Tornado: Close Call for One Covenant Congregation

SPRINGFIELD, MA (June 3, 2011) – The tornado that killed at least four people in Massachusetts on Wednesday passed over a school located next to the Evangelical Covenant Church’s parking lot. Continue Reading »

Two Covenant Youth Honored for Contributions

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 2, 2011) – Caledonia High School always honors only one student with its Principal’s Award for leadership, but the school’s top administrator couldn’t decide between two students, so he presented it to Samuel Ernest and Gretchen Mortenson, both attendees of Thornapple Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Feast Offers Opportunity for Renewal, Transformation

CHICAGO, IL (June 1, 2011) – The multicultural worship and other activities at the Feast will give attendees an opportunity to more fully experience the reality of the kingdom of God,” says J. Wilson Herrera, one of the event’s main speakers. Continue Reading »

Magazine Recognizes Covenant Technology Leader

EDMOND, OK (June 1, 2011) – Fast Company magazine has named Bobby Gruenewald, a pastor specializing in technology, as an innovation leader – one its 100 Most Creative People in Business honorees. Continue Reading »

In the End, It Came Down to One Last Throw

By Stan Friedman

DELAWARE, OH (May 31, 2011) – Every one of the throws by North Park University’s Lars Tenglin was good enough for him to capture the NCAA Division III National Championship in the javelin on Saturday. Except one. Continue Reading »

Wednesday Webcast to Focus on CMJ Resource Paper

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2011) – A special live webcast will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), featuring a five-member panel that will explore in greater depth the proposed Covenant resource paper on the Ministry of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice. Continue Reading »

Relief Work Continues in Tornado-Ravaged Areas

By Stan Friedman

JOPLIN, MO (May 30, 2011) – Goodwill is overwhelming this city devastated by a massive tornado a week ago yesterday, but that is creating a new set of problems. Continue Reading »

Covenant Offices Closed Today

CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2011) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church are closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Continue Reading »

Tributes Honor Life, Legacy of Jim Hawkinson

By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2011) – Expressions of sympathy and affirmations of a life well lived continue to flow in the aftermath of the death of James R. Hawkinson, who died Tuesday from complications following surgery May 5. Continue Reading »

NPU Javelin Champ: It’s All About Heart and Attitude

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 26, 2011) – Lars Tenglin was no better than average at throwing the javelin while on his high school track team. “I had no technique. I just went out there and threw,” he says. His best effort was 147 feet, which was okay, but nothing to brag about. Continue Reading »