Our annual Beyond the Basics, 2-day canoe trip, is right around the corner and we are so excited to get back on the water with all of our senior Pathfinders, TLT’s, and Master Guides! We will be embarking on a 29-mile trip down the Wisconsin River on September 25-26, so if you are looking for an adventure-filled weekend where you'll grow physically and spiritually, this is the event for you. The cost for this event is $55 per person, and registration includes the use of a 17 ft river canoe, paddles, life jackets, campsite for Saturday night, transportation to the canoe trip departure point on the Wisconsin River (provided by WI River Outings), and a 2021 Patch. Visit our website www.ilcsda.org/pathfinders for more details!
We invite you to join us for a special Illinois Conference Prayer Retreat at Camp Akita, October 1-3. Our guest speakers will be Jim and Ingred Moon. Jim Moon is the Worship Pastor at the Collegedale Church at Southern Adventist University. Jim and Ingred's praise music and prayer insights have blessed many across the globe. Pre-registration is required at https://forms.gle/ecj5BfaxLSurJG3bA. The deadline for registering is Monday, September 27. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required for indoor gatherings. In view of the COVID landscape be aware of potential date changes.
Our Fall Skills Camporee is a highlight for our Pathfinder Ministry here in the IL Conference. It's an opportunity to complete class requirements, improve outdoor skills, fellowship, and challenge your Pathfinder knowledge. Above all our main focus is to create opportunities where you can gain a clearer picture of the love that Jesus has for you and that you'll once again commit your life to serve Him. We are so excited about this year's Fall Skills Camporee, where we will be exploring the theme “A Truth that will Set Us Free”. We hope you and your PF club will join us for this inspiring weekend.
The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is excited to announce the launch of a new season of Lay Ministry Training. We have added a Sabbath School training (from Beginner to Adult) experience to our list of offerings. Other training topics include: Deacons (men and women), Elders, Preaching, Small Groups, Discipleship, Relational Bible Studies, Adventist Community Services, Treasurers, Church Growth, Prayer, Media, and Health Ministries.
Please save the date as more registration information will follow soon.
Cruise With a Mission is happening this December, 12-19 departing San Diego, CA with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. This young adult event is one of a kind. You don't want to miss it! Find out more at cye.org/cwm.
We are all familiar with this story: “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, went to him and said “This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover” 2 Kings 20:1 NIV. Even if we avoid the topic, death is a part of our journey on this Earth. Ready or not, it comes. However, what does it mean to “put my house in order”? As much as this statement is important in a spiritual sense, in respect to our relationship with our God and our neighbors, it is also important in respect to our daily affairs. That was exactly the intent of Isaiah’s message to king Hezekiah. Have you ever thought about how your family members would go about their lives if you were not around? If you were suddenly gone one day? What questions about the affairs of their daily life would they like to ask you if you were still here? Would they find your affairs ready for the time when you are gone?
Think about it, and then look for Part 2 on this topic.
Our Stewardship Department is looking for inspiring testimonials. If you have something to share, please contact Arek Bojko (630.480.4765, firstname.lastname@example.org) or talk to your local pastor.
If you enjoy working with children while maintaining a flexible work schedule, you should consider becoming a Substitute Teacher. The Illinois Conference Office of Education is looking for Substitute Teachers – please send your resumes to Sandra Agosto email@example.com . There are 10 schools in the state of Illinois - check to see if one is in your area www.ilcsda.org/schools.