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Advanced Lay Servant Classes

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017                                                                                                       Champaign First UMC

The Iroquois River District will be offering 2 advanced lay servant classes this fall.

"Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts" course will help participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts. Counts toward Lay Speaker Track

"Called to Preach!" course is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor's absence.  Counts toward Lay Speaker Track

Advanced registration is required.  Deadline to register is Monday, Sept 11.

Course Description

To Register

5 Star Churches

Congratulations to the following churches that made 5 Star in 2016 -

  Arcola                     Bellflower                     Champaign First              Crescent City 

 Hoopeston               Tuscola                        Villa Grove                       Weedman




Please remember these people in your prayers:

  • Rev Ted Mitchell (Tuscola) - health issues
  • Pastor Jan Reeder (Danville Farmers Chapel) - health issues
  • Rev Kevin Nourie (Donovan/Crescent City) - health issues
  • Rev Dennis Divan (retired) - health issues
  • Connie Tennyson, wife of Rev John Tennyson (Gibson City) - health issues
  • Rev. Bob Hackl (Retired) - health issues
  • Rev. Jim Till (retired) - health issues