CHICAGO, IL (March 8, 2010) – Spiritual director networks that are being formed in several conferences of the Evangelical Covenant Church are providing new opportunities for Covenant pastors and laity to strengthen their relationships with God, says Dan Pietrzyk, director of the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program.
DICHATO, CHILE (March 8, 2010) – Although many of their own homes have been heavily damaged or destroyed, members of the Covenant Church of Chile in Tomé are helping their neighbors 10 minutes away in Dichato, another community that was decimated by the earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
WALNUT CREEK, CA (March 5, 2010) – Outreach Magazine has named Evangelical Covenant Church Pastor Mae Cannon’s book, Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World, as a Resource of the Year.
CHICAGO, IL (March 4, 2010) – The Covenant World Relief (CWR) disaster relief fund for Haiti has received more than $900,000 in contributions following an earthquake just seven weeks ago that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, says CWR Director Dave Husby.
CHICAGO, IL (March 4, 2010) – Covenant Merge Ministries staff member Alejandra Ibarra and her family survived the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that destroyed much of Tomé, where she lived.
ORLAND PARK, IL (March 4, 2010) – When Hope Covenant Church’s Assistant Pastor Ryan Cooper and his wife, Sunni, traveled from Illinois to Beaumont, Texas, last month to pick up their newly adopted baby, their “family” grew larger than they even expected.
MERCER ISLAND, WA (March 3, 2010) – Ken Lottis had plenty of experience ministering to college students in the United States and was confident his approach would be as effective in doing the same kind of outreach work in Brazil.
CHICAGO, IL (March 2, 2010) – Three Covenant Church of Chile (CCC) leaders and their immediate families are reported to be safe following Saturday’s earthquake that killed more than 700 people, but no word has been received about the status of others.
RANCAGUA, CHILE (March 2, 2010) – “It was the most terrifying minute of my life,” said Evangelical Covenant Church minister Henoch Fuentes, who was awakened when an earthquake and numerous aftershocks devastated much of the country early Saturday morning.
MCALLEN, TX (March 1, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) leaders say downed communication systems have prevented them from learning the fate of Covenant Church of Chile (CCC) congregations following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated parts of the country early Saturday morning.
MCALLEN, TX (March 1, 2010) – Several Evangelical Covenant churches have contacted Covenant Merge Ministries with offers of help and support teams to work in Chile, but Executive Director Dale Lusk said Sunday it is too soon after the earthquake to begin planning trips.