MISSION AKITA — Spring Mission Akita was a huge success! Now it’s your turn. Plan to join us for Mission Akita Fall 2017. Please note our new dates: October 18 – 24 (Wednesday – Tuesday). Come work, worship, and play together! Applications are available at www.ilcsda.org/mission.
SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES CRUISE — The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins ends Sunday, April 23, 2017. The next day, April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource.org or call 486.8800. For Cabins: Holly Kaiser, 402.477.2881. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Gregory-Hernandez 301.680.6442.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS — The conference leadership travel around the state every year to meet with the members and share what is going on in the conference. This is your opportunity to meet with the newly appointed president, Ron Aguilera and executive secretary, John Grys. It is very important for them to communicate with you so please try to attend the meeting in your area. If you cannot attend that one, feel free to attend one in any of the other areas. They are listed here in date order:
Area 5 (Chicagoland roughly south of I-88) – Hinsdale Fil-Am SDA Church – August 24, 7pm
Area 1 (Southern Illinois) – Oakhill SDA Church – August 28, 7pm
Area 2 – (Central Illinois) Springfield SDA Church – August 29, 7pm
Area 3 – (Northern Illinois excluding Chicagoland) Ottawa SDA Church – August 30, 7pm
Area 4 – (Chicagoland, roughly north of I-88) Glen Ellyn SDA Church – August 31, 7pm
Area 6 – (Hispanic) West Suburban Hispanic SDA Church – September 5, 7pm
PRAYER RETREAT — The Eleventh Annual Illinois Conference Prayer Retreat is October 13-15 at beautiful Camp Akita. The speaker is Dr. Alan Walsche from Andrews University Seminary. The theme is “Learning to Enjoy the Presence of God.” His dynamic presentations will be interactive and practical. General online enrollment is open at www.ilcsda.org/prayer. The retreat promotional flyer and schedule are also available at this website. Flyer attached.
Short-Term Mission Trips — The Illinois Conference is trying to gather data for the North American Division on short term mission trips. These do not have to be out of the country. If you, or anyone in your church has been involved in short-term mission work in 2016 or 2017, please would you let us know. You can email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call Shona Cross (630) 856-2800. Thank you.
GO & TELL — is an evangelism fund for the Illinois Conference. Through GO & TELL we are able to fund evangelistic projects in local churches, and provide financial help for new church plants. Please help us promote this message in every church! This Facebook page is dedicated exclusively to Go & Tell ministries. Click on the link and like the page!