Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

Mira Sorvino Debuts Human Trafficking Film at Bayside

GRANITE BAY, CA (January 8, 2014) — Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino debuted her new documentary on human trafficking in Cambodia for the first time in the United States at Bayside Church Saturday night. Continue Reading »

Ice Box of the Nation Takes Deep Freeze in Stride

By Stan Friedman

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN (January 7, 2014) — Bitter below-zero temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast have forced businesses, churches, and schools to close and have brought transportation to a near standstill in some areas, but residents of International Falls wonder what the big deal is. Continue Reading »

Writer Is Broken but Not ‘Less Than’

CHICAGO, IL (January 6, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in Covenant church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Today’s offering comes from Pam Christensen, associate director of children and family ministry at Quest Church in Seattle. She shares thoughts that first appeared on her blog. Continue Reading »

With Homeless Guests, Our Worship Changed

EUGENE, OR (December 30, 2013) — The Register-Guard ran an article last week by author Kay Marshall Strom, a member of Valley Covenant Church. She recounts what happened earlier this month when the church hosted a warming shelter for the homeless, but then things didn’t go as planned. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Why One Church Joined the ECC, ‘Wonderful Life’ Actress to Speak at Covenant Shores


Theological Diversity, Mission Attracts Affiliating Church

YAKIMA, WA (December 16, 2013) — The former Westminster Presbyterian Church changed its name recently to Yakima Covenant Church. The congregation voted in June to leave the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Continue Reading »

Bible App for Kids Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

EDMOND, OK (December 11, 2013) — The Bible App for Kids produced by, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, soared to more than one million downloads within just five days of its release on Thanksgiving Day. Continue Reading »

Lifestyle Changes Lead to $19,000 for Covenant Kids Congo

BOSTON, MA (December 6, 2013) — By making changes in their own lives, six members of Cornerstone Church of Boston who participated in a Bible study on “economic discipleship” raised $19,000 for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

Court Decision on Housing Allowance Could Have Major Impact

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 26, 2013) — A ruling issued by a U.S. District Court last Friday that declared a minister’s housing allowance to be unconstitutional could have wide-ranging effects, including whether a congregation can afford a minister, if the ruling is allowed to stand. Continue Reading »

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 »