Posts tagged ‘Midwest’

Spoof Welcomes Midwest Superintendent-Elect

OMAHA, NE (April 18, 2011) – A humorous performance of “The Preacher Mom” – an “updated” version of “The Music Man” – introduced Tammy Swanson-Draheim to the Midwest Conference Ministerium as the nominee for superintendent on Friday. Continue Reading »

Carlson Reflects on Years as Midwest Superintendent

By Stan Friedman

OMAHA, NE (April 13, 2011) – Decentralization and empowering others have been prominent themes during the tenure of Ken Carlson, who is retiring this year as superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church Midwest Conference. 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 »

The Long Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

SLOAN, IA (April 1, 2011) – Trent Baker nearly died on November 8, 2008, when a van carrying six members of his high school wrestling team collided head on with another vehicle. He suffered 16 fractures in his right leg, a lacerated liver, and lost his spleen. A helicopter transported him from the accident scene to an area hospital. Continue Reading »

India Rehab Center for Freed Sex Slaves Dedicated

PUNE, INDIA (March 15, 2011) – A new rehabilitation center for women rescued from the sex slave trade was dedicated earlier this month, a project made possible through funding from the Break the Chains initiative in partnership with the Hindustani Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Disaster Draws Two Churches into Lasting Friendship

STROMSBURG, NE (March 14, 2011) – Thirty-four members of Iglesia Evangelica Missionera del Pacto Church in La Villa, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Dolly in 2009, traveled here to spend a weekend celebrating the bonds formed between that congregation and two Midwest churches that had sent mission teams to help people rebuild their lives. Continue Reading »

Pastor, Wife Beginning Rehab Phase of Recovery

By Stan Friedman

DENVER, CO (March 8, 2011) – A Westmoore Community Covenant Church pastor and his wife are beginning physical therapy and will be transferred soon to a rehabilitation facility as they continue their recovery from near-fatal injuries suffered in a head-on collision last month. Continue Reading »

Hundreds Gather for Prayer Service for Family

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (February 23, 2011) – Five hundred people gathered Tuesday night at Westmoore Community Covenant Church to pray for one of their pastors and his family, who were injured when a tractor-trailer rig slammed into their vehicle Monday night on a mountain highway in Colorado. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastor, Wife Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash

DURANGO, CO (February 22, 2011) – Rodney Beavers, executive pastor of Westmoore Community Covenant Church in Oklahoma City, and his wife, Cindy, are hospitalized in critical condition after a semi-tractor truck slammed head on into their vehicle Monday night, reports Garth Bolinder, superintendent of the Midsouth Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Swanson-Draheim Recommended to Lead Midwest Conference

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2011) – Tammy K. Swanson-Draheim has been recommended to replace Ken Carlson as superintendent of the Midwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) when Carlson retires this year. Continue Reading »