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. The class will be most effective if you have multiple people/leaders from the same church. Please consider bringing 4 or more to the class. The price has been made very affordable. Four or more people from the same church may attend for $100.
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
Register online
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

Immediate ways to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

We encourage you to assemble completed Church World Service Kits and deliver them to the one-day CWS drop off in St. Louis between Monday, October 8-11 from 9 am - noon each day and then Saturday, October 13 (see details below). This will save you the cost of shipping them to a CWS distribution center.

If you have any questions, comments or need more information, please contact Priscilla Self, Illinois South Conference Disaster Coordinator, by clicking here or calling 618-318-0083.


▲  PRAY for all impacted by disasters including those directly impacted, their families and friends. Pray for all those involved as first responders such as fire, police, and other emergency management professionals and volunteers.

▲  ASSEMBLE CWS KITS - Emergency Cleanup Buckets, Personal Hygiene Kits & School Kits

▲  Local drop-off for completed kits is:
Oct 8 to 11: Mon – Thu from 9:00 am to Noon
Oct 13: Sat from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Drop off location: Immanuel UCC, 221 Church Rd., St. Louis, MO 63135.

▲  Contact Krescene Beck at Immanuel - 314-521-7324 with logistics questions.

▲  Click here for kit items and requirements.

▲  FINANCIAL DONATIONS to UCC Disaster Ministries to distribute for immediate needs and long term recovery. These can be channeled through your church office and then sent on to the Illinois South Conference office at 1312 Broadway, Highland IL 62249. Please note “UCC Disaster Ministries” on the check’s memo line.

▲  DO NOT collect "stuff" and/or attempt to ship material items to the impacted regions (unless you have received a direct request from someone or an organization there).

▲  Click here to learn why cash is best.

▲  Click here to download "12 Ways to Support Disaster Survivors".

▲  Click here to receive up-to-date information from UCC Disaster Ministries.

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