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Resolution of Sympathy Affirmed by Delegates

DETROIT, MI (June 30, 2013) – Delegates attending the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved a Resolution of Sympathy to honor the lives and ministries of Covenant pastors, missionaries, and spouses who went to be with the Lord during the past year. Continue Reading »

Leaders Honored for Faithfulness to Mission

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – Two retiring Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries and two administrators who are changing roles were honored during today’s session of the 128th Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Following Jesus Takes Us to Challenging Places

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – “The invitation (to follow Jesus) is not to a tourist bus – it is to a grand adventure of the greatest order, the greatest significance, and the greatest consequence,” said President Gary Walter during his report to delegates during the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

New CWR Soup Can Label Unveiled

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) rolled out “The Can for Change” during this week’s 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Anna Carney Parks Receives T.W. Anderson Award

By Cathy Norman Peterson

DETROIT (June 29, 2013) – Each week Anna Carney Parks prepares to host a Bible study. But this is no small undertaking, as every Friday night 30-40 people from Church of the Redeemer in Los Angeles arrive at her home, where she hosts two Bible studies (one for women and one for men), a ministry for children ages 6 to 15, and child care for young children. Every inch of the Parks home is filled with people. Continue Reading »

Candidates Approved for Ordination, Commissioning

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – Delegates to the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning approved the following candidates for Ordination to Word and Sacrament, Ordination to Word and Service, and finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as consecration to missionary service. Continue Reading »

Christians Must Recalibrate Approach to Ministry

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – Noel Castellanos, who has spent more than 30 years working to develop the economic, spiritual and social status of the poor, believes many Christians need to recalibrate their approach to ministry on behalf of those suffering from poverty. Continue Reading »

Individuals Elected to Various Covenant Boards

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – Delegates elected a number of individuals to various boards with results announced during Friday afternoon’s business session of the 128th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Covenant Clergy Lifetime Service Recognition

DETROIT, MI (June 29, 2013) – The Evangelical Covenant Church honored clergy with “Lifetime Service Recognition” awards during the denomination’s 128th Annual Meeting today. Continue Reading »

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 »