Briefs: Advocacy for Homeless, Abuse Victims

New Harvest to Participate in ‘Tent City’

OREGON, OHIO (October 26, 2011) – New Harvest Christian Church, a Covenant congregation, is collecting white athletic socks to help the homeless. The church will participate this weekend in a “Tent City” to raises awareness of the plight of the homeless. Continue Reading »

Post-Tsunami – Need for Assistance Continues

TARO, JAPAN (October 25, 2011) – Good fortune isn’t always what it seems, as Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Gary Carlson learned during a relief trip to a tsunami-devastated region of Japan. Continue Reading »

Rolling Bandages – ‘Alive and Well’ in the Covenant

By Stan Friedman

RED WING, MN (October 24, 2011) – Girls in the AWANA program at First Covenant Church had no idea they could save lives just by tearing up bed sheets. Continue Reading »

Alaska Christian College Accepts Keys to New Van

SOLDOTNA, AK (October 24, 2011) – Keys to the van that Alaska Christian College won in a contest – thanks to Covenanters around the country who voted online – were handed to the school’s president, Keith Hamilton, during a recent special ceremony in Anchorage. Continue Reading »

Covenant Leaders React to “Legalizing” Domestic Violence

By Stan Friedman

TOPEKA, KS  (October 21, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church leaders say recent political gamesmanship that led Topeka, Kansas, to decriminalize domestic violence points to the need for public officials to be held accountable to protect victims as well as to balance the budget. Continue Reading »

Webcast to Feature Congregational Vitality

CHICAGO, IL (October 21, 2011) – Congregational vitality will be the focus of the next installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that enables Covenanters to dialogue with participants. Continue Reading »

Conference Calls to Focus on CWR Projects

CHICAGO, IL (October 21, 2011) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) will facilitate two conference calls that will enable people to discuss the ministry’s current projects, ways in which they can connect with these initiatives, and CWR’s new materials. Continue Reading »

Art Helps Victims Find Meaning Amid Devastation

TOMÉ, CHILE (October 20, 2011) – Mission Friends Covenant Church is working with women artists in the nearby community of Dichato, who are reclaiming their lives and hoping to enrich others spiritually and economically more than a year after a deadly earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. Continue Reading »

Record Kernels of Hope Crop to Benefit Congo Farmers

MELFORT, SK (October 19, 2011) – Kendell Arndt doesn’t know how to farm the 80 acres he purchased, so he turned growing canola grain into a community project that will benefit farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading »

New Book Shares Stories of God’s Presence in Lives

GRANBY, CT (October 18, 2011) – After Karen Stanhope had what she calls a “more than a coincidence” experience, she thought there must be other members of Pilgrim Covenant Church who have stories to share about how God has moved in their lives. Continue Reading »