Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

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 »

NWC Families Find the World When They Go: Serve

By Kara Stromberg

Brooklyn Park, MN (May 9, 2014) — Nearly 200 children and family members from throughout the Northwest Conference converged on Redeemer Covenant Church in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, recent for NWC Family Go: Serve, a day of service and experiential learning. Continue Reading »

Human Chain Transfers Library Books to New Site

STANTON, IA (May 8, 2014) — Kristin King of the Stanton Covenant Church, was the first in line to the local library’s books along a chain of more than 400 people who were transferring the volumes from the facility’s old location to its new more spacious site on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Pastors’ Campout on Roof Draws Attention to Youth Homelessness

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (May 7, 2014) — Todd Kardell, youth pastor of Redeemer Covenant Church, and Tim Ruscher youth pastor for Blue Oaks Covenant Church, camped on the roof of a local congregation with nine other area youth pastors for 48 hours to raise awareness and funds to build a shelter for homeless youth.

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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 »