Briefs: Church Vandalized, House Church in India

CADILLAC, MI (July 28, 2011) – The First Covenant Church edifice was one of three local church buildings that vandals spray-painted with Satanic messages Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

U.S. News Rankings Recognize Swedish Covenant Hospital

CHICAGO, IL (July 28, 2011) – Swedish Covenant Hospital has received national recognition in the just-released U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings for 2011-2012. Continue Reading »

Space Remains for Next Week’s Sankofa Journey

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2011) – Space remains available for the Sankofa journey scheduled for August 4-7. Continue Reading »

Deportation Rips Apart Family Engaged in Ministry

By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (July 27, 2011) – Members of Turlock Covenant Church, almost entirely an Anglo congregation, had gathered for worship last November 7 when the photograph of Maria Isobel Chaparro was illuminated on the screen at the front of the sanctuary. Continue Reading »

Power Flowing Again from Zulu Hydroelectric Plant

ZULU FALLS, CONGO (July 26, 2011) – Electricity is flowing once again from the recently renovated Zulu hydroelectric dam that supplies power to the 130-bed Karawa hospital and related facilities operated by the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM). Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Saturday for M. Randolph Thompson

CALUMET PARK, IL (July 26, 2011) – A funeral service for M. Randolph Thompson, 55, senior pastor of Community Covenant Church, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Continue Reading »

From Homeless to Hopeful – Life Now Back on Track

GRAYSLAKE, IL (July 25, 2011) – As a teenager, Teresa Williams was forced to care for her younger siblings because of their parents’ alcoholism and mental illness. Her plans to attend college fell by the wayside. Continue Reading »

Political Leaders Urged to Protect the Poor

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 25, 2011) – Three Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) ministers participated in Bread for the World’s press conference last week in Los Angeles calling on political leaders to form a “Circle of Protection” around the poor. Continue Reading »

Youth Groups Prep New Dining Room for Homeless

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 22, 2011) – Homeless and low-income residents here will soon have a nicer place to eat on Saturday nights thanks in large part to two youth groups from across the country who assisted New York Covenant Church in preparing a new dining room. Continue Reading »

Crisis Fund to Aid “Worst Humanitarian Crisis” Victims

CHICAGO, IL (July 21, 2011) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) has set up a special crisis fund to provide assistance for the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa, which is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years. Continue Reading »