SAN JOSE, CA (June 11, 2010) – Pastor Kevin Budd is known for his dry wit, but he chokes up as he describes how lives of people from around the world – and in his own congregation – have been transforming since the small church he pastors sold their previous building and moved into a local elementary school.
SARNIA, ONTARIO (June 10, 2010) – Transitioning from a congregation that met for nearly a decade in rented space to being a church that now has its own building is an ongoing process as the congregation considers new ways of fulfilling its vision to “Love, Live, Serve,” says Glenn Peterson, pastor of Lighthouse Community Church.
CHICAGO, IL (June 9, 2010) – Preaching Magazine recently named The Company of the Preachers: A History of Biblical Preaching from the Old Testament to the Modern Era, written by retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister David Larsen, as one of the 25 most influential books on preaching in the last 25 years.
CHICAGO, IL (June 7, 2010) – North Park University art professor Tim Lowly never expected to again see his painting “Carry the Body” after it was heisted from the wall of a local art gallery in 1991.
TOME, CHILE (June 7, 2010) – As Chile’s damp and very cold winter sets in, local Evangelical Covenant churches are refocusing their relief and reconstruction work to help survivors of the deadly earthquakes and tsunami that killed hundreds of people and obliterated villages last February.
GEMENA, CONGO (June 4, 2010) – In a country where machetes often are the only tools available to farmers, three tractors donated by the Congo government to the Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM) will greatly improve the ability of people to grow crops for themselves and even sell them at market.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 4, 2010) – Those attending the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church will have an opportunity to participate in an Offering of Letters to express support for a call to end world hunger.
GEMENA, CONGO (June 4, 2010) – Three tractors donated by the Congo government will make a huge difference for farmers and their ability to not only grow crops for their own use, but for selling at market as well. Following are additional photos from the recent blessing ceremony conducted by the Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM).
OMAHA, NE (June 3, 2010) – A group of freed Indian slaves, who face eviction from land on which they have been living, soon may have a place to go thanks to the generosity of people responding to an email by a member of First Covenant Church who recently became aware of the situation.