MANCHESTER, CT (January 20, 2010) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Robert H. DeValve, 79, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Covenant Church. He died Sunday.
CHICAGO, IL (January 19, 2010) – The search is under way for a new president and dean of North Park Theological Seminary to replace Dr. John E. Phelan, who announced last fall his decision to conclude 14 years of administrative service and transition to a faculty appointment.
PLANTATION, FL (January 19, 2010) – A week following the earthquake in Haiti, many of the 34 Haitian staff members working at Covenant Village of Florida are still waiting to learn the fates of relatives living in the devastated nation, says Judy Johnson, healthcare administrator.
NEW BRIGHTON, MN (January 15, 2010) – Members of Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota, mobilized Wednesday night to help pack 18,000 meals on behalf of Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), an organization with which they have worked for several years, says Pastor Mark Pattie.
HAUT LIMBE, HAITI (January 15, 2010) – Editor’s note: The following is Thursday’s edited blog post from Janelle Peterson, a member of Faith Covenant Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who is doing mission work in Haut-Limbe, Haiti. The community is roughly 20 kilometers west of Cap Haitien. Peterson is working under the support of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada (ECCC). Much of her ministry is assisting with the Eben-ezer Clinic, a partner with the ECCC. Peterson grew up attending Norquay Covenant Church in Norquay, Saskatchewan, and is a graduate of Covenant Bible College in Strathmore, Alberta. Her blog is “Peeling the Onion.”
CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2010) – Martinez Jovin, who helped develop Evangelical Covenant Church Haitian ministries in Florida and hosted numerous mission groups to Haiti, survived the earthquake in Haiti along with his wife, Immacula, Covenant News Service has confirmed.
CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2010) – Denominational leaders expressed gratitude today for the outpouring of support from Evangelical Covenant churches in response to the Haitian crisis, but also encouraged churches not to make plans to travel to the devastated island in the near future.
CHICAGO, IL (January 13, 2010) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) funds already are at work in Haiti providing assistance following Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated large areas within the country and claimed thousands of lives.