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Filed under: CHIC
Tags: CHIC, Journey, Legacy, life, Missions, Play, Registration, Speakers, Story, Training, Transition, Worship
Check out the updated CHIC2012 Website!
Filed under: Camps, Events
Tags: Annual Meeting, Camps, Family, Feast, Journey, Midwest Conference, Play, Registration, Self Care, Seminars, Speakers, Spiritual Direction, Worship
June 25-28, 2011 Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies, CO
We would like to have as many people as possible experience the Feast, a spiritual life experience for the whole intergenerational, multi- ethnic Covenant Family (www.covchurch.org/feast).
Consider this: we invest in things all the time. We invest in the latest technology, education, causes we believe in, relationships, learning and mastering new challenges. As a church we invest in our community, missions, compassion, mercy, and justice. We invest in discipleship by mentoring, teaching, and caring for others. We invest in the spiritual walks of children, youth and adults.
As a church, please consider investing in a child, a youth, a young adult, a couple, a young family or a retiree. Invest in their faith walk and encourage them in their journey by sending them to the Feast. The Feast is a unique opportunity to do life together and experience the best of who God has made us to be… and embody the Kingdom of God!
In an effort to make these gatherings more accessible, we’ve made some adjustments to registration costs; keep reading! Continue Reading »
Filed under: Events
Tags: Beliefs, Family, Habits, Journey, life, Practices, Preferences, Survey, Transition, Values, Worship, Young Adults, Youth
Do you really know how the youth in your community or ministry feel about God, Church, ethics and sexuality? How would it affect your strategies if you had a “snapshot” of their REAL beliefs, values and behaviors? What would you do differently if you knew exactly how they felt about your youth ministry/organization?
These areas are being explored in a national survey and your youth ministry/organization is invited to participate.
Filed under: Announcements
Tags: Journey, life, Story, Worship
Image Credits: “The Risen Lord” by artist He Qi
Join the communities of Resurrection, Grace, and Ravenswood Covenant Churches and the Church around the world as we celebrate the heart of our faith and the Christian year. The liturgies of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are a three-in-one liturgy. We mark the Three Days not as a way to go back in time but to let the spiritual power of death and resurrection be unleashed for us today. With Christ, we “pass over” from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life.
Learn more about our three-part worship service here.
For Christians the season of Lent is one of fasting, prayer and penance. It recalls the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert prior to the beginning of his public ministry – the time when he was tempted, felt the pangs of hunger and thirst. Lent is also a review of the events of the Passion, observers walk with Jesus from Judas’ agreeing to betray Jesus, to the upper room with the twelve, to the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ arrest, trial, Peter’s denial of him, the bellowing voices of the accusers “crucify him!”, his flogging, mocking remarks, crucifixion, death and burial.
Today is Ash Wednesday and as I was preparing to enter this Lenten season I began reflecting on ‘Last Lent’. As part of the Christian Ethics course I was enrolled in Spring of 2010 we were required to complete a ‘Lenten Discipline’. I’m a nerd, so I still have the syllabus. The assignment was to: Continue Reading »
Filed under: Connection
Tags: Center for Youth Ministry Studies, Chicago, Chicago style pizza, Chris Folmsbee, Connection, Downtown, Efrem Smith, Laurie Polich Short, Missions, North Park, Play, Seminars, Speakers, Spiritual Direction, Tim Ciccone, Worship
Weren’t sure you’d hear about it again, were you? Well, if you’d like to see pieces of what you missed if you weren’t able to join us downtown last month, or if you’d like to prove to people that we had Chicago’s Giordano’s Pizza in the Preston Bradley Room at the Chicago Cultural Center with a GORGEOUS dome ceiling…why don’t you check out the photos we’ve loaded for these specific purposes…well, not totally. I like to look at the photos because it was a fantastic weekend and we’re already thinking about what YWC 2012 will look like.
Check it out, the photos on the right sidebar will take you to the “ECC Chicago” flickr account and you’ll even be able to find photos from other events. Enjoy!
Filed under: Connection
Tags: Chicago, Chicago style pizza, Connection, CYMS, Journey, Laurie Polich Short, Mark Oestreicher, North Park, Play, Registration, Self Care, Seminars, Spiritual Direction, Training, Worship
Can you believe it? Youth Worker Connection is just around the corner. My desk is piled high with goodies, gifts, and I’m filled with great expectations. Last week a few of us went downtown to scope out the venues where we’ll worship and learn together…I cannot express how pumped I am! Chicago-style pizza, the Chicago river, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Cultural Arts Center, University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, North Park University, iPad giveaways, youth workers from throughout the country, and IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO REGISTER! You won’t want to miss this. See you soon!
Want to see where we’ll be? Continue Reading »
Filed under: Events
Tags: Anderson Chapel, Invitation, MLK Jr., North Park, Worship
Will you be in Chicago next week? If so, you are invited to participate in the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr., Worship and Service Day, Monday, January 17th, 10:30 am in North Park University’s Anderson Chapel.
This year’s theme is, “Unity, Peacemaking and Acts of Kindness.” The description of Service Day is attached. Your presence is welcomed and needed to help make this world a better place to live, work, worship and raise our families. Dr. King’s messages of Unity, Peacemaking and Acts of Kindness begin with us. Let’s show Albany Park businesses and residents that we embody these principles, live them out, and actively participate in being the ‘Beloved Community.’ Continue Reading »