CWR Partners with Habitat to Build Shelters in Haiti

LEOGANE, HAITI (October 4, 2011) – After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, millions of Haitians were left without homes. The problem of homelessness was further exacerbated by the unfulfilled need for clean water and proper sanitation, leading to even more disease and death. Continue Reading »

Pastor’s Home Destroyed by Fire Tops Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (October 4, 2011) – Stories about a pastor’s family losing their home in a fire and another pastor reflecting on long-term ministry were the most-read news items for the month September. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Covenanter Awarded, NPU Concert, Conference Office Moves

Mason City Covenanter Named Distinguished Citizen

MASON CITY, IA (October 4, 2011) – The Mason City Chamber of Commerce presented Jim FitzPatrick, a member of First Covenant Church, with its Distinguished Citizen Award during the organization’s annual meeting last Thursday. Continue Reading »

Faith in the Midst of Tragedy

By Stan Friedman

SLOAN, IA (October 1, 2011) – Volunteer firefighter Don Jorgensen was filling his car with gas before he drove to Westwood High School, where he teaches English, to help with a fundraiser. But then a phone call summoned him to a horrific two-vehicle head-on collision outside of town, near the town of Hornick. Continue Reading »

Bethany Service Announces Medical Rates for 2012

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2011) – Bethany Benefit Service medical rates next year will increase four and a half percent, less than average increases projected for most other employee medical plans for 2012, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

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 »