IT IS NOT A SECRET ANYMORE! EVERYONE IS TALKING!

Post a Comment » Written on October 14th, 2016     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues, Women's Ministry
abuse-is-not-okayAfter incendiary news about past sexual assaults in regards to our Presidential candidates, the New York Times had an article about Kelly Oxford, a social media powerhouse, as she was called, and her astounding twitter experience. On Friday, October 7, …



Domestic Violence Survivors Living in the House of God

Post a Comment » Written on October 13th, 2015     
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By Yvonne DeVaughn

The Eastern Church has a tradition of using icons as a way to enter into a conversation with God. According to Professor Paul de Neui of North Park Theological Seminary, “It is a window into heaven through




Transition Progress–Check!

Post a Comment » Written on July 1st, 2015     
Filed under: Leadership, Women's Ministry
Meagan Gillan, Leader of Women Ministries for the Covenant Church.

Meagan Gillan, Leader of Women Ministries for the Covenant Church.

It’s time for an update on the transition of Women Ministries!

We are now one year into the reorganization that has brought us fully into the structure of the Covenant




Can Scandal Benefit the Kingdom?

Post a Comment » Written on June 3rd, 2015     
Filed under: Updates
by Yvonne DeVaughn and Meagan Gillan

It is with sadness and frustration that we write about more sensational stories reported by the news media regarding sexual abuse. Between the recent sexual misconduct allegations against former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill),




From the heart. For the world.

Post a Comment » Written on May 7th, 2015     
Filed under: Updates
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This spring, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, and honor our teachers, we want to give you the opportunity, once again, to honor loved ones with meaningful gifts from the Covenant Cares Catalog.

Gifts like yours significantly improve




Seasonal Shift of the Heart

Post a Comment » Written on December 9th, 2014     
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By Denee Anderson

christmas-heartAnticipation, that word describes the Christmas season for most. We anticipate the to do lists, busyness, gift buying, party planning, big meals and the cards. There is always that buzz of excitement that hits just before




The Hap-Happiest Season?

Post a Comment » Written on December 4th, 2014     
Filed under: Updates, Women's Issues
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Wonderful Christmas-Note: This post was written by Pastor Kelly Johnston of Wakefield (Nebraska) Covenant Church and published in The Covenant Courier, her congregation’s newsletter. We’re sharing it here because it captures an important idea for all of us to remember




#GivingTuesday

Post a Comment » Written on November 25th, 2014     
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What is #GivingTuesday? A day dedicated TUE giving back!

Help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season!

This is a unique opportunity (after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday) to prove that the holidays can be about both giving




More on Why They Stay

2 comments Written on October 2nd, 2014     
Filed under: AVA (Abuse), Women's Issues, Women's Ministry
by Kay Marshall Strom

With one vicious punch to his fiancée, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pounded the issue of domestic violence into our national conscience. We recoiled at the video of him callously dragging her limp body out




Why They Stay

1 Comment » Written on September 18th, 2014     
Filed under: Updates
Last night I spent some time reading through postings of individuals who had tweeted on #whyIstayed (the Tweet site that individuals are using to state why they stayed with their abuser). I found their reasons compelling. They tweeted things like: …