Posts tagged ‘Pacific Southwest’

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 »

Yee New Superintendent of the North Pacific Conference

SUMNER, WA (April 30, 2013) – Greg Yee has been elected to serve as the next superintendent of the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Funeral Services Pending for Dave Korsen

MIDDLEVILLE, MI (April 24, 2013) – Services are pending for Dave Korsen, 57, pastor of Morning Star Covenant Church, who died Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

U.S. News Honors Seven CRC Nursing Facilities

SKOKIE, IL (March 18, 2013) – Nursing facilities at seven Covenant Retirement Communities received a five-star rating – the highest possible – in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual “Best Nursing Homes” report. Continue Reading »

Magazine Honors Books by Covenant Authors

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2013) – Outreach Magazine has named two books by Evangelical Covenant Church authors to receive the magazine’s 2013 Resource of the Year award.

Among the 22 award recipients is The Post-Black and Post-White Church, written by Efrem Smith, superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and Missional Preaching: Engage • Embrace • Transform by Al Tizon, an ordained Evangelical Covenant Church minister and associate professor of holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Smith’s book was honored as the magazine’s Cross-Cultural Resource of the Year, with Tizon’s book honored as Outreach Resource of the Year.

“I would just say that I’m very honored that Outreach Magazine would recognize my recent book,” Smith said. “In our ever-increasing multiethnic and multicultural reality, I really hope this will be a fruitful resource for churches and pastors.”

The book connects theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multiethnic Christian communities.

In commending Tizon’s work, Knute Larson, retired pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, says, “Al Tizon carefully takes the popular ‘missional’ word and shows in three foundational chapters how it is God’s middle name, how it should guide the way we study and preach the whole Bible, and how it cannot be separated from worship.”

Twenty-two resources were chosen in different categories. Nearly 160 resources published between November 1, 2011, and October 31, 2012, were submitted to the magazine for consideration, according to the publication. Experts in each of the categories judged submissions.

Click here to read the complete list of honorees.

“The Outreach Resources of the Year feature is itself a valuable resource for church leaders,” said Outreach editor Brian Orme. ”It brings deserved attention to resources that can help churches better understand the culture we live in, the dynamics at work in a variety of settings, and how to share the Gospel and reach our communities for Christ.”

Tenet Healthcare to Acquire Emanuel Medical Center

TURLOCK, CA (February 21, 2013) – Emanuel Medical Center has entered into a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to be acquired by the Dallas-based healthcare organization sometime during the second quarter of this year, subject to customary approvals and other closing conditions, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Yee Nominated to Lead North Pacific Conference

CHICAGO, IL (February 5, 2013) – Greg Yee, associate superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC), has been nominated to serve as superintendent of the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Equipment-Laden Trailer Stolen from Church Plant

By Stan Friedman

LAVEEN, AZ (January 17, 2013) – Brad Boydston, pastor of Masterpiece Church, is trying to take the long view on responding to the theft of the church plant’s trailer that contained much of its equipment earlier this month. Continue Reading »