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Volunteer Team Helps Refurbish Thai Covenant Camp

By Stan Friedman

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (November 23, 2011) – Staff from Covenant Heights Camp and Retreat Center returned to Estes Park, Colorado, this past weekend after working in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they helped the Thailand Covenant Church further develop its own fledgling camp located on reclaimed rice paddies. Continue Reading »

Midwinter Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

CHICAGO, IL (November 22, 2011) – The deadline for ministers to apply for scholarships to the Midwinter Conference is December 1. Applications can be downloaded here. Continue Reading »

Church to Build 61-Unit Affordable Housing Project

SEATTLE, WA (November 18, 2011) – The community development arm of the Emerald City Bible Fellowship, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, has been awarded a $5.9 million grant to build a 61-unit affordable housing project. Continue Reading »

Partnerships Key in Developing Congregational Vitality

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 18, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church’s second annual Navigate National Gathering drew 120 pastors and lay leaders of established churches who are seeking to form partnerships and seek guidance on helping their congregations grow deeper in their love for Christ and desire to share the gospel. Continue Reading »

Think of Others This Gift-Giving Season

CHICAGO, IL (November 17, 2011) – Want to buy a bucket of fish? Or how about a pig or a sheep? Continue Reading »

Covenanter Honored as Illinois Student Laureate

CHICAGO, IL (November 17, 2011) – Hannah A. Haugen, a North Park University senior and member of Milwaukie (Oregon) Covenant Church, is one of 51 students from Illinois colleges and universities to be named a Student Laureate. Continue Reading »

Wallis Joins NPU Students in Support for Poor

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2011) – Jim Wallis joined more than 170 North Park University students, faculty, and others today as they formed a “Human Circle of Protection” at The Friendship Center, a local food pantry. Continue Reading »

Alaskan Church Receives First Pastor in 12 Years

SHAKTOOLIK, AK (November 16, 2011) – Shaktoolik Covenant Church’s first pastor in 12 years was installed earlier this month, just days before a powerful storm threatened to wipe out the village of fewer than 300 people. Continue Reading »

Search on Pace for Seminary Nominee in June

CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2011) – The Seminary Leadership Search Committee is on pace to nominate a new North Park Theological Seminary dean during the 127th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) in June. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Spiritual Direction, Tutoring Program

Spiritual Direction Focus of Call-In Café

CHICAGO, IL (November 15, 2011) – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Spiritual Direction” will be the topic of the Department of Christian Formation’s Call-In Café on Thursday. Continue Reading »