Third NYC Congregation Secures New Worship Space

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2012) – A third congregation connected with the Evangelical Covenant Church has found temporary meeting space after being evicted from the public schools where they had been worshiping. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Thursday for Missionary Clitus Olson

WESTMINSTER, CO (February 20, 2012) – A memorial service will be conducted for retired Evangelical Covenant Church medical missionary Clitus Olson, 95, at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Covenant Village of Colorado. Continue Reading »

Links: What Covenanters Are Talking About Online

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 17, 2012) – 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 »

New Urban Ministry Program Accepting Applicants

CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) – North Park Theological Seminary is accepting applications for a new two-year graduate educational program leading to a Certificate in Urban Ministry. Continue Reading »

Pastors Use TV Show to Discuss Differing Faith Views

By Stan Friedman

LIVINGSTON, NJ (February 15, 2012) – Susan Gillespie, pastor of Trinity Covenant Church, says the Clergy Corner TV program that features a panel discussion among local religious leaders of different faith traditions models how discussions over theological questions can remain civil and yet honest about differences. Continue Reading »

New Bridge Expands Opportunities in Congo

KARAWA, DR CONGO (February 15, 2012) – The newly constructed bridge over the Lumba stream seven miles east of here will make travel much safer and provide more opportunity for farmers to get goods to market. Continue Reading »

Covenant Shores Named to U.S. News Honor Roll

MERCER ISLAND, WA (February 15, 2012) – The nursing home at the Covenant Shores Retirement Community has been named one of the 39 best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Continue Reading »

Evicted Churches Making Alternate Space Arrangements

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK CITY, NY (February 14, 2012) – Two congregations connected with the Evangelical Covenant Church are among roughly 60 local congregations that have been evicted from public school buildings in which they previously met. A third Covenant congregation had planned to use school space, but will now have to find another location. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Set for Donald B. Krause

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 14, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Donald B. Krause, 86, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on February 25 at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. He died February 7. Continue Reading »

Protesting Offensive Commercials Encouraged

CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2012) – Organizers of the #NotBuyingIt Twitter campaign against what they say are demeaning commercials announced that one million people were reached during the Super Bowl. Continue Reading »