Posts tagged ‘Great Lakes’

Services Pending for Bonnie Gelaude

DEXTER, MI (July 8, 2011) – Services are pending for Bonnie Gelaude, wife of Connexions Covenant Church Pastor Ron Gelaude. She died Thursday night. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Church Fire, Student Honored, Romanian Relief

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 20, 2011) – A fire last Tuesday caused $600,000 in damage to a church building that at one time served as home to Mission Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Two Covenant Youth Honored for Contributions

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 2, 2011) – Caledonia High School always honors only one student with its Principal’s Award for leadership, but the school’s top administrator couldn’t decide between two students, so he presented it to Samuel Ernest and Gretchen Mortenson, both attendees of Thornapple Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Church in Arab Muslim Area Reaches Out

DEARBORN, MI (May 19, 2011) – Dearborn Covenant Church will host two mission training conferences this summer to help Christians share the gospel with Muslims.

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News Received of Paul Bjorklund’s Death

MERCER ISLAND (April 13, 2011) – Retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Paul Bjorklund, 94, died March 23. Continue Reading »

Two Congregations Find Similarities Outweigh Differences

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (April 8, 2011) – In Fall 2009, the leadership of the Covenant Church of Cheboygan began looking for ways the church could serve outside their small rural community and beyond the boundaries of their comfort zone. They also decided to tithe on the money raised for a construction project and use it to help a fledgling congregation. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Set for Elaine Swanson

JAMESTOWN, NY (April 6, 2011) – A memorial service for Elaine (Ringbloom) Swanson, 89, widow of former Great Lakes Superintendent Harry Swanson, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Covenant Church. She died Saturday. Continue Reading »

Community Gardens Provide Food, Connect People

MCPHERSON, KANSAS (April 5, 2011) – Countryside Covenant Church is the latest congregation in a growing trend of churches sponsoring community gardens. Continue Reading »

Churches Find ‘Ministry Together’ Even More Effective

By Stan Friedman

JAMESTOWN, NY (March 30, 2011) – First and Zion Covenant Churches were founded prior to the year 1900 and are less than two miles apart – but have rarely done ministry with each other. Continue Reading »

Recovery – for Addicts and Congregations

By Stan Friedman

JAMESTOWN, NY (March 30, 2011) – A recovery group sponsored by First Covenant and Zion Covenant churches earned its one-year chip in January. Started with little advance planning, the group now attracts 40-50 people on Monday nights and several other church-sponsored meetings around town are likewise well attended. Continue Reading »