Posts tagged ‘Northwest’

Partnerships Key in Developing Congregational Vitality

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 18, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church’s second annual Navigate National Gathering drew 120 pastors and lay leaders of established churches who are seeking to form partnerships and seek guidance on helping their congregations grow deeper in their love for Christ and desire to share the gospel. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Spiritual Direction, Tutoring Program

Spiritual Direction Focus of Call-In Café

CHICAGO, IL (November 15, 2011) – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Spiritual Direction” will be the topic of the Department of Christian Formation’s Call-In Café on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Workshop Registrations and Food Donations

Final Day to Register for NWC Children’s Ministry Workshop

WILLMAR, MN (November 4, 2011) – Today is the last registration day for church groups planning to attend the workshop “Imagine: A Day for Those Serving Children and Families,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at First Covenant Church. The workshop is free. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Pastor Honored, Art and Illness Explored

City Honors Pastor for Civic Contributions

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (October 31, 2011) – The Mayor’s Good Citizen Award was presented last week to Steve Larson, pastor of Redeemer Covenant Church, during the City Council meeting. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Conducted for Hazel L. Dokken

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (October 27, 2011) – A memorial service was conducted Monday for Hazel L. Dokken, 94, who died October 18. She was the widow of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Justin Dokken. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service on Monday for Ingeborg Skurdal

RED WING, MN (October 13, 2011) – A funeral service for Ingeborg (Langager) Skurdal, 99, widow of former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Sverre Skurdal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Covenant Church. She died Tuesday. Continue Reading »

‘Taste of Africa’ One Way to Say Thank You

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (October 12, 2011) – A worship team consisting of members from several African nations led the morning worship service in English, Lingala and other languages at Redeemer Covenant Church as part of the congregation’s fifth annual “Taste of Africa” celebration on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Exotic Animals – A Way to Reach Out to Kids

By Stan Friedman

ALEXANDRIA, MN (October 10, 2011) – Catalyst Covenant Church’s latest outreach to the community was a little wild. Fortunately nothing got out of hand. Continue Reading »

In Wake of Fire, Pastor’s Family Moves to Temporary Housing

SAGINAW, MI (October 5, 2011) – Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Saginaw, Minnesota, and his family plan to move into a mobile home that has been delivered to the property where his former home, which burned to the ground last month, stood. Continue Reading »

Church Packs 272,160 Meals for Starving Children

BERLIN, CT (September 23, 2011) – Members of Bethany Covenant Church were among the thousands of people who packed 1.1 million meals during CHIC 2006 and 2009 – the meals were distributed around the world by Feed My Starving Children (FSMC). Continue Reading »