Posts tagged ‘Midwest’

Food Insecurity Increasing in Rural Areas

By Stan Friedman

DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN (May 22, 2012) – Rob Lowe, co-pastor of Federated Covenant Church, is not surprised at the results of a study that found food insecurity in rural areas is as great or greater than in most urban areas in the Great Plains and Midwest. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Saturday for C. LaVerne Erickson

NORTHBROOK, IL (May 22, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. LaVerne Erickson, 101, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Covenant Village of Northbrook. He died Friday, May 18. Continue Reading »

Increased Focus on Church Planting in Midwest Conference

FORT COLLINS, CO (May 16, 2012) – Multiple changes in conference staffing and an increased commitment to planting churches were announced during the Midwest Conference Annual Meeting held at the Evangelical Covenant Church here April 27-28. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Saturday for George Welch

NORTHBROOK, IL (May 10, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary and pastor George Welch, 100, will be conducted in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. He died Monday at Brandel Care Center in Northbrook, Illinois. Continue Reading »

Kansas Church Not Damaged by Tornado

WICHITA, KS (April 16, 2012) – A member of The Journey (Covenant) Church suffered a broken toe, but his mobile home was not damaged when a twister packing winds up to 165 miles per hour slammed into the Pinaire Mobile Home Park on Saturday, interim Pastor Carol Roth advised Covenant News Service this morning. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Saturday for Ernest Matson

MARSHFIELD, WI (April 5, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister Ernest Matson, 83, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion United Methodist Church. He died Monday. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Anti-Violence March, Eggs for Easter

Covenanters Join in March to Decry Violence

CHICAGO, IL (April 5, 2012) – Nearly 30 people from Resurrection Covenant Church joined in a four-mile Holy Week procession across the heart of the city to remember murdered youth and connect participants with opportunities to protect children, mitigate violence and support families struggling with these issues. Continue Reading »

Groundbreaking for New Kansas Retirement Community

LENEXA, KS (March 30, 2012) – Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) has broken ground on Covenant Place of Lenexa, a pilot project that will be entirely comprised of rental apartments. Opening is set for some time in Spring 2013. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Lutefisk, Habitat and Women’s Basketball

North Park Alumna Appears on TV’s ‘Chopped’

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2012) – North Park University classmates probably wished Shanna Horner O’Hea was preparing their meals before she graduated in 1994. The alumna is appearing on the Food Network show “Chopped” on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

Amazing Gift Reflects ‘Radical Generosity’

By Stan Friedman

CASTLE ROCK, CO (March 7, 2012) – Paul Lessard, pastor of Castle Oaks Covenant Church, was stunned by what he saw in the envelope three pastors from another local congregation handed to him. Inside was a check for $17,000. Continue Reading »