In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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GREENSBORO, NC (August 6, 2009) – Fourteen-year-old Samuel Lankford, who attends Trinity Covenant Church, has been named North Carolina’s top popcorn salesman for the Boy Scouts of America and the fifth-best in the nation.

Lankford sold $15,350 worth of popcorn during the national organization’s four-week fundraiser. A student from Lubbock, Texas, was the top seller with $22,022 in sales.

Lankford has been selling the popcorn for eight years, since he joined the Cub Scouts when he was a first-grader. Last year he sold more than $12,000.

The Star Scout still has the top national sales spot in his sights and hopes his sound business practices will help him reach that goal. He told the Greensboro News & Record, “I have built a list of clientele (during the eight years). I have the names and addresses of all my customers. I let them know when I will come by (their home or business).”

Northwest Conference Events Celebrate 125th Anniversary

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Two celebrations honoring the 125th anniversary of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be held in later this month and in September.

The first celebration will be held August 16 at Salem Covenant Church in Pennock, Minnesota. The day will begin with worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a hog roast and program that will feature music and drama. People planning to attend are encouraged to email an RSVP.

The second celebration will begin at 6 p.m. September 27 at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. A children’s choir will sing and North Park Theological Seminary Professor Phil Anderson will present a historical review. Efrem Smith, pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church and a member of the Conference Executive Board, will share a message.

Christos, Seminary to Offer Seminars in Gig Harbor

GIG HARBOR, WA – North Park Theological Seminary is partnering with the Christos Institute to offer four seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 12 at Harbor Covenant Church.

Participants can choose from four seminars:

•    Theology and Culture, taught by Michael White, senior pastor of Harbor Covenant Church

•    Managing Change and Conflict, taught by Dan Pietrzyk, director of Sustaining Pastoral Excellence for the Evangelical Covenant Church Department of Ordered Ministry

•    Spiritual Exercises, taught by Doreen Olson, executive minister of the Department of Christian Formation

•    Volunteer Mobilization, taught by Linda Cannell, dean of academic life for the seminary

Registration is $75 and includes lunch. To register, email Mary Hendrickson, director of the Christos Institute, or call her at 253-863-5101.

Skilled Nursing Facility Receives Highest Rating

BATAVIA, IL – The skilled nursing facility at The Holmstad Covenant Retirement Community received a five-star rating – the highest possible – from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The federal agency established the rating system in December 2008 to help consumers choose nursing homes.

The Michaelsen Health Center at The Holmstad provides short- and long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. “The 5-star rating is one more way consumers can be assured that we provide the highest quality care and achieve positive outcomes,” says Jeanne Heid-Grubman, Holmstad health care administrator. “It is a direct reflection of the professionalism and dedication of our caregivers.”

The Holmstad is a nationally accredited not-for-profit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities on behalf of the Board of Benevolence of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information, call (630) 879-4100, or visit the CRC website.

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