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.
CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2010) – Lisa Orris will be leaving her position as director of evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church to accept a call to plant a church in an area south of Chicago, it was announced today by Dave Olson, executive minister of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (July 2, 2010) – A recent conference at Duke University will further enable the Evangelical Covenant Church to be more intentional about pursuing reconciliation, say denomination administrators and pastors who attended the event.
CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2010) – A visit by the leaders of two international Evangelical Covenant churches to the anti-domestic violence ministry Wellspring Center of Hope on Tuesday was inspiring for everyone, participants said.
ST. PAUL, MN (July 1, 2010) – The African American Ministers Association (AAMA) recently recognized newly appointed Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent Efrem Smith and 12 of its members who were ordained – the largest number of African American members being ordained at one time.