Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Southwest’

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 …


Church Parking Lot Provides Unique Housing for Homeless

Post a Comment » Written on July 2nd, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

GOLETA, CA (July 2, 2012) – Community Covenant Church is one of several churches in the Santa Barbara area participating in Safe Parking, a program that offers space for homeless residents living in their cars to park



Helping the Homeless – One Bike At a Time

Post a Comment » Written on June 4th, 2012     
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GRANITE BAY, CA (June 4, 2012) – Shawn Holiday is the unlikely founder of a ministry that provides bikes to the homeless – a ministry that also is on the verge of developing national affiliates.



Memorial Service Conducted for Lillian Hanson

1 Comment » Written on May 31st, 2012     
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MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 31, 2012) – A memorial service was conducted today for Lillian (Rendahl) Hanson, widow of Ralph Hanson, executive secretary emeritus of the Department of World Mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).…


Memorial Service Planned for Margaret Larson

Post a Comment » Written on May 31st, 2012     
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MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 31, 2012) – A memorial service for Margaret (Anderson) Larson, 91, is tentatively planned for July 21 at Covenant Shores retirement community in Mercer Island.…


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.…


Newsong Buying Historic Santa Ana Building

Post a Comment » Written on May 11th, 2012     
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SANTA ANA, CA (May 11, 2012) – Newsong, an Evangelical Covenant Church, has agreed to purchase a historic arts building downtown.…


Hands-On Is Best Way to Learn About Nature

1 Comment » Written on May 10th, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (May 10, 2012) – The 150 fifth graders from the Oakland Public School District exited the buses that had taken them to Mission Springs Camp and Conference Center recently and saw something they had



Funeral Service Saturday for George Welch

3 comments Written on May 10th, 2012     
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NORTHBROOK, IL (May 10, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary and pastor George Welch, 100, will be conducted in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. He died Monday at Brandel Care Center in Northbrook, Illinois.…


PSWC: Relationship with Jesus Must Drive Ministry

Post a Comment » Written on April 25th, 2012     
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By Stan Friedman

OAKLAND, CA (April 25, 2012) – Attendees to the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) Annual Meeting were exhorted throughout the gathering to participate in new ministry initiatives, but also were encouraged that their involvement must flow from deepening