Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

News Briefs: Royal Treatment, Heads Shaved

Team Gives Covenant Pastor Royal Treatment for Service to Youth

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 23, 2014) — The Kansas City Royals recently honored Covenant minister Bruce McGregor with the Buck O’Neil Legacy Award for his work in founding and leading Freedom Fire Urban Ministry. Continue Reading »

PBS Interviews Covenant Pastor Gee

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2014) — Though few would pick a progressive university town like Madison, Wisconsin, as a case study for racial disparity, the gap between the black and white residents of that city is reportedly among the most extreme in the nation. One of the key leaders in a grassroots effort to bridge the divide is Alex Gee, pastor of Madison’s Fountain of Life Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Teacher Honored, J2M2 Applications Available

Jobe Named Teacher of the Year

MERCER ISLAND, WA (June 12, 2014) — Sue Jobe, a member of Kent Covenant Church, was one of three people the Mercer Island School District honored as Teachers of the Year. Continue Reading »

PCP Seeks Personal Stories of Paul Carlson Connections

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 6, 2014) — Paul Carlson Partnership is seeking stories from people who knew the martyr for whom the ministry is named or who have been impacted by the ministry in some way, even if indirectly. Continue Reading »

National Attention on Ministry that Serves A Little

By Stan Friedman

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 29, 2014) — Last year, the local Red Cross honored Covenanter Matthew Nalywaiko as a “real hero.” A local hospital administrator told more than 400 people at an awards dinner that “Stories like Matthew’s renew my hope in the human race.” Continue Reading »

Struggles Continue for Teacher a Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

NEWCASTLE, OK (May 28, 2014) — Emily Eischen wore a new dress she had purchased the night before the awards ceremony to honor the achievements of the second and third graders at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, where she taught. The dress was just another way for her to let them know how proud she was of them. Continue Reading »

Second Victim of Afghan Attack an NPU Grad

CHICAGO, IL (May 8, 2014) — Gary Gabel, one of three Americans shot to death at a hospital in Afghanistan last month, graduated with a business degree from North Park University in 1978. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Recount Deadly Mudslide

By Rick Lund

ARLINGTON, WA (May 5, 2014) — The active search for the victims of the devastating March mudslide near Oso has been suspended. But the grieving continues, as do the questions of how could God have let this happen or why were some people spared and not others. Continue Reading »

Governor Attends Umanos Memorial Service

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 5, 2014) — More than 1,000 people, including Gov. Pat Quinn, attended Saturday’s memorial service for Jerry Umanos, the Chicago pediatrician who was killed working at a nonprofit hospital in Afghanistan when a member of the nation’s security forces opened fired on him and others on April 21. Continue Reading »

New Book Focuses on Taking Charge of Emotions

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 1, 2014) — Psychologist Linda Solie hopes her new book, Take Charge of Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Anger will help put her out of work. Continue Reading »