Memorial Service Monday for Ruth S. Wilkens

MOUNT VERNON, WA (March 2, 2013) – A memorial service for Ruth S. Wilkens, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor John C. Wilkens, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethany Covenant Church. She died Thursday. Continue Reading »

Electronic Mission Prayer Calendar Available

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – An abbreviated form of the Covenant Missionary Prayer Calendar is available electronically for the first time starting today (Friday). Continue Reading »

Seminary Gospel Choir – Exuding ‘Power and Love’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – When Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom emailed the North Park Theological Seminary community to gauge interest in forming a gospel choir to sing in chapel services during February – which also was Black History Month – she could not anticipate such a large response or that the group would be sought out to lead worship elsewhere. Continue Reading »

T.W. Anderson Award Deadline March 15

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – The deadline is fast approaching for submission of nominations for the Theodore (T.W.) Anderson Award given each year by the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Congo Church Leaders Complete Skills Training

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (February 28, 2013) – Five leaders from the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) participated in a two-week Leadership Matters course and will take back to Congo the information they received to share with more than 1,000 pastors in the denomination. Continue Reading »

New Social Media Tools Enhance CTC’s Effectiveness

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2013) – Covenant Trust Company’s (CTC) new blog and expansion of social media will enable the ministry to better serve Evangelical Covenant Church members and the denomination’s broader work, from local camps to providing farm resources in Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Rwanda Insights, Relief Assistance Needed, Justice Event

Survivor: Rwandan Christians Were Prepared to Die

LABOLT, SD (February 27, 2013) – The Christians in the Rwandan village where Esther Nyiransabimana Myers once lived had been prepared to die during the genocide that horrified the world in 1994, she told two recent gatherings sponsored by the LaBolt Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Halverson Honored for Years of Service

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 27, 2013) – A recent award presented to Cynthia Halverson, the Evangelical Covenant Church’s executive director for advancement, honors her three decades of faithful work in fund development for Christian ministry. Continue Reading »

Links: What Covenanters Are Talking About Online

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2013) – Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Following is a sample of those submissions – their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Webcasts to Feature Westerdahl Lectures, Gospel Choir

CHICAGO, IL (February 25, 2013) – Two webcasts this week will enable viewers to participate in the Westerdahl Lectures at North Park Theological Seminary and hear the newly formed seminary Gospel Choir perform during the Covenant Offices chapel service. Continue Reading »