Briefs: Kids and Radio, Hungry People, and Living Art

Lakeview Kids Broadcast Their Faith With Gift

DULUTH, MN (March 12, 2013) – Christian radio station Life 97.3 had traditionally been subsidized by its parent ministry, Northwestern College, until last year when the school said the station would have to fully support itself or be sold.

The children in the AWANA program at Lakeview Covenant Church decided they wanted to do their part to keep the broadcast on the air, so they recently donated $287 to the station. The money came from their 50-cent weekly dues, which the students give away at the end of each year to a ministry.

Scott Michaels, station manager, and Niki Corbin, director of donor relations, attended the weekly AWANA program to receive the check. Michaels wrote in a follow-up email, “It was an honor to be there last night. It was great fun, and we were touched by the outpouring of support.”

Mandy Dewey, AWANA director, said that in addition to teaching children about giving and helping a ministry to feel local support, the evening also helped develop a sense of community. Two other groups that were meeting in the church came to watch the kids present their gift.

Life 97.3 broadcasts content to much of northeastern Minnesota. “They are an important part of our local faith community,” said Steve Allison, a member of the church. “Hopefully this gift will help them financially and encourage others – especially adults – to support the radio station and their ministry.”

Covenant Kids Inspires Church to Broader Global Work

LINO LAKES, MN (March 12, 2013) – A multi-generational group from Rice Creek Covenant Church packed food with Feed My Starving Children on Thursday.

Congregation members have adopted children through the denomination’s Covenant Kids Congo project, which has inspired the church to become even more involved in ministering to other parts of the world, says Pastor Todd Kussman.

“In addition to accomplishing some good things in that one service project, some of the participating families are considering making a regular commitment to serve with Feed My Starving Children,” Kussman adds. “If that happens, not only will our church family be energized for missions, but kids in different parts of the world will be helped in tangible ways.”

Twenty-three Rice Creek members joined together with several other groups to assemble food packages known as “manna packs.” In a span of a little more than an hour, the group of about 75 people packed 16,416 meals, enough to feed 45 children for a year.

Feed My Starving Children distributes meals to more than 60 impoverished countries – it shipped roughly 125 million meals last year. The food packed at the recent event will be shipped to North Korea.

“Pageant of Our Lord” Features New Living Art

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA (March 12, 2013) – Rolling Hills Covenant Church will present its “Pageant of Our Lord” production 21 times beginning Friday and running through March 30

The performances include two presentations of a children’s version entitled, “The Story of Jesus in Living Art,” and a Mandarin version of the pageant for the Chinese community.

More than 250,000 people have attended the production since the church started it 28 years ago. The performance includes “living” reproductions of famous works of art. A cast and crew of more than 400 volunteers produce the show and are accompanied by a musical score presented by the Rolling Hills Covenant Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra.

The 2013 pageant will feature 15 sacred art pieces, including three new pieces. These include two paintings, “Mary Visits Elisabeth” by Carl Heinrich Bloch, and “Christ Before Pilate” by Dean Cornwell, as well as a sculptured wood relief, “Christ Falls Beneath the Cross” by Albermann Wilheim.

Tickets range in price from $10 – $16 for adults and $8 – $11 for children and may be purchased online here.

The children’s version, which is adapted for kindergarten through fifth grade, will be performed at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 19. The children’s event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved online by clicking here.

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