Music As Tough As Homeless Life It Reflects

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 30, 2011) – The lyrics and roots blues music on Glenn Kaiser’s latest CD, “Cardboard Box,” are as hard and raw as the homeless people for whom he is singing. Continue Reading »

Flooding Again Threatens Thailand Fish Hatchery

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (September 29, 2011) – Incessant rains caused flash flooding that threatens the fish hatchery operated by the Thailand Covenant Church, says Randy Bevis, missionary with the Evangelical Covenant Church Department of World Mission. Continue Reading »

Runner Seeks to Support Youth – One Mile At a Time

By Stan Friedman

CROMWELL, CT (September 28, 2011) – Three years ago, Jim Hite could barely walk once around the local high school track, but he will celebrate his 50th birthday next month by running 50 miles to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Home of Cromwell. Continue Reading »

CHET: Nothing Like Success to Create More Challenges

By Don Meyer

COMPTON, CA (September 26, 2011) – “Can you believe it?” the email begins. “We have just started our second academic school year at our new, beautiful CHET Compton venue, and we are literally bulging at the seams.” Continue Reading »

Volunteers Work on Homes, Schools in Outreach Effort

By Stan Friedman

BELLEVUE, WA (September 23, 2011) – In 2005, Highland Covenant Church decided to celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a Jubilee Service Day outreach. Continue Reading »

Church Packs 272,160 Meals for Starving Children

BERLIN, CT (September 23, 2011) – Members of Bethany Covenant Church were among the thousands of people who packed 1.1 million meals during CHIC 2006 and 2009 – the meals were distributed around the world by Feed My Starving Children (FSMC). Continue Reading »

Briefs: Top Award, Youth Supporting Kenyans

Smietana Earns Award For Best Religion Story

DURHAM, NC (September 22, 2011) – The Religion Newswriters Association has honored Covenanter Bob Smietana with its Cornell Religion Report of the Year award for mid-sized newspapers. Continue Reading »

Eye-Witness Recalls Horror of Air Show Crash

By Stan Friedman

SANTA ROSA, CA (September 21, 2011) – Scott Peterson, pastor of children’s ministries at Redwood Covenant Church, is trying to sort through agonizing spiritual questions and emotions after witnessing the crash of a P-51 Mustang at the National Championship Air Races last Friday. Continue Reading »

Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (September 21, 2011) – More than 350 people attended the Hispanic Heritage Festival, an outreach of Redeemer Covenant and La Bendición Covenant churches to their increasingly multicultural neighborhood. Continue Reading »

Free Webinar Thursday on Church Intern Programs

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2011) – A free webinar on developing an internship program within churches will be hosted by the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University. Continue Reading »