OBITUARY: Dawn Mortimer

CHICAGO, IL (April 15, 2014) — Ida Dawn Mortimer, 80, one of the founding members and a pastor of Jesus People USA Covenant Church, died Thursday, March 27, after an extended illness. Continue Reading »

Covenant Church Helping Chile Fire Victims

VALPARAISO, CHILE (April 13, 2014) — The small congregation of Calama Covenant Church is delivering food, clothing, and other supplies to several families forced out of their homes by a raging fire that has killed at least 11 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and forced the evacuation of more than 11,000 people, David Mark, former Department of World Mission regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, said today. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Ash Wednesday Selfies, Losing Your Religion, and Outrageous Demand

CHICAGO, IL (April 11, 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. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

ACCW Nominations Extended to End of May

CHICAGO, IL (April 10, 2014) — The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women Awards (ACCW) has been extended to May 30. Continue Reading »

Online Lenten Art Series: Questions God Asks

CHICAGO, IL (April 9, 2014) — We often don’t hesitate to come to God with our questions. But how much do we take the time to consider the numerous questions God asks of us throughout Scripture? He asks, not because he doesn’t know the answer of course, but rather to lead us to reflect on our lives and communities. Continue Reading »

One Ceasefire Brings Hope, Another Elusive

By Stan Friedman

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA (April 8, 2014) — Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan say they hope a peace accord signed earlier this year between rebel leader David Yau Yau and the government will end ethnic violence in which members of the Murle and Lo Nuer tribes kidnapped each other’s women, children, and cattle. Continue Reading »

CRC Health Centers Earn U.S. News Top Ranking

SKOKIE, IL (April 8, 2014) — The health care centers at six Covenant Retirement Communities received five stars, the highest possible overall rating, in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes list. Continue Reading »

Conference, Course in Colombia Focuses on Trafficking

By Stan Friedman

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (April 7, 2014) — Victims of trafficking now being restored through ministry of the Covenant Church of Colombia were among the presenters last month during a 10-day conference “United Against Human Trafficking and Abuse” (Unidos Contra el Trato Humano y el Abuso) that was held here and in a remote region of the country. Continue Reading »

Nyvall Lectures to Be Webcast Live

CHICAGO, IL (April 7, 2014) — Virgilio P. Elizonda, a Roman Catholic priest and professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present the Nyvall Lectures at North Park Theological Seminary on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Voices: Tool

By Chris Logan

OLATHE, KS (April 4, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles by Covenanters in church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Chris Logan is a worship arts minister and regular contributor to the Covenant’s blog Worship Connect. Continue Reading »