Banking a Different Kind of Growth through a Dollar a Day

FLORISSANT, MO (September 1, 2011) – Young adults at Christ Covenant Church are growing their savings and learning about career development through the congregation’s Dollar A Day Savings initiative. Continue Reading »

One Church Rebuilds in Ethiopia, Thanks to U.S. Congregations

GAMBELA, ETHIOPIA (August 31, 2011) – In 2006, a flood destroyed a church in the Ethiopia Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan. The church was especially vulnerable to the high waters because, like many other buildings, it was constructed of wood and mud with an iron-sheet roof. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

Soccer Player’s Injury Leads Him to Mission Trip

MANCHESTER, CT (August 31, 2011) – Josh Valentine was the captain of the Manchester High School soccer team when an injury ended his season, yet it turned out to impact not only his life, but also children in Tijuana, Mexico. Continue Reading »

Call of God Can Go in Unexpected Directions

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 30, 2011) – While president of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Glenn Palmberg met frequently with politicians in Washington D.C. to make sure they remembered the poor when making policy decisions. He had hoped to continue similar work in the nation’s capital after he retired in 2008. Continue Reading »

Empowerment Walk to Raise Funds for Mexico Ministry

CHICAGO, IL (August 30, 2011) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) partners will benefit from the 2011 Walk for Economic Empowerment sponsored by Covenant World Relief in cooperation with other international development organizations. The walk will be held at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois, on October 1. Continue Reading »

Record Fall Enrollment at North Park University

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 2011) – North Park University President David Parkyn encouraged new students to “find your voice” as the university opened the 2011-2012 academic year during its annual “Welcome Convocation” last Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Hurricane Forced Many Churches to Cancel Services

CROMWELL, CT (August 29, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church congregations throughout the East Coast cancelled services Sunday due to Hurricane Irene. Continue Reading »

Two Services Planned for Worth Vernon Hodgin

MERCER ISLAND, WA (August 25, 2011) – Two services have been scheduled for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Worth Vernon Hodgin who died last Saturday, August 20, in Mercer Island. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

‘Kool Kars’ Show to Benefit Emanuel Hospital

TURLOCK, CA (August 25, 2011) – A hot rod charity event on Saturday, September 17, will raise funds to benefit Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock as well as the Parent Resource Center in Modesto. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Friday for Sigrid Nelson

ROCKFORD, IL (August 24, 2011) – A funeral service will be conducted on Friday for Sigrid Nelson, widow of deceased Evangelical Covenant pastor Robert H. Nelson, who died Monday at The Holmstad in Batavia. Continue Reading »