Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

Tour de North Gives Sanctuary Members Different View of Community

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 23, 2014) — Some 300 attendees of Sanctuary Covenant Church left church early to ride, bike, or drive around their North Minneapolis neighborhood to know and learn how to better serve it. Continue Reading »

Covenanter Looked Up from Basement and Saw Sky after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

WAKEFIELD, NE (June 17, 2014) — When Hilda Pearson looked up from her basement where she had taken shelter from a tornado on Monday, she saw nothing but sky. Continue Reading »

This Can Happen When You Don’t Follow Directions

By Stan Friedman

HILMAR, CA (June 10, 2014) — The vacation Bible school curriculum Hilmar Covenant Church is using this year includes simple instructions for building a simple tree that would be part of a forest. It shouldn’t take artist and set designer Mike Schulze any time at all. Continue Reading »

Seattle Congregations Grieve, Serve after Shooting

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (June 6, 2014) — Covenant church members are seeking to help the community wrenched by the fatal shooting Thursday on the campus of Seattle Pacific University even as they share the same emotional pain. Continue Reading »

Rockford Congregation Concerned for Church in Ukraine

By Stan Friedman

ROCKFORD, IL (June 3, 2014) — Darla Ruiz, a member of First Covenant Church who was caught up in Ukraine with several others from the congregation during recent violence, says she and friends in the European nation are cautiously hopeful about the future following the election of Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire businessman. Continue Reading »

Justified Anger Coalition Receives $100,000

MADISON, WI (May 22, 2014) — Alex Gee, the pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, announced Wednesday that several community foundations and anonymous donors had contributed $100,000 to the Justified Anger coalition that was formed to eliminate racial injustice in the city. Continue Reading »

Much Still to Do Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

MOORE, OK (May 20, 2014) — Jay Stokes was surprised and saddened by the request from the family of a child who was killed by the mile-wide tornado that devastated much of the area one year ago today. Continue Reading »

Two Churches’ Decisions Reflect Promise, Struggle

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 20, 2014) — Historic First Covenant Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, has grown new ministries to meet the changing demographics in its community.  Continue Reading »

San Diego Covenant Churches So Far Spared from Fires

By Stan Friedman

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 15, 2014) — The wildfires that have broken out in the San Diego area the past two days have so far not directly affected any of the Evangelical Covenant Churches in the area, Jim Engwall, estates planning officer for Mount Miguel Covenant Village, said this morning. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: ‘Rest Stop’ Founders Honored, Northbrook CRC Donations

Gordon-Conwell Honors Covenanters for Community Service

BOSTON, MA (May 12, 2014) — The Gordon-Conwell Center for Urban Ministerial Education awarded its annual Making a Difference Award for Christian Service to five lay members of Covenant Congregational Church of Boston for their work in establishing and running a new drop-in center for the homeless. Continue Reading »