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Life Covenant Celebrates 10 Years, 10 Church Plants

By Stan Friedman

TORRANCE, CA (June 19, 2013) – Life Covenant Church is planting its tenth church as it celebrates its own tenth anniversary this year. Continue Reading »

Services Pending for Isabelle Toots

ANCHORAGE, AK (June 18, 2013) – Isabelle Toots, wife of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Nathan Toots, died Monday. Services are pending. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Covenanter Honored, Living Statue, and Playground Renovation

Covenanter Tornquist Honored for Service to Mason City

MASON CITY, IA (June 17, 2013) — Mason City Councilman Scott Tornquist, who attends First Covenant Church, was honored with the Mason City Noon Rotary City Service Above Self Award. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Held for Lois Axelson

NORTHBROOK, IL (June 17, 2013) – Funeral services for Lois Axelson, widow of Nils G. Axelson, were held at Northbrook Covenant Church on Friday. She died June 9. Continue Reading »

As Wildfires Rage, Covenanters Reach Out

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 13, 2013) – Raging wildfires have forced several members of Evangelical Covenant Church congregations to evacuate their homes but so far, no property damage or injuries have been reported, says Tammy Swanson-Draheim, Midwest Conference superintendent. Continue Reading »

Touching Lives – One Meal at a Time

By Stan Friedman

MURPHYS, CA (June 13, 2013) – One Wednesday a month, restaurant owners Liz and Craig Dickson serve dinner to as many as 100 people without charge. And they deliver. Continue Reading »

Not Your Typical Multiracial Congregation

By Stan Friedman

AUSTIN, TX (June 12, 2013) – The unusual racial mix and outreaches of Vox Veniae, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, led the New York Times to publish a feature on the church last week. Continue Reading »

Homeless Know Welcome Sign Always Out

By Stan Friedman

SPOKANE, WA (June 6, 2013) – After watching a video on global poverty during their worship service, attendees at First Covenant Church spontaneously decided to take up an offering through which they would purchase items through the Covenant Cares Catalog. Continue Reading »

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 »