Four Couples Exchange Vows – A ‘First’ for CHET

RIVERSIDE, CA (December 10, 2012) – Four couples were married during a single ceremony at one of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s newest church plants last Saturday. Their walk down the aisle also was the next step in their discipleship journey. Continue Reading »

Artist Pledges CD Profits to Aid Covenant Kids Congo

GRANITE BAY, CA (December 7, 2012) – Lincoln Brewster, one of the most well-known worship artists, is donating all profits from his new Christmas CD, Joy to the World, and the accompanying concert tour to Covenant Kids Congo Powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

A Christmas Play that Helps Feed Children at Home and in the Congo

SUMNER, WA (December 6, 2012) – The Christmas play at Faith Covenant Church will highlight the needs and hope for homeless children in their community as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Palmbergs Honored as ‘Heroes of the Homeless’

MERCER ISLAND, WA (December 6, 2012) – More than 400 guests attended a luncheon honoring Mercer Island Covenant Church Pastor Emeritus Bud Palmberg and his wife, Donna, as “Heroes of the Homeless 2012.” They founded and helped develop Operation Nightwatch, an ecumenical ministry to the homeless in Seattle. Continue Reading »

Training Saves Lives of Congolese Babies

By Stan Friedman

KARAWA, DR CONGO (December 5, 2012) – Pediatric intensive care specialist Dr. Eric Gunnoe of Portland, Maine, has participated in mission trips to some of the poorest countries around the world, but said his most recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo to teach medical personnel at the Karawa Hospital on how to use breathing techniques to help save infants’ lives also was his most rewarding. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Wednesday for Ann J. Carlson

LOVELAND, CO (December 4, 2012) – Funeral services for Ann J. Carlson, 94, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Irving Carlson, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday , December 5, in Loveland. She died November 26. Continue Reading »

2013 Week of Prayer Material Available

CHICAGO, IL (December 4, 2012) – Free material for the 2013 Week of Prayer is now available on the Covenant website for download. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Finding Hope Key Theme in Most-Read List

CHICAGO, IL (December 4, 2012) – Seeking and finding hope in the midst of tragedy was a common theme among the most-read Covenant News Service stories during November. Continue Reading »

Storm-Victimized Daycare Center Reopens – for Now

By Stan Friedman

LAURENCE HARBOR, NJ (December 3, 2012) – The day care center operated by Laurence Harbor Covenant Church has re-opened after being closed for several weeks following Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading »

Call to Prayer Issued in Wake of Congo Violence

GOMA, DRC (November 30, 2012) – An urgent call to prayer has been issued in response to violence in the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) near the city of Goma, fighting that has killed many and displaced an estimated 500,000 people, forcing them to flee to refugee camps for safety. Continue Reading »