News

Klassen Painting Most-Read News Story in August

CHICAGO, IL (September 9, 2013) — The auction of To Such Belongs the Kingdom of God by retired Covenant pastor and artist Randy Klassen was the most-read online Covenant News Service story in August. Continue Reading »

Creating a Safe Place to Talk about Immigration

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 6, 2013) — Two members of the Covenant’s Commission on Christian Action (CAC) and a local pastor stressed the need for people to truly listen to one another’s stories and opinions during a roundtable discussion on the proposed Resolution on Immigration.
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Handcuffed, Imprisoned, a Pastor Finds Peace

CHICAGO, IL (September 6, 2013) — Editor’s note: This week Covenant News Service is highlighting stories of immigration and the proposed Resolution on Immigration to be voted on at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of this coverage we are posting letters from people who have immigrated to the United States without documentation and from pastors who regularly minister to undocumented people.

Margarita Monsalve is a church planter for the Evangelical Covenant Church in the Pacific Southwest Conference. She currently is in the country legally on a temporary basis while waiting to hear whether she will be allowed to remain in the United States. For a previous story on Monsalve that highlighted her case and the support she received from denomination leaders, click here. Continue Reading »

Longtime NY Pastor Eldon H. Johnson Dies

JAMESTOWN, NY (September 5, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, who served Zion Covenant Church here for 31 years, died Wednesday. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Continue Reading »

New Collaboration Offers Free Medical Care, Legal Advice

DETROIT, MI (September 5, 2013)—City Covenant Church and Covenant Community Care have partnered with two legal assistance organizations, a local health system, and several colleges to offer four-day health fairs and free legal services. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Residents Honored, Benefit Concert, and NPTS Symposium

NORTHBROOK, IL (September 5, 2013) — Eight residents of Covenant Village of Northbrook who served in World War II and Korea took rides in an open cockpit biplane on Monday, thanks to Ageless Aviation Dreams, a nonprofit group that honors veterans.

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Karen Hearl, Champion for Women in Leadership, Passes Away

LINCOLN, CA (September 4, 2013) – Covenant minister Karen (Van Steenwyk) Hearl, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alan Hearl and a strong advocate of leadership training for women, died Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 74. Continue Reading »

Talking as a Church About Immigration

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2013)—October 15 is the deadline for Covenant churches and individuals to submit their input to the Christian Action Commission about the proposed resolution on immigration.
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Feeling “Second Class”: A Pastor Tells Her Story

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2013) — Editor’s note: This week Covenant News Service is highlighting stories of immigration and the proposed Resolution on Immigration to be voted on at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of this coverage we are posting letters from people who have immigrated to the United States without documentation and from pastors who regularly minister to undocumented people. This church planter asked that only her first initial be used.

By D, a Covenant pastor

Back in Mexico I started a bachelor’s in business administration; however, I couldn’t finish because of financial reasons. When I came to this country one of the main challenges was the language, and then finding a job was another major challenge. Here in the U.S. it was more difficult to find employment in something related to what I have studied, which ended up affecting my personal and professional development, as well as my life plans. Continue Reading »

Immigration Dialogue to Be Webcast Thursday

CHICAGO, IL (September 3, 2013) — Discussion of the proposed Covenant resolution on immigration will be the focus of Thursday’s installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that invites viewers to dialogue with participants. Continue Reading »