Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

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 »

Covenanters Recount Deadly Mudslide

By Rick Lund

ARLINGTON, WA (May 5, 2014) — The active search for the victims of the devastating March mudslide near Oso has been suspended. But the grieving continues, as do the questions of how could God have let this happen or why were some people spared and not others. Continue Reading »

Children’s Book Features Characters Based on Church Members

By Stan Friedman

YAKIMA, WA (April 24, 2014) — Anne McEwen hopes her new book, Miss Marian and the Bunnies from Wiley Heights, will help children—especially those in crisis—to better understand and experience God’s love. Continue Reading »

Faith Covenant’s Centennial Hymn Echoes History

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (April 21, 2014) — Jerry Jacoby says the hymn he wrote in honor of Faith Covenant Church’s centennial celebration, “It Is Written,” is meant to reflect the congregation’s commitment to the gospel and draws on the denomination’s foundational question, “Where is it written?” Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Cross Walk, Samarkand Dedication

Churches Participate in Good Friday Cross Walk

ATTLEBORO, MA (April 21, 2014) — More than two dozen youth and adult attendees of the Attleboro Covenant Church and several other local congregations traced the Stations of the Cross as they walked through streets in their community Friday. Continue Reading »

Churches Establish Fund to Help with Mudslide Relief

SEATTLE, WA (April 2, 2014) — Several congregations here have established a combined special fund so people can contribute to relief and rebuilding work in the area of Oso, where a massive mudslide wiped out a neighborhood on the morning of March 22. Continue Reading »

Restored John Deere Sold to Benefit Campers

By Stan Friedman

WAUSA, NE (April 1, 2014) — A 1951 John Deere “A” tractor restored over the course of two years sold for $4,000 as part of Wausa Covenant Church’s annual camp auction on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Church Members Lose Weight, Gain Scholarship for Student

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 28, 2014) — A future college student will have their tuition paid for because members of Westmoore Community Church lost 1,337 pounds during a “Lose to Serve” contest among participating congregations in the Oklahoma City metro-area. Continue Reading »

Pastor: “Everybody Knows Someone” Impacted by Mudslide

By Stan Friedman

ARLINGTON, WA (March 24, 2014) — Jessica Ronhaar, pastor at Arlington United Church, a Covenant congregation, says none of the members was injured in Saturday’s deadly mudslide, but everyone in the small community knows someone who has been impacted by the tragedy, and several members of the church are first-responders who have been working at the scene just outside the community of Oso. Continue Reading »

Child in Protective Services after Wandering into Church

By Stan Friedman

GREELEY, CO (March 17, 2014) — Police were called to the cinema where Crossroads Covenant Church meets after an unaccompanied three-year-old boy walked into the building Sunday morning. His parents could not be found. Continue Reading »