In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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EUGENE, OREGON (October 24, 2008) – Valley Covenant Church will host a weekend lecture series “A Weekend in Narnia” November 21-23.

Lecturers will be Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis; Terry Glaspey, author of Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C. S. Lewis; and Richard Purtill, author of C. S. Lewis’ Case for the Christian Faith and Lord of the Elves and the Eldils: Fantasy and Philosophy in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The three authors also will participate in a panel discussion prior to the Sunday morning worship service. Pastor Stephen Bilynskyj’s sermon will be “Looking for the Lion.”

Dassel Church Hosts League of Minnesota Cities

DASSEL, MN – Dassel Evangelical Covenant Church hosted one of the League of Minnesota Cities’ (LMC) nine meetings held across the state.

The LMC is a membership organization of more than 800 member cities. It serves members through advocacy, education and training, and policy development.

The meeting was held Wednesday. Topics included alternative revenue sources and smart energy use. Additionally, league intergovernmental relations staff provided officials with an overview of the 2008 state legislative session and what to expect in 2009.

Rolling Hills to Offer Market of Hope

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA – Rolling Hills Covenant Church will present its Market of Hope between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on November 8.

The Market of Hope will sell more than 50 life-changing gifts such as immunizations for children, a wheelchair, a supply of medicine or school supplies, and farm animals to help families raise their own food. Items will be sold in a range of prices.

All of the items on the shopping list have been identified through missionaries and mission organizations – many supported by the church – that work in impoverished countries all over the world. There will be a free community barbecue lunch between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, call 310-519-9406 or visit the event website.

Kent Covenanters Begin Work on Congo School

GBADOLITE, CONGO – Members of Kent Covenant Church in Kent, Washington, worked alongside Congolese to begin construction of a new school in Gbadolite.

“To see the frame, trusses and roof for a new school building go up in a week really seems like a miracle in a town that hasn’t had a new school building built for a number of years,” says Keith Gustafson, Congo coordinator for the Department of World Mission. “The one elementary school and two high schools that will use the buildings are currently meeting in the shell of a hospital that was never completed. They were told recently by the government that they have to move out of that building, so the timing of this new building project is perfect.”

More than 2,000 people attended a worship service where the team shared about their work. The Kent church coordinated their work with the Paul Carlson Partnership.

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