GEMENA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (August 30, 2010) – The first-ever commencement exercises for the Ubangi Protestant University (UPU) were held August 14. Eight students received Master of Theology degrees, and 10 received Bachelor of Theology degrees.
RED WING, MN (August 14, 2010) – A funeral service for former Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. Oliver Carlson, 89, was conducted at First Covenant Church on Wednesday. He died August 6.
BRONX, NY (August 13, 2010) – A newspaper article from 1976 reported the arrest of a 28-year-old man who terrorized and robbed elderly adults after gaining access to their apartments. His wife often helped with the robberies, which the couple committed to support their heroin addictions.
BRONX, NY (August 13, 2010) – Like an increasing number of congregations, The Promised Land Covenant Church is adding satellite campuses. Unlike most congregations, however, these satellites are not in the usual places – one in the South Bronx is in a drug rehabilitation center and the other is located in a local prison.
CHICAGO, IL (August 12, 2010) – Offices of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be closed today as employees gather for an all-day retreat in preparation for the move of Covenant offices to a new location in four weeks.
GEMENA, CONGO (August 12, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries Tim and Helen Smith have arrived in Gemena to join the Covenant missionary team, part of a long-range plan for re-establishing a resident missionary presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
CARTHAGE, MO (August 11, 2010) – Iglesia Alfa y Omega Covenant Church recently spearheaded a communitywide prayer initiative that brought together seven churches, mostly Hispanic, to offer prayers for the community, the nation and the world.
CHAMPAIGN, IL (August 11, 2010) – The pastor of Berean Covenant Church, Willie Comer, says he is excited his congregation is putting feet to their faith during unusual outreaches, but he also is grateful that the members can sit during worship services thanks to the generosity of Batavia Covenant Church.