In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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NEW YORK, NY (April 22, 2009) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed legislation that symbolically renamed a street in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Mosby, pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church.

Mosby died in 2007. Click here to read a Covenant News Service story on his life and ministry.

Others who had streets named for them included a firefighter who died on 9/11, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Mother Teresa, and Giorgio Perlasca, an Italian who posed as the Spanish consul-general in Hungary and saved thousands of Jews from that country during the Holocaust.

Hope Covenant (ND) Celebrates New Worship Center

GRAND FORKS, ND – On Sunday, Hope Covenant Church began a 10-week grand opening celebration for its new worship center in the Grand Cities Mall.

MallThe congregation also celebrated the purchase of the Trophy House, a former business in the mall parking lot that is being converted into a youth center called The Rock. A Christian concert held Wednesday night was carried live on a local secular station.

Ten years ago, the church bought the northwest end of the mall for its worship space.  With the latest purchase, the church now owns 50,000 square feet of the mall.

Pastor Paul Knight told the Grand Forks Herald that the location is perfect. “We have thousands of parking spaces. We have access to people, and people have access to us. Everybody in town knows where the mall is.”

The congregation has held three services on Sunday with a total attendance of 750. The new space enables it to move to two services. The church held its first worship service in the new location on Easter.

The growth of the church has been assisted with loans from National Covenant Properties.

Ministering to Muslims Theme of May Conference

NORTH MANKATO, MN – A conference on how to minister to Muslims will take place at Crossview Covenant Church on May 2.

The husband and wife team of Kim and Marlene Gustafson will share from their 16 years of living in Amman, Jordan. The couple attends Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville.

Upon their return to the United States in 1995, Kim founded Common Ground Consultants, which emphasizes “loving your neighbor” as a way of ministry to Muslims.

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