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Updated: Apr 16, 2014

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The Time For the Loud Cry — A Bible seminar hosted by the Berean Adventist Church will be held Fri–Sat, April 18–19. The presenter will be Marlowe Parks from Pasture for His Flock Ministry. Sessions are as follows:

  • *Friday 7 PM – 1798: The Payback
  • **Sabbath 11 AM – The Finishing of the Gospel Work
  •  Church Fellowship Meal
  •  Sabbath 2:30 PM – The Time for the Loud Cry
  • Sabbath 4 PM – How to Control the World

*Friday session will take place at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University (100 N University St, Normal). **Sabbath Session will take place at Berean Adventist Church (210 W. Mulberry St, Normal). Questions? Call Elder Bernadin Charles at 309-533-0385 or Uma Charles at 309-533-0387.

The Movie Desire of Ages Will be shown April 19, at 6:30 PM at the Gurnee Adventist Church (2190 Fuller Rd, Gurnee). Join them in watching the movie Jesus: Desire of Ages, produced by a Christian production team. Movie will have Spanish subtitles. DVDs will sold. Quantities are limited. Visit 

The Elgin Explorers Pathfinder Club — invites you to a fundraiser held on April 19 at 6:30 PM at the Elgin Adventist Church (1141 Bode Rd, Elgin) to raise funds for the Oshkosh International Camporee. It will begin with vespers, followed by the Pinewood Derby and a bake sale. Cost is $10 and food is included. There are prizes to be won; so get your cars ready and bring your friends. More information? Email HERE.

Broadview Academy Reunion — BVA Alumni Reunion will be April 25 and 26 at the North Aurora Adventist Church (950 Mooseheart Rd., North Aurora). For more information, call 630-859-8601. Itinerary is as follows:
  • Vespers Friday ‒ 7:30 PM;
  • Sabbath School ‒ 9:15 AM; 
  • Church Service ‒ 10:45 AM;
  • Lunch ‒ Following church (in gym);
  • Musical/Testimonial program 2:30 PM.
Vegetarian Cooking and Natural Health Nutrition Class at Lombard Adventist Fellowship (535 East Maple Street. Lombard). Class will feature natural remedies and nutrition, and will be held at 3 PM, April 26, and May 10. Come take home new recipes and learn many ways to keep the doctor away. For more information, contact Kathy Huh HERE.

DOMINO EFFECT —  North Aurora, May 2-4. Come join us for our third-annual Chicagoland area training conference with seminars on How to Give Bible Studies, Evangelistic Care Groups, Personal Discipleship, and Church Leadership. Keynote speaker is Stephen Conway. For information, contact Pastor Vis HERE or go HERE.

"Maximizing Your Brain Potential" — Savanna Adventist Church (1605 Superior Ave., Savanna) will present a three-part series, "Maximizing Your Brain Health," on Sabbath, May 3, at 2:30 PM. Program consists of two presentations, a light supper, and a closing presentation. The public is invited. Free. For information, call 815-238-3194 or email

Women’s Ministries One-day Spring Retreat — Illinois Conference presentsSecrets of a Happy Heart” with keynote speaker Hyveth Williams at Arrowhead Golf Club (26 W 151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton) May 3, from 9 AM–4 PM. Williams is a prolific writer and will be providing a fresh look at the beatitudes, causing one to reevaluate their intimate relationship with God. She is also a pastor, professor and director of the homiletics at Andrews University. Retreat includes: breakfast reception, elegant lunch, and breakout sessions. Registration is $85. To register, email
HERE. For more information, click HERE. Questions? Email HERE.

Women’s One Day Retreat “God Is With You”— Sunday May 4, 9 AM‒5 PM at Oakhill Adventist Church (7864 N. Illinois St. Caseyville). Retreat features: Brenda Walsh, speaker; Jill Morikone, in concert; breakout sessions on marriage/healthy eating/parenting/stress. Registration is from 8:15‒9 AM.

Fun-Fresh Air-Fellowship-Hike-Bike-Walk-a-thon and Picnic — May 4 at the I&M Canal in Utica. (Proceeds will benefit Sheridan Adventist Elementary School.) Come together  to raise  funds  for  the  Sheridan Adventist Church School. Bring your bike, shoes, camp chairs, and food. For more information or to sponsor a participant, contact James Holloway at 1-815-496-2611. 

Sabbath School Felt Sets Needed — If your church has extra felt sets for Sabbath School object lessons that you no longer need, the Springfield First Adventist Church would like to have them. Please contact Debi Skinner at 217-306-5617 or

Volunteer Opportunity — Want to make a difference and do something useful? An art-based, part-time opportunity exists. Call Cindy at Illinois Conference 630-856-2872.

Tornado Rebuilding Project — ACS Disaster Response Ongoing Effort Wanted: Carpenters/electricians/plumbers/hvac/roofers/cooks for ongoing effort of rebuilding Gifford and Washington, Ill. Every one welcome. ACS trained workers (those who have completed the donations operations class) can make themselves available as soon as materials are ready at home sites. New classes will form as needed. Minimum class size is 10 people. Respond to Russell Summers at 217-422-9536 or 217-450-1839 or email
HERE. This is a long-term, rebuilding project.

Great Fun for a Great Cause — Come out for fun-fresh air-fellowship-hike-bike-walk-a-thon and picnic May 4 at the I and M Canal in Utica. Proceeds will benefit the Sheridan Adventist Elementary School. Bring a bike, shoes, camp chairs, and food. For information, sponsor a participant, or make a donation, contact: James Holloway 1-815-496-2611

Special offerings are being taken across the Illinois Conference for GO AND TELL. GO AND TELL is raising more evangelistic dollars for Bible-worker trainers, providing subsidies to local churches, and planting new churches. Please take time today to prayerfully consider what you can give to GO AND TELL this year. See promo HERE then hit "download" and then "HD." 





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