Posts tagged ‘Central’

Many Opportunities to Serve at Experience Chicagoland

By Stan Friedman

PALATINE, IL (May 6, 2014) — Members of DeerGrove Covenant Church who participated in Mission Detroit prior to the Covenant’s Annual Meeting last year are eager to join in activities connected with Experience Chicagoland, which will offer opportunities to engage in ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice. Continue Reading »

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 »

Combined Youth Program Could Be Pilot for Others

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 21, 2014) — A revived cooperative youth ministry among ten Evangelical Covenant Church congregations here could offer a model for other congregations that struggle to provide a full-fledged program for their teens. Continue Reading »

Milwaukee Church Wins Zoning Lawsuit

MILWAUKEE, WI (November 7, 2013) — A lawsuit by Harvest Covenant Church against the city ended Monday when U.S. District Court Judge Charles N. Clevert entered an order approving Milwaukee’s settlement with the church. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Healing Group, NPU Preview Day

Cook Covenant Starting Abuse Healing Group

COOK, MN (October 23, 2013) — The Cook Covenant Church will hold its first healing group for victims of abuse on Sunday evening.

The Evangelical Covenant Women of Cook hosted an informative brunch for the community on October 5. They noted that one out of every four women has been abused, and many of them remain frightened to tell their stories and find healing. Continue Reading »

Paxton Church Celebrates 135 Years of Ministry

PAXTON, IL (October 22, 2013) — Paxton Evangelical Covenant Church culminated its yearlong celebration of 135 years of ministry October 19-20 with a Saturday night dinner and a special Sunday morning service with Central Conference superintendent Jerome Nelson giving the message. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Church Feeds Students, Golf Outing Commemorates Camp Counselor

WAVERLY, NE (August 23, 2013) — Students who might otherwise go hungry on the weekend will have food to eat, thanks to Bethlehem Covenant Church, which has taken over the local school district’s program that provides a backpack filled with food for income-eligible students. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Carlson Memorial, 125th Anniversary, and Name Change

CHICAGO, IL (August 12, 2013) – The video of the Richard Carlson Memorial Service is available for viewing at

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Covenant Village of Northbrook Begins New Construction

NORTHBROOK, IL (July 22, 2013) – More than 75 percent of the apartments at Covenant Village of Northbrook’s new $30 million residential building, The Evergreen, already are reserved even though groundbreaking was just last Wednesday, officials said. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Holy Smoke BBQ Event Attracts 700 to Benefit Pantry

KEARNEY, MO (July 3, 2013) – The Holy Smoke BBQ contest sponsored by Community Covenant Church raised $1,700 for Kearney Food Pantry and provided an afternoon of entertainment and messy eating. Continue Reading »