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Church May Close, But Ministry Goes On

By Stan Friedman

WILTON, CT (May 23, 2013) – Louise Stabile had played the piano at United Covenant Church on Sunday mornings for 75 years, so playing the last notes before the church closed its doors permanently last month was especially emotional. Continue Reading »

Covenanter Among Oklahoma Tornado Fatalities

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 22, 2013) – One of three people killed at a 7-Eleven convenience store by Monday’s devastating tornado was a member of Westmoore Community Covenant Church, says Executive Pastor Rodney Beavers. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastors Minister to Families of Slain Girls

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 22, 2013) – Evangelical Covenant Church pastors in small communities on opposite ends of the country have been ministering to the families of children whose deaths have been reported in the national news. Continue Reading »

Post-Tornado Recovery a Lengthy Process

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 21, 2013) – Paul Cunningham, pastor of Westmoore Community Covenant Church, stood in the hallway of the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Unit where he had been hospitalized the past month for a stroke, and watched Monday’s tornado bear down on his neighborhood. Continue Reading »

Friday Deadline for ‘Mission Detroit’ Registration

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2013) – Friday is the registration deadline to participate in “Mission Detroit,” a hands-on mission experience that will take place June 25-27, preceding the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Covenant to Support Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 20, 2013) – Several Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) congregations and homes of many members are located in the path of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City this afternoon, and the denomination has pledged its support to help in relief efforts. Continue Reading »

DR Congo Named Worst Place to Be a Mother

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 15, 2013) – The importance of developing the healthcare system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was highlighted in a recent report that listed the African nation as the worst place in the world to be a mother, say representatives of the Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP). Continue Reading »

Pastoral Change: Navigating the ‘Transition Zone’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 17, 2013) – D. Darrell Griffin had a daunting task when he started as pastor of Oakdale Covenant Church in 2000. He was following the 30-year pastorate of Willie Jemison, who had grown the church from fewer than 100 people to more than 1,200 and became an icon throughout the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Friday for Doris Derby

TURLOCK, CA (May 14, 2013) – A memorial service for Doris (Reymerth) Derby, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor L. Jackson Derby, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Covenant Village of Turlock. Derby, 98, died May 1. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service June 8 for Charles E. Nelson

RIDGEFIELD, WA (May 13, 2013) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Charles Edward Nelson, 84, will be conducted at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Cascades Camp and Conference Center in Yelm, Washington. He died May 4. Continue Reading »