How do you feel about the outlook for the coming year? I've heard a lot of people who are bracing themselves for bad news. And there are certainly plenty of negative events and trends that we could get caught up in and overwhelmed by. So what should we do and how should we feel?
Jesus actually addressed the last days in chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew. It's not a rosy picture, but there's some important things to consider. That's what Don Wallis will be helping us to focus on this coming Sunday, January 24th. No matter what may be coming, we can have confidence that Jesus is still in control and he loves us!
Jeff and Tim are off to Chicago
This coming week is the Covenant Midwinter Conference in Chicago. This annual gathering of Covenant pastors is a time of learning, encouragement, and renewal. Tim will be attending the Youth Worker Connection over the weekend and I will be attending the week-long conference which begins on Monday.
Portions of the event will be broadcast online, so you can enjoy some fantastic speakers from the comfort of your snowed-in home! Simply go to covchurch.org/midwinter and you can be there with me (sort of).There will be seven live broadcasts:
– 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday: Opening worship service, the Brilliance will lead worship.
– 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday: CovTalks
– 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday: Ministry update by President Gary Walter
– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday: Worship service, R. York Moore speaking.
– 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday: Worship service, Bill Henson speaking
– 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday: Worship service, Jo Ann Barton speakiing
– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday: Worship service, Ruth Haley Barton speaking
– 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Mark DeYmaz speaking
I've adjusted the times to PST. Some sessions may be available afterwards in the archive.
You can also follow events and join in discussions throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #midwinter16
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church