Relatives of ECCK Members Killed in Attack

By Stan Friedman

MPEKETONI, KENYA (June 16, 2014) — Friends and relatives of Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya (ECCK) members are among the 48 people confirmed dead in an attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabab in this coastal town on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Baby Dedication Wasn’t on Missionary Training Schedule

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 16, 2014) — It made perfect sense to Covenant missionaries Fabio Muniz and Johnna Hayward-Muniz to have their daughter dedicated in what quite likely was the first ever such service at Covenant Offices. Continue Reading »

Churches Asked to Complete Disabilities Survey

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 13, 2014) — The Committee on Disability Ministries is asking each Covenant church to take several minutes to complete a survey on disability ministries in order to better provide resources and assistance. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Bias on Campus? Lies About S%x

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 13, 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 »

News Briefs: Teacher Honored, J2M2 Applications Available

Jobe Named Teacher of the Year

MERCER ISLAND, WA (June 12, 2014) — Sue Jobe, a member of Kent Covenant Church, was one of three people the Mercer Island School District honored as Teachers of the Year. Continue Reading »

Deadline Extended for Experience Chicagoland Registration

CHICAGO, IL (June 12, 2014) — Registration for Experience Chicagoland has been extended to next Tuesday, June 17. Continue Reading »

Ground Broken for Covenant Place of Tulsa

BIXBY, OK (June 11, 2014) — A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 5 for Covenant Place of Tulsa, a Covenant Retirement Community. Continue Reading »

This Can Happen When You Don’t Follow Directions

By Stan Friedman

HILMAR, CA (June 10, 2014) — The vacation Bible school curriculum Hilmar Covenant Church is using this year includes simple instructions for building a simple tree that would be part of a forest. It shouldn’t take artist and set designer Mike Schulze any time at all. Continue Reading »

Professor Experiences Consolation Among Students He Taught

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (June 9, 2014)—Jack Levison, former North Park University New Testament professor and current faculty member at Seattle Pacific University School of Theology, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on Saturday, which commenters have called one of the best pieces written in helping them cope with the tragedy that unfolded last Friday, when a gunman killed one students and wounded two others. Continue Reading »

Seattle Congregations Grieve, Serve after Shooting

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (June 6, 2014) — Covenant church members are seeking to help the community wrenched by the fatal shooting Thursday on the campus of Seattle Pacific University even as they share the same emotional pain. Continue Reading »