New Stewardship Kit Being Sent to Churches

CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2011) – Ask anyone in a local church who works with budgets and is responsible for encouraging faithful financial support from members, and they will tell you that finding helpful and effective resources to support that effort can be challenging. Continue Reading »

Briefs: CWR Resources, Meals for the Hungry

CWR Fall Campaign Materials Available

CHICAGO, IL (October 13, 2011) – Covenant World Relief has mailed new materials for its fall campaign to each of the more than 800 Evangelical Covenant churches in North America. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service on Monday for Ingeborg Skurdal

RED WING, MN (October 13, 2011) – A funeral service for Ingeborg (Langager) Skurdal, 99, widow of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Sverre Skurdal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Covenant Church. She died Tuesday. Continue Reading »

‘Taste of Africa’ One Way to Say Thank You

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (October 12, 2011) – A worship team consisting of members from several African nations led the morning worship service in English, Lingala and other languages at Redeemer Covenant Church as part of the congregation’s fifth annual “Taste of Africa” celebration on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Walk Raises Funds for Economic Empowerment

WHEATON, IL (October 12, 2011) – More than 100 people participated in the recent Walk for Economic Empowerment, a fundraiser co-sponsored by Covenant World Relief (CWR) and other international organizations to benefit development work. Continue Reading »

Asia Event Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Thai Church

ROI ET, THAILAND (October 11, 2011) – A team of Evangelical Covenant Church ministers from across Asia crammed into the small house that is the meeting space for the Thailand Covenant Church congregation, which is located in a rural village with fewer than 50 homes. It sits at the intersection of the lone asphalt road and surrounding mud. Continue Reading »

Exotic Animals – A Way to Reach Out to Kids

By Stan Friedman

ALEXANDRIA, MN (October 10, 2011) – Catalyst Covenant Church’s latest outreach to the community was a little wild. Fortunately nothing got out of hand. Continue Reading »

Pastors Back Bill to Ban Alcohol Self-Serve Machines

By Stan Friedman

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 6, 2011) – Walter Contreras, director of outreach and Hispanic church planting for the Pacific Southwest Conference, is one of many signatories to a petition by religious leaders asking California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that would ban alcohol sales through self-serve checkout machines in California. Continue Reading »

Making a Joyful Noise—with Toy Piano and Ukulele

CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2011) – Brenden Smith, the worship leader at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, Washington, has incorporated such unusual instruments as a stroh violin, mbira, mandola, and toy piano during Sunday morning services. Continue Reading »

In Wake of Fire, Pastor’s Family Moves to Temporary Housing

SAGINAW, MI (October 5, 2011) – Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Saginaw, Minnesota, and his family plan to move into a mobile home that has been delivered to the property where his former home, which burned to the ground last month, stood. Continue Reading »