Five for Friday: Ford, Bad Posting Habits, Church Midlife Crisis

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 4, 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 »

Timothy Johnson: Medicare an Answer to Health Care Crisis

By Colette Claxton

PLANTATION, FL (April 3, 2014) — Dr. Timothy Johnson, senior medical contributor and former medical editor of ABC News, told 150 senior adults at Covenant Village of Florida that enrolling the United States population in Medicare would be the best and easiest answer to what he predicts will be skyrocketing health care costs and the desire to make insurance available to everyone. Continue Reading »

Online Lenten Art Series: Questions God Asks

CHICAGO, IL (April 2, 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 »

Churches Establish Fund to Help with Mudslide Relief

SEATTLE, WA (April 2, 2014) — Several congregations here have established a combined special fund so people can contribute to relief and rebuilding work in the area of Oso, where a massive mudslide wiped out a neighborhood on the morning of March 22. Continue Reading »

Stories About Children Most-Read in March

CHICAGO, IL (April 2, 2014) — A story about the Richland, Michigan, mother who asked people to “like” her son on Facebook as a surprise for him was the most-read story for the second month in a row. Colin has a disorder similar to Asperger’s and had told his mother that no one would come to his birthday party. More than 2.2 million people “liked” the page and the number continues to grow. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Joyce Lundell

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 2, 2014) — Former Covenant missionary Joyce (Anderson) Lundell, 89, widow of former Covenant minister Ken Lundell, died Monday. Services are pending. Continue Reading »

What Black Covenanters Want to Say to White Covenanters: A Companion Reprint

CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2014) — Editor’s note: The April issue of the Covenant Companion features an interview with Alex Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, in Madison Wisconsin, whose 3,000-word opinion piece in a local newspaper about racism in the city sparked an unexpected response. Near the end of the interview Gee addresses the question, “We’ve talked about these issues before. What’s different now?” Continue Reading »

Restored John Deere Sold to Benefit Campers

By Stan Friedman

WAUSA, NE (April 1, 2014) — A 1951 John Deere “A” tractor restored over the course of two years sold for $4,000 as part of Wausa Covenant Church’s annual camp auction on Sunday. Continue Reading »

“People Are Not Illegal” Campaign Launches

CHICAGO, IL (March 31, 2014) — North Park University, together with churches and community organizations, is launching a campaign called “People Are Not Illegal” to raise awareness and support around the issues of immigration and mass incarceration. Continue Reading »

Church Members Lose Weight, Gain Scholarship for Student

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 28, 2014) — A future college student will have their tuition paid for because members of Westmoore Community Church lost 1,337 pounds during a “Lose to Serve” contest among participating congregations in the Oklahoma City metro-area. Continue Reading »