In Brief: Covenanters Making the News

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CHICAGO, IL (November 24, 2008) – An online auction has opened to raise funds for North Park University students participating in school-sponsored mission trips.

The auction runs through noon on December 1 and benefits the Global Partnerships program operated by University Ministries. The program works with designated sites around the world with which the school has an ongoing relationship. Teams of students participate in the trips over winter, spring, and summer breaks.

More than 100 items are posted on the auction website and include tickets to Chicago sporting events, international artwork, and clothing.

Donations still are being accepted. The contributor may request that half the proceeds from the item go to a specific team. The other 50 percent will go into the scholarship fund. Last year, the auction raised $4,000 for scholarships.

This winter teams will serve in the Gulf Coast, Mexico, and Zambia. In the spring and summer, they will travel to Appalachia, the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Alaska, Bolivia, India, Thailand, and Zambia.

For more information, visit the Global Partnerships auction website or call Julia Styles Hastie, Global Partnerships coordinator, at 773-244-4987.

Covenanters Awarded Carl Sandburg Medal

CHICAGO, IL – The Swedish-American Historical Society presented Eloise and LeRoy Nelson with the Carl Sandburg Medal, the highest award given by the society.

The Nelsons are members of North Park Covenant Church. The award was presented during the society’s 60th anniversary celebration November 8.

The society has had its home at North Park Theological Seminary since the society’s founding in 1948. The work of the society includes publishing scholarly material.

Tour Designed to Inspire, Recruit Abolitionists

WASHINGTON D.C. – Covenant musician Brant Christopher will travel with Not For Sale founder David Batstone on the 2009 Backyard Abolitionist Tour.

Not For Sale is a campaign to end human trafficking. The pair will begin the tour in January. The multi-media event will be held in universities, high schools, and churches.

Christopher previously has helped lead worship at Emmanuel Covenant Church in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has stayed connected with the church. Christopher also toured two years ago as a solo artist to raise money for the Paul Carlson Partnership.

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