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 »

Evangelism: Focus On Number Going Out, Not Coming In

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 1, 2012) – A biblically illiterate world needs to hear and see the gospel story from followers of Christ who are confident they have been sent on the mission by Jesus, even if they don’t feel they have the “gift of evangelism,” John Teter said during the Tuesday night worship service at the Midwinter Conference. Continue Reading »

New Covenant Bookstore Website Makes Debut

CHICAGO, IL (January 31, 2012) – A new website for the online Covenant Bookstore was unveiled today, offering an array of customer-friendly options not available in the former website configuration. Continue Reading »

‘Not Good Church Material’ Is Christ’s Material

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 31, 2012) – The lives of people considered “not good church material” can be transformed if the church will build bridges across troubled waters to reach whosoever, wheresoever, howsoever and whensoever, Bishop Vashti McKenzie told the gathering at the opening worship service of the Midwinter Conference Monday night. Continue Reading »

‘Living Faith’ eBook Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (January 30, 2012) – A digital version of Living Faith: Reflections on Covenant Affirmations is now available through, the official online bookstore of the Evangelical Covenant Church, it was announced today. Continue Reading »