Empowerment Walk to Raise Funds for Mexico Ministry

CHICAGO, IL (August 30, 2011) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) partners will benefit from the 2011 Walk for Economic Empowerment sponsored by Covenant World Relief in cooperation with other international development organizations. The walk will be held at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois, on October 1. Continue Reading »

Record Fall Enrollment at North Park University

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 2011) – North Park University President David Parkyn encouraged new students to “find your voice” as the university opened the 2011-2012 academic year during its annual “Welcome Convocation” last Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Hurricane Forced Many Churches to Cancel Services

CROMWELL, CT (August 29, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church congregations throughout the East Coast cancelled services Sunday due to Hurricane Irene. Continue Reading »

Two Services Planned for Worth Vernon Hodgin

MERCER ISLAND, WA (August 25, 2011) – Two services have been scheduled for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Worth Vernon Hodgin who died last Saturday, August 20, in Mercer Island. Continue Reading »

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‘Kool Kars’ Show to Benefit Emanuel Hospital

TURLOCK, CA (August 25, 2011) – A hot rod charity event on Saturday, September 17, will raise funds to benefit Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock as well as the Parent Resource Center in Modesto. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Friday for Sigrid Nelson

ROCKFORD, IL (August 24, 2011) – A funeral service will be conducted on Friday for Sigrid Nelson, widow of deceased Evangelical Covenant pastor Robert H. Nelson, who died Monday at The Holmstad in Batavia. Continue Reading »

Prayers Invited for September 11 Pentagon Remembrance

SPRINGFIELD, VA (August 24, 2011) – Community Covenant Church invites people from throughout the Evangelical Covenant Church to send prayers of peace and comfort in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. Continue Reading »

Amidst Turmoil, Remember God Is Near

By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2011) – A special “Summer Prayer” penned by one of the chaplains at Swedish Covenant Hospital has been receiving considerable attention in recent days, a prayer that may resonate with many who feel confused or even overwhelmed amidst a sense of unrest that permeates our lives these days. Continue Reading »

Monstrous Storm Threatens Bahamas, U.S. Coastal Areas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS (August 23, 2011) – Residents are bracing for the anticipated onslaught of Hurricane Irene that is predicted to increase to a category four storm and pass through the central islands sometime Wednesday before moving on towards the southeastern coast of the United States. Continue Reading »

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Free Workshop for Town and Country Leaders

ALEXANDRIA, MN (August 23, 2011) – The Town and Country Commission will sponsor a free leadership workshop October 9-10. It will precede the Ministerial Association Retreat. Continue Reading »