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‘Readiness Packet’ on Pension Changes Available Now

CHICAGO, IL (November 11, 2019) – A new “readiness packet” that contains information on changes to the Covenant Pension Plan (CPP) is available online and is being mailed to all Covenant pastors. The plan will close to new participants on December 31, 2019. As of January 2020, newly issued mandatory Covenant credentials will enroll directly…

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CWR Seeks Funds in Response to South Sudan Flooding

CHICAGO, IL (October 29, 2019) – More than 900,000 people in South Sudan are suffering as a result of massive flooding, and Covenant World Relief is seeking funds to help the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan and Ethiopia respond to the humanitarian crisis. The Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan and Ethiopia is working…

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Kara Stromberg Named NWC Associate Superintendent

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 25, 2019) – Kara Stromberg has been named the new associate superintendent for the Northwest Conference. Stromberg has served as the conference director of children and family ministry for seven years. Prior to that, she served as pastor to youth and families at Roseville (Minnesota) Covenant Church, director of training at youth…

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MENA Monday Fundraiser Far Surpasses Goal

CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2019) – Donors contributed $19,000 on MENA Monday to provide freshwater filters to villages in Egypt. The Serve Globally Middle East North Africa region sponsored the daylong event on October 21. MENA partner Healing Grace International, which brings clean water to underserved communities in Egypt, will be the fund recipient. The…

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Midwinter Registration Now Open

CHICAGO (October 22, 2019)—Registration for Midwinter 2020 is now open! We’re excited for ministry leaders across the Covenant to connect in Chicago the week of January 27 – 31, 2020, and to encourage and inspire each other. We hope you will join us as we host an array of creative spaces and workshops and launch…

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ECC STAFF BEING CARED FOR AMID PROTESTS IN CHILE

  SANTIAGO, Chile (Oct. 20, 2019)—A proposed hike in metro fares triggered massive demonstrations in this Chilean capital city, and the discontent has spread to other major cities in the country, including the coastal city of Concepción, where a triennial meeting of Covenant churches across Latin America was scheduled to start Monday. The metro rate…

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MENA Fundraiser to Bring Clean Water to Villages in Egypt

CHICAGO, IL (October 15, 2019) – Healing Grace International, a ministry that brings clean water to underserved communities in Egypt, will be the recipient of funds raised through the second annual fundraiser of Serve Globally’s Middle East North Africa Region (MENA). The one-day fundraiser will be held Monday, October 21. The organization partners with MENA…

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Wenrich Inspired During First Congo Visit

CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2019) – President John Wenrich said his first trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo reaffirmed his desire to create and strengthen partnerships throughout the world. “Entire communities are being transformed due to the work of the Congo Covenant Church through its medical clinics, education, and community development,” Wenrich said. “It…

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2020 Bethany Rates Announced

CHICAGO, IL (September 27, 2019) – Bethany Benefit Service health insurance rates for 2020 will increase 5 percent, but rates will remain the same for life and long-term disability insurance, it was announced today. Deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses also will stay at current benefit levels. Many employer group health plans in the United States have…

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Covenant Generosity Funds Aid to Bahamas

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2019) – Covenant World Relief has collected $30,000 to benefit relief work in areas laid waste by Hurricane Dorian, director Dave Husby said today. The money is being funneled to the ministry’s partner Medical Teams International (MTI). The organization released information on what has been distributed so far using funds from…

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Covenant Living Purchases Tulsa Retirement Community

TULSA, OK (September 20, 2019) – Covenant Living Communities and Services has acquired Inverness Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), it was announced Thursday. The announcement came after the Northern District of Oklahoma U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court approved the sale. “This acquisition aligns with Covenant Living’s overall strategic plan of organizational growth and strengthens…

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Lund Lectures, Seminary Symposium on Middle East to Be Webcast

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2019) – The Nils W. Lund lectures will be presented September 25-26 in Isaacson Chapel at North Park Theological Seminary. They will be followed by the seminary’s annual symposium, which will focus on “Holy Land: Biblical Perspectives and Contemporary Conflicts,” September 26-28. Dr. K. Lawson Younger, Jr., professor of Old Testament,…

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