TOKYO, JAPAN (July 26, 2010) – On a hot Sunday afternoon this past weekend, Japan Covenanters gathered in the chapel at Covenant Seminary in Tokyo for a service of consecration for Pastor Shunichi Miyamoto and his wife, Masako.
WASHINGTON D.C. (July 25, 2010) – Ruth Hill choked back tears as she told women gathered at Triennial XIII Saturday that she would not seek re-election as executive minister of the Department of Women Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
WASHINGTON, D.C (July 25, 2010) – In her last sermon to a Triennial as the Department of Women Ministries executive minister, Ruth Hill declared to the gathering that “your very lives are a letter of transformation,” and then asked, “so what are people reading in you?”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2010) – It was her battle with anorexia that captured much of the media spotlight for 2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund, but it was the inner struggle with personal identity and her relationship with God that consumed her waking hours, Haglund told hundreds of women gathered today for Triennial XIII at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2010) – Nice girls versus good women – that was the contrast painted Friday morning by author, much-in-demand speaker and global engagement advocate Lynne Hybels as she addressed hundreds of women filling the ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel as part of Triennial XIII, which concludes Sunday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2010) – The kingdom of God is within you. The call of God is on your life. And if the kingdom lives within, the call is to let the light of Christ shine, allowing our love for those around us to pour out and confront the injustices of this age so that all may see our good deeds and glorify God.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2010) – It was a moving experience, watching each of the specially invited international guests process into the worship area carrying small candles during Friday’s midday International Celebration as part of Triennial XIII at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
MERCER ISLAND, WA (July 22, 2010) – The Teacher of the Year Award medallion that the Challenger Center for Space Science Education presented to teacher Thelma Ritchie has a history that includes a trip around the moon.
MERCER ISLAND, WA (July 22, 2010) – One of the most important lessons Thelma Ritchie wanted to impart to her elementary school science classes was a bold declaration that hung on her classroom wall – “The sky is not the limit.”
CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (July 22, 2010) – Building what they say will be the largest orphanage in Latin America makes living in one of the most dangerous areas of Mexico worth the risk to personal safety, say Quinn and Lisa Seaman.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) – An air of excitement and anticipation filled the large ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel Thursday evening as hundreds of women joined in the opening worship service of Triennial XIII, “Reflecting God’s Glory.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2010) –Thursday evening’s opening worship service of Triennial XIII offered a mix of everything from the drama of the traditional flag processional and inspiring worship music to times of prayer and a challenging message from Brenda Salter McNeil. Here are just a fewof those moments captured through the lens of event photographer Robert Tilman who attends Cedar Creek Covenant Church in Maple Valley, Washington.