Alaska Native Encourages Others to Pursue Dream

SOLDOTNA, AK (August 4, 2011) – Rae Fancher grew up in the impoverished rural Alaskan villages of Bethel and Unalakleet, where she bore a lot of the responsibility to care for her younger brothers and sister. The teenager was bitter and angry. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Celebration, Soup Kitchen and Multicultural Outreach

FORT COLLINS, CO (August 4, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church of Fort Collins will celebrate its 30th anniversary August 27-28 with a worship workshop Saturday morning the 27th and a banquet and concert the 28th. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., and the concert will start at 6:30 p.m. on the 28th. Continue Reading »

Some Newswire Recipients Need to Re-Subscribe

CHICAGO, IL (August 3, 2011) – If you have subscribed to the daily Covenant Newswire email service in the past, but realize you are no longer receiving the Newswire emails, then this message is for you. Continue Reading »

Spiritual Direction Center Named in Honor of Weborg

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 3, 2011) – The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction was named, not only in honor of the longtime professor of theology at North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS), but also to celebrate what God has done through his life and ministry, speakers told the 230 people who gathered at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel on Saturday night. Continue Reading »

Smith Sermon Tops July’s Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (August 2, 2011) – A story about Efrem Smith’s sermon to the 126th Annual Meeting of the denomination continues to be among the most-read online news stories. The Pacific Southwest Conference superintendent inspired worshipers with his exhortation to let God use them to transform the world. Continue Reading »

Combating Violence – Exhausting, But Rewarding Work

MONTERREY, MEXICO (August 1, 2011) – The Foundation for Family Development (FUNDEFAM) recently facilitated an eight-week violence prevention program called Proyecto Cambio (Project Change) at the local junior high school. Continue Reading »

Former Minnesota First Lady Has Covenant Ties

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 29, 2011) – Mary Pawlenty, former First Lady of Minnesota and wife of presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, grew up attending Edina Covenant Church where her parents were charter members. Continue Reading »

Help Needed to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (July 29, 2011) – Cholera, which ravaged much of this country earlier this year, has returned with a vengeance. Continue Reading »

Life, Contributions of John Stott Remembered

CHICAGO, IL (July 28, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church ministers are expressing their appreciation for the life and writing of John Stott, considered one of the most influential evangelical scholars of the past 100 years. Stott, 90, died Wednesday. Continue Reading »

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 »