Homeless Man’s Prayer Plucks Heartstrings

SPOKANE, WA (June 6, 2013) – Editor’s note: Following is an article that appeared in the monthly newsletter of First Covenant Church of Spokane, written by Pastor Rob Bryceson. The Street Wise kitchen is part of the congregation’s ministry to the homeless. Click here to read an accompanying article on the church. Continue Reading »

Space Still Available for August Holy Land Trip

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (June 5, 2013) – Space still exists for the “Hope in the Holy Land – Early Adult Vision Trip” to explore discipleship and reconciliation on a visit to the Middle East sponsored by the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada. Continue Reading »

Sherman Passing Most-Read News Story in May

CHICAGO, IL (June 4, 2013) – A story about the sudden death of Great Lakes Conference Associate Superintendent Larry Sherman was by far the most-read Covenant News Service story during the month of May. Continue Reading »

Church Offers Offenders ‘Unsuspecting Acceptance’

By Stan Friedman

OLATHE, KS (June 3, 2013) – Lee Jost, pastor of Christ the Servant Evangelical Covenant Church, says his congregation has been eager to participate in various ministries to criminal offenders and their families because of its desire to offer “unsuspecting acceptance.” Continue Reading »

Post-Storm Focus: Finding Sense of Stability

By Stan Friedman

WESTMOORE, OK (May 31, 2013) – Rodney Beavers, executive pastor of Westmoore Community Covenant Church, is spending much of his day helping people displaced by the tornado May 20 to find new places to stay. Continue Reading »

Conferences Adapting Youth Leadership Training

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2013) – An intensive summer leadership program for youth that the Northwest Conference (NWC) of the Evangelical Covenant Church has led for more than two decades is being adapted by two other Covenant conferences this year, with a third conference exploring the idea. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Hungry Students, Blessed Bikes, New Name

Church Helps Feed Students During Summer

LAFAYETTE, IN (May 29, 2013) – The Evangelical Covenant Church will be one of three sites in the community that will host the Summer Food Service Program, which makes certain that young people ages 18 and younger receive meals during their three-month break from school. Continue Reading »

Prayer Team Formed to Support Annual Meeting

DETROIT, MI (May 28, 2013) – The Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church has originated an off-site prayer team charged with praying for all who are involved with Mission Detroit experience and the 2013 Covenant Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Covenant Relief Response: ‘Amazing, Daunting, Sacrificial’

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 28, 2013) – The Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) has sent $2,000 to Covenant World Relief for tornado relief, while at the same time coping with their own natural disaster in India. Continue Reading »

Cecilia Williams New CMJ Ministry Initiatives Director

CHICAGO, IL (May 24, 2013) – Cecilia Williams has been selected to serve as ministry initiatives director for the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice (CMJ) of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »