Posts tagged ‘Northwest’

NWC Delegates Approve New Ministry Staff Position

ALEXANDRIA, MN (April 27, 2012) – A new children and family ministry position, the debut of new videos highlighting ministry priorities, and election of leaders were among highlights of this past weekend’s annual meeting of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Minnesota Teens Challenged to ‘Be Different’

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 5, 2012) – Some 250 teenagers and youth workers from throughout the Northwest Conference who participated in M.O.V.E. 2012 this past weekend engaged in activities designed to give them a better understanding of how Christians can make a difference by being different. Continue Reading »

Services Pending for Donald L. Olson

GLENBURN, MN (March 16, 2012) – Funeral services are pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald L. Olson, 85, who died Thursday night. Continue Reading »

Service Focuses On Learning from Different Faiths

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 15, 2012) – Choirs from Jewish and Christian faith communities sang during a recent Sunday morning service at First Covenant Church to coincide with a preaching series on hospitality. The morning’s topic was, “Learning from People of Different Faiths.” Continue Reading »

Arts Provide Great Pathway for Reaching Youth

By Stan Friedman

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (March 7, 2012) – The two performances of Les Miserables by First Covenant Church youth and students from the nearby magnet school were more than grand productions. Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Monday for Irene Anderson

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (February 8, 2012) – Funeral services will be conducted for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Irene (Johnson) Anderson, 88, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She died last Friday. Continue Reading »

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 »