Web Broadcasts Set for YWC and Midwinter Conference

DENVER, CO (January 24, 2014) Worship services at the Youth Workers Connection will be web broadcast live as will the worship services and select events at the Midwinter Conference. All times are Mountain. For more information, visit the Midwinter Conference website.

Saturday, January 24

8-9:30 p.m.: Youth Workers Connection worship service, speaker Tim Ciccione


Sunday, January 25

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Youth Workers Connection worship service

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Youth Workers Connection worship service, speaker April Diaz


Monday, January 26

6:30 to 9 p.m.: Midwinter worship service, speaker C. McNair Wilson


Tuesday, January 27

9 to 11 a.m.: CovTalks

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Covenant update,  President Gary Walter

7 to 9 p.m. Worship Service, speaker Eugene Cho


Wednesday, January 28

9 to 11 a.m.: Worship service, speaker Roberta Hestenes

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Better Together Worship Lunch


Thursday, January 29

9 to 11 a.m.: Worship service, speaker Soong-Chan rah

7 to 9 p.m.: Worship service, speaker Roberto Miranda

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Five for Friday: Handcuffed Man Saves Officer, Medical Journal Poetry, Oscar Snub

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 16, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement by the Covenant of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Beth Seversen Named Team Leader for Evangelism

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2015) — Beth Seversen has been named the team leader for evangelism with Make and Deepen Disciples. Continue Reading »

If You Were Directing a Film Version of the Bible, Who Would You Cast to Play God?

CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2015) — On Easter NBC will launch a new mini-series, A.D., which picks up where the popular series The Bible left off. It’s part of a long Hollywood tradition of depicting biblical stories on screen—amid much fanfare and discussion around their casting choices. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Ralph Youngman

BATAVIA, IL (January 14, 2015) — Retired Covenant pastor Ralph Youngman, 84, died Tuesday.

He was born February 6, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from North Park College and earned a bachelor of arts degree in education and English from Nebraska State Teachers College before graduating from North Park Seminary.0114 ralph youngman Continue Reading »

Obituary: Marilyn Dirksen

PENFIELD, NE (January 13, 2015) — A memorial service was held Saturday, January 10, at the Penfield Presbyterian Church for Marilyn L. (Danielson) Dirksen, wife of retired Covenant minister Ralph Dirksen. Continue Reading »

CHIC Early Registration Is Wednesday

CHICAGO, IL (January 13, 2015) — The early registration deadline for CHIC 2015 is tomorrow.

So far, the number of registrants is nearly double that of the same point for CHIC 2012, said Marti Burger, director of Covenant events. In 2012, 750 students had registered by this point, but that number has increased to 1,450 this year. Continue Reading »

Congo Bible Dedication Caps Decades of Translation Work

By Pete Ekstrand

GEMENA, DR CONGO (January 12, 2015) — The Mbandja translation of the Bible was dedicated during two recent ceremonies, which capped 32 years of work. Continue Reading »

Owens Nominated to Continue as Conference Superintendent

ATLANTA, GA (January 12, 2015) — The Southeast Conference Executive Board has nominated Roberts Owens to continue to serve as superintendent of the Southeast Conference, a position he has held since 2007. His election will be held during the conference Annual Meeting, May 6–8 in New Orleans. Continue Reading »

Shims Named Regional Coordinators for Asia

CHICAGO, IL (January 9, 2015) — Bob and Grace Shim have been named the new Asia Regional Coordinators for Covenant World Mission. Curt Peterson, executive minister of Serve Globally announced the decision today. They will begin their assignment on September 1. Continue Reading »