Incoming CEUM President Dreamed of ‘New Harvest’

INERA BONGABO, DR CONGO (January 27, 2012) – It was a recurring dream that led the new president of the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) to pursue ministry shortly after graduating from high school. Continue Reading »

Bill Would Open School Buildings for Religious Use

By Stan Friedman

BRONX, NY (January 27, 2012) – Legislation that would allow churches to use schools after hours and when no one else is in the building received unanimous approval in the New York State Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

‘Africa Walk’ Focuses on Need for Clean Water

By John Brooks

CHICAGO (January 26, 2012) – An Evangelical Covenant Church member who graduated from North Park University in 2010 has embarked with two companions on a two-year, 7,000-mile journey from southern Africa to its northern coast as a way of calling attention to the need for clean drinking water in developing world nations. Continue Reading »

Emanuel Medical Center CEO Honored

TURLOCK, CA (January 26, 2012) – John Sigsbury, president and CEO of Emanuel Medical Center, has been named “Business Leader of the Year” by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading »

CEUM Elects New President, Vice President

INERA BONGABO, DR CONGO (January 24, 2012) – Jules Mboka has been elected president of the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM), succeeding Mossai Sanguma who completed two terms in office, the maximum allowed under the CEUM constitution. Continue Reading »

South Sudan Church Seeks Peace Among Tribes

By Stan Friedman

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (January 24, 2012) – The Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) is working with other church and civilian organizations to pursue peace in this country that has seen hundreds of men, women, and children murdered and more than 120,000 people driven from their homes in recent months due to tribal conflict. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service February 4 for June Bjorklund

NORTHBROOK, IL (January 24, 2012) – A memorial service for June (Tournell) Bjorklund will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at Northbrook Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

John Perkins Hospitalized Following Surgery

JACKSON, MS (January 23, 2012) – Civil rights leader John Perkins remains hospitalized following surgery last week for blockages in his digestive system. Continue Reading »

Webcast Thursday on Helping Youth Grow in Christ

CHICAGO, IL (January 23, 2012) – Discipling youth will be the focus of the next installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that enables Covenanters to dialogue with participants.

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Financial Support Key to Fulfilling Mission Commitments

CHICAGO, IL (January 20, 2012) – Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) congregations are reminded that the ECC fiscal year ends January 31. Continue Reading »