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Briefs: Church Vandalized, House Church in India

CADILLAC, MI (July 28, 2011) – The First Covenant Church edifice was one of three local church buildings that vandals spray-painted with Satanic messages Tuesday night.

Faith Baptist Church and Emmanuel Lutheran also were vandalized, as was the Salvation Army office. Local residents already have helped to remove the graffiti.

Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying suspects. To view a local video news report about the incidents, click here.

Students Prepare For ‘Unbelievable’ Gathering

BURNSVILLE, MN – More than 800 junior high/middle school students are preparing to participate in the “Most Unbelievable, Ultimate, Urban, Camping, Experience” (MUUCE) August 18-20 at Faith Covenant Church.

This is the 25th anniversary for the giant, high-energy event, which is sponsored by the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota will enjoy a multitude of entertainment options. Kara Stromberg, who is on staff with Youth Leadership, will be the speaker.

For more information, click here.

India Church Outgrows Worship Space

SAHARANPUR, INDIA – The 195 members of the local Hindustani Covenant Church have been meeting for worship at their pastor’s house.

However, there is limited space for them to keep meeting in the rented home and neighbors have been complaining about the large group of people attending. To make room for the growing congregation, the denomination has decided to plant a new church.

The proposed building will seat almost 300 members. It will be used weekdays for conducting prayer and youth meetings as well as other activities. Leaders also hope the building can be used to start a pre-nursery school for poor children whose families cannot afford high fees of standard schools in the city.

The facility also will provide space to serve as a parsonage.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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