Updates from your Conference about the Coronavirus-19

Conference Minister Update #3 March 30, 2020

Conference Minister Update #2 March 20, 2020

Conference Minister Update #1

Pastoral Letter

Offer from One License

OneLicense is offering free licenses to churches in light of the coronavirus, so that they can legally stream their music.  Click here for more information.

Information through the UCC denomination 

Daily COVID-19 Briefing from UCC - Facts, Not Fear
If you would like to receive a Daily Briefing from UCC Disaster Ministries on COVID-19 which separates facts from falsehoods and fear, send an email by this link. It is prepared Monday through Friday by Barbara T. Baylor, MPH.

The UCC website has a page dedicated to the COVID-19 situation which is being regularly updated.

HOW TO DO ELECTRONIC GIVING AT YOUR CHURCH

Websites to monitor 

These websites remain our best sources for accurate and regularly updated information.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has particular guidance for community and faith-based organizations you might review.

CDC Summary of the Situation

CDC Symptoms and Prevention

The Illinois Department of Health 

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Nature Photography Retreat
May 1-2, 2020
Registration is now open for a Nature Photography Retreat at DuBois Center May 1-2. This overnight retreat will feature two experts- Brady Kesner (left), professional nature photographer from Highland, and Marty Kemper (right), retired biologist and avid birder from Nashville, to guide you through camp during spring bird migration and spring wildflower season. Friday night will include presentations on common wildlife, rare plants and photography skills. Saturday will allow plenty of time for photos anywhere your feet can take you at camp. Get more details, registration info and the full retreat schedule on the flyer here.
This is a great opportunity to explore some flora and fauna at camp, hone your photography skills, or just enjoy a spring weekend outdoors. Bring your friends and a camera- beginners and amateurs of any age with a DSLR camera are welcome. Early bird registration is now open until April 1. Register early online to ensure your spot.  Click here for more information.