Memorial Service Planned for Elaine Ahlstedt

SPRING VALLEY, CA (July 18, 2011) – A memorial service is being planned for Elaine (Lundstrom) Ahlstedt, 91, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Jerome Ahlstedt. No date has been set. Continue Reading »

Covenant Smartphone App Growing in Popularity

CHICAGO, IL (July 15, 2011) – More than 1,250 individuals have downloaded CovLink, the Evangelical Covenant Church’s mobile application designed for iPhone and Android smartphone devices. Continue Reading »

Minister Housing Allowance Challenge Dismissed

CHICAGO, IL (July 14, 2011) – A lawsuit that could have ended housing allowances for ministers was dismissed last month in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. Continue Reading »

Climbing Wall Added to Covenant Harbor Bible Camp

LAKE GENEVA, WI (July 13, 2011) – Obtaining the new indoor climbing wall for Covenant Harbor Bible Camp took several years and some unforeseen twists that saved the camp at least $120,000, says Executive Director Ray Warren. The wall completes the Jackson Family Activity Center. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Conducted for Doug Ferguson

OMAHA, NE (July 13, 2011) – A memorial service for Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Doug Ferguson, 60, was held July 1 at First Covenant Church. He died June 26. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Conducted for Bonnie Gelaude

HIGHLAND, MI (July 12, 2011) – A funeral service was conducted Monday for Bonnie (Loop) Gelaude, 60, wife of Ronald C. Gelaude, pastor of Connexions Covenant Church in Dexter, Michigan. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Community Service, Helping Cancer Patient

SANFORD, ME (July 12, 2011) — At the invitation of the local Evergreen Covenant Church, 33 counselors from Camp Squanto in West Swanzey, New Hampshire, visited Sanford for a day of team-building and community service last month. Continue Reading »

CWR Partnering With Japan Church to Provide Aid

MIYAKO, JAPAN (July 11, 2011) – Japanese citizens whose homes barely missed being destroyed by the tsunami in March now are dealing with survivor’s guilt, and most of the people left homeless are still living in evacuation shelters or government-built temporary housing, says Dave Husby, director of Covenant World Relief. Continue Reading »

Three Leaders Presented with ACCW Awards

ESTES PARK, CO (July 11, 2011) – The Association for Covenant Clergy Women presented three awards at the Covenant Ministerium meeting. Continue Reading »

Fight 4 Faith – Unique Effort to Reach Out to Others

KATY, TX (July 11, 2011) – More than 500 people attended a major Jiu-Jitsu and grappling tournament for charity put on by Mission Covenant Church. Continue Reading »