Important Upcoming Events

Basic Lay Servant Class

DATES:  March 9 & 16 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Registration begins at 7:45 AM.  Both Saturdays are required.

LOCATION: Homer United Methodist Church, 301 S Main St, Homer 61849.

COST:  $30.00 (includes lunch/snacks both days)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, March 4, 2019

INSTRUCTORS:  Multiple

REGISTRATION:  Advanced registration is required. 

Course Description                                  To Register

 

Advanced Class - Public Prayer

Date:  Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8 am – 7 pm.  Registration begins at 7:45 am

Location:  Homer United Methodist Church, 301 S Main St, Homer 61849

Cost:  $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, March 4, 2019

Instructor:  Rev Teri Shane

Course Description                                  To Register

 

Advanced Class - Public Prayer

Date:  Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8 am – 7 pm.  Registration begins at 7:45 am

Location:  Homer United Methodist Church, 301 S Main St, Homer 61849

Cost:  $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, March 4, 2019

Instructor:  Rev Bob Sabo

Course Description                                  To Register

General Conference Debriefing

The Iroquois River District will be hosting a General Conference Debriefing with Bishop Beard on  Saturday, March 2 at Champaign New Horizon UMC.  Details will be announced as soon as they are available.

 
2019 Church Conferences

The theme for this year's church conferences is “Who is your neighbor?” We will be putting the churches into 10 groups based on affinity as well as location so that we can focus on strategy.  We should not underestimate the impact of size on how a church operates.

Homework for 2019 Charge Conference:

I. Study your demographics and “See All the People.” Reflect on your church snap shot..

II. Ponder and pray about the following questions: 

1) Who are the most marginalized people in your church and in your       community? Why?

2) What kind of boundary crossing (i.e. social, cultural, racial, regional) does your church practice? What rewards and challenges has your church experienced as a result?

3) Re-call when a first-time guest decided to return to your church because of the welcome he/she received.  Has anyone in your local church asked that person how difficult/easy it was to enter, and then to adapt to their new church home?  If not, imagine yourself entering a local church as a first-time guest, looking for a church home.  What do you believe would help you to adapt to your new church family?

4) How can your church create new places for new faces (new faith communities or mission outposts)?

More detailed information will be available in early 2019.

    

                                       

Please remember these people in your prayers:

  • Rev Ed Davis (Mansfield) - health issues
  • Rev Ted Mitchell (medical leave) - 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