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African Church Leaders Part of Historic Gathering

MOMBASA, KENYA (April 24, 2013 – History was made as 25 church leaders from nine countries gathered recently for the first-ever consultation of the family of African Covenant Churches, a group of African denominations that originated from Evangelical Covenant Churches in North America and Sweden. Continue Reading »

Covenant Companion Receives Nine Top Awards

CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2013) – The Covenant Companion has been honored with nine top awards by the Associated Church Press (ACP) in its annual competition for the best in Christian press. Continue Reading »

Teter to Assume Church Planting Leader Role

CHICAGO, IL (April 23, 2013) – John Teter has accepted a call to be church planting team leader for the Evangelical Covenant Church beginning August 1. Continue Reading »

Storytelling One Way to Share Pain, Hope, Joy

By Stan Friedman

SOLDOTNA, AK (April 23, 2013) – Five Alaska Christian College students shared their pain, hope, and joy during a regional storytelling competition at the school in preparation for a statewide contest in Anchorage last weekend. Continue Reading »

Church Burglary Nets Thieves Computers, Phones

FORT DODGE, IA (April 23, 2013) – Thieves broke into two offices of First Covenant Church and stole equipment including computers and phones some time last Thursday night. Continue Reading »

Women Shave Heads to Raise Funds for Triennial

By Stan Friedman

KERMAN, CA (April 19, 2013) – Two women from La Vina Covenant Church were so intent on attending Triennial XIV that they cut their hair in exchange for donations to help cover their costs. Continue Reading »

Flooding Forces Cancellation of NPU Classes

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 2013) – North Park University so far has suffered no damage from rising waters of the north branch of the Chicago River, but did cancel classes this morning due to closures of primary roads leading to the school and dangers of potential flooding, said Nate Mouttet, vice president for enrollment and marketing. Continue Reading »

Nyvall Lectures Cancelled Due to Massive Flooding

CHICAGO, IL (April 18, 2013) – The Nyvall Lectures at North Park University this morning have been cancelled in the wake of massive flooding that forced closing of the campus today. Continue Reading »

Boston Blasts: ‘Scariest Moments of My Life’

By Stan Friedman

SWANZEY, NH (April 16, 2013) – Dave Cairns was two-tenths of a mile from crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday when he heard the two bomb explosions and saw the white smoke rising where his wife, Becky, and three children were supposed to be waiting for him. Continue Reading »

Covenant Runner Saw Both Boston Marathon Explosions

By Stan Friedman

BOSTON, MA (April 15, 2013) – Dave Cairns, executive director of Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, was two-tenths of a mile short of the finish line at the Boston Marathon and witnessed both of the deadly explosions that killed three people and injured dozens more, he stated on his Facebook account this afternoon. Continue Reading »