North Park Joins Others in President’s Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2011) – Leaders from North Park University joined representatives of other higher education institutions and representatives of the Obama administration August 3 for the kickoff of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Continue Reading »

Registration Open for Two-Day Anti-Trafficking Conference

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA (August 8, 2011) – Hope Community Covenant Church will host a two-day conference on human trafficking and exploitation August 27-28. The church is partnering with International Justice Mission. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Cardinal George to Lecture, Youth Help Following Fire

CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2011) – Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, will present the 11th Annual Kermit Zarley Lecture at North Park University on October 11. Continue Reading »

Hamming for Camera Paves Way to MTV Gig

By Stan Friedman

FRIDLEY, MN (August 5, 2011) – Lenay Dunn filmed a multitudinous number of goofy videos with her friends starting in middle school. Ted Olsen and his wife, Kim, noticed more than the silliness. Continue Reading »

Pilgrim Pines Seeks Development Director

SWANZEY, NH (August 5, 2011) – Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is seeking candidates for the position of development director. The camp is a year-round ministry of the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, providing a Christian environment for families, retreats, conferences, youth camps, and worship gatherings. Continue Reading »

Alaska Native Encourages Others to Pursue Dream

SOLDOTNA, AK (August 4, 2011) – Rae Fancher grew up in the impoverished rural Alaskan villages of Bethel and Unalakleet, where she bore a lot of the responsibility to care for her younger brothers and sister. The teenager was bitter and angry. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Celebration, Soup Kitchen and Multicultural Outreach

FORT COLLINS, CO (August 4, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church of Fort Collins will celebrate its 30th anniversary August 27-28 with a worship workshop Saturday morning the 27th and a banquet and concert the 28th. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., and the concert will start at 6:30 p.m. on the 28th. Continue Reading »

Some Newswire Recipients Need to Re-Subscribe

CHICAGO, IL (August 3, 2011) – If you have subscribed to the daily Covenant Newswire email service in the past, but realize you are no longer receiving the Newswire emails, then this message is for you. Continue Reading »

Spiritual Direction Center Named in Honor of Weborg

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 3, 2011) – The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction was named, not only in honor of the longtime professor of theology at North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS), but also to celebrate what God has done through his life and ministry, speakers told the 230 people who gathered at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel on Saturday night. Continue Reading »

Smith Sermon Tops July’s Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (August 2, 2011) – A story about Efrem Smith’s sermon to the 126th Annual Meeting of the denomination continues to be among the most-read online news stories. The Pacific Southwest Conference superintendent inspired worshipers with his exhortation to let God use them to transform the world. Continue Reading »