Being Church in Uncharted Territory 
Annual Meeting Warm-Up Event
Friday, October 26, 2018
St. John Evangelical UCC - Collinsville
2 pm - 6 pm
Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You, too, may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training holds you back more often than it carries you along.Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you re-imagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. If you're going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools. This workshop will set you on the right course to lead with confidence and courage. Click here for a flyer and registration form to post in your church and share with your congregations. Click here to register online.
You can download a flyer here or a bulletin insert here.

Register NOW for the 
54th Annual Meeting of
Illinois South Conference
Registration Form
October 27, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Knights of Columbus/Collins Club, Collinsville, Illinois
This is the official notice to gather your Delegates!
It is important to identify your church's Lay Delegates as soon as possible so that they will receive all of the information prior to the meeting and can plan accordingly. Email addresses will be important for us to communicate with them.
These Delegates will have voting rights:
  • Lay Delegates from local churches
  • All authorized ministers of the Conference
  • Elected members of the Conference Council
The following information is enclosed:
  • Delegate Selection Report for your Church.
  • Delegate information from the ISC Bylaws, showing the number of Delegates allowed per church.
  • A list of churches and the number of delegates per church.
  • Conference Delegate Role and Responsibilities (please copy & distribute to your Delegates).
  • Guidelines to resolutions
Pre-annual meeting gatherings for the purpose of Delegate orientation, budget recommendations and other annual meeting matters. Delegates should plan to attend one of these locations. Click here for flyer.
Thurs, Sept 13 - (Regions 2-8-9) Christ UCC, Dupo;   7 pm - 9 pm
Sun, Sept 16 - (Regions 1-6-7) St. Peter's UCC, Murphysboro;  3 pm - 5 pm
Sun, Sept 23 - (Regions 3, 4, 5) Grantfork UCC, Grantfork;  3 pm - 5 pm

Illinois South Conference

Confirmation Retreat 2018

September 14 - 15, 2018

DuBois Center

The Illinois South Conference Confirmation Retreat is a tool for
enhancing youth ministry in local congregations and a time for personal
spiritual renewal. It is designed as a supplement to the confirmation program
of local churches and offers a unique opportunity for confirmation classes
from across the Conference to bond within and between their groups. Music,
worship, theme presentations, play times, discussion groups, and “hang time”
are all part of the retreat.

Click here for a complete packet for registration. Every child and adult must register through their ISC church.

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Ecuador Partnership

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Church in Ecuador

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