Posts tagged ‘East Coast’

Covenant Pastor, Family Escape Morning Fire

BRONX, NY (July 17, 2013) – Pastor Michael Carrion, his wife, Elizabeth, and four children escaped uninjured from a fire that destroyed two multi-family homes shortly before 3 a.m. this morning. Continue Reading »

Celebrating 117 Years, Montclair Church Concludes Ministry

MONTCLAIR, NJ (JULY 2, 2013)  – The Evangelical Covenant Church of Montclair, New Jersey (ECCM), concluded 117 years of ministry on June 23.  Current and former members joined together in a celebration service, sharing what the church meant in their lives and all that will be accomplished through its legacy, as well as the faithfulness of God throughout its history. Continue Reading »

Conferences Adapting Youth Leadership Training

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2013) – An intensive summer leadership program for youth that the Northwest Conference (NWC) of the Evangelical Covenant Church has led for more than two decades is being adapted by two other Covenant conferences this year, with a third conference exploring the idea. Continue Reading »

Church May Close, But Ministry Goes On

By Stan Friedman

WILTON, CT (May 23, 2013) – Louise Stabile had played the piano at United Covenant Church on Sunday mornings for 75 years, so playing the last notes before the church closed its doors permanently last month was especially emotional. Continue Reading »

Boston Blasts: ‘Scariest Moments of My Life’

By Stan Friedman

SWANZEY, NH (April 16, 2013) – Dave Cairns was two-tenths of a mile from crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday when he heard the two bomb explosions and saw the white smoke rising where his wife, Becky, and three children were supposed to be waiting for him. Continue Reading »

Covenant Runner Saw Both Boston Marathon Explosions

By Stan Friedman

BOSTON, MA (April 15, 2013) – Dave Cairns, executive director of Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, was two-tenths of a mile short of the finish line at the Boston Marathon and witnessed both of the deadly explosions that killed three people and injured dozens more, he stated on his Facebook account this afternoon. Continue Reading »

Boston Marathoner Running for Camp Scholarships

SWANZEY, NH (March 22, 2013) – David Cairns, executive director of Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, is running the 26.2 Boston Marathon to raise $12,445, which would cover the cost of sending 26.2 children to camp. Continue Reading »

U.S. News Honors Seven CRC Nursing Facilities

SKOKIE, IL (March 18, 2013) – Nursing facilities at seven Covenant Retirement Communities received a five-star rating – the highest possible – in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual “Best Nursing Homes” report. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Rwanda Insights, Relief Assistance Needed, Justice Event

Survivor: Rwandan Christians Were Prepared to Die

LABOLT, SD (February 27, 2013) – The Christians in the Rwandan village where Esther Nyiransabimana Myers once lived had been prepared to die during the genocide that horrified the world in 1994, she told two recent gatherings sponsored by the LaBolt Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Concert Proceeds to Benefit Community’s Youth

ARLINGTON, MA (January 2, 2013) – Arlington has an additional part-time social worker to help the community’s neediest residents all because Highrock Covenant Church held a Christmas concert. Continue Reading »