Available Conference Registrations

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2/24/2018 10:00:00 AM

 Conversation on A Way Forward - Metropolis  - The Commission has encouraged United Methodists across our global connection to engage in conversations around issues of human sexuality. The purpose of these conversations is not to debate or change one another or to convince others to “switch sides”, but to engage in active listening and effective hearing of each other’s personal stories in a safe environment. The conversations that we will have are focused more on our identity, purpose, and mission as United Methodist. As we think about the challenges that our differences around human sexuality present us, we need to discuss how we will remain at the table for the sake of the mission of Christ despite our differences. - registration ends on 2/23/2018

3/6/2018 9:30:00 AM

 Discovery Day  - The Discovery Day is designed to explore the possibilities for new faith communities in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Why start new faith communities? How do we identify what models of new places for new people could be sustainable and viable in our setting? What are the best urban and rural planting strategies? What are the seasons of planting? Participants will gain valuable insights and explore new opportunities for churches, missional communities and Fresh Expressions in this interactive workshop. - registration ends on 2/28/2018

3/9/2018 12:30:00 PM

 Candidacy Retreat  - Candidacy Retreats for persons wishing to become certified candidates for ministry will be March 9-10, at the Chiara Center in Springfield. The retreat will run from 12:30 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Lodging will be at the Baymont Inn. The retreat enables participants to worship together, have a chance to ask questions and learn about call, learn about the process of ordained ministry and meet with mentor groups. Cost is $325 (includes lodging, meals and psychological assessment) - registration ends on 3/2/2018

3/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

 FUMMWA Handbell Festival  - The 30th Annual Handbell Festival will be Saturday, March 10 at Peoria First UMC,116 NE Perry, Peoria, with David Harris of the Raleigh Ringers as the clinician. Total cost is $30 per registrant if their church group has a Fellowship member, $35 per registrant if the group has no Fellowship member. Registrations increase by $10 after Feb. 10. The Handbell Festival is sponsored by the IGRC Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA). - registration ends on 3/3/2018

4/2/2018 2:00:00 PM

 Order of St. Luke Retreat  - The 2018 retreat of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Chapter of the Order of Saint Luke will take place Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Registration will begin at 2 PM on Monday, with the retreat itself beginning at 4 PM. The retreat will conclude with lunch on Wednesday (room check out is at 11 AM). Your registration cost includes lodging, six meals (from supper on Monday through lunch on Wednesday), and all retreat expenses. Registration deadline is Friday, March 23. Further details regarding schedule, shared leadership, etc. will be forthcoming. - registration ends on 3/16/2018

4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

 PCC Self-Care Retreat  - Sponsored by the office of Pastoral Care and Counseling, the Self-Care Retreat is for IGRC clergy and spouses and will be April 25-27 at Pere Marquette State Park and Lodge, Illinois Route 100 (The Great River Road), 13653 Lodge Blvd. in Grafton. Cost is $45 per person, hotel not included. The Retreat registration deadline is April 9. A block of rooms have been reserved for Wednesday and Thursday evening for $89/night plus tax. Please contact the Lodge directly to book your room by calling 618-786-2331. Most meals are included in your Retreat registration (Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast and Friday lunch). The Board of Ordained Ministry has granted 1 CEU for persons attending the entire event. Retreat session topics will include: Reducing anxiety and increasing resilience How boundaries can help you survive pastoral ministry The toll taking care of others takes on you The physiology of stress and how lifestyle choices help Understanding the relationship between chronic stress and chronic disease Movement practices - registration ends on 4/9/2018

6/23/2018 9:30:00 AM

 Sexual ethics training makeup  - This annual Sexual Ethics training is specifically offered for all persons (lay and clergy) who are assigned or appointed to local congregations. (Sexual Ethics training is required for clergy and laity serving as recognized leaders in local churches and on conference staff. See the IGRC Standing Rules.) The makeup session is for those who were unable to attend any of the three training sessions in February 2018. The makeup session will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Sugar Creek UMC in Chatham. - registration ends on 6/16/2018

8/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

 2018 College of Christian Life  - The 2018 College of Christian Life will be held Aug. 13-15 at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria. A complete schedule is found in the event brochure which is downloadable. Make hotel reservations by calling Embassy Suites at 309-694-0200 or visit www.embassysuiteseastpeoria.com prior to July 15. Be sure to ask for CCL rate (Code: CCL) of $114 plus tax per night (complimentary breakfast and wifi included at this rate). - registration ends on 8/6/2018