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New CD Uses Rap, Urban Music as Outreach

Post a Comment » Written on October 30th, 2012     
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BRONX, NY (October 30, 2012) – Following two years of recording, the Elements Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, released its new urban gospel CD last week with a name that people familiar with the denomination’s history will appreciate …


Ashram Cancelled as Residents Brace for Storm

Post a Comment » Written on October 29th, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

CROMWELL, CT (October 29, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy already has forced the cancellation of the East Coast Conference’s 2012 Ashram that was scheduled to begin today as Covenanters along the storm’s expected path and in the wider



Crafty Graffiti Artists Tag Covenant Village of Cromwell

2 comments Written on October 11th, 2012     
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CROMWELL, CT (October 11, 2012) – A group of residents at Covenant Village of Cromwell vandalized parts of the retirement community earlier this month when they yarn-bombed it.…


Memorial Service Planned for Helen B. Swanson

Post a Comment » Written on September 12th, 2012     
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CHICAGO, IL (September 12, 2012) – Helen B. Swanson, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Richard J. Swanson, died Sunday at her daughter’s home in Chicago. She was three days shy of her ninety-first birthday.…


Washington Post Features Covenant Pastor’s Unique Cross-cultural Ministry

Post a Comment » Written on August 31st, 2012     
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 31, 2012) – Covenant minister Peter Chin, a second-generation Korean American, and the largely African American congregation where he serves as interim pastor were highlighted on the front page of the Washington Post’s Metro section Saturday.…


News Briefs: Local Church Initiatives Making Headlines

Post a Comment » Written on August 14th, 2012     
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CHICAGO, IL (August 14, 2012) – Local Evangelical Covenant Church congregations capture the attention of their local news media from time as they serve their communities through a variety of ministries. Following are a few of the more recent examples.…


Memorial Service Planned for Harry Ekstam

2 comments Written on August 3rd, 2012     
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BATAVIA, IL (August 3, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church minister and administrator Harry Ekstam, 94, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, at Batavia Covenant Church. Pastor Mark Nilson will officiate. Ekstam died …


Court Moves to Stop Eviction of Churches from Schools

Post a Comment » Written on July 10th, 2012     
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NEW YORK, NY (July 10, 2012) – A federal district court judge recently issued a permanent injunction to prevent the New York City Board of Education from evicting more than 60 church from city public schools.…


Storm Damages Maryland Covenant Church Building

1 Comment » Written on June 30th, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

BOWIE, MD (June 30, 2012) – The childcare wing of Church of the Redeemer sustained heavy damage overnight from a storm that has knocked out power across the East Coast and claimed the lives of at least



Memorial Service Saturday for C. LaVerne Erickson

1 Comment » Written on May 22nd, 2012     
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NORTHBROOK, IL (May 22, 2012) – A memorial service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor C. LaVerne Erickson, 101, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Covenant Village of Northbrook. He died Friday, May 18.…