Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Bible App for Kids Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

EDMOND, OK (December 11, 2013) — The Bible App for Kids produced by LifeChurch.tv, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, soared to more than one million downloads within just five days of its release on Thanksgiving Day. Continue Reading »

Ministry to Empower Women Impossible Without Mandela

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2013) — The work of a Covenant World Relief partner that is helping Zulu women achieve economic independence in South Africa would not have been possible prior to Nelson Mandela’s work to bring down apartheid, Dave Husby, CWR director, said today. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 2013) – 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. Each Friday, we will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Marathoner’s Friends Run to Funeral, Cemetery

By Stan Friedman

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 19, 2013) — The friends of First Covenant Church attender Jim Kelley, who was killed earlier this month when a car struck him while he was on his nightly run, paid tribute at his funeral last Saturday in a way he would have loved. They wore their running gear to the funeral at the church and then ran behind the hearse to the cemetery. Continue Reading »

Athletic Director Creates Culture of Mentoring Leadership

By Stan Friedman

MASON CITY, IA (November 18, 2013) — Winning national athletic championships at any level of competition is a daunting task—as is retaining coaches in a small program for long stretches of time—but Covenanter Dan Mason, the athletic director for the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), has earned admiration and respect for his ability to accomplish both. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2013) – 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. Each Friday, we will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Tizon: Lord’s Prayer Inspires ESA Mission

By Stan Friedman

WAYNE, PA (August 26, 2013) — Covenant minister Al Tizon was installed as co-president of Evangelicals for Social Action alongside Paul Alexander during the organization’s “Follow. Jesus.” conference on July 14. They replace Ron Sider, who led the influential organization since he founded it 40 years ago until his retirement in June. Continue Reading »

Sounds of Enablement: Baird McDowell’s Worshipful Response to Life’s Challenges

By Stan Friedman

DULUTH, MN (August 5, 2013) – Baird McDowell, who lives at the Our Place Covenant Enabling Residence, says he recorded his piano instrumental CD of traditional gospel songs and hymns in honor of his sister, Anna, who died from muscular dystrophy when she was 14 years old. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Covenanter Awarded, NP Coach Hired

Smietana Earns First-Place Awards

NASHVILLE, TN (July 23, 2013) – The Tennessee Press Association recently awarded Covenanter Bob Smietana with first-place awards for articles he wrote for The Tennessean and which were picked up by national media. Continue Reading »

A Block Party Celebrating Unusual Neighbors

PHOENIX, AZ (October 11, 2012) – Hall of Fame rock star Alice Cooper stood on the stage at the grand opening block party of his Solid Rock Foundation’s teen center on Saturday and invited the crowd of more than 2,000 people to attend worship services at Genesis Covenant Church the next morning. Continue Reading »