In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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IRON RIVER, MI (March 18, 2009) – Jim Sundholm and Glenn Palmberg addressed the topic of “Measuring One’s Life by Convictions Undeclared and Service Unfulfilled” when they spoke to 120 participants during the annual men’s retreat at Covenant Point Bible Camp earlier this month.

Former Evangelical Covenant Church President Palmberg spoke on convictions and ideals. Sundholm, director of Covenant World Relief (accompanying photo), shared examples from his work with the poor around the globe. Participants donated $2,262 for the Covenant’s work in Sudan.

BriefsThe men also enjoyed athletic activities that included numerous broom ball competitions on the Hagerman Lake ice rink and skeet shooting.

Men from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan came from churches in Menominee, Foster City, Wallace, Norway, Carlshend, Ishpeming, Iron Mountain, Iron River, and Gladstone. Participants also came from Wisconsin churches in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Lake Geneva. Men also traveled from Illinois churches in Chicago and Elgin.

‘Pageant of Our Lord’ Expands Collection

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA – Rolling Hills Covenant Church is adding three more “pieces” to its reproductions of famous works of art that are part of its annual “Pageant of Our Lord.”

The event runs from March 27 – April 11, 2009, with performances at 7:30 p.m. most nights. This is the 24th year for the production.

The pieces are “living” reproductions of famous works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original. Click here to read a Covenant News Service story from a previous event.

Since its inception, more than 200,000 people have enjoyed the pageant. Each presentation includes 14 sacred art pieces. The 60-voice sanctuary choir and live orchestra will perform each night. Narrators provide historical insight into the artwork, as well as biblical context for the pieces depicted.

At least one new art piece is introduced into each year’s pageant, but art director Brad Hicks decided to introduce three for this year: “Christ at Heart’s Door,” a painting by Warner Sallman from 1942; “Descent from the Cross,” an ivory sculpture produced in 1653 by Adam Lenckhardt, and “Young Jesus in the Carpenter’s Workshop,” a painting by an unknown artist.

Tickets are $11 and $6, depending on seat location, and can be purchased at the event website.

Ravenswood Concerts to Support Education

CHICAGO, IL – Ravenswood Covenant Church is partnering with other organizations to help provide funds for educational concerts in elementary and middles school in the Chicago area.

The church will host the internationally recognized Axiom Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. on March 25. The event is free. An offering will be taken.

Founded in 2006, the quintet won the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Members of the ensemble have worked with prominent conductors such as Michael Tilson, director of the San Francisco Symphony and Daniel Barenboim, former conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Their educational concert “Let’s Make Music” has inspired thousands of elementary and middle school students in Illinois. They also have been involved in music programs around the country by conducting master classes, seminars, lectures, concerts, and through teaching at universities and public schools.

Covenant Harbor Maple Fest on March 29

LAKE GENEVA, WI – Covenant Harbor Bible Camp & Retreat Center will celebrate its annual Maple Fest from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29.

The day will include arts and crafts fair, a maple syrup tour, and other activities. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, and $4.50 for children ages four to 12 – younger children are free. Tickets are one dollar less if ordered in advance by calling the camp at 262-248-3600. Proceeds benefit the Covenant Harbor Day Camp scholarship.

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