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Gilbreath Elected to Lead Covenant Communications

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – Delegates to the 128th Annual Meeting elected Edward Gilbreath to serve as executive minister of the Department of Communication during Friday afternoon’s business session. Continue Reading »

Delegates Review Financial Performance, 2014 Projections

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – The Evangelical Covenant Church finished 2012 with a $280,000 deficit, Treasurer and Director of Pension Dean Lundgren informed delegates during today’s business session of the 128th Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Nathan Toots Honored with Irving C. Lambert Award

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – Pastor Nathan Toots, one of the most influential leaders in developing the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska (ECCAK), was honored with the Irving C. Lambert Award today during the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

20 Churches Welcomed into Covenant Membership

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – Delegates to the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 20 churches into membership, reflecting a cumulative membership of 1,108 and a cumulative average attendance of 2,309 individuals. Continue Reading »

Scripture Calls Us to ‘Scoot Closer’

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 28, 2013) – The opening worship service of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s 128th Annual Meeting on Thursday night was a time in which the success of Mission Detroit was celebrated, but also one in which the Covenant family was exhorted to “scoot closer” to the people being assisted while also confronting the systems that solidify the injustice that makes such missions necessary. Continue Reading »

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 »