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 »

Services Pending for Bonnie Gelaude

DEXTER, MI (July 8, 2011) – Services are pending for Bonnie Gelaude, wife of Connexions Covenant Church Pastor Ron Gelaude. She died Thursday night. Continue Reading »

Ginny Olson Accepts Conference Youth Ministry Position

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 8, 2011) – The Northwest Conference (NWC) of the Evangelical Covenant church has announced that Ginny Olson will become its first director of youth ministry starting September 1. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Track Team Winner, CRC and Habitat

EUGENE, OR (July 7, 2011) – Covenanter Charles Jock, who came to this country as a refugee from Sudan while a child, earned a berth on the United States Track Team for the IAAF World Championships following his performance in the 800 meters competition at the USA Track & Field Championships on June 26. Continue Reading »

Young Girl’s Example Reflects Feast’s Goal

By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (July 7, 2011) – Eight-year-old Elaina Borden was sitting in chapel on the first day of the Feast when she heard worship leader Melissa Wall tell the gathering that a prayer team was praying over each of the chairs and throughout the building before each worship service. Continue Reading »

Camp Director, Swedish Church Merger Among Most-Read Stories

CHICAGO, IL (July 6, 2011) – The selection of Erik Strom to be the next executive director of Covenant Point Bible Camp in Iron River, Michigan, was the most-read online news story on the Evangelical Covenant Church in June. He has served as youth pastor at Winnetka Covenant Church in Wilmette, Illinois, since 2007. He begins his new duties August 15. Continue Reading »

After Some ‘Grousing,’ Spruce Hen Is Official

By Stan Friedman

SOLDOTNA, AK (July 5, 2011) – The royal spruce hen is now the official mascot of Alaska Christian College (ACC). Continue Reading »

Smith: God Wants Covenant to Receive Second Wind

By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Eight thousand feet up in the Rocky Mountains, where the air is thin and the unaccustomed find their footsteps slowed, hundreds of worshipers tonight were left a different kind of breathless, jumping to their feet with their hands waving and shouting “Amen, Amen” to their God when Efrem Smith was done preaching. Continue Reading »