CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2012) – Deliveries of the new issue of Covenant Home Altar for the first quarter of 2013 will be delayed to homes and churches due to an error on the part of the shipping company responsible for transporting the devotional guides from the printing company to Covenant Offices in Chicago, where they are processed for mailing.
The printing company completed its work on schedule, notes Kevin Kempe, manager of the Fulfillment Center at Covenant Offices that is responsible for mailing copies to Covenant homes and churches. The error occurred when the shipping company picked up the material from the printer and failed to properly identify the pallets for transport to Chicago. The shipment was misdirected to Mississippi and eventually misrouted to Florida, Kempe learned.
The company has issued an apology and is expediting movement of the material to Covenant Offices in Chicago, where mailroom personnel will prepare the devotional guides for mailing and work with postal authorities to deliver the guides as quickly as possible.
“This is the first time I can recall a problem like this occurring,” said Don Meyer, executive minister. “Our staff will do everything possible to expedite delivery once the shipment arrives in Chicago,” he said.
North Park Names New Head Football Coach
CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2012) – North Park University has named Michael C. Conway as its new head football coach.
Conway, a native of Pittsburgh, comes to North Park after successful coaching stints as both an assistant and head coach at all levels of inter-collegiate football.
Conway has served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at California University of Pennsylvania, an NCAA Division II institution, for the last 11 seasons. There, he helped guide the Vulcans to a 97-36 record, including five-straight playoff appearances since the 2007 season. The Vulcans also earned three straight Division II regional championships and produced the No. 1-ranked defense in 2007 under Conway’s leadership.
His teams have appeared in national playoffs and his defenses ranked No. 1 in all of Division III in 1991, 1992, and 1994.
Conway succeeds Scott Pethtel, who served as head coach for seven seasons before resigning at the end of the 2012 season.
Covenanter Receives Physician Service Award
HARTFORD, CT (December 18, 2012) – Orthopedic surgeon and member of Bethany Covenant Church David A. J. Belman was recently honored for his service to the community and around the world.
He was presented with the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s William A. Petit Jr. Physician Service Award.
He has helped build a church in Jamaica, participated in reconstruction work after Hurricane Katrina, and served as a religious educator at his church. Belman also tutors students at Lincoln Elementary School in New Britain and the Children’s Home of Cromwell. For the past 30 years he has narrated books on tape for the blind.
“Dr. Belman’s faith-based community service is an example for all to admire and emulate for its breadth and depth, for the lifetime nature of his commitment, and for his definition of community as all of the people of the world,” said Michael McNamee, M.D., director of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.
The Petit Family Foundation funds programs focused on education, chronic illness and those that support people affected by violence. Nominees for the Physician Service Award embody Petit’s spirit of altruism, commitment and excellence.