Posts tagged ‘East Coast’

News Briefs: Russian Pastor at Camp, Ministry in Mexico

PLEASANT HILL, CA (July 18, 2011) – For the past two years, Hope Center Covenant Church in Pleasant Hill has hosted approximately 80 international college students for dinner each Friday evening. They do so in partnership with several other churches in the Diablo Valley. Each evening also includes games and a faith-based message. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Community Service, Helping Cancer Patient

SANFORD, ME (July 12, 2011) — At the invitation of the local Evergreen Covenant Church, 33 counselors from Camp Squanto in West Swanzey, New Hampshire, visited Sanford for a day of team-building and community service last month. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Church Fire, Student Honored, Romanian Relief

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 20, 2011) – A fire last Tuesday caused $600,000 in damage to a church building that at one time served as home to Mission Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Sports, Camps, Multicultural Ministry

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 16, 2011) – Nearly 300 residents of North Minneapolis whose neighborhood was heavily damaged by a deadly May 23 tornado were inspired by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, who spoke to them at an event sponsored through Sanctuary Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

First Tornado, Then Heat – What’s Next?

SPRINGFIELD, MA (June 13, 2011) – For the second time in less than two weeks, the Evangelical Covenant Church has been helping local residents trying to cope with weather that has killed several people in the area. Continue Reading »

Communities Brace for Flooding and Clear Tornado Damage

MISSOURI VALLEY, IA (June 8, 2011) – Volunteers from Evangelical Covenant church congregations in Omaha, Nebraska, worked Tuesday to stave off flooding expected to overwhelm parts of the region while members of the church in Springfield, Massachusetts, continued to help their neighbors recover from last week’s tornado.

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Tornado: Close Call for One Covenant Congregation

SPRINGFIELD, MA (June 3, 2011) – The tornado that killed at least four people in Massachusetts on Wednesday passed over a school located next to the Evangelical Covenant Church’s parking lot. Continue Reading »

Two Covenanters Murdered in Separate Assaults

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 26, 2011) – Two attendees of Evangelical Covenant Church congregations were murdered during Holy Week in separate incidents. Continue Reading »

More Than One Way to Keep Church Doors Open

HOULTON, ME (March 29, 2011) – First Congregational Church is celebrating its 200th anniversary of ministering in this small community, but almost didn’t make it past year 199. Continue Reading »

Church Growing Despite Declining Trendlines

ARLINGTON, MA (February 22, 2011) – Highrock Covenant Church continues to grow rapidly in a state ranked among the lowest in terms of church attendance and in a community that has seen a decline in the number of local congregations. Continue Reading »