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Obituary: Fernly Johnson

BATAVIA, IL (September 19, 2014) — A public memorial service for Fernly Johnson, who helped guide the medical work at Swedish Covenant Hospital and form the Paul Carlson Medical Group, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at the Holmstad retirement community. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Who Is Bill Cosby, Hip Hop History, and Funeral for the ‘Like’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 19, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

VBS Program Connects Kids in North America, Colombia

By Stan Friedman

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (September 18, 2014) — Katie Isaza, a Covenant project missionary serving in Colombia, says the money raised by children in the United States and Canada through a special vacation Bible school project will go a long way toward helping churches in the Latin American country minister to at-risk children and other families. Continue Reading »

For KING & COUNTRY to Perform at CHIC2015

CHICAGO, IL (September 18, 2014) — Popular Christian rock duo for KING & COUNTRY will be one of the groups to perform on the main stage at CHIC2015. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Dean Erickson

SPRING VALLEY, CA (September 17, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor and missionary Dean Erickson, 89, died Monday morning. Memorial services at Mount Miguel Covenant Village will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 in the Bailey Center. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Oprah Edited, the Roosevelts, Only White Person in the Room

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 12, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Lava Flow Threatens Homes of Puna Covenant Church Members, Community

By Stan Friedman

KEAAU, HI (September 12, 2014) — Members of Puna Covenant Church, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, are preparing to evacuate their homes in case the lava flow from the erupting Kilauea Volcano continues to slide its way to their region. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastor Recounts Years of Terror at Hands of Ex-Husband

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 11, 2014) — Karen Brewer, pastor of Atonement Covenant Church in Chicago, wants people to better understand why women such as Janay Rice might stay with their abusers. Continue Reading »

Church Should Be Forerunner in Confronting Domestic Violence

By Yvonne DeVaughn

CHICAGO, IL (September 11, 2014) — The AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse) stands in solidarity against all manners of domestic violence in our communities. We believe that God created women and men in the image of God, equal in dignity, worth, rights, and authority, and that sin has distorted God’s created order (Genesis 1:26-27; Galatians 3:28). Continue Reading »

Hospital Chaplain’s Work Can Change in Instant

SALEM, OR (September 9, 2014) — The work of the hospital chaplain may involve mundane tasks one minute and helping a family with a life-and-death situation the next, says Covenant minister Ken Morse who was featured in a recent article published by the Statesman Journal. The article focused on pastoral care at Salem Hospital, where Morse is the lead chaplain. Continue Reading »