PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (July 12, 2010) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) partners have transitioned into new phases of helping Haiti with its long-term recovery from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that leveled much of the capital city and surrounding areas six months ago today.
CANTON, MI (July 9, 2010) – The Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church is asking churches to consider funding one month of Internet access for each of three years for the Mekoryuk Covenant Church in Mekoryuk, Alaska.
ELLICOTT CITY, MD (July 9, 2010) – A memorial service for Kenny Ye, an assistant pastor at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts, killed in a bus accident will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Church in Ellicott City.
EAST GREENWICH, RI (July 8, 2010) – The Burmese refugees don’t know until just days before they arrive in the United States that this country will be their new home. They know nothing of the language, its customs, or even about modern appliances. Poor, largely uneducated, and persecuted by their native country, most have spent at least a decade living in refugee camps established in Thailand.
CHICAGO, IL (July 7, 2010) – David Gibbons, pastor of Newsong Covenant Church in Irvine, California, hopes the fledgling Origins Project he is helping guide will lead to innovative ways of communicating the gospel by drawing on the experience and insight of a growing community of pastors and laity.
CHICAGO, IL (July 7, 2010) – Stories related to the 125th Annual Meeting were among the most-read articles published on the Evangelical Covenant Church website in June. Other popular stories focused on the return of stolen art to the artist after 20 years and the transformation occurring in a church that once was once declining.
WHITEHALL, MI (July 6, 2010) – The pastor of Lakewood Bible Church was befuddled when a person he had never met called to ask if members of the congregation would volunteer to help Whitehall Covenant Church with a construction project.
Associate Pastor Kyu Bum “Kenny” Ye was killed. Member Gary Parrett (accompanying photo), who is professor of Educational Ministries and Worship at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, is in critical condition following surgery to repair a brain hemorrhage. Parrett also serves as chair of the Ministry of the Church Division at the seminary. He served as a part-time pastor at Highrock from 2003-2004.