Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

600 People Attend Madison Town Hall Meeting on Race

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (February 17, 2014) — The multiracial crowd of nearly 600 people who turned out in below freezing temperatures to attend the “Justified Anger: State of Emergency” town hall meeting Saturday was evidence that change is possible, said Pastor Alex Gee. The meeting was held at Fountain of Life Covenant Church to address breaking down racial divides in the community. Continue Reading »

Fire Forces Dunbar Family from Home

By Stan Friedman

CONCORD, NH (February 16, 2014) — Covenant pastor Earl Dunbar and his wife, Marcia-Anne, as well as their son, James, escaped a fire that caused “significant damage” to their home around 1 p.m. Friday. Continue Reading »

Mom’s Birthday Wish for Her Son Goes Viral

By Stan Friedman

RICHLAND, MI (February 14, 2014) — Colin, a 10-year-old boy with a condition similar to Asperger’s syndrome, knows there’s a big surprise coming for his birthday. He has no idea that millions of people around the world are involved. Continue Reading »

“Justified Anger” Town Hall Meeting to Be Webcast Live

MADISON, WI (February 12, 2014) — A town hall meeting to be held at Fountain of Life Covenant Church on racial reconciliation will be webcast live on at 2 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading »

Snowmobiling Pastor Makes Local News

TWIG, MN (February 11, 2014) — A local television crew was on hand to record Covenant pastor Brad Shannon embarking on his 1,500-mile snowmobiling journey to raise money for New Life Covenant Church’s building fund on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Warm Hearts, Cold Hands at Wedding

By Stan Friedman

LEAD, SD (February 4, 2014) — Covenant minister Jeff Schirle was not comfortable performing a wedding here last Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Despite Temps, Pastor Still Set on 1,500-Mile Fundraising Trip

By Stan Friedman

TWIG, MN (January 28, 2014) — Even with the United States suffering the big chill, Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church here, is still determined to embark on his 1,500-mile fundraising snowmobile journey to Churchill, Manitoba, on February 9. Continue Reading »

Purdue Honors Ziemer for Years of Leadership, Public Service

LAFAYETTE, IN (January 23, 2014) — Purdue University recently honored Covenanter Paul Ziemer, who has served the administrations of three United States presidents, as an Old Master. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Discuss Whether to Allow Weapons in Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2014) — Lively discussions on two Facebook pages reveal broad diversity of opinion among Covenanters on whether to allow concealed weapons into churches. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Midwinter Hotel Discount Ending, Covenanter Prays at State Legislature

Last Day for Special Midwinter Hotel Rate

CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2014) — This is the last day to register for a discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel, where the Midwinter Conference will be held January 27-31. Continue Reading »