Christ is the fountain; the church is the channel of communication

Ellen G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, pg 122

Our Communication Department attempts, by God’s grace, to fulfill that commission by keeping our church members informed about how the Lord is blessing the churches in Illinois and by helping communities become aware of the positive role that the local Adventist church plays in their area.

This is accomplished not only through the Illinois Conference, but also through the local leaders in the churches. Even though the best way to communicate God’s message is still simply by one person sharing God’s love with another person, we believe that the Lord has helped people develop communication technology “for such a time as this.” Therefore, we communicate to church members using several mediums:

Illinois Focus

The Illinois Focus is a printed newsletter published every other month in the Lake Union Herald. Each issue has a theme and includes articles written by the president, other departmental directors, pastors, etc. You can also find introductions of new pastors and teachers within our conference. 

Lake Union Herald

The Lake Union Herald is published by the Lake Union Conference and is mailed to all Adventist church families throughout the Lake Union. You can find new member stories, special union events, weddings, obituaries, and other general information.


This website provides information regarding our departments, Illinois church and school contact information, upcoming events within the conference, Adventist fundamental beliefs, and more.


Adventist Review 

In print for more than 150 years, the Adventist Review is the flagship journal of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded by James and Ellen White in 1849, the magazine is the one of the oldest religious publications in North America. The Review is published weekly and has a paid circulation of more than 50,000.

Society of Adventist Communicators 

An organization committed to networking Seventh-day Adventists in North America who work in the communication industry as writers, editors, videographers, web designers, broadcasters and many other fields.

Nikki Quilatan

Communication Secretary