LaMoine River District

Newsletter

August 2017

Thank You
Thank you to all who helped make the Installation Service for District
Superintendent, Rev. Nicholas Showalter a very blessed event. A special thank you to Pastor Dixie Croxton and Pastor Carol Stufflebeam for taking this event under their care.  Also to the District Superintendency Committee, the Covenant Care Guides and to the Pittsfield UMC who helped make this service and reception such a wonderful experience.
Congratulations!
Congratulations to Judy Vidavokich who has a new grandchild, Maddox, born on July 14, 2017
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District Calendar
August
Aug 9              9:30-12:00 Charge Conference forms online training at Pittsfield UMC
(All Pastors, Admins and those filling out charge conference forms are strongly encouraged to attend this training.)
Aug 9              District Care Guide meeting at Pittsfield UMC 12:00-3:00p.m.
Aug 13 - 18    Rev. Showalter at extended Cabinet Retreat
Aug 20-26       Rev. Showalter at Training
 
September
Sept 2-4           Rev. Showalter out of town
Sept 5-6           Rev. Showalter at Cabinet
Sept 10            Clergy Family Welcoming Event at Wesley Chapel
Sept 18            Theological Education/Formation in the 21st Century at Winchester UMC (more info to follow)
Sept 29-31       ERT Training (see article below)
Sept 30-Oct 1  Rev. Showalter out of town
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The Church At The Crossroads: A Future For Theological Education --- Trends, Changing Demographics and The Preparation of Pastors For Ministry and Mission In The 21st Century
A Seminar for Pastors and lay church leaders
Monday, September 18
8:30am-2:00pm
Winchester United Methodist Church
20 N. Walnut Street
Winchester, IL
Guest: Dr. David M. Greenhaw
President/Dean of Eden Theological School
Webster Groves, MO
Cost   $20.00 (register on site)
(Checks made out to Winchester UMC)
Schedule
8:30am - Continental Breakfast/Sibert Hall
9:00am - Presentation/Dr. Greenhaw
10:10am - Break
10:30am - Presentation/Dr. Greenhaw
Noon - Lunch In Sibert Hall
12:45pm - Movie: "An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story"
2:00pm - Adjourn
Theme Description
With so many changes happening in our current, North American culture, one issue for the Church remains: how do we maintain our relevancy as servants and disciples of Jesus Christ in the lives of those both within and outside the Community of Faith? Rev. Greenhaw will address in his presentations how Eden Theological School approaches theological education and how pastors are trained and prepared to serve the Church of Jesus Christ in the 21st Century.
For information: Rev. Robin Lyons (217-742-3610 or robinr.lyons@frontier.com)
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ILLINOIS GREAT RIVERS CONFERENCE DISASTER RESPONSE MINI ACADEMY
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2017
 
EAST BAY CAMP - HUDSON, IL
CLASSES OFFERED
        ERT (Early Response Team)
          ERT (Recertification)
          CONNECTING NEIGHBORS (Local Church Preparedness)
          SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL CARE TEAM (Basic Training)
          VOLUNTEER IN MISSION (Team Leader Training)
COST                        
         FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY: Includes training, training materials & dinner (NO LODGING)
$30 Connecting Neighbors Training
$30 ERT Recertification Training
OVERNIGHT: Includes lodging & breakfast
$50
SATURDAY ONLY: Includes training, training materials & lunch    
$30 Volunteer in Mission Team Leader Training   
$30 Spiritual & Emotional Basic Care Team Training       
$30 Early Response Team Training                                                                  
REGISTRATION
        Register online at www.igrc.org/disasterresponse          
         Registration deadline: September 20, 2017
SCHEDULE  
         FRIDAY
          2:00 p.m. Conference Disaster Response Team Meets                  
          4:30 p.m. Registration
          5:30 p.m. Evening Meal
          7:00 p.m. ERT Recertification Class
                         Connecting Neighbors Class
            SATURDAY
          8:00 a.m. Registration
          8:30 a.m. Devotions
          8:45 a.m. Training Sessions Begin
                              a. Volunteer in Missions Team Leader Training
                           b. Early Response Team Training
                             c. Spiritual and Emotional Care Team Training
       10:15 a.m. Break
       10:30 a.m. Training Sessions
            NOON     Lunch
         1:00 p.m. Training Sessions                                        
         2:30 p.m. Break
         2:45 p.m. Training Sessions
         4:00 p.m. Departure
COME LEARN HOW YOU MAY HELP WHEN A DISASTER HAPPENS IN IGRC!  NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact: Sara Brown

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Renovate Conference, for students in 6th - 12th grades, will be held at Arenzville UMC on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, 2017. Renovate begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and concludes at 4:00 pm on Saturday. Typically, a group of students will attend accompanied by one or more adult youth sponsors who participate with them during the weekend. For more information, schedule and registration forms, please visit www.harvestconferences.org/renovate or call Tim Price at 618--541-8291. 
  
During Renovate, students will experience worship (led by Harvest), speaking (with a team of speakers) around the theme of DO SOMETHING, enjoy seminars, small groups, and recreation. Friday and Saturday snacks are provided and lunch is provided on Saturday. Groups are responsible for their own housing on Friday evening. 
  
Renovate Conference is all about the heart!  The Holy Spirit often works in the lives of students when they set aside time to engage and listen for God's still, small voice.  That's why weekend retreats are so powerful and effective. We're praying for changed lives through Renovate.  You don't have to have a huge student ministry to attend - even if a pastor, youth worker or parent brought two or three students, it's worth it!  
  
Hope to see you at the Jacksonville Renovate, November 10-11, 2017!   harvestconferences.org/renovate 
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