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Churches’ Decisions to Move or Stay Most-Read Story

CHICAGO, IL (June 2, 2014) — A story about very different decisions made by two churches on whether to stay or move was the most-read Covenant News Service article, followed by an article on the Covenant connection of a second person killed in an Afghanistan shooting in March. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Godinterest vs. Pinterest, Church vs. Sports, Worship vs. Worship

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2014) — 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. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

National Attention on Ministry that Serves A Little

By Stan Friedman

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 29, 2014) — Last year, the local Red Cross honored Covenanter Matthew Nalywaiko as a “real hero.” A local hospital administrator told more than 400 people at an awards dinner that “Stories like Matthew’s renew my hope in the human race.” Continue Reading »

Struggles Continue for Teacher a Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

NEWCASTLE, OK (May 28, 2014) — Emily Eischen wore a new dress she had purchased the night before the awards ceremony to honor the achievements of the second and third graders at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, where she taught. The dress was just another way for her to let them know how proud she was of them. Continue Reading »

Tell Us Your Six-Word Story

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2014) — Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was asked to write an entire story in six words. He responded, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Continue Reading »

You Can Now Call It Pacific Northwest Conference

By Stan Friedman

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 27, 2014) — The Pacific Northwest Conference debuted its new website last week to reflect the recent name change from North Pacific Conference. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Heresy, Reparations, Commencement Mashup

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 2014) — 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. Continue Reading »

Missionary Work Unaffected by Thailand Coup

By Stan Friedman

BANGOK, THAILAND (May 22, 2014) — Other than having to obey a curfew, Bob Shim says Covenant mission work is unaffected by the military coup this week. Continue Reading »

Justified Anger Coalition Receives $100,000

MADISON, WI (May 22, 2014) — Alex Gee, the pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, announced Wednesday that several community foundations and anonymous donors had contributed $100,000 to the Justified Anger coalition that was formed to eliminate racial injustice in the city. Continue Reading »

Mboka: Greatest Challenge for CEUM Is Poverty

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014)—Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) President Jules Mboka says the greatest burden he bears is helping the church “become part of God’s holistic plan for us to save people spiritually and physically.” Continue Reading »