Covenant Pastors Among Protestors Arrested in NYC

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2011) – Despite being one of six people arrested Wednesday during a “prayer protest” over the city’s decision to evict all churches holding worship services in public schools, Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Michael Carrion says he will continue to pressure the city to reverse the policy. Continue Reading »

Links: Your Guide to Online Conversations

CHICAGO, IL (January 6, 2011) – Editor’s note: 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 »

Merge Now Offers Domestic Mission Opportunities

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 5, 2011) – Merge Ministries, a ministry of the Department of World Mission that has helped coordinate mission trips to numerous foreign countries, has added another country to its list of sites – the United States. Continue Reading »

Candidates Sought for Congregational Vitality Position

CROMWELL, CT (January 5, 2012) – The East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church is seeking recommendations for someone to serve in a newly created position as director of congregational vitality. Continue Reading »

Genesis-Cooper Partnership Top Story in December

CHICAGO, IL (January 4, 2011) – The partnership of Genesis Covenant Church with a ministry started by rock legend Alice Cooper was the most-read Covenant News Service story during the month of December. Continue Reading »

SCH Medical Pavilion Work Remains on Schedule

CHICAGO, IL (January 4, 2012) – Work is proceeding on schedule for the new Foster Medical Pavilion on the campus of Swedish Covenant Hospital, which is scheduled to open this summer. Continue Reading »

Wednesday Deadline for Special Midwinter-Connection Rates

CHICAGO, IL (January 3, 2012) – Wednesday is the last day reduced hotel room rates are guaranteed for those planning to attend the Midwinter Conference and Youth Workers Connection. After tomorrow, rates will be at the discretion of the hotels. Continue Reading »

Hand-sewn Dresses Assist Anti-Slave Initiative

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 3, 2012) – “Pillowcase dresses” sewn by women in the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church could mean the difference between whether or not an impoverished girl in another country is kidnapped to become a slave. Continue Reading »

Covenant Offices Closed Monday

CHICAGO, IL (December 31, 2011) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be closed Monday in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Continue Reading »

An ‘Under the Bridge’ Christmas for Homeless

By Stan Friedman

PORTLAND, OR (December 30, 2011) – Shari, a homeless woman who is roughly 50 years of age, thanked the two young girls who had just nervously painted her nails and told them, “I feel like a princess.” Continue Reading »