Covenant Offices Closed for King Observance

CHICAGO, IL (January 16, 2012) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Pending for June Bjorklund

NORTHBROOK, IL (January 13, 2012) – A memorial service is pending for June (Tournell) Bjorklund, 90, who died Thursday. She was the widow of Clifford Bjorklund, whose ministry included serving as Secretary of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Links: Your Guide to Online Conversations

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 13, 2012) – Editor’s note: Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Following is a sample of those submissions – their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Ohio Covenant Church Launching New Name

POWELL, OH (January 13, 2012) – Sawmill Covenant Church will launch its new name, Gateway Community Church, on January 22. Continue Reading »

Accessibility Grants Available for Chicago-Area Churches

CHICAGO, IL (January 11, 2012) – The Retirement Research Foundation has announced its 2012 Accessible Faith Grant Program that provides funding to assist houses of worship in the Chicago area to make accessibility improvements to their facilities. Continue Reading »

Repurposing Discarded Materials – and Lives

By Stan Friedman

SUMMERFIELD, NC (January 11, 2012) – A ministry cofounded by the pastor and a layperson from Mount Bethel Covenant Church repurposes furniture so that lives might be renewed. Continue Reading »

Ministries Assisting Alabama Tornado Victims

By Stan Friedman

PRATT CITY, AL (January 10, 2012) – A four-way partnership involving three Evangelical Covenant Church ministries and a longstanding nonprofit organization is helping more than 150 families that were victims of last April’s devastating tornadoes to reclaim their lives through an emphasis on long-term development. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Saturday for L. Daniel Ericson

PLANTATION, FL (January 10, 2011) – A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor and missionary L. Daniel Ericson, 89, who died last Saturday. Continue Reading »

CHET Training Aids Student’s Work in India

By Stan Friedman

COMPTON, CA (January 9, 2012) – A ministerial student at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) says his training at the Spanish-speaking school enabled him to effectively minister in India during a recent mission trip. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastors Among Protestors Arrested in NYC

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2011) – Despite being one of six people arrested Wednesday during a “prayer protest” over the city’s decision to evict all churches holding worship services in public schools, Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Michael Carrion says he will continue to pressure the city to reverse the policy. Continue Reading »