Outreach Ministry Offers Words of Encouragement

By Stan Friedman

ANGELS CAMP, CA (October 31, 2011) – The First Responder team at Grace Hills Bible Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, is letting people in their community know someone is praying for them. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Pastor Honored, Art and Illness Explored

City Honors Pastor for Civic Contributions

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (October 31, 2011) – The Mayor’s Good Citizen Award was presented last week to Steve Larson, pastor of Redeemer Covenant Church, during the City Council meeting. Continue Reading »

‘Run for Doug’ Honors Memory of Covenant Pastor

OMAHA, NE (October 31, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Doug Ferguson went to the doctor last October because he had been unable to keep his food down. An endoscopy showed he had stage four gastric cancer. Continue Reading »

Churches Seek to Assist Undocumented Immigrants

CHICAGO, IL (October 29, 2011) – Resurrection Covenant Church has declared itself an “Immigrant Welcoming Congregation.” Continue Reading »

50-Mile Run Raises $10,000 for Cromwell Home

By Stan Friedman

CROMWELL, CT (October 28, 2011) – Jim Hite stopped just short of the finish line that marked the end of his 50-mile run to benefit Children’s Home of Cromwell. He hadn’t so much as walked all day, but he stopped. And did some jumping jacks. Continue Reading »

Flooding Forces Abundant Life Center to Close

BANGKOK, THAILAND (October 28, 2011) – Abundant Life Center has been closed temporarily in anticipation of possible flooding from waters that have ravaged other parts of the city, says Byron Amundsen, director of administration and finance for the Department of World Mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Vitality Process Draws Congregants Closer Together

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 27, 2011) – No one conceived of the changes that would happen to the worship services at First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois, when the congregation began its journey through the denomination’s vitality process, but the outcome has been a deeper sense of community and numerical growth. Continue Reading »

Pharmacy Squabble Could Affect Some Covenanters

CHICAGO, IL (October 27, 2011) – Unless last-minute negotiations produce a different outcome, effective January 1, Walgreen pharmacies will no longer be part of the Express Scripts network that covers all Bethany Benefit Service medical enrollees, which include Evangelical Covenant Church pastors, missionaries, and employees of Covenant offices and some affiliated entities. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Conducted for Hazel L. Dokken

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (October 27, 2011) – A memorial service was conducted Monday for Hazel L. Dokken, 94, who died October 18. She was the widow of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Justin Dokken. Continue Reading »

Canada Covenant Assisting Haiti Clinic

By Stan Friedman

HAUTE LIMBE, HAITI (October 26, 2011) – The Ebenezer Clinic, which is partially supported by the Covenant Church of Canada, is treating a rapidly increasing number of cholera patients, reflecting a national trend as the disease spreads following the rainy season. Continue Reading »