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District Newsletter

The very first Iroquois River District newsletter is now available!  District clergy will receive it by email and hard copy.  Everyone will be able to download it from this page (see below).

Washington DC Trip

June 11-15, 2018

We would like to get a group of 30-35 people to attend a seminar on National and International Affairs sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society, led by District Superintendent Angie Lee. 

The group will leave Champaign on Monday, June 11 and return on Friday, June 15.  Cost of the trip is $335 per person.  This includes transportation, lodging, seminar fees, breakfast each morning and lunch on Wednesday. 

If interested please contact the district office. 

Trip  Flyer

To register                Trip Itinerary              

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM Heritage)

This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st century church.  Counts toward the Lay Speaker Track.

Required Text:  Living Our Beliefs:  The United Methodist Way by Bishop Kenneth Carder (ISBN 9780881775716).  Participants are expected to read this text prior to class and complete required assignments, due electronically to instructor by March 5.  Available through Amazon (paperback & kindle),   and Cokesbury

Date:  Saturday, Sept 15, 2018

Time:  8am – 7pm; Registration begins at 7:45 am

Location: Urbana First United Methodist Church, 304 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801

Cost:  $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks)

Registration:  Advance registration is required.  Deadline is Tuesday, Sept 4.

Flyer                      Registration



Please remember these people in your prayers:

  • Rev Ed Davis (Mansfield) - health issues
  • 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

District Newsletter

February 2018

March/April 2018