Posts tagged ‘Pacific Southwest’

Church’s ‘Serve Week’ Captures Attention of Oakland

By Stan Friedman

OAKLAND, CA (October 2, 2013) — An independent website that links to news stories involving the Oakland Police Department contains one item after another about criminals being sought, criminals being caught, crime statistics, and the victims who make up those statistics. Continue Reading »

Funeral Scheduled for Sherwood Carthen

SACRAMENTO, CA (October 1, 2013) — The funeral service for Covenant pastor Sherwood Carthen will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Capital Christian Center in Sacramento. Interment will follow immediately after at Sacramento Memorial Lawn. Continue Reading »

Youth Director Killed While Helping Stranded Motorist

OAKLAND, CA (September 24, 2013) — Jose Durante, the youth director of New Hope Covenant Church, was killed Saturday night when another vehicle struck him while he was helping a stranded motorist push his car off the road. Continue Reading »

Carlson Named PSWC Interim Superintendent

Wayne Carlson

CONCORD, CA (September 13, 2013) – The Pacific Southwest Conference Board announced today that Associate Superintendent Wayne Carlson will serve as interim superintendent. Continue Reading »

Efrem Smith Leaving PSWC for World Impact

CONCORD, CA (September 9, 2013)—Efrem Smith, superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference, will leave that position to become president and CEO of World Impact, a ministry that focuses on urban needs. Continue Reading »

George, Trayvon, and the Church

By Efrem Smith, Pacific Southwest Conference superintendent

CONCORD, CA (JULY 25, 2013) - “And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 Continue Reading »

Life Covenant Celebrates 10 Years, 10 Church Plants

By Stan Friedman

TORRANCE, CA (June 19, 2013) – Life Covenant Church is planting its tenth church as it celebrates its own tenth anniversary this year. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Covenanter Honored, Living Statue, and Playground Renovation

Covenanter Tornquist Honored for Service to Mason City

MASON CITY, IA (June 17, 2013) — Mason City Councilman Scott Tornquist, who attends First Covenant Church, was honored with the Mason City Noon Rotary City Service Above Self Award. Continue Reading »

Touching Lives – One Meal at a Time

By Stan Friedman

MURPHYS, CA (June 13, 2013) – One Wednesday a month, restaurant owners Liz and Craig Dickson serve dinner to as many as 100 people without charge. And they deliver. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Friday for Doris Derby

TURLOCK, CA (May 14, 2013) – A memorial service for Doris (Reymerth) Derby, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor L. Jackson Derby, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Covenant Village of Turlock. Derby, 98, died May 1. Continue Reading »