Faith Covenant’s Centennial Hymn Echoes History

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (April 21, 2014) — Jerry Jacoby says the hymn he wrote in honor of Faith Covenant Church’s centennial celebration, “It Is Written,” is meant to reflect the congregation’s commitment to the gospel and draws on the denomination’s foundational question, “Where is it written?” Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Cross Walk, Samarkand Dedication

Churches Participate in Good Friday Cross Walk

ATTLEBORO, MA (April 21, 2014) — More than two dozen youth and adult attendees of the Attleboro Covenant Church and several other local congregations traced the Stations of the Cross as they walked through streets in their community Friday. Continue Reading »

Voices: Re-Membered

By Evan Wilson

Austin, TX (April 18, 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. Evan Wilson has been a part of Vox Veniae Church in Austin, Texas, for nine years. This reflection originally appeared in a church zine published for Holy Week. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Vending Machine God, Homeless Jesus, That Funny NPR

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 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 »

Obituary: Muriel Rocene

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (April 17, 2014) — Muriel Rocene, 87, who worked in the Covenant Offices accounting department for 40 years, died April 10. Continue Reading »

Online Lenten Art Series: Questions God Asks

CHICAGO, IL (April 16, 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 »

NWC Students MOVE into Minneapolis for Weekend

By Bryan Malley

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 15, 2014) — Nearly 270 students and youth workers from throughout the Northwest Conference converged on First Covenant Church for MOVE 2014, a weekend of teaching, worship, service, and experiential learning. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Ruth Barram

PARKSTON, SD (April 15, 2014) — Ruth Barram, 97, a Covenant missionary and widow of Covenant minister Norm Barram, died Saturday. Continue Reading »

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 »