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Updated: Aug 26, 2014

Adventurer Basic Training (English and Spanish)—September 6, 2014
Time: 9-6; Location: Hinsdale Adventist Academy; Cost: $15, this covers lunch, materials and babysitting. To register call 630-856-2857 or email
Christ's Method Alone—Downers Grove Adventist Church will be hosting a full day of seminars by Philip G. Samaan, D.Min. Professor of Religion and Spirituality at Southern Adventist University and Ellen G. White Memorial Chair in Religion, on September 6th beginning with Sabbath School at 9:30 am.
First presentation (general Sabbath School--all classes meet together): Christ's Method Alone: Top Priority
Second presentation--sermon: Savored by the Savior.
A Fellowship dinner will be served - please bring a dish to share. There will be a
Mini Concert (Harp/piano) by Sherilyn Samaan following the fellowship dinner and then the afternoon seminars will begin with the Third presentation: The Power of Prayer and Witness
Fourth presentation: Christ's Method Applied in Family & Church
And the Fifth presentation: Christ's Method And Our Spheres of Influence.
A Light Supper and Fellowship (5-6 pm) will follow. The day ends with a Vespers service: Dr Samaan's Exciting Testimony.
These seminars are based on Dr. Samaan's book "Christ's Method Alone" which may be obtained with an offering donation of $10 for each book. 
The Prophetic Gauge—a 3-week prophecy seminar will be held at Decatur Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church starting Monday, September 8th through Saturday, the 27th.  Pastor John Lewis will be the speaker.  Please see for details.
Church & Concert in the Park—The Savanna Church invites you to Church in the Park and an afternoon music concert on Sabbath, September 13, at the Thomson Causeway, Thomson, IL 61285.  Sabbath School will begin at 9:30 am with Worship at 11:00 am followed by a potluck fellowship lunch (electrical outlets available).  The afternoon concert, presented by Victor Martinez and Orion's Door music group from Aurora, IL, will follow lunch.  Come enjoy the Lord's creation as we worship Him and fellowship together in an open shelter with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River.  For more information, call 815-238-3194.
Healthy Cooking Class—at Lombard SDA Fellowship, c/o Berean Bible Students Church, 535 E Maple St, Lombard IL 60148-2813.  Date:  September 13, 2014, October 11 2014, November 8 2014. Time: 3pm.
Contact: Pastor Adam Gaines  970-518-2663 or Kathy Huh-  630-301-4374.

“Behind the Magic Kingdom – 2nd Pass” —North Aurora Seventh-day Adventist Church, 950 W Mooseheart Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542.  Sabbath afternoon 5PM September 20th, 2014. This is the second part to the “Behind the Magic Kingdom” presentations. Please contact: John R Contreraz Facebook: YouTube: .
  • Goshen SDA Church Presents:  “Opera on the Southside & Banquet”.  Join us as we celebrate our Church Anniversary September 27 & 28.  This is a fundraising event.  More information to come.  8221 S State, Chicago, IL 60619  (773) 488-8788 
  • Hinsdale Jr./Adventist Academy's 100th Anniversary Celebration!  Alumni Weekend, October 17-19, 2014. Alumni and former staff please help us update our database with your current contact information via our Hinsdale Adventist Academy Facebook page or e-mail

Mission Trip—The La Grange - Brookfield Seventh-day Adventist Church is preparing for a mission trip to Guatemala that will take place from September 25, 2014 to October 10, 2014.  If there are any other people that might be interested to join this mission trip please contact Cyndy Alegria at 331-625-9591 or Samuel Indreiu at 630 277 3244.
2nd Annual Southern Illinois Christian Retreat—Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 starting at 10am until ?????  Our featured speakers will be Shelley and J.D. Quinn from 3ABN.  Where: 607 W. North Ave. Flora, Illinois (Kiwanis Building).  The subject this year is: True repentance and forgiveness.  Come and receive a blessing.  Lunch will be provided.  Cost of retreat is $10.00 per person.  Please call 618-508-3986 or 618-843-1465 to reserve your spot as space is limited.

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."