Summer Sunday Worship Series Set at Covenant Harbor

LAKE GENEVA, WI (June 5, 2014)—Sunday, June 15, is not only the first day of summer camps at Covenant Harbor; it also begins the 2014 Summer Sunday Worship Series that is open to the public through August 3. Continue Reading »

Friday Deadline for Experience Chicagoland Registration

CHICAGO, IL (June 4, 2014) — Friday is the last day to register for Experience Chicagoland, which will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 23–25, in Chicago and surrounding communities extending as far as Rockford, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin. Continue Reading »

Rockford Congregation Concerned for Church in Ukraine

By Stan Friedman

ROCKFORD, IL (June 3, 2014) — Darla Ruiz, a member of First Covenant Church who was caught up in Ukraine with several others from the congregation during recent violence, says she and friends in the European nation are cautiously hopeful about the future following the election of Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire businessman. Continue Reading »

Danforths: Can’t Give Up on CAR

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (June 2, 2014) — All of the Fulani friends of Covenant missionaries Roy and Aleta Danforth have been forced to flee the Central African Republic in fear for their lives due to the religious violence that is tearing apart the African nation. Continue Reading »

Churches’ Decisions to Move or Stay Most-Read Story

CHICAGO, IL (June 2, 2014) — A story about very different decisions made by two churches on whether to stay or move was the most-read Covenant News Service article, followed by an article on the Covenant connection of a second person killed in an Afghanistan shooting in March. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Godinterest vs. Pinterest, Church vs. Sports, Worship vs. Worship

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 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 »

National Attention on Ministry that Serves A Little

By Stan Friedman

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 29, 2014) — Last year, the local Red Cross honored Covenanter Matthew Nalywaiko as a “real hero.” A local hospital administrator told more than 400 people at an awards dinner that “Stories like Matthew’s renew my hope in the human race.” Continue Reading »

Struggles Continue for Teacher a Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

NEWCASTLE, OK (May 28, 2014) — Emily Eischen wore a new dress she had purchased the night before the awards ceremony to honor the achievements of the second and third graders at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, where she taught. The dress was just another way for her to let them know how proud she was of them. Continue Reading »

Tell Us Your Six-Word Story

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2014) — Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was asked to write an entire story in six words. He responded, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Continue Reading »

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 »