Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

Covenant Ministries Consider Responses to ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

By Stan Friedman

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 15, 2014) — Several San Diego Covenant churches are working with a local nonprofit to provide personal care items for hundreds of mothers and children who had been flown into the area from Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol. Continue Reading »

ECC Welcomes 27 New Churches

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 27 churches into membership this morning, reflecting a cumulative membership of 2,039 and a cumulative average attendance of 3,324 individuals. Continue Reading »

Seven Churches Removed from Membership Roster

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Seven churches from four conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning. Continue Reading »

Manchester Connection to Woman Detained in Sudan

By Stan Friedman

MANCHESTER, NH (June 25, 2014) — Daniel Wani, the husband of the Sudanese woman who was imprisoned and sentenced to be executed in her country for not recanting her Christian faith, has attended the Sudanese Covenant Church here since it started, says Pastor Monyroor Teng. Continue Reading »

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 »