Obituary: David Bowden

GREENSBORO, NC (February 12, 2014) — David Bowden, 47, associate pastor at Trinity Covenant Church, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Continue Reading »

“Justified Anger” Town Hall Meeting to Be Webcast Live

MADISON, WI (February 12, 2014) — A town hall meeting to be held at Fountain of Life Covenant Church on racial reconciliation will be webcast live on at 2 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading »

Snowmobiling Pastor Makes Local News

TWIG, MN (February 11, 2014) — A local television crew was on hand to record Covenant pastor Brad Shannon embarking on his 1,500-mile snowmobiling journey to raise money for New Life Covenant Church’s building fund on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Signs of Recovery Amid Philippines Storm Destruction

By Stan Friedman

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES (February 11, 2014) — Don and Lillian Dwight, Covenant missionaries to Taiwan, say the devastation from Super Typhoon Yolanda that struck November 8 last year was far worse than they could have imagined despite seeing so many images on TV. Yet, after a recent service trip to the area, they see recovery in some areas also beginning to take shape. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Go:Serve, Cameron Retrospective

Go:Serve a New NWC Mission Opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 10, 2014) — Families from churches around the Northwest Conference will have the opportunity to minister and learn together at the first-ever “Go:Serve” event to be held April 26. Continue Reading »

Trip Gives Students Cultural Context for Paul’s Preaching

CHICAGO (February 10, 2014) — There are three ideal spots onstage at the Greek amphitheater in Epidaurus. It is one of the best-preserved theaters, built in the fourth century B.C., and its pitch-perfect acoustics have not been replicated with modern technology. Continue Reading »

Midwinter Conference Recordings Available

CHICAGO, IL (February 7, 2014) — The 2014 Midwinter Conference worship services were inclusive and eclectic and included prose and poetry, beatbox, bluegrass, and black gospel. They were question, admonition, proclamation, and exhortation. They were ethos, pathos, and logos. They were recorded. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Cannabis Compassion, Good (and Bad) Worship, School Closings

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 7, 2013) — 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 »

Leadership Changes Most-Read Stories in January

CHICAGO, IL (February 6, 2014) — Stories about leadership changes in the denomination were the most-read Covenant News Service postings for the month of January. Other stories drawing interest included a creative approach to youth ministry and a discussion on weapons in the church. Continue Reading »

Children Assisted by VOC Among Drowned South Sudanese

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (February 6, 2014) — Three children who participated in the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan’s Vulnerable and Orphan Children Center (VOC) project were among the 200 people fleeing fighting here who died when a ferry capsized last month. Continue Reading »