New Enabling Residence to Open in June

By Stan Friedman

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 11, 2012) – Construction of a second enabling residence on the campus of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes is expected to be completed in March 2013 and open to residents in June.

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Combined Worship Celebrates Denominational Ties

CHANDLER, AZ (December 10, 2012) – More than 100 people from Covenant congregations in Arizona and Nevada gathered recently at Hope Covenant Church for a barbecue followed by a combined worship service connecting participants with each other in a broad sense/new way. Continue Reading »

Four Couples Exchange Vows – A ‘First’ for CHET

RIVERSIDE, CA (December 10, 2012) – Four couples were married during a single ceremony at one of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s newest church plants last Saturday. Their walk down the aisle also was the next step in their discipleship journey. Continue Reading »

Artist Pledges CD Profits to Aid Covenant Kids Congo

GRANITE BAY, CA (December 7, 2012) – Lincoln Brewster, one of the most well-known worship artists, is donating all profits from his new Christmas CD, Joy to the World, and the accompanying concert tour to Covenant Kids Congo Powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

A Christmas Play that Helps Feed Children at Home and in the Congo

SUMNER, WA (December 6, 2012) – The Christmas play at Faith Covenant Church will highlight the needs and hope for homeless children in their community as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Palmbergs Honored as ‘Heroes of the Homeless’

MERCER ISLAND, WA (December 6, 2012) – More than 400 guests attended a luncheon honoring Mercer Island Covenant Church Pastor Emeritus Bud Palmberg and his wife, Donna, as “Heroes of the Homeless 2012.” They founded and helped develop Operation Nightwatch, an ecumenical ministry to the homeless in Seattle. Continue Reading »

Training Saves Lives of Congolese Babies

By Stan Friedman

KARAWA, DR CONGO (December 5, 2012) – Pediatric intensive care specialist Dr. Eric Gunnoe of Portland, Maine, has participated in mission trips to some of the poorest countries around the world, but said his most recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo to teach medical personnel at the Karawa Hospital on how to use breathing techniques to help save infants’ lives also was his most rewarding. Continue Reading »

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 »