Tax Credit Available to Qualifying Churches

CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2012) – A tax credit that returned more than $500,000 to Evangelical Covenant Church congregations last year is available again this year for qualifying congregations. Continue Reading »

NYC Protests Story Tops January’s Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2012) – The arrests of Evangelical Covenant Church pastors and others who were protesting New York City’s plans to evict all churches meeting in public schools was the most-read Covenant News Service story in January. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Justice Summit, Fund-Raising Cook-off

North Park to Host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2012) – North Park University will host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload on March 23-24. The event combines Chicago Reload, an annual event for urban youth workers, with a new Justice Summit. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Monday for Irene Anderson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (February 8, 2012) – Funeral services will be conducted for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Irene (Johnson) Anderson, 88, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She died last Friday. Continue Reading »

Church Finds ‘To-Go’ Lunch a Great Outreach

PORTLAND, OR (February 7, 2012) – St. Johns Covenant Church had provided the Roosevelt High School girl’s basketball team with to-go meals for all of their away games, but they all sat together for a taco dinner to celebrate a season in which the Lady Riders have had to overcome major obstacles. Continue Reading »

How Cold Is It? Try 70 Below Zero

By Stan Friedman

SHAKTOOLIK, AK (February 7, 2012) – Bitter weather that shoved temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero in this tiny community on Norton Sound for more than a month finally broke over the weekend with a balmy high of 27 degrees. Continue Reading »

New Evangelism, Justice Initiatives Announced

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 6, 2012) – Two new Evangelical Covenant Church initiatives announced during the final service of the Midwinter Conference on Friday will expand evangelism and justice ministries. Continue Reading »

The Call: Trust God to Do the Work

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 6, 2012) – Pathos and praise intermixed at the Midwinter Conference’s Thursday night worship service when attendees were moved to acknowledge the depth of suffering that strikes all people, to praise the Almighty who can do more than one could ever think or imagine, and let him empower their ability and to love their enemies. Continue Reading »

World Vision-Covenant Launch Historic Partnership

By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (February 3, 2012) – A major partnership with World Vision that promises to dramatically impact the lives of people suffering the ravages of poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo was unveiled this morning during the closing session of the Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Community Mobilizes to Pack Food for Hungry Kids

HILMAR, CA (February 2, 2012) – Nearly 1,500 volunteers from the local school district, businesses, and civic organizations filled the gym of Hilmar Covenant Church to participate in a food-packing event the congregation organized to benefit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Continue Reading »