Dean Lundgren to Retire in 2014

CHICAGO, IL (October 16, 2013) — Dean Lundgren, vice president of finance and director of pensions for the Covenant, announced today that he would retire after 22 years of service, effective July 31, 2014. Continue Reading »

Search Begins for New PSWC Superintendent

CONCORD, CA (October 15, 2013)—The search committee for the next superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference plans to begin seeking nominations by the end of October, chair William Davidson said this morning. Continue Reading »

Anti-Apartheid Activists to Speak at Seminary on Reconciliation

CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2013) — Allan Boesak, who played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa, and Curtiss Paul DeYoung, a professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, will speak on the topic of their new book, Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism, at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 21, at North Park Theological Seminary in Isaacson Chapel. Continue Reading »

Held Evans Highlights Companion Article

CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2013)—Widely read Christian author and blogger Rachel Held Evans, highlighted the Covenant Companion article “Women Are Called,” written by pastor Brian Wiele, on her “Sunday Superlatives” post, declaring that it was the previous week’s online article that was “Most Likely to Make You Cheer.” Continue Reading »

Covenanters Call on Politicians to Remember the Poor

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 11, 2013)—The government shutdown is impacting people who attend Covenant churches as well as outreaches from congregations, say some pastors. Continue Reading » Posts Lecture on Nvyall’s Influence

CHICAGO, IL (October 11, 2013) – Scott Erickson’s lecture about the continuing impact David Nyvall has on the Evangelical Covenant Church and North Park University can now be seen online. Continue Reading »

125-Year-Old Church Breaks Ground on Future

By Stan Friedman

HARCOURT, IA (October 11, 2013) – United Evangelical Covenant Church celebrated their 125th anniversary on Saturday by breaking ground for a building that will accommodate three times the number of people who currently attend. Continue Reading »

ECC President Walter Joins Twitterverse

CHICAGO, IL (October 11, 2013) — “Hello Twitterverse. This is my first tweet. Looking forward to the conversation.” With that expectant introduction, Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) president Gary Walter officially signed on as a Twitter user. Continue Reading »

Event for Those Who Grieve During Holidays

TURLOCK, CA (October 10, 2013) – Hospice of Emanuel will sponsor “Coping with the Holidays” to help people who have lost loved ones get through the season. The event will take place November 1 at 7 p.m. at the Monte Vista Chapel and is free and open to the public. Continue Reading »

First-time Marathoners Help Crosstown Raise $30,000 for Water Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 9, 2013) — A group of runners from Crosstown Covenant Church outpaced all others in fundraising for Team World Vision during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last Saturday, and one member of the congregation raised more money than any other individual. Continue Reading »