CHICAGO, IL (May 22, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is […]
CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2015) – Every three years when the call goes out for volunteers to help at CHIC, some people wonder whether it’s worth paying the registration fee ($599 this year) to take a week’s vacation to work […]
KANSAS CITY, MO (May 20, 2015) — The wind whipped around hard making the air, which already was 20 degrees below zero, even more bitter and painful. Still the church decided to hold its first preview service outside.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 18, 2015) – The “Family Reunion” in which the Southeast and Midsouth Conferences held their Annual Meetings at Canal Street Church here went so well that the two superintendents say similar events are a strong possibility.
Starting a new faith community from scratch means you have to find people who want to be part of your new church. I know this may sound obvious. It may be obvious, but it’s certainly not easy. When God calls […]
I served a church where we regularly confessed our sins in unison readings or responsively, followed by words of assurance from one of the pastors. After several months a friend came up to me concerned that always having to confess […]
For fans of Marilynne Robinson’s fiction (and they are legion), the rural Iowa town of Gilead in the 1950s has become a familiar and cherished landscape for her captivating stories of faith and human nature. In Gilead, the story of […]
This year Friends of World Mission celebrates fifty years of support for global ministry projects, so we asked a few Covenant leaders to share their favorite films on missions. A few of their recommendations: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness […]
Rise: Dream City Tim Anderson, Ink (markers) on paper, 9″ x 11″ The word graffiti comes from the Italian graffiato, which means “scratched.” Early inscriptions and images were often scratched onto the surface of stone walls—communicating stories and sometimes giving […]
Once upon a time, I was a stay-at-home mom to three children under the age of four. I adored my babies, found my toddlers fascinating, really loved engaging with my elementary students, and somehow survived my teenagers. But those preschool […]
For the past six glorious months I’ve been on sabbatical. It was truly a gift—paid time off, sent and blessed by my employer, protected time away from the daily responsibilities of my job to disconnect and rest. I had a […]
Fruit. More fruit. Jesus was a peripatetic teacher—he taught as he “walked around,” using observations from everyday life. One compelling instance is on the night of his arrest, as recorded in the Gospel of John. After sharing a last meal […]
I used to steal my sister’s clothes in high school. My entrepreneurial brother was happy to rent us his sweaters for $5 a day, but my sister and I were a bit less methodical. Many mornings after she left for […]