Posts tagged ‘Northwest’

Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (September 21, 2011) – More than 350 people attended the Hispanic Heritage Festival, an outreach of Redeemer Covenant and La Bendición Covenant churches to their increasingly multicultural neighborhood. Continue Reading »

Pastor, Family Lose Home in Weekend Blaze

By Stan Friedman

SAGINAW, MN (September 19, 2011) – Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church, chokes up as he describes the assistance community members have provided his family since their house burned to the ground Saturday morning. Continue Reading »

Churches Help Kids Prepare for Start of Classes

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 9, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church congregations across the country have been helping local students and teachers prepare for classes in the public schools. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Top Honors, Oldest ECC Church, Ministry to Children

Covenant Retirement Community Earns ‘Best’ Honors

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 7, 2011) – Mount Miguel Covenant Village captured top honors in two categories of the 2011 San Diego Union-Tribune’s “San Diego’s Best” readers’ survey of businesses and organizations. Continue Reading »

One Church Rebuilds in Ethiopia, Thanks to U.S. Congregations

GAMBELA, ETHIOPIA (August 31, 2011) – In 2006, a flood destroyed a church in the Ethiopia Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan. The church was especially vulnerable to the high waters because, like many other buildings, it was constructed of wood and mud with an iron-sheet roof. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

Free Workshop for Town and Country Leaders

ALEXANDRIA, MN (August 23, 2011) – The Town and Country Commission will sponsor a free leadership workshop October 9-10. It will precede the Ministerial Association Retreat. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Conference Realigns Leadership; Building Remodeled

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 19, 2011) – The Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church has restructured its staff and redefined roles among the leadership to better advance its three priorities of congregational vitality, church planting, and children, youth and family ministry, says new superintendent Mark Stromberg. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Prime Real Estate, Fireworks, and Great Camps

EDINA, MN (August 15, 2011) – Developers keep calling the Edina Covenant Church trying to persuade the congregation to sell their property, but so far, the answer has always been “no.” Continue Reading »

Former Minnesota First Lady Has Covenant Ties

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 29, 2011) – Mary Pawlenty, former First Lady of Minnesota and wife of presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, grew up attending Edina Covenant Church where her parents were charter members. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Church Vandalized, House Church in India

CADILLAC, MI (July 28, 2011) – The First Covenant Church edifice was one of three local church buildings that vandals spray-painted with Satanic messages Tuesday night. Continue Reading »