Five for Friday: Dogs Look Like Owners, Ice Bucket Evangelism

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 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 »

Free Webinar to Explore Youth Ministry and Ferguson

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 2014) — North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies (CYMS) will sponsor the webinar and panel discussion “We Are Precious in His Sight: Youth Ministry, the Gospel and the Continuing Significance of Race in America” on Tuesday, September 2, at 2 p.m. CDT. This interactive conversation will explore reactions to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the implications for the church. Continue Reading »

Earthquake Damage Will Make Delps’ Ministry More Difficult

QUITO, ECUADOR (August 27, 2014) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on August 12 heavily damaged the main road that enables Covenant missionaries Joel and Kim Delp to do their work in Cayambe and may take up to six months to repair, Joel says. Continue Reading »

Ebola Confirmed in Equateur Province, DR Congo

CHICAGO, IL (August 26, 2014) — Editor’s Note: Curt Peterson, the executive minister of Serve Globally, released a statement today in response to news of an Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The statement follows in its entirety.

The DR Congo government has confirmed an Ebola fever outbreak at Djera, located in the Boende region of Congo’s northwest Equateur Province. Equateur is the province in which the Covenant has served since 1937. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Marc Segal

REDWOOD CITY, CA (August 26, 2014) — A memorial service for former Covenant minister Marc Segal, 59, was held August 2 at Peninsula Covenant Church. He died July 8. Continue Reading »

Pastor: Earthquake Caused House to Move ‘Like a Boat on Rough Water’

SANTA ROSA, CA (August 25, 2014) — No injuries or significant damage to Covenant church buildings from the 6.1 earthquake that shook the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning have been reported, according to Pacific Southwest Conference staff. Continue Reading »

Deported Almost Four Years Ago, Turlock Church Member Gains Residency, Reunites with Family

By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (August 25, 2014) — Maria Isabel Chaparro, whose sudden deportation shocked and angered Turlock Covenant Church where she and her family attend, has been given permission to live permanently in the United States. Continue Reading »

ECC Leaders’ Official Statements on Ferguson

From the African American Denominational Leadership of the ECC

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2014) — We, the undersigned, acknowledge the deep pain and grief that accompanies the unfolding of events in Ferguson, Missouri, over these past two weeks. We are parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles of African American boys and men, who daily confront the harsh racial realities of a society unreconciled, which does not always affirm their human dignity or celebrate the value and worth of their lives. Continue Reading »

Snodgrass to Speak at Convocation, Event to Be Live-Streamed

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2014) — Entering his final year of teaching at North Park Theological Seminary, Klyne Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, will deliver the message at the school’s convocation service in Isaacson Chapel at 9:15 a.m. (central) Monday.

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Johnson Moved Across Country to Achieve Ultimate World Moment

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (August 22, 2014) — Covenanter and 2009 North Park University graduate Kelly Johnson recently achieved a dream when her Ultimate team, Seattle Riot, won the World Ultimate Club Championship in Lecco, Italy, on August 9, in just her first season with the team. Continue Reading »