Ten Percent of Church Runs Marathon for Covenant Kids Congo

By Stan Friedman

CANTON, MI (November 6, 2013) — Getting some 120 people from Life Covenant Church to run the recent Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon wasn’t nearly as hard as member Anton Botosan thought it would be. Then they raised a lot more money than he expected for a water project connected with Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

Marjorie Anderson Dies, Service Set

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (November 6, 2013) — Marjorie (Sill) Anderson, 94, widow of Covenant pastor C. Reuben Anderson, died November 1. Continue Reading »

Refugee Experience Recalibrates Heart, Mind of MTI Leader

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (November 4, 2013) — “I get it that we’re weary of all that is happening in that part of the world,” Joe DiCarlo, director of emergency relief and global security for Medical Teams International (MTI), said Monday in reference to the Middle East. “I guess in some sense that was me, too.” Continue Reading »

True North Awards Presented for Service to Alaska

RED WING, MN (November 4, 2013) — Two members of Covenant churches in Minnesota were recently honored with the True North Award for their long history of furthering the ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska (ECCAK). Continue Reading »

Success of First-ever AVA Training on Campus Could Lead to More

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 4, 2013) — The overwhelmingly positive response to the recent Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) training at North Park University—the first ever given on a campus—indicates the great need and interest among young people to engage the issue, says the program’s director, Yvonne DeVaughn. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 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 will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Panel to Discuss Youth Ministry and Trayvon Martin Case

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2013) – The Center for Youth Ministry Studies will sponsor the panel discussion Between God & Trayvon: Conversations on Race and Ministry at 7 to 9 p.m. (CST) Monday in the Olsson lounge at Nyvall Hall on the North Park University campus. It also will be webcast live. Continue Reading »

New Materials Highlight Depth and Scope of Mission and Ministry

CHICAGO, IL (October 31, 2013) — The Covenant Mission & Ministry 2014 booklets and video that highlight how local churches have impacted ministry around the world have been mailed to congregation leaders. Continue Reading »

Headline: Flooding Costs Camp $100,000, Covenanters Help Neighbors

By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (October 31, 2013) — Covenant Heights Bible Camp lost more than $100,000 when groups canceled their stays and outdoor education visits following the flooding that overwhelmed this area in September, Jesse Bolinder, director of development and marketing, says. Continue Reading »

Memorial Services Set for Virginia Glucklich

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (October 30, 2013) — Virginia (Hauser) Glucklich, 66, wife of retired Covenant pastor Walter Glucklich, died October 26 after battling cancer for more than four years. Continue Reading »