Posts tagged ‘Central’

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

ST. PAUL, MN (July 1, 2010) – The African American Ministers Association (AAMA) recently recognized newly appointed Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent Efrem Smith and 12 of its members who were ordained – the largest number of African American members being ordained at one time. Continue Reading »

VBS Outreach with a Multicultural Flavor

GLENVIEW, IL (June 29, 2010) – After Glenview Covenant Church closed two years ago, the members each started attending various congregations that became their new church homes, but the cooperative ministry that began with the Glenview Korean Covenant Church, who rented the building, continues. Continue Reading »

Glenview VBS Photos

GLENVIEW, IL (June 29, 2010) – Following are additional photos from the VBS program at the Glenview Korean Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Pastor May Be Oldest to Receive Ordination

ST. PAUL, MN (June 28, 2010) – When hands were laid on Roy White and he was prayed over Sunday morning, Roy White – at age 77 – may have become the oldest minister ever to receive his ordination in the 125 years of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). No one knows for sure due to the lack of older records. Continue Reading »

Samuel Alvarado Honored with T.W. Anderson Award

ST. PAUL, MN (June 26, 2010) – For six months at ten o’clock every night, Samuel Alvarado would go to the home of a fellow Dearborn Covenant Church member who was dying of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) to lift the man from his wheelchair and help him prepare for bed. Continue Reading »

Covenant Leaders Honored – Past and Present

ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Former and current members of the Council of Administrators and Council of Superintendents who served between 1985 – the denomination’s centennial anniversary – and 2010 were honored during this morning’s business session. Continue Reading »

21 Congregations Welcomed into ECC Membership

ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Delegates to the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 21 churches into membership, representing a cumulative average attendance of 2,796. Continue Reading »

Ten Churches Removed from Member Roster

ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Ten churches from six conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Hinsdale Women Raise $2,000 for Break the Chains

HINSDALE, IL (June 23, 2010) – Fifteen women from Hinsdale Covenant Church raised $2,000 for Break the Chains by competing in a local 18-mile triathlon even though most of them had never participated in the event before. Continue Reading »

Doing the Impossible Keeps Gymnast Flipping Out

PAXTON, IL (June 15, 2010) – “I love being in the air,” says 14-year-old Garret Waterstradt. “It’s fun to do all the crazy stuff people think is impossible.” Continue Reading »