News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

SAMMAMISH, WA (February 22, 2010) – The Sammamish Review begins its story on Covenanter Larry Larsen, “After dying four times in 10 days, Larry Larsen simply got up and walked out of the hospital.”

His journey began with a massive heart attack on January 13. Emergency teams worked on Larsen for more than half and hour. He spent his first days in the hospital in an induced hypothermic state, was found to have no brain activity, and was revived out of “Code Blue” several times.

Less than three weeks after entering the hospital, Larsen is walking two miles per day. His wife, Priscilla, refers to him as Lazarus Larry. Some of the medical specialists attribute his survival to having exercised throughout his life.

The Larsens attend Pine Lake Covenant Church.

Three Covenant Churches Recognized for Web Design

CHICAGO, IL – The websites for three Evangelical Covenant Churches were among 50 picked by a designer as among the most inspirational.

Churches recognized for design excellence were Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Kent Covenant Church in Kent, Washington.

Designer Jack Herbert says he chose the churches for the list “Intelligent Design: 50 Heavenly Church Websites” based on the beauty of their design, the opportunities they give for interaction and community, and the ability to connect with a “web-savvy generation.”

Economist Magazine Features Bayside Unemployment Ministry

GRANITE BAY, CA – The Economist, one of the world’s leading financial magazines, took note of Bayside Covenant Church’s ministry to people who are unemployed. Click here to read more.

The church has been offering four-day workshops and weekly programs for the growing number of unemployed people. The area surrounding Granite Bay, a suburb of Sacramento, has an unemployment rate of 12 percent, according to the magazine.

“It’s in these moments when you don’t have work when you can grow and make the changes that need to be made in your life,” Mark Godshall, one of the church’s pastors told the magazine.

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