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Obituary: Rosemary E. Johnson

BEMUS POINT, NY (June 30, 2014) — Rosemary E. Johnson, 89, widow of Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, died Thursday. Continue Reading »

Candidates Approved for Ordination and Commissioning

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning approved the following candidates for Ordination to Word and Sacrament, Ordination to Word and Service, finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as commissioning. Continue Reading »

Delegates Affirm Resolution of Sympathy

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates attending the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church approved a Resolution of Sympathy to honor the lives and ministries of Covenant pastors, missionaries, and spouses who went to be with the Lord during the past year. Continue Reading »

Clergy Receive Lifetime Service Recognition

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — The Evangelical Covenant Church honored clergy with “Lifetime Service Recognition” awards during the denomination’s 129th Annual Meeting on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Board Members Elected

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates elected new members to various boards with results announced during Friday afternoon’s business session of the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Haworths: Supporting Churches, Unsung Heroes of Missionary Work

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — When asked about their 32 years of ministry in Japan, retiring Covenant missionaries Jay and Ellen Haworth prefer to talk about the 30 churches that have supported their work. Continue Reading »

Olson, Lundgren Get Humorous Tribute

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Laughter was abundant during the portion of today’s business session of the 129th Annual Meeting during which retiring Covenant executives Dean Lundgren and Doreen Olson were honored. Continue Reading »

Olson Honored for Years of Service in Job She Didn’t Initially Want

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — In no way did Doreen Olson want the job of directing what was then the Department of Christian Education when someone suggested she put together her resume for the position. Continue Reading »

Delegates Approve Immigration Resolution after Debate

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — After extended debate, delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting overwhelmingly approved the 2014 Resolution on Immigration. Continue Reading »

Delegates Unanimous in Decision to Change Covenant Structure

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting unanimously approved the first major restructuring of Covenant governance in roughly 40 years Friday. Continue Reading »