Posts tagged ‘Midwest’

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 »

Funeral Service Saturday for Duane Aschenbrenner

OMAHA, NE (November 24, 2010) – A funeral service will be conducted Saturday for Duane L. Aschenbrenner, a member of First Covenant Church who for several years served as parliamentarian for Annual Meetings of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) with offices in Chicago. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Wednesday for Dorothy Olson

WESTMINSTER, CO (November 1, 2010) – A memorial service for Dorothy (Nord) Olson, 85, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tower Building at the Covenant Village of Colorado. The retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary to Congo died Friday. Continue Reading »

Growing Pumpkins a Lot Like Planting Churches

By Stan Friedman

CARROLL, IA (October 29, 2010) – Jeff Grote hopes the church he is planting will grow as much as the pumpkins he has cultivated. You can tell he has big dreams – he was disappointed that his largest pumpkin this year weighed only 435 pounds. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Conducted for Douglas Brown

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS  (October 20, 2010) – A memorial service was conducted Monday for Douglas Brown, 58, husband of Evangelical Covenant Church minister Dorothy “Dori” Brown. He died Saturday following a lengthy illness. Continue Reading »