Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

Last Year for Churches to Receive Health Care Tax Credit

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) – A tax credit that has returned an estimated $2 million to Evangelical Covenant Church congregations over the past three years will end this filing season. Continue Reading »

Cadillac Church Celebrates Building’s Centennial

CADILLAC, MI (November 19, 2013) — National Football League teams wear “throwback” uniforms from decades at least one Sunday a season. First Covenant Church Pastor Gregory DuBois and his wife, Kathy, decided to wear their own throwback “Sunday best” when they greeted congregation members as part of the church building’s centennial anniversary. Continue Reading »

Pastor Goes the Distance for His Church

By Stan Friedman

TWIG, MN (November 12, 2013) — Pastor Brad Shannon’s unusual fundraiser will demonstrate just how far he’s willing to go to help his small rural church construct a new building—1,500 miles through the snow. Continue Reading »

Milwaukee Church Wins Zoning Lawsuit

MILWAUKEE, WI (November 7, 2013) — A lawsuit by Harvest Covenant Church against the city ended Monday when U.S. District Court Judge Charles N. Clevert entered an order approving Milwaukee’s settlement with the church. Continue Reading »

Ten Percent of Church Runs Marathon for Covenant Kids Congo

By Stan Friedman

CANTON, MI (November 6, 2013) — Getting some 120 people from Life Covenant Church to run the recent Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon wasn’t nearly as hard as member Anton Botosan thought it would be. Then they raised a lot more money than he expected for a water project connected with Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

True North Awards Presented for Service to Alaska

RED WING, MN (November 4, 2013) — Two members of Covenant churches in Minnesota were recently honored with the True North Award for their long history of furthering the ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska (ECCAK). Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Healing Group, NPU Preview Day

Cook Covenant Starting Abuse Healing Group

COOK, MN (October 23, 2013) — The Cook Covenant Church will hold its first healing group for victims of abuse on Sunday evening.

The Evangelical Covenant Women of Cook hosted an informative brunch for the community on October 5. They noted that one out of every four women has been abused, and many of them remain frightened to tell their stories and find healing. Continue Reading »

Evergreen Covenant’s New Name Reflects Major Changes

By Stan Friedman

MERCER ISLAND, WA (October 23, 2013) — Mercer Island Covenant Church formally changed its name to Evergreen Covenant Church earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Paxton Church Celebrates 135 Years of Ministry

PAXTON, IL (October 22, 2013) — Paxton Evangelical Covenant Church culminated its yearlong celebration of 135 years of ministry October 19-20 with a Saturday night dinner and a special Sunday morning service with Central Conference superintendent Jerome Nelson giving the message. Continue Reading »

Samaritan’s Purse Surprises Nome Church, Pastor

By Stan Friedman

NOME, AK (October 21, 2013) — Standing outside in the cold air, Pastor Harvey Fiskeaux was disheartened to hear that Samaritan’s Purse would not be able to help Nome Covenant Church build a new youth center. Continue Reading »