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A Litany for Our Slain Children

Editor’s note: Debbie Blue, executive minister of Love Mercy-Do Justice, suggested individuals and congregations consider using this litany in response to the death of Michael Brown and ensuing events in Ferguson, Missouri.

This litany from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference was adapted from an earlier one that was written following the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. Continue Reading »

Camping Ministry Focus of Wednesday Webcast

CHICAGO, IL (March 20, 2012) – Camping ministry will be the topic discussed during the next installment of Take One, a live roundtable webcast that enables Covenanters to dialogue with participants. The webcast will begin at 11 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday and can be seen here. Continue Reading »

Pastors Use TV Show to Discuss Differing Faith Views

By Stan Friedman

LIVINGSTON, NJ (February 15, 2012) – Susan Gillespie, pastor of Trinity Covenant Church, says the Clergy Corner TV program that features a panel discussion among local religious leaders of different faith traditions models how discussions over theological questions can remain civil and yet honest about differences. Continue Reading »

Merge Now Offers Domestic Mission Opportunities

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 5, 2011) – Merge Ministries, a ministry of the Department of World Mission that has helped coordinate mission trips to numerous foreign countries, has added another country to its list of sites – the United States. Continue Reading »

Colorado Church Launches Web-Based Radio Ministry

BOULDER, CO (December 19, 2011) – Although New Day Covenant Church launched its Internet radio ministry “God’s Feeding Station” less than two months ago, it already has attracted listeners in 17 countries and 33 states, says Pastor Doug White. Continue Reading »

New Program Helps Youth Acquire Business Skills

CHICAGO, IL (November 23, 2011) – Sixty high school students are learning computer technology and entrepreneurship through a two-year program The House Covenant Church began this fall. Continue Reading »

Outreach Ministry Offers Words of Encouragement

By Stan Friedman

ANGELS CAMP, CA (October 31, 2011) – The First Responder team at Grace Hills Bible Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, is letting people in their community know someone is praying for them. Continue Reading »

Vitality Process Draws Congregants Closer Together

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 27, 2011) – No one conceived of the changes that would happen to the worship services at First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois, when the congregation began its journey through the denomination’s vitality process, but the outcome has been a deeper sense of community and numerical growth. Continue Reading »

New Book Shares Stories of God’s Presence in Lives

GRANBY, CT (October 18, 2011) – After Karen Stanhope had what she calls a “more than a coincidence” experience, she thought there must be other members of Pilgrim Covenant Church who have stories to share about how God has moved in their lives. Continue Reading »

Conference Explores Asian American Ministry

SEATTLE, WA (June 17, 2011) – Several Evangelical Covenant Church ministers and educators were among the main presenters and discussion leaders this week at Seattle Pacific Seminary’s (SPU) inaugural conference on Asian American Ministry. Continue Reading »