Many Opportunities to Serve at Experience Chicagoland

By Stan Friedman

PALATINE, IL (May 6, 2014) — Members of DeerGrove Covenant Church who participated in Mission Detroit prior to the Covenant’s Annual Meeting last year are eager to join in activities connected with Experience Chicagoland, which will offer opportunities to engage in ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Recount Deadly Mudslide

By Rick Lund

ARLINGTON, WA (May 5, 2014) — The active search for the victims of the devastating March mudslide near Oso has been suspended. But the grieving continues, as do the questions of how could God have let this happen or why were some people spared and not others. Continue Reading »

Governor Attends Umanos Memorial Service

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 5, 2014) — More than 1,000 people, including Gov. Pat Quinn, attended Saturday’s memorial service for Jerry Umanos, the Chicago pediatrician who was killed working at a nonprofit hospital in Afghanistan when a member of the nation’s security forces opened fired on him and others on April 21. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Gary Pierce

BATAVIA, IL (May 2, 2014) — A funeral service for Gary Pierce, the husband of Covenant Chaplain Sally Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Batavia United Methodist Church. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Racists, Baptism, C.S. Lewis, Kids Kill Kids

CHICAGO, IL (May 2, 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 »

New Book Focuses on Taking Charge of Emotions

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 1, 2014) — Psychologist Linda Solie hopes her new book, Take Charge of Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Anger will help put her out of work. Continue Reading »

Covenant Children’s Ministry Gives $25,000 to Covenant Kids Congo

By Stan Friedman

MT. PROSPECT, IL (April 30, 2014) — Covenant Children’s Ministry (formerly Covenant Children’s Home) presented Covenant Kids Congo Powered by World Vision with a $25,000 check at the Central Conference Annual Meeting on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Paul Wilson Elected PSWC Superintendent

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 29, 2014) — Delegates to the Pacific Southwest Conference Annual Meeting elected Paul Wilson to be the new superintendent on Saturday. Continue Reading »

CWR Funds Making Difference in Philippines

GUIUAN, PHILIPPINES (APRIL 28, 2014) — Alfred Gayoso, the pastor of a house church named Bread from Heaven, says the money contributed by Covenant World Relief to reconstruct the congregation’s building, which also is his home, was about more than having a new place to meet and live. Continue Reading »

Marathon Runners Inspired by Others at Race

By Stan Friedman

BOSTON, MA (April 28, 2014) — Dave Cairns stopped two-tenths of a mile short of the Boston Marathon’s finish line last Monday so that he could reflect for a moment.

He had waited a year to get to that place. Continue Reading »