Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

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 »

Church Dedicates New Sanctuary after Arson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 7, 2014) — Eight months after an arsonist destroyed the sanctuary of Community Covenant Church, the congregation dedicated the restored worship space on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Ukraine Conflict Hits Home for Texas Congregation

By Stan Friedman

DALLAS, TX (March 4, 2014) — Leonid Regheta says members of his congregation here are strongly divided about the turmoil in Ukraine, and moderating them can be “challenging.” The Ukraine-born Covenant project missionary now pastors River of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation that ministers to Russian-speaking area residents. Continue Reading »

When Reconciliation and Neighborhood Development Collide

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he share the difficulties of trying to build bridges between neighborhood “insiders” and “outsiders.” Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Church Develops Blueprint for Neighborhood Development

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he shares the four conceptual principles that are guiding River City as they prepare to move into their first building after 10 years of ministry. Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Community Ministry: Not About the Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 27, 2014)— This month the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we publish stories online that look at discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »