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 »

Elgin Congregation Responds to Access Challenges

ELGIN, IL (November 29, 2012) – The issues confronting those who are challenged by curbs and stairs did not figure prominently into building designs in the early 1970s, the time that the Evangelical Covenant Church of Elgin was constructed. Continue Reading »

A Moment of Joy Shattered by Sorrow

By Stan Friedman

BROOKLYN CENTER, MN (November 28, 2012) – Beatrice Wilson fled her poverty stricken, war-torn native Liberia a dozen years ago. She became something of a “grandmother” to many in the Liberian community that continued to settle in the Minneapolis area. Continue Reading »

There Are No ‘Discounts’ on Compassion

CHICAGO, IL (November 26, 2012) – Our eyes and ears had barely recovered from the onslaught of political advertisements before being overwhelmed with promotions for almost unbelievable Black Friday and Cyber Monday post-Thanksgiving sales. Continue Reading »

Covenant Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

CHICAGO, IL (November 22, 2012) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church are closed today and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Continue Reading »

Outreach to Storm Victims a Powerful Witness

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2012) – Ecumenical relief work led in part by Evangelical Covenant Church ministers continues providing essential assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading »