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Obituary: Gary Pierce

BATAVIA, IL (May 2, 2014) — A funeral service for Gary Pierce, the husband of Covenant Chaplain Sally Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Batavia United Methodist Church. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Racists, Baptism, C.S. Lewis, Kids Kill Kids

CHICAGO, IL (May 2, 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 »

New Book Focuses on Taking Charge of Emotions

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 1, 2014) — Psychologist Linda Solie hopes her new book, Take Charge of Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Anger will help put her out of work. Continue Reading »

Covenant Children’s Ministry Gives $25,000 to Covenant Kids Congo

By Stan Friedman

MT. PROSPECT, IL (April 30, 2014) — Covenant Children’s Ministry (formerly Covenant Children’s Home) presented Covenant Kids Congo Powered by World Vision with a $25,000 check at the Central Conference Annual Meeting on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Paul Wilson Elected PSWC Superintendent

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 29, 2014) — Delegates to the Pacific Southwest Conference Annual Meeting elected Paul Wilson to be the new superintendent on Saturday. Continue Reading »

CWR Funds Making Difference in Philippines

GUIUAN, PHILIPPINES (APRIL 28, 2014) — Alfred Gayoso, the pastor of a house church named Bread from Heaven, says the money contributed by Covenant World Relief to reconstruct the congregation’s building, which also is his home, was about more than having a new place to meet and live. Continue Reading »

Marathon Runners Inspired by Others at Race

By Stan Friedman

BOSTON, MA (April 28, 2014) — Dave Cairns stopped two-tenths of a mile short of the Boston Marathon’s finish line last Monday so that he could reflect for a moment.

He had waited a year to get to that place. Continue Reading »

Umanos Desired to Be ‘Hands and Feet of Christ’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 25, 2014) – The widow of Dr. Jerry Umanos, a Covenant pediatrician who was one of three Americans slain by a member of the Afghan security force in Kabul on Thursday, said she and her family “don’t hold any ill will toward Afghanistan in general or even the gunman who did this. We don’t know what his history is.” Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Grace at the Gallows, Tacky Clothing at Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 25, 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 »

Anderson: More Focus on CAR Violence Needed

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2014) — Leith Anderson, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals and one of the speakers at the 2014 Annual Meeting, recently returned from a “peace-seeking” trip to the war-torn Central African Republic and published an article in TIME magazine calling on Christians to pay attention to the violence there. Continue Reading »