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Updated: Oct 16, 2018
Events that are of interest to all Illinois churches and members, usually sponsored by the Illinois Conference.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED: If you enjoy working with children while maintaining a flexible work schedule, you should consider becoming a Substitute Teacher. The Illinois Conference Office of Education is looking for Substitute Teachers – please send your resumes to Sandra Agosto . There are 10 schools in the state of Illinois - check to see if one is in your area


Hinsdale Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend will be on October 20 and 21, 2018. Please come and join us as we have our 2018 Reunion for our School. All are welcome. Sabbath service will be at Hinsdale SDA Church, 201 N Oak St, Hinsdale, IL, with the annual Alumni vs. Student basketball game on Saturday night in the HAA gym. Volleyball and soccer will take place on Sunday. Any questions, email:




Children’s Ministries Leadership Training  —  North Shore SDA Church, 5220 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 on October 19-21, 2018 (Friday, 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, 12:30 p.m.). Guest speaker: Dr. Linda Koh, General Conference Children’s Ministries Director. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Go to for more information and a registration form.
Annual Women Ministries Retreat November 2-4, 2018 at the Sheraton/Lisle — “Gospel Women Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling”. Keynote Speaker: Roberta Fish, LCSW.


Friday Evening: “From Bondage to Freedom – The Bent-Over Woman”
Sabbath Morning: “From Despair to Joy – The Widow of Nain”
Sabbath Afternoon: “From Rejection to Connection – The Hemorrhaging Woman”
Sunday Morning: “From Control to Surrender - Mary”


Roberta will also present a Sabbath Afternoon Seminar: “Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart: How to help survivors of abuse.” More seminars are being planned. To Register go to: where you will find the registration form, hotel information and flyer. You can also register and pay online as well as make your hotel reservation by clicking on the hotel link - all in one place. Call Sarah Aragon regarding registration or if you don’t have a registration form at: 1(312) 485-6059. Questions: Call Diana LaMar, Director of Women’s Ministries at 1(630) 334-1306.


LAY MINISTRY TRAINING EVENT: The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is offering a free lay ministry training event at the Peoria Church, Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1:00-6:00. Training Seminars include: Treasurers, Clerks, Elders, Small Groups, Bible Study Tools, Preaching, Media, and Deacon/Deaconess. Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn new skills sure to enhance your ministry opportunities. Please register on-line through the Illinois Conference website at If you have any questions, please call Christine Pena at 630-856-2854.

GO & TELL — is an evangelism fund for the Illinois Conference. Through GO & TELL we are able to fund evangelistic projects in local churches, and provide financial help for new church plants. Please help us promote this message in every church! This Facebook page is dedicated exclusively to Go & Tell ministries. Click on the link and like the page!
Special offerings are being taken across the Illinois Conference for GO AND TELL. GO AND TELL is raising more evangelistic dollars for planting new churches and for evangelistic projects. 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." Find us on Facebook: 

For announcements of events sponsored by local churches, please click on the link to the right or below for your area.  Below is a map showing the various areas in the Illinois Conference.