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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 »

Five for Friday: Sexist Headlines, Need New Desk, Salvific Goalkeeper

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 4, 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 »

Congo Clinic Initiative Enables Churches to Support Clinics

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 1, 2014) — Covenanters have a fresh way to partner with health clinics operated by the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) and supported by the Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP) in the Equateur Province. Continue Reading »

Five Most Fragile Countries Named, Covenant in Four

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 30, 2014) — The Evangelical Covenant Church is working in four of the five most fragile countries in the world as measured by the Fragile State Index that was released last week. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Rosemary E. Johnson

BEMUS POINT, NY (June 30, 2014) — Rosemary E. Johnson, 89, widow of Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, died Thursday. Continue Reading »