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 »

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

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 »

Funeral Service Tuesday for Evangeline Dennis

ALBERTA, CA (August 22, 2011) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Evangeline “Vangie” (Ericson) Dennis will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Malmo Mission Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Book Offers Insights for Doing Benevolence Well

By Stan Friedman

HICKORY, NC (August 19, 2011) – With apologies to the writer of Ecclesiastes, “Of the making of books and articles about compassion, mercy, and justice, there is no end.” Yet most might as well be titled Ditto because their content varies little from one to another. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Conference Realigns Leadership; Building Remodeled

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 19, 2011) – The Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church has restructured its staff and redefined roles among the leadership to better advance its three priorities of congregational vitality, church planting, and children, youth and family ministry, says new superintendent Mark Stromberg. Continue Reading »

New Building Changing Landscape Around SCH

CHICAGO, IL (August 18, 2011) – The skyline along Foster Avenue heading east near California Avenue is undergoing a dramatic transformation as the new Swedish Covenant Hospital Foster Medical Pavilion takes shape. Continue Reading »

Renting Schools to Churches – Controversy Continues

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2011) – A recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has re-ignited discussion on the constitutionality of public schools renting their facilities to churches. Continue Reading »