Brief Look at Covenant News

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CHICAGO, IL (August 20, 2008) – The Central Conference Women Ministries is accepting proposals from local congregations to develop the 2009 Conference Project.

Applications will be accepted through September 7, 2008. The Women Ministries Board will select a proposal during their board meeting on September 13, and announce the new project during the ministry’s Fall Fellowship.

Project proposal forms are available online.

Completed forms should be mailed and postmarked no later than September 8, 2008, to Beverly Gillespie, 15493 State Road 23, Granger, IN 46530. For more information email Gillespie, or call 574-277-4420. Questions also may be directed to President Candi Tepke by email or by calling 773-775-0640.

This year’s project has been “Dressers for Dignity.” The goal of this project is to raise $2,500–$4,000 for 16-26 dressers for Hannah House, a family shelter Cornerstone Community Outreach, a ministry of Jesus People USA Evangelical Covenant Church. Hannah House accommodates 20-26 women with their teenaged girls and small children in an open dorm setting.

Each family is provided with a couple of bunk beds, clothing, food, and services for four or more months. Many families store their clothes in bags next to their bunk beds. The project’s goal is to provide a dresser for each family. The dressers cost $150.
Feast Worship Service Videos Online

CHICAGO, IL (August 20, 2008) – Videos of all the worship services from the Feast held this summer now are available online. The services can be downloaded or watched in the Internet browser.

The Feast attracted 1,000 Covenanters from around the country to Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin, June 21-24. In addition to worship services, attendees participated in workshops on topics ranging from developing a consistent prayer life to strengthening relationships with teenage daughters. Recreational activities, including hiking, tennis, golf, and arts and crafts, rounded out the full weekend.

Churches Add Access to Facilities

MAHTOWA, MN (August 20, 2008) – Mahtowa Covenant Church and Thomastown Covenant Church in Staples, Minnesota, recently added ramps and updated restrooms to make their churches more handicapped accessible.

To learn more about how churches can become more welcoming to handicapped individuals physically, emotionally, and spiritually, visit the Evangelical Covenant Church Disability Ministries resource page.

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