Family Awaits Ruling on Deportation Appeal

By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (December 13, 2011) – The Turlock Covenant Church and members of Maria Chaparro’s family are awaiting an immigration judge’s ruling on whether her deportation case will be re-opened, says Pastor Steve Carlson. Continue Reading »

Reflecting Jesus – It’s Worth the Risk

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2011) – Editor’s note: Advent is a season for both reflection and anticipation – celebrating the incarnation of Jesus while looking forward to the Messiah’s return and the kingdom of God in all its fullness. It arrives amidst the reality of a world filled with desperate needs, grief, anger and frustration. We find encouragement, however, in celebrating lives being transformed through our shared ministries, reminders of what is yet to come. Covenant News Service will publish occasional Advent reflections on ministry within that reality. Continue Reading »

Need ‘Sea Change’ in Attitudes on Criminal Justice

By Stan Friedman

JACKSON, MS (December 12, 2011) –Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) representatives who attended a recent “criminal justice think tank” at the John Perkins Foundation say they hope the meeting will lead to an expanded response by the denomination on the issue and a broader collaboration with other organizations. Continue Reading »

Kabila Declared Winner in Congo Election

KINSHASA, DR CONGO (December 9, 2011) – As expected, Joseph Kabila has been proclaimed the winner of the presidential election, and now the country is waiting to see whether violence will erupt as it did following the previous election in 2006. Continue Reading »

Days Later, Fire-Gutted Church Ready for Worship

PUNE, INDIA (December 9, 2011) – Less than a week after fire gutted their building, this past weekend the members of St. Andrew’s Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) worshipped in the sanctuary, which had been cleaned and repainted. Continue Reading »

Seeking Candidates for Great Lakes Conference Superintendent

CHICAGO, IL (December 9, 2011) – Potential candidate recommendations are being sought as part of a search process for a new superintendent of the Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

January Memorial Service for Dory Anderson

WESTMINSTER, CO (December 8, 2011) – A memorial service for Dory (Anderson) Anderson, 87, who died this morning, will be conducted at 10 a.m. January 7 at Covenant Village of Colorado. Continue Reading »

Tensions High As Congo Election Results Postponed

GEMENA, DR CONGO (December 8, 2011) – Tensions remain high in the country as the government today postponed announcing the results of the presidential election for the second time. Continue Reading »

Midwinter Primary Registration Deadline Next Week

CHICAGO, IL (December 7, 2012) – The deadline for primary registration for the 2012 Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church is next Wednesday. Continue Reading »

AVA Materials Making a Difference in Colombia

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (December 6, 2011) – The introduction of Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) material here already is making a difference in Covenant Churches as pastors and lay leaders are introducing the topic to their congregations. Continue Reading »