Paul Wilson Elected PSWC Superintendent

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 29, 2014) — Delegates to the Pacific Southwest Conference Annual Meeting elected Paul Wilson to be the new superintendent on Saturday. Continue Reading »

CWR Funds Making Difference in Philippines

GUIUAN, PHILIPPINES (APRIL 28, 2014) — Alfred Gayoso, the pastor of a house church named Bread from Heaven, says the money contributed by Covenant World Relief to reconstruct the congregation’s building, which also is his home, was about more than having a new place to meet and live. Continue Reading »

Marathon Runners Inspired by Others at Race

By Stan Friedman

BOSTON, MA (April 28, 2014) — Dave Cairns stopped two-tenths of a mile short of the Boston Marathon’s finish line last Monday so that he could reflect for a moment.

He had waited a year to get to that place. Continue Reading »

Umanos Desired to Be ‘Hands and Feet of Christ’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 25, 2014) – The widow of Dr. Jerry Umanos, a Covenant pediatrician who was one of three Americans slain by a member of the Afghan security force in Kabul on Thursday, said she and her family “don’t hold any ill will toward Afghanistan in general or even the gunman who did this. We don’t know what his history is.” Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Grace at the Gallows, Tacky Clothing at Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 25, 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 »

Anderson: More Focus on CAR Violence Needed

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2014) — Leith Anderson, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals and one of the speakers at the 2014 Annual Meeting, recently returned from a “peace-seeking” trip to the war-torn Central African Republic and published an article in TIME magazine calling on Christians to pay attention to the violence there. Continue Reading »

Bylaw Amendments Reflect Denominational Office Reorganization

CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2014) — Delegates to the Covenant Annual Meeting, held this June in Chicago, will vote on Covenant bylaw amendments that reflect a structural reorganization of the denominational office. Continue Reading »

Covenanter among Three Slain in Afghanistan

By Stan Friedman

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (April 24, 2014) — Covenanter Dr. Jerry Umanos was one of three Americans shot and killed by a member of the Afghan security forces at a children’s hospital in Kabul this morning. Continue Reading »

Children’s Book Features Characters Based on Church Members

By Stan Friedman

YAKIMA, WA (April 24, 2014) — Anne McEwen hopes her new book, Miss Marian and the Bunnies from Wiley Heights, will help children—especially those in crisis—to better understand and experience God’s love. Continue Reading »

Bandage Rolling for Congo Suspended

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 22, 2014) — Women Ministries has asked participants in its “Rip ’N Roll” ministry to stop making bandages, baby goods, and midwife kits due to the high cost of transporting them to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and violence in Central African Republic (CAR), which is along the shipping route. Continue Reading »