You Can Now Call It Pacific Northwest Conference

By Stan Friedman

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 27, 2014) — The Pacific Northwest Conference debuted its new website last week to reflect the recent name change from North Pacific Conference. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Heresy, Reparations, Commencement Mashup

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Continue Reading »

Missionary Work Unaffected by Thailand Coup

By Stan Friedman

BANGOK, THAILAND (May 22, 2014) — Other than having to obey a curfew, Bob Shim says Covenant mission work is unaffected by the military coup this week. Continue Reading »

Justified Anger Coalition Receives $100,000

MADISON, WI (May 22, 2014) — Alex Gee, the pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, announced Wednesday that several community foundations and anonymous donors had contributed $100,000 to the Justified Anger coalition that was formed to eliminate racial injustice in the city. Continue Reading »

Mboka: Greatest Challenge for CEUM Is Poverty

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014)—Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) President Jules Mboka says the greatest burden he bears is helping the church “become part of God’s holistic plan for us to save people spiritually and physically.” Continue Reading »

40 under 40 Call for Nominees

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) — Almost every week we hear new reports on the numerical rise of young people who identify themselves as “nones”—people who have no faith or who identify as spiritual but not religious (SBNRs). Continue Reading »

Much Still to Do Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

MOORE, OK (May 20, 2014) — Jay Stokes was surprised and saddened by the request from the family of a child who was killed by the mile-wide tornado that devastated much of the area one year ago today. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Helen Yepez

QUITO, ECUADOR (May 20, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Helen (Peterson) Yepez died Monday. Continue Reading »

Two Churches’ Decisions Reflect Promise, Struggle

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 20, 2014) — Historic First Covenant Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, has grown new ministries to meet the changing demographics in its community.  Continue Reading »

Covenant Village Hosts Abuse Conference for Residents

By Stan Friedman

WESTMINSTER, CO (May 19, 2014) — When Kay Sorvik counsels residents of Covenant Village of Colorado where she is chaplain, sometimes they reveal their experience of suffering domestic violence. Continue Reading »