Briefs: Prime Real Estate, Fireworks, and Great Camps

EDINA, MN (August 15, 2011) – Developers keep calling the Edina Covenant Church trying to persuade the congregation to sell their property, but so far, the answer has always been “no.” Continue Reading »

Worship Choir – A Place Where Everyone Can Join In

LOVELAND, CO (August 15, 2011) – Editor’s note: closing ministries in a church can be difficult – re-launching them can be difficult as well. Jessica Perez, worship arts director at Crossroads Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church in Loveland, Colorado, recently did just that, but it meant making some changes. The following is a slightly edited version of an article she wrote for the denomination’s Worship Connect Blog. Each week, the blog posts an article by someone involved in worship planning. Continue Reading »

Pilot Hispanic Training Program Well Received

CHICAGO, IL (August 12, 2011) – North Park University recently served as the host site to celebrate a groundbreaking CBCIPE (Colegio Biblico CIPE) program that trains Hispanic young people through a School of Leadership and Discipleship. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Old Building Burned, Haiti Volunteers Needed

SALEM, SD (August 12, 2011) – The Salem Volunteer Fire Department conducted a controlled burn of the former Evangelical Covenant Church building early Sunday morning. Continue Reading »

North Park Joins Others in President’s Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2011) – Leaders from North Park University joined representatives of other higher education institutions and representatives of the Obama administration August 3 for the kickoff of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Continue Reading »

Registration Open for Two-Day Anti-Trafficking Conference

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA (August 8, 2011) – Hope Community Covenant Church will host a two-day conference on human trafficking and exploitation August 27-28. The church is partnering with International Justice Mission. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Cardinal George to Lecture, Youth Help Following Fire

CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2011) – Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, will present the 11th Annual Kermit Zarley Lecture at North Park University on October 11. Continue Reading »

Hamming for Camera Paves Way to MTV Gig

By Stan Friedman

FRIDLEY, MN (August 5, 2011) – Lenay Dunn filmed a multitudinous number of goofy videos with her friends starting in middle school. Ted Olsen and his wife, Kim, noticed more than the silliness. Continue Reading »

Pilgrim Pines Seeks Development Director

SWANZEY, NH (August 5, 2011) – Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is seeking candidates for the position of development director. The camp is a year-round ministry of the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, providing a Christian environment for families, retreats, conferences, youth camps, and worship gatherings. Continue Reading »

Alaska Native Encourages Others to Pursue Dream

SOLDOTNA, AK (August 4, 2011) – Rae Fancher grew up in the impoverished rural Alaskan villages of Bethel and Unalakleet, where she bore a lot of the responsibility to care for her younger brothers and sister. The teenager was bitter and angry. Continue Reading »