MERCER ISLAND, WA (September 17, 2015) – Retired Covenant pastor Dwight E. Elving, 99, died Thursday. A memorial service will be conducted at Covenant Shores Retirement Community in Mercer Island at 2 p.m. October 11, what would have been his […]
ST. PAUL, MN (August 17, 2015) — A three-day gospel music workshop featuring choirs from historic churches that normally minister several hundred miles apart was capped with a rousing concert last week, but the entire event was about far more than […]
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 15, 2015) — Participants in the first-ever Sankofa trip for high-school students say the experience gave them fresh perspectives on the history of racial injustice as well as ongoing issues of disparity.
By Stan Friedman MCGREGOR, MN (December 18, 2014) — Bruce Peterson says watching young people grow in their faith and develop as leaders were his greatest joys during his 37 years as executive director of Covenant Pines Bible Camp. He […]
CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Seven churches from four conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) – Retired Covenant minister Gary Willard Downing, 67, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls. Visitation will be an hour prior. Congregations he […]
GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (April 17, 2014) — Muriel Rocene, 87, who worked in the Covenant Offices accounting department for 40 years, died April 10.
By Stan Friedman MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 6, 2014) — A new partnership between Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) in Compton, California, and the Northwest Conference could prove to be a model for expanding leadership training for Hispanics in the […]
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 9, 2013) — A group of runners from Crosstown Covenant Church outpaced all others in fundraising for Team World Vision during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last Saturday, and one member of the congregation raised more money […]
NORTHBROOK, IL (September 5, 2013) — Eight residents of Covenant Village of Northbrook who served in World War II and Korea took rides in an open cockpit biplane on Monday, thanks to Ageless Aviation Dreams, a nonprofit group that honors […]
By Stan Friedman MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 29, 2013) – Two weeks after arson destroyed the sanctuary of Community Covenant Church, the congregation is living in the tension of grieving the past and looking forward with hope, says Pastor Luke Swanson.
By Stan Friedman MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 15, 2013) – Members of Community Covenant Church have shed many tears surveying the destruction of their sanctuary from a blaze set by one or more arsonists last Thursday night.