Mark your calendars for Confirmation Retreat 2019!  Bring your confirmation students to DuBois Center on October 11-12 (Friday at 6:30 pm - Saturday at 8:00 pm) where we will discuss Confirmation in fun and interactive ways through the study of scripture, during games, small group times, and fellowship. This retreat is open to all Confirmands in the 2019-2020 classes.

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Celebrating Ministries Reception
Prior to Annual Meeting
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There are churches and pastors whose hearts have been singing for 5 - 180 years. Illinois South Conference wants to celebrate them at a reception prior to Annual Meeting.
The "Celebrating Your Ministry" reception will be a Conference wide event to celebrate church and pastoral ministry anniversaries as well as a time to fellowship with one another. Members of all Illinois South Conference churches are invited to attend the reception on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Trinity UCC, 47 North Douglas Avenue, Belleville, Illinois from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
At the reception, we will acknowledge all anniversaries and a certificate will be given to them.
Instead of a charge to attend, a love offering will be taken to defray the costs of the refreshments. Registration is requested so that we might plan accordingly for our guests. Please RSVP for the "Celebrating Your Ministry" reception on the Friday, October 25 to Christy Pursell at 618-654-2125 or by Oct 1.
Here is a list of churches and pastors with ministry anniversaries.
Cahokia Bethel UCC 60 years
Dupo First Congregational UCC 110 years
Collinsville St. John UCC 125 years
Farina Friedens UCC 135 years
Hecker Friedens UCC 145 years
Troy Friedens UCC 145 years
Okawville St. Peter's UCC 155 years
Floraville St. Paul UCC 160 years
Edwardsville St. Paul UCC 165 years
Nashville St. Paul UCC 165 years
Plum Hill St. John UCC 165 years
Smithton St. John UCC 170 years
New Hanover Zoar UCC 175 years
Belleville St. Paul UCC 180 years
Godfrey Congregational UCC 180 years
Rev. Christy Eckert 5 years
Rev. Libby Feagans-King 5 years
Rev. Dana Schindler 5 years
Pastor Norma Patterson 10 years
Pastor Tom Ellison 15 years
Pastor Matt Friz 20 years
Rev. P. Jerry Bennett 25 years
Rev. Jeffrey Schwab 25 years
Rev. Michael Cassady 30 years
Rev. Karla Frost 30 years
Rev. Jerald “Jerry” MeCaskey 30 years
Rev. Pamela Smith 30 years
Rev. Robert “Bob” Goddard 35 years
Rev. Nancy Peebles 35 years
Rev. Sheldon Culver 45 years
Rev. Allen Reiter 45 years
Rev. Paul Thompson, Jr. 45 years
Rev. Ken Knobloch 55 years
Rev. C. Dwayne Dollgener 60 years
Rev. Allen Kolmer 60 years
Rev. Herbert Schafale 60 years
Rev. Paul Schippel 60 years
Rev. Robert Utke 60 years
Rev. Wesley Bornemann 70 years


Be Prepared for Annual Meeting!!

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Your church has decided that the "old canoe" that worked so well when you were floating down the river, doesn't bring your church success when the world is navigating a new terrain of "mountain climbing." What to do? What to do? At this year's Annual Meeting, we will look at churches who are navigating new terrain...have gone from surviving to thriving...have their feet on the ground and are marching with the blessed assurance of transformative changes. They have listened to God's call and have adapted with repurposed buildings, the priesthood of lay leaders, interactive worship services and embracing the demographics of their communities. Witness fearlessness and hope. Adapt your paradigm to the reality of now. Transform your church. Find out what makes your church's heart sing.
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What to expect at Annual Meeting
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Guidelines for Resolutions and Amendments
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Proposal for Financial Services
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Boundary Training 2019

In order to maintain ministerial standing in the Illinois South Conference, authorized ministers are required to receive Boundary Awareness Training every three years.  Boundary Training is based on the curriculum from Faith Trust Institute. Emails have been sent to all those who are due in 2019.  However, if you are unsure about when you are due to re-qualify, please check with the Conference Office at 618-654-2125 or Click here for a flyer.

COST: $20 covers food and materials for ISC pastors; $30 for non-ISC pastors

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (RSVP deadline October 29)


8:30 am registration; 9:00 start.  Conclude by 12:00 pm

Illinois South Conference Office:  1312 Broadway, Highland, IL  62249

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (RSVP deadline November 6)


8:30 am registration; 9:00 start.  Conclude by 2:00 pm

Illinois South Conference Office:  1312 Broadway, Highland, IL  62249

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