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Updated: Apr 18, 2018
Events that are of interest to all Illinois churches and members, usually sponsored by the Illinois Conference. 

Employment Opportunity  — Hinsdale Adventist Academy is seeking a part-time school treasurer. If interested please send resumé to Lori Aguilera: by April 30, 2018.
ASI Lake Union Spring Fellowship‚Äč  — Join us April 20-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor / St. Joseph. Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) is an organization with the motto of “Sharing Christ in the Marketplace” that aims to bring together businesses and ministries in the church. Sessions begin Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm EST and end Sabbath evening. All are welcome—come, enjoy, and fellowship with us as we share testimonies and profound gratitude to our Savior. Speakers include, Ralph Trecartin, Esther Knott, Brian Von Dorpowski, and Elder Maurice Valentine, President of the Lake Union Conference. Register online at or in person on Friday before sundown.  For more information, call 269-473-8247 or email You can also visit our website at
Broadview Academy Reunion will be on April 27 and 28, 2018.  Please come and be with us as we have our 2018 Reunion for our School.  All are welcome. If you live close, and are able to bring a dish or two, please do so to help with our potluck after the Church service.  Friday Night Vespers starts at 7:30 p.m. at the North Aurora SDA Church, 940 Mooseheart Road, North Aurora, IL.  Sabbath Services at 9:15 a.m.  Any questions, call:  Dale at 224-407-0233.    
Available position at Camp Akita:
Assistant Camp Ranger 
Full-time, Salaried, Exempt, benefits
Please send resumés to Debbie at
For more information or job description, please contact
Roger Henderson 978-815-3377 or email:
Resumés by or before Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NATURAL REMEDIES & HYDROTHERAPY WORKSHOP TO TAKE PLACE AT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY—From May 7–11, 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University will be holding its annual five-day Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop in the Seminary building (Tan Hall), room N150.
Participants of the workshop will learn the power of natural remedies and hydrotherapy; practical ways to implement natural remedies and hydrotherapy; and how to effectively share these principles with others.
The workshop provides over 30 hours of cutting-edge, evidence-based science with the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle message through lectures, hands-on learning, lively discussions and Q & A sessions. Topics include the power and practical application of natural remedies for vibrant health, prevention and lifestyle intervention for lifestyle diseases, and neuroplasticity—how the brain changes. Hydrotherapy hands-on labs will show practical hot/cold treatments and massage. You will learn what to do, how to do it and how to get motivated to enjoy living a healthful lifestyle.
The workshop is available for two Seminary graduate credits—GSEM 648 Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy. The workshop is open to health professionals and community participants for $350. Attending spouse receives a 50 percent discount.
The workshop director is Evelyn Kissinger, a registered dietitian, health educator, international speaker and designer of wellness programs. Other presenters include the following:

  • Zeno Charles-Marcel, associate director, health ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Angie David, director, health ministries, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Sherine Brown-Fraser, chair, Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Andrews University
  • Dominique Gummelt, director, University Health & Wellness, Andrews University
  • Torben Bergland, psychiatrist, health ministries, Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Vicki Griffin, director, Lifestyle Matters, Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Carola Janiak, co-founder and former CEO, Hands-on Medical Massage School, Redlands, California
  • Duane McBride, professor of sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Andrews University
  • Lee Wellard, certified herb specialist
  • JoAnn Rachor, certified coach with Wellcoaches
  • Jason Hamel, emergency room physician, Lakeland Health

Fill out the registration form and submit payment to hold a place in the workshop. Space is limited to 60 participants, so register early to ensure your spot. The registration deadline is Friday, April 27.
For more information and to register, call 269-471-3541, email or visit

Come join the fun at Mission Akita Spring 2018!  Lodging and meals are provided for volunteers.  Some of our bigger work projects, May 30-June 6, include:  bridge building, reconstruction, flooring, landscaping, and cleaning and light maintenance to prepare Camp Akita for summer camp.  There are jobs for all skill levels!   To best prepare equipment, supplies, meals and lodging we must receive your application by May 1.

Our Little Friend/Primary Treasure  —  The Sheridan Seventh-day Adventist church needs any and all old copies of Our Little Friend and or Primary Treasure for an outreach in September.   Please help us out, contact Pastor Reyes, we will make arrangements to pick up.

Nonprofit Leadership Training Opportunity — Illinois Adventist Community Services is inviting all volunteers, pastors, and lay members alike to participate in this upcoming training session on September 4-7, 208 at Andrews University Griggs Hall, 8975 US-31, Berrien Springs, MI 49104; to better serve your local ACS ministry and community. This is a chance for you to improve your church outreach, start a community center, improve a mission project, and much more. "Serve the community in Christ's name." Please see brochure for more detailed information.

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!
Special offerings are being taken across the Illinois Conference for GO AND TELL. GO AND TELL is raising more evangelistic dollars for planting new churches and for evangelistic projects. Please take time today to prayerfully consider what you can give to GO AND TELL this year. See promo HERE then hit "download" and then "HD." Find us on Facebook: 

For announcements of events sponsored by local churches, please click on the link to the right or below for your area.  Below is a map showing the various areas in the Illinois Conference.