Funds Raised to Construct Two South Sudan Churches

ST. CLOUD, MN (March 16, 2012) – Two Sudanese Covenant Church congregations in Minnesota recently hosted services that raised $22,600 to help fund construction of church buildings in South Sudan. Continue Reading »

Services Pending for Donald L. Olson

GLENBURN, MN (March 16, 2012) – Funeral services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald L. Olson, 85, who died Thursday night. Continue Reading »

Close Call as Twister Rips Through Michigan Town

DEXTER, MI (March 16, 2012) – About half a dozen members of Connexions Covenant Church suffered some damage to their houses, but no one was injured when an EF3-rated tornado skipped through the community Thursday evening, said Pastor Ron Gelaude, who had helped put a tarp on the roof of one home this morning. Continue Reading »

Service Focuses On Learning from Different Faiths

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 15, 2012) – Choirs from Jewish and Christian faith communities sang during a recent Sunday morning service at First Covenant Church to coincide with a preaching series on hospitality. The morning’s topic was, “Learning from People of Different Faiths.” Continue Reading »

Czech Prison Ministry Reflecting Christ’s Love

By Stan Friedman

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (March 15, 2012) – Lea had not seen a reflection of herself the entire nine and a half years spent in prison, so it was an overwhelming experience last Friday after she was released and then stopped at a restaurant with Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Kelly Prudek. Continue Reading »

A Lot of Stomping and Hollering Going On

By Stan Friedman

TULSA, OK (March 15, 2012) – The kids who participate in the Stomp & Holler program sponsored by Redeemer Covenant Church got to perform for the professional cast of STOMP Thursday night last week. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Lutefisk, Habitat and Women’s Basketball

North Park Alumna Appears on TV’s ‘Chopped’

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2012) – North Park University classmates probably wished Shanna Horner O’Hea was preparing their meals before she graduated in 1994. The alumna is appearing on the Food Network show “Chopped” on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

Covenant Care Gifts Appropriate All Year Long

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2012) – “The child with a high fever was so dehydrated that when she was crying, there were no tears from her eyes,” says Andrew Njenga, a staff member of Medical Teams International (MTI), which is operating clinics across East Africa. Continue Reading »

With Song in Heart, Japanese Struggle to Recover

By Stan Friedman

MIYAKO, JAPAN (March 13, 2012) – Pastor Iwatsuka was making his first visit to the temporary housing units and had advertised a meeting he wanted to hold with the residents and discuss their needs. As he expected, no one showed up because no one knew him. Continue Reading »

Evangelical Covenant Church of Jamaica to Make Its Debut

KINGSTON, JAMAICA (March 12, 2012) – The Evangelical Covenant Church of Jamaica will celebrate its formal organization and recognition by the government May 31- June 3 in Kingston. Continue Reading »