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 »

Funeral Service Conducted for Earl Towner

BARNES, WI (February 13, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church chaplain Earl Towner, 70, was conducted at Barnes Community Church on Saturday. He died Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Search Begins for New Ordered Ministry Leader

CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2012) – A search process is under way for a new executive minister of the Department of the Ordered Ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church, following the announcement of David W. Kersten’s nomination to become the new dean of North Park Theological Seminary. Continue Reading »

Kersten Nominated to Lead North Park Theological Seminary

CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2012) – David W. Kersten has been nominated to serve as dean of North Park Theological Seminary, following approval of the North Park University Board of Trustees on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Two New Resources for Lent Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2011) – Two new resources for Lent written by Evangelical Covenant Church ministers have been added to the Ministry Idea Exchange (MIX) resource page. Continue Reading »

Tax Credit Available to Qualifying Churches

CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2012) – A tax credit that returned more than $500,000 to Evangelical Covenant Church congregations last year is available again this year for qualifying congregations. Continue Reading »

NYC Protests Story Tops January’s Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2012) – The arrests of Evangelical Covenant Church pastors and others who were protesting New York City’s plans to evict all churches meeting in public schools was the most-read Covenant News Service story in January. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Justice Summit, Fund-Raising Cook-off

North Park to Host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2012) – North Park University will host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload on March 23-24. The event combines Chicago Reload, an annual event for urban youth workers, with a new Justice Summit. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Monday for Irene Anderson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (February 8, 2012) – Funeral services will be conducted for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Irene (Johnson) Anderson, 88, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She died last Friday. Continue Reading »

Church Finds ‘To-Go’ Lunch a Great Outreach

PORTLAND, OR (February 7, 2012) – St. Johns Covenant Church had provided the Roosevelt High School girl’s basketball team with to-go meals for all of their away games, but they all sat together for a taco dinner to celebrate a season in which the Lady Riders have had to overcome major obstacles. Continue Reading »