Around the District

Check out this page for events and activities taking place throughout the Spoon River District.  Be sure to follow highlighted red links for more information and/or downloadable fliers.  If your church is interested in having an event featured here, submit information to along with contact information for the event organizer.


Date Event Description
January 22, 2017 ERT Training ERT re-certification classes will be held at Salem Grace UMC. More information can be found on the linked flyer.
February 8, 2017 Maximizing Easter 
Rev. Howard White from Macomb Wesley will be co-leading a Live "Maximizing Easter" seminar with Nelson Searcy on February 8 from 9am to noon.  More information can be found on the link to the left.

February 10-11, 2017


Renovate Conference is a weekend discipleship event for students in 6th – 12th grades and will be hosted at Christ UMC in East Moline, IL. Harvest Worship Band will be leading music, Gerald Aloran will be the speaker and Curt Franklin (East Bay Camp) will be leading entertainment during the weekend.

 April 1, 2017 Reaching New People The Office of Congregational Development is hosting a Reaching New People workshop on April 1, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Elmwood UMC, 821 W Main St., Elmwood, IL
April 14, 2017 Denman Award Nominations The deadline for Denman Award nominations is April 14.  Please offer nominations for laity and clergy.  For details, please explore the Evangelism Award link to the left.

April 23-28, 2017

Five-Day Academy

Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held April 23-28 at Lake Williamson Center in Carlinville, IL.  Discounts are offered for those registering before March 6.