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 »

Church Packs 272,160 Meals for Starving Children

BERLIN, CT (September 23, 2011) – Members of Bethany Covenant Church were among the thousands of people who packed 1.1 million meals during CHIC 2006 and 2009 – the meals were distributed around the world by Feed My Starving Children (FSMC). Continue Reading »

Briefs: Top Award, Youth Supporting Kenyans

Smietana Earns Award For Best Religion Story

DURHAM, NC (September 22, 2011) – The Religion Newswriters Association has honored Covenanter Bob Smietana with its Cornell Religion Report of the Year award for mid-sized newspapers. Continue Reading »

Eye-Witness Recalls Horror of Air Show Crash

By Stan Friedman

SANTA ROSA, CA (September 21, 2011) – Scott Peterson, pastor of children’s ministries at Redwood Covenant Church, is trying to sort through agonizing spiritual questions and emotions after witnessing the crash of a P-51 Mustang at the National Championship Air Races last Friday. Continue Reading »

Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (September 21, 2011) – More than 350 people attended the Hispanic Heritage Festival, an outreach of Redeemer Covenant and La Bendición Covenant churches to their increasingly multicultural neighborhood. Continue Reading »

Free Webinar Thursday on Church Intern Programs

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2011) – A free webinar on developing an internship program within churches will be hosted by the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University. Continue Reading »

2011 Pastoral Compensation Report Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2011) – The 2011 edition of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Pastoral Compensation Report is now available on the Covenant website, offering a wide range of resources and guidelines for use by local Covenant churches in establishing compensation levels for pastoral staff. Continue Reading »

Special Vehicle Helps Ministry in Harsh Environs

SCAMMON BAY, AK (September 19, 2011) – Jason Stromstad, pastor of Scammon Bay Covenant Church on the west coast of the Bering Sea, says the recent donation of an all-terrain vehicle “is a specific answer to prayer.” Continue Reading »

Pastor, Family Lose Home in Weekend Blaze

By Stan Friedman

SAGINAW, MN (September 19, 2011) – Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church, chokes up as he describes the assistance community members have provided his family since their house burned to the ground Saturday morning. Continue Reading »

A Pastor Looks at Ministry Over the Long Haul

SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 16, 2011) – Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in church newsletters, individual blogs and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Continue Reading »