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 »

Top 20 Spanish Leaders Attend Worship Service

MALAGA, SPAIN (May 26, 2011) – It’s not every day that 20 leading members of Spain’s top political parties show up at church on a Sunday morning, but they did recently at a church pastored by Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries Eugenio and Pia Restrepo. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service June 2 for Gladys Fryhling Wickman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 25, 2011) – A funeral service for Gladys Fryhling Wickman, 93, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Paul Fryhling, will be conducted at 7 p.m. June 2 at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Wickman, 93, died Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Chaplains Group Pursuing Pastoral Care Initiative

CHICAGO, IL (May 25, 2011) – The Covenant Chaplains Association (CCA) is working with North Park Theological Seminary to develop Good Shepherd Initiatives in Pastoral Care, which will provide additional training to students, pastors, and interested lay people. Continue Reading »

Two Services Scheduled for James R. Hawkinson

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN (May 24, 2011) – Two services are planned for James R. Hawkinson who died this morning in a St. Paul hospital from complications following surgery on May 5. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Assisting Two Tornado-Damaged Areas

By Stan Friedman

CARTHAGE, MO (May 24, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant churches in two regions of the country are helping with local relief efforts following catastrophic tornadoes that left trails of destruction on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Contest Nets Alaska College New Van, Cash

SOLDOTNA, AK (May 23, 2011) – Alaska Christian College easily won an online contest that netted it a new Toyota van and $1,000 on Friday. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Reed Webcast Draws International Viewers

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 2011) – Viewers in 10 countries watched the live webcast of the memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Jerry Reed, which was broadcast Saturday from Anderson Chapel on the campus of North Park University. Continue Reading »