Problems Force Extension of Congo Election

BOKONZO, DR CONGO (November 29, 2011) – Although violence occurred in some parts of the country during balloting in the presidential and parliamentary election on Monday, the process seemed to go more smoothly in the northwest region where the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) is located. Continue Reading »

Hindustani Covenant Church Gutted by Fire

PUNE, INDIA (November 28, 2011) – Fire gutted St. Andrew’s Church – the “flagship church” of the Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) – late Sunday or early Monday morning, Covenant News Service has learned. Continue Reading »

Seeing Pain, Struggle, Hope Through Artist’s Eyes

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 28, 2011) – Rita Lindholm laid in her bed at Swedish Covenant Hospital telling Elizabeth Ahlem how grateful she was to have been surrounded her entire life with the love of family, friends, and her church community. Continue Reading »

Special Venues Part of Youth Workers Convention

CHICAGO, IL (November 25, 2011) – The Youth Workers Connection will take place in different parts of Chicago and in some unusual locations for worship January 28-30. Continue Reading »

Covenant Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

CHICAGO, IL (November 24, 2011) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church are closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Continue Reading »

New Program Helps Youth Acquire Business Skills

CHICAGO, IL (November 23, 2011) – Sixty high school students are learning computer technology and entrepreneurship through a two-year program The House Covenant Church began this fall. Continue Reading »

Volunteer Team Helps Refurbish Thai Covenant Camp

By Stan Friedman

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (November 23, 2011) – Staff from Covenant Heights Camp and Retreat Center returned to Estes Park, Colorado, this past weekend after working in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they helped the Thailand Covenant Church further develop its own fledgling camp located on reclaimed rice paddies. Continue Reading »

Midwinter Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

CHICAGO, IL (November 22, 2011) – The deadline for ministers to apply for scholarships to the Midwinter Conference is December 1. Applications can be downloaded here. Continue Reading »

Church to Build 61-Unit Affordable Housing Project

SEATTLE, WA (November 18, 2011) – The community development arm of the Emerald City Bible Fellowship, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, has been awarded a $5.9 million grant to build a 61-unit affordable housing project. Continue Reading »

Partnerships Key in Developing Congregational Vitality

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 18, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church’s second annual Navigate National Gathering drew 120 pastors and lay leaders of established churches who are seeking to form partnerships and seek guidance on helping their congregations grow deeper in their love for Christ and desire to share the gospel. Continue Reading »