Senior Pastor

Pastor Bixby became the senior pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Attleboro in August of 2008. He was the Pastor of the Salem Covenant Church in Washington, Connecticut for fifteen years prior to this.

He is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary, M-Div. 1993.  His undergraduate degree is from Hope College in Holland, MI.

He is the author of three books. His most recent book is Navigating the Nonsense: Church Conflict and Triangulation, Cascade Books 2016. His second is The Honest to God Church: A Pathway to God’s Grace, published by the Alban Institute in 2007.  The first book he published is called Challenging the Church Monster: From Conflict to Community, published by Pilgrim Press in 2002. All of these books can be ordered online or from most book distributors.

He is married to Carolyn and they have two girls.

To visit Pastor Bixby’s blog and read more about him and his books you may go to blamefree.wordpress.com

Contact Pastor Bixby at: pastor@attleborocovenant.org


Reverend Chris Wall
Associate Pastor

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Chris joined the church as the Associate Pastor in May 2014. He graduated from North Park University in Chicago in 2008, and received a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Non-profit Administration from North Park in 2013.

During college and Seminary, Chris worked in several different ministries, including summer camps, after school tutoring, and a two year pastoral internship, giving him experience working with a wide range of ages and programs.

Chris loves a good story, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and is discovering a passion for Del's Frozen Lemonade.

Chris is married to Cortney, and is eternally grateful for her love and support.

Contact Pastor Chris at: chris@attleborocovenant.org


Cheryl Duerr
Director of Music Ministries

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Cheryl is in her 7th season at ECC Attleboro.  She earned her Masters in Music from Boston University and has studied conducting with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, a protege of Robert Shaw.  Her undergraduate degree is from Wittenberg University.  "Effective music ministry must inspire and instruct the faithful as it praises God with all the members, skills and resources available to us.  It is a ministry both to the membership as well as to the musicians."

Cheryl is in her 6th year serving The American Guild of Organists as Northeast Regional Councillor.  In this role she has supervised all conventions, Pipe Organ Encounters (summer camps for young organists), Jubilees, and 42 chapters of the Northeast Region in New England, New York, and Europe.  She is currently overseeing the planning of a convention in Montreal planned for the summer of 2017 which is a collaboration of both AGO and the RCCO (Royal Canadian College of Organists).  This position has enabled her to bring a broad spectrum of experience to her work.

Cheryl is an active member of The Handbell Ringers of America and The American Choral Directors Association and has taught piano, organ, flute and voice.  She is also a member of The International Coach Federation.  "I love music and I love working with people, and whenever one is working with people, coaching skills come in very handy!"

Contact Cheryl at:  clduerr@gmail.com


Dina Spenciner
Little Blessings Director

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Dina joined the Little Blessings staff in 2007 and became its director in 2009. 

She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Social Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Wheaton College in Norton MA. 

She was born and raised in Attleboro and met her husband Dave while in college.  Together they have a son and a daughter who are both graduates of the Little Blessings program. 

Dina feels called to help educate children and minister to them and their teachers. 

She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.

Contact Dina at: littleblessings@attleborocovenant.org


Carol Johnson
Administrative Secretary

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Carol has been on the staff as Administrative Secretary since 1981.

Carol's educational background is in Secretarial Administration and Accounting.

Born in Providence, RI and raised in Lincoln, RI, she has been a resident of Rehoboth MA over 40 years, and has three grown children (2 daughters and 1 son) and six grandchildren (4 girls and 2 boys).

Carol's hobbies are reading, gardening, crocheting, summer camping, spending time with and "bringing up Abby" her Maltese dog.

Contact Carol at: carol@attleborocovenant.org

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Mission


Mission


Our Purpose is to:

  • Know God
  • Love God
  • Serve God

Four Discipleship Steps:

  1. Seek
  2. Surrender
  3. Study
  4. Serve
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History


History


Our History

More than 100 years ago, our congregation took root in Attleboro as a place for people whose deep awareness of God’s goodness to them could be acted out in love and faithfulness.   

That hardy seedling thrived, and today The Covenant Church remains a community of believers whose varied paths have converged here in Christian worship and service.

A desire to share the grace of the gospel
is what makes us evangelical.
A love for God made real in Jesus Christ
keeps us worshipping together.
A need to connect Sunday faith with day-to-day life
keeps us serving and seeking.

The seedling, now a tree with a broad, welcoming canopy, still thrives, fed by the goodness and grace of the One who planted it a century ago.

We hold to and observe the sacraments of Baptism
and the Lord's Supper.

Our first building, on Perl St.

Our first building, on Perl St.

Our current location, on North Main St.