Free Tutorial on Domestic Violence Awareness Now Online

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 15, 2014) — A pop quiz:

1. How many teen girls/teen boys admit to experiencing physical violence in a dating relationship in the past year? Continue Reading »

Covenant Ministries Consider Responses to ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

By Stan Friedman

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 15, 2014) — Several San Diego Covenant churches are working with a local nonprofit to provide personal care items for hundreds of mothers and children who had been flown into the area from Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol. Continue Reading »

Covenant Minister, Musician Teaches Songwriting to Inmates

ROCHESTER, MN (July 14, 2014) — The unique songwriting ministry offered to inmates at a local detention center by Covenant minister Sarah Monson was the subject of a feature in the Post-Bulletin this weekend. Continue Reading »

Vista Sisters’ Local Jam Benefits Worldwide Missions

By Stan Friedman

NEW RICHLAND, MN (July 11, 2014) — When the Vista Sisters brought their jellies, syrups, and pies to sell at the farmer’s market in Bloomington, Minnesota, people weren’t sure what to make of them. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Dead Cartoon Mothers, the Incredible Enneagram, Reporting Chicago Homicides

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 11, 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 »

ECCSS Leader: Change in Government Structure Needed for Peace

By Stan Friedman

KAMPALA, UGANDA (July 9, 2014) — Abraham Tuach Kiir, president of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan, recently was featured prominently in an article by the Sudan Tribune that focused on the possibilities of restructuring the government in South Sudan. Continue Reading »

Annual Meeting Frequency to Be Studied

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 9, 2014) — The Covenant Executive Board will study over the coming year whether the Annual Meeting should be held less frequently. Continue Reading »

Thrilled Students Advance to Next Grades in New Congo School

By Stan Friedman

BOKONZO, DR CONGO (July 8, 2014)—The students at one of three schools built in the Gemena region over the past year by Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC) did something recently that many of them and their families once might have thought impossible. They advanced a grade after receiving a quality education. Continue Reading »

New Blog Fresh Format for Theological Conversation

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 7, 2014) — A diverse group of eight women from around the Covenant decided they wanted to engage in intentional and public conversation about how the denomination’s six Affirmations inform and shape their lives. The result is the new blog, Theoloqui (God + Eloquence). Continue Reading »

Artist’s Enthusiam Most-Read Story in June

CHICAGO, IL (July 7, 2014) — Stories about the Covenant’s 129th Annual Meeting dominated the most-read list, but by far the most popular post highlighted the extravagant lengths to which a Hilmar, California, artist went to design a set for the vacation Bible school run by the Covenant congregation in that community. Continue Reading »