Sabbath Retreat: Mind, Body & Spirit
Led by Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell

The Illinois South Conference of the UCC cordially invites you to participate in a time of Sabbath Retreat: Body, Mind, and Spirit led by the Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell. This retreat is designed to nourish your body, mind, and spirit while providing ample time for personal reflection and fellowship. All meals are included.
Schedule: for January 8 - 9, 2020

10:00 am              Gathering - Cranmer Conference Center
11:00 am              Worship and start of retreat
1:00 pm                Retreat continues
5:30 pm                Dinner

8:00 am                 Breakfast
9:00 am                 Retreat continues
10:00 am               Break to remove belongings from lodging
Noon                     Lunch
1:00 pm to 1:30     Closing and departure
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Four ISC General Synod Delegates presented to the Delegates at Annual Meeting. Picture here are (l to r) Dale Fiedler, Freeburg St. Paul's UCC; Rev. Christy Eckert, Pastor at Trenton St. John UCC;  Rev. Lori Schafer, Pastor at Midway St. John UCC; and Clyde Donovan, Collinsville St. John UCC. Part of their presentation was to give the Delegates ideas for reducing their carbon footprints at the churches. One of the ideas was to reduce the use of styrofoam. Here are some links that were given at Annual Meeting that may help your church as well. The list is also on our website at
Photos from Annual Meeting, click here.
ATTN: Active and Retired Clergy of the ISC
Boundary Training is required every three years to maintain your standing in the ISC. The training is based on the curriculum from Faith Trust Institute and will be presented to the active clergy by Rev. Shana Johnson, ISC Conference Minister, and to the retired clergy by Rev. Allen Ladage of the Missouri Mid-South Conference. In 2020, there will be three dates for active clergy: Tuesday, February 11; Tuesday, May 12; and Tuesday, November 10.   There will be two dates for retired clergy: Thursday, February 13 and Wednesday, November 11. All sessions will take place at the ISC office and will begin with breakfast at 8:30 am and conclude at 2 pm and 12 pm, respectively for active clergy and retired clergy. Please register using this form or by email.

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