LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: April 1, 2021
STORIES, NEWS, AND EVENTS
AROUND THE DISTRICT
LCMS Northern Illinois District Convention Update
After consultation with the NID Presidium on concerns for health, safety, and COVID-19 restrictions, the LCMS Northern Illinois District’s Convention dates are being changed to Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2022. The 2021 Convention will be held at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. Further updates will be available in April.
Fall Regional Pastoral Conferences Planned
South Region
September 27-29, 2021
Location: Starved Rock Conference Center, Utica, IL

East Region
October 5-7, 2021
Location: DeKoven Center, Racine WI
North/West Region (tentative)
October 11-13, 2021
Location: Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan WI
Overnight Summer Camp is Open!
Walcamp is already planning their Summer Camp Ministry for 2021. Please visit their website for updates on activity options and dates.
Green and Gold Day - Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Know a future pastor or deaconess? Invite them to check out Green & Gold Day online April 10, 2021.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Full-Time Church Office Administrator - Bethany, Naperville
Bethany Lutheran Church & School in Naperville, is looking for a full-time church office administrator. The church office administrator will be an administrative assistant to the pastors as well as coordinate church office activities. For more information please visit https://bethanylcs.org/job-opportunities. If you are interested in applying for this position please email your resume to Pam Kolzow at pkolzow@bethanylcs.org and Pastor Seth Clemmer at sclemmer@bethanylcs.org. Download position description

Early Childhood Education Positions
St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center (ELC), 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, has three Part-Time Early Childhood Teacher and two Part-Time Early Childhood Classroom Aide positions available. The start date is the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year on or about August 25, 2021. Interested candidates can find the detailed job description along with the online application at sjlcdarien.org/employment.html You will be required to upload a resume and list three references via the application prior to its submission.
RESOURCES
Retirements
If you are a Commissioned Worker (administrator, teacher) in the NID and plan to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, please email Sue Green at sue.green@nidlcms.org. She will be able to assist you with LCMS paperwork that needs to be completed for your roster status change. PLEASE remember that you must contact Concordia Plans Services directly to do your financial/health benefit changes. The NID Office does not process those changes.

Other Commissioned Workers (DCEs, parish musicians, etc…) may decide to retire during the academic year. Please contact Sue Green whenever you have made that decision.
COVID-19 Guidance:
The State of Illinois and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is updating restrictions and requirements. We encourage you to be that "city on a hill" in sharing "His love which casts out fear" (1 John 4:18). We will be updating the webpage as information is received so please check back from time to time for these updates.
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