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Five Churches Removed from Membership Roster

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – Five churches from four conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Three Recipients of ACCW Awards

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) presented three awards during the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Ministerium meeting as part of the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Some Racial Barriers Just Never Go Away

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 27, 2013) – The wall is called by different names – the Birwood Wall for the neighborhood in which it exists, Detroit’s Berlin Wall for the segregation it enforced, and the Wailing Wall for the racial tensions it recalls and that still exist. Continue Reading »

City Struggles, but Detroit Ministries Grow

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 26, 2013) – Once upon a time, Detroit was referred to as the “Paris of the West.” It was the 1880s, and the city’s architecture was lavish, its economy bustling, and Washington Boulevard had been recently electrified by Thomas Edison. Continue Reading »

Mission Detroit: Joy of Being Mission Friends

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 26, 2013) – Some 250 members of Evangelical Covenant Church congregations from around the country gathered in Clark Park on the city’s southwest side to kick off Mission Detroit Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

“Tata Boboto” Remembered for Kindness, Wisdom

By Stan Friedman

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 24, 2013) – The Congolese gave Ray Dahlberg the name Tata Boboto (Father of Kindness). It is a trait that would be affirmed by missionaries and members of national churches throughout the world. Continue Reading »

Visitation This Evening for Ray Dahlberg

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 24, 2013) – Visitation will be observed this evening (Monday) for Ray Dahlberg, executive director emeritus of world mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church, who died Friday evening. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Tuesday for Ray Dahlberg

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 22, 2013) – A memorial service will be conducted this coming Tuesday evening for Ray Dahlberg, executive director emeritus of world mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church, who died Friday evening. Continue Reading »

Service Scheduled for Isabelle Toots

ANCHORAGE, AK (June 21, 2013) – A service for Isabelle (Hill) Toots, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Nathan Toots, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Covenant Church. She died June 17. Continue Reading »

Kids—and Adults—Discover Community, Diversity at Midsouth Camp

LA VILLA, TX (June 21, 2013) – Although Angel Hernandez makes little money at his job in this rural Texas border town, in August he will forgo a week of pay to volunteer as a camp counselor at the Midsouth Conference’s camp for children. The camp will be held August 4-10 at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas, and is available to children who are entering second through ninth grades. Continue Reading »