Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

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 »

First Covenant Spokane Sells Building to Mars Hill

SPOKANE, WA (January 16, 2014) — Financial struggles have led First Covenant Church—a congregation in which more than half of the 90 attenders are homeless or low income—to sell its building to Mars Hill Church for $1.25 million, Pastor Rob Bryceson told the Inlander, a local weekly newspaper. Continue Reading »

Grand Forks Church First in Area to Use Video at Second Campus

GRAND FORKS, ND (January 16, 2014) — Hope Covenant Church has become the first church in this area to use video sermons at its satellite campus, which was started in 2012. Continue Reading »

Homeless Woman Killed by Driver Inspired Community

By Stan Friedman

MONROE, WA (January 13, 2014) — This town continues to mourn the death of a local woman who had recently been homeless and thought she had nothing to offer others. Continue Reading »

Mira Sorvino Debuts Human Trafficking Film at Bayside

GRANITE BAY, CA (January 8, 2014) — Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino debuted her new documentary on human trafficking in Cambodia for the first time in the United States at Bayside Church Saturday night. Continue Reading »

Ice Box of the Nation Takes Deep Freeze in Stride

By Stan Friedman

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN (January 7, 2014) — Bitter below-zero temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast have forced businesses, churches, and schools to close and have brought transportation to a near standstill in some areas, but residents of International Falls wonder what the big deal is. Continue Reading »

Writer Is Broken but Not ‘Less Than’

CHICAGO, IL (January 6, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in Covenant church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Today’s offering comes from Pam Christensen, associate director of children and family ministry at Quest Church in Seattle. She shares thoughts that first appeared on her blog. Continue Reading »

With Homeless Guests, Our Worship Changed

EUGENE, OR (December 30, 2013) — The Register-Guard ran an article last week by author Kay Marshall Strom, a member of Valley Covenant Church. She recounts what happened earlier this month when the church hosted a warming shelter for the homeless, but then things didn’t go as planned. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Why One Church Joined the ECC, ‘Wonderful Life’ Actress to Speak at Covenant Shores

 

Theological Diversity, Mission Attracts Affiliating Church

YAKIMA, WA (December 16, 2013) — The former Westminster Presbyterian Church changed its name recently to Yakima Covenant Church. The congregation voted in June to leave the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Continue Reading »

Bible App for Kids Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

EDMOND, OK (December 11, 2013) — The Bible App for Kids produced by LifeChurch.tv, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, soared to more than one million downloads within just five days of its release on Thanksgiving Day. Continue Reading »