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Five for Friday: Sexist Headlines, Need New Desk, Salvific Goalkeeper

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 4, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Congo Clinic Initiative Enables Churches to Support Clinics

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 1, 2014) — Covenanters have a fresh way to partner with health clinics operated by the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) and supported by the Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP) in the Equateur Province. Continue Reading »

Five Most Fragile Countries Named, Covenant in Four

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 30, 2014) — The Evangelical Covenant Church is working in four of the five most fragile countries in the world as measured by the Fragile State Index that was released last week. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Rosemary E. Johnson

BEMUS POINT, NY (June 30, 2014) — Rosemary E. Johnson, 89, widow of Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, died Thursday. Continue Reading »

Candidates Approved for Ordination and Commissioning

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning approved the following candidates for Ordination to Word and Sacrament, Ordination to Word and Service, finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as commissioning. Continue Reading »

Delegates Affirm Resolution of Sympathy

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates attending the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church approved a Resolution of Sympathy to honor the lives and ministries of Covenant pastors, missionaries, and spouses who went to be with the Lord during the past year. Continue Reading »

Clergy Receive Lifetime Service Recognition

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — The Evangelical Covenant Church honored clergy with “Lifetime Service Recognition” awards during the denomination’s 129th Annual Meeting on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Board Members Elected

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates elected new members to various boards with results announced during Friday afternoon’s business session of the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Haworths: Supporting Churches, Unsung Heroes of Missionary Work

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — When asked about their 32 years of ministry in Japan, retiring Covenant missionaries Jay and Ellen Haworth prefer to talk about the 30 churches that have supported their work. Continue Reading »

Olson, Lundgren Get Humorous Tribute

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Laughter was abundant during the portion of today’s business session of the 129th Annual Meeting during which retiring Covenant executives Dean Lundgren and Doreen Olson were honored. Continue Reading »