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40 under 40 Call for Nominees

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) — Almost every week we hear new reports on the numerical rise of young people who identify themselves as “nones”—people who have no faith or who identify as spiritual but not religious (SBNRs). Continue Reading »

Much Still to Do Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

MOORE, OK (May 20, 2014) — Jay Stokes was surprised and saddened by the request from the family of a child who was killed by the mile-wide tornado that devastated much of the area one year ago today. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Helen Yepez

QUITO, ECUADOR (May 20, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Helen (Peterson) Yepez died Monday. Continue Reading »

Two Churches’ Decisions Reflect Promise, Struggle

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 20, 2014) — Historic First Covenant Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, has grown new ministries to meet the changing demographics in its community.  Continue Reading »

Covenant Village Hosts Abuse Conference for Residents

By Stan Friedman

WESTMINSTER, CO (May 19, 2014) — When Kay Sorvik counsels residents of Covenant Village of Colorado where she is chaplain, sometimes they reveal their experience of suffering domestic violence. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Russell Camp

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 19, 2014) — Russell Camp, who helped guide the Covenant’s early missionary work in Ecuador, died Saturday. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Alice (Kramer) Danielson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 16, 2014) — A funeral service for retired parish minister Alice Anna (Kramer) Danielson, 95, was held April 15 at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Horrible Sister, Godzilla, War Across the River

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 16, 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 »

Obituary: Gladys White

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 14, 2014) — Gladys (Dickson) White, widow of Al White, died Wednesday. Services will be Saturday, but a time is pending. Continue Reading »

San Diego Covenant Churches So Far Spared from Fires

By Stan Friedman

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 15, 2014) — The wildfires that have broken out in the San Diego area the past two days have so far not directly affected any of the Evangelical Covenant Churches in the area, Jim Engwall, estates planning officer for Mount Miguel Covenant Village, said this morning. Continue Reading »