The Illinois Conference Band Festival —
will be held at the North Shore Adventist School on Saturday March 8, at 6:30 PM (5520 N. California Avenue in Chicago). It will be directed of Rudyard Dennis, Southern Adventist University Instrumental Studies director. The band festival takes place biannually and culminates two full days of band clinic for Hinsdale and North Shore Adventist Academy students. Everyone is welcome.
Heirloom Seed Lecture —
at Elmhurst Adventist Church by a local professional on March 8 at 6:30 PM. Let Vicki Nowicki, of Liberty Gardens, explain the different kinds of seed types and why it is so important now to preserve the heirloom varieties that are left. She will also talk some about the actual saving process of a few types of seeds. Register HERE
. What will you grow at the end?
Fun Night at the Mattoon YMCA —
Saturday, March 8, from 6–10 PM as sponsored by the Mattoon Adventist Church. Event will feature the Holy Hands Puppet Ministry beginning at 6 PM, basketball, volleyball and swimming are from 7–9 PM. Bring snacks and games to share. For questions, call Tania Phillips at 217-218-2193 or Pastor Larry at 217-377-4900. (The address for the YMCA is, 221 N. 16th
Springfield YMCA NIGHT—
plan now to join the Springfield First Church on March 15 from 7 PM to midnight at 701 S 4th Street, Springfield. There will be activities for all ages. Swimming will be from 7:30–9:30 PM. Game room includes air hockey, foosball, and Wii. Additionally, there will be basketball, racquetball, “wallyball,” and volleyball. Come and bring your friends for a fun evening. Cost: $8 per person/$30 per family. (Pay upon arriving.) For questions, contact Roland Swanson HERE
or call 217–361–8563.
Elders' Retreat —
Health Seminar—Don't miss the informative Lifestyle Matters Simple Solutions Seminar at West Central Adventist Church. Discover easy, winning strategies for balancing your life, health and family. Receive practical information, tasty recipes, and timely tips. Cost: $25/person or $35/couple. Cost includes workbook, handouts and samples. Days/Times: Sundays, March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 4–6 PM. Register by calling 708–383–1996 or go HERE.
Illinois Conference Elders' Retreat will be March 14–16 at Camp Akita. “The Great Commission is not primarily about evangelism, it is about discipleship” George Barna. Join us for this lay training event focused on discipleship. Clyde Morgan, founder of Adventist Frontier Missions, and director for 22 years, will be our guest speaker. Look for registration forms coming to your church soon.
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, March 15, 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.
Southern Area Youth Rally —
All youth are welcome to come and help launch the Southern Area Illinois Youth Council on March 15, (at 800 S. 27th
St., Mt. Vernon). Speaker will be Pastor Luis Gracia. For more information, call 630-856-2857. Cost: $5. Event times are:
International Food Fair —
- Sabbath School – 10 AM;
- Church – 11:15 AM;
- Lunch – 12:30 PM;
- Launch Pad – 2 PM;
- Vespers – 5 PM.
Home and School will host an International Food Fair at the Gurnee Christian School gymnasium (2190 Fuller Road, Gurnee) from 12–
3 PM, Sunday, March 16. Admission is free. Proceeds from food sales will go toward enhancing the education of our students. For more information or directions, contact Karen HERE
Central Illinois Pathfinder Honors Academy —
Decatur Adventist Church will be holding a one-day honors academy on Sunday, March 30 from 9 AM–4 PM. Honors available will be for carpentry, string art, camp cookery and/or Dutch oven. Check-in time is 8:30 AM. Contact Mandy Macomb at 813-434-6896 with questions or email HERE.