SUMMER CAMP WEEK —The Illinois Conference Youth Department is excited to announce our Virtual Summer Camp Week! From July 20-25, 2020, we will be hosting LIVE worships services, games nights, Camp Staff Instagram takeovers, challenges, and so much more! When you register, we’ll send you a personalized gift that includes camp gear, as well as materials you can use throughout the week for the LIVE events! Registration opens July 2, 2020, so head over to to reserve your spot. The full program will be released in mid-July. See you soon!

PRAYER — You are invited to join the Illinois Conference Prayer Team every Friday at 6:30am as they pray. The prayer line number is 774-220-4000 when prompted enter code 520329#. 

Communication from the Conference — Receive information from the conference right to your smart phone.  Please text ILC to the following number (844) 947-6582 to begin receiving materials and information in real time.  


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LAY MINISTRY TRAINING EVENT — The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is offering afree lay ministry training event at Hinsdale SDA Church, Sunday, September 13 from 10:00am-6:00pm.  Deadline to register is September 6, 2020

Training Seminars may include: Health, Church Clerk, Church Growth, Elders, Deacon and Deaconess, Treasurers, Prayer, Relational Bible Study, Small groups, Social Media, and Biblical Preaching. Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn new skills sure to enhance your ministry opportunities. Please register on-line through the Illinois Conference website at Note that registration will open up one month before each training date. All training is free and lunch is provided for Sunday training only. If you have any questions, please call Christine Peña at 630-856-2854 or email

Save the dates for the upcoming Lay Ministry Training and Sabbath School Training!

Cruise With a Mission  - Please note that the trip to Alaska planned for Sept. 20-27 is cancelled.  A new trip is planned however:


Cruise With a Mission - We have an amazing, if not a better alternative! Cruise with a Mission is going back to the Caribbean for December 13-20, 2020. Find more information at

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