LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: October 15, 2020
STORIES, NEWS, AND EVENTS
FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE
Free Webinar: It's A Great Time To Be The Church!
Please share in your church bulletin:
This is your invitation to set you to thinking and give you encouragement!

Who could have predicted such a terrible year? In a couple weeks we’ll be changing our clocks. Backwards? We should move them about three months ahead! One good thing is that we can understand much that’s going on with some clear teachings from God’s Word.
Presenter Dr. Dale A. Meyer is president emeritus and professor emeritus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, retiring in 2020 after 15 years as Seminary president. Dr. Meyer has been speaking and preaching for more than 40 years. He has written numerous sermons and columns. His areas of interest and study include 1 Peter, the Church in a changing culture and the Sabbath applied to life today.

There is still time to register for this FREE webinar - Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Treasures Old and New: A Virtual Conference on Adult Faith Formation
Pastors and congregational leaders in the Church face new missional challenges in our “post-Christian” context.

This free conference, October 20-22, 2020, will introduce participants to a model of adult faith formation and discipleship with roots in the catechumenal practices of the early church.
NID Communicators and Admission Directors Group Zoom Meetings
We will be sharing ministry ideas for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas services and celebrations, what you will be communicating and how during these challenging times, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Young Adult Hangout
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Calling all 18-30 year old's! Come for a night of fellowship and fun,Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Kick off the night with a devotion, welcome new friends, catch up on life and plan for our next months meet up with the hopes of meeting up in person when the time is right!
Lutheran Summer Music 2021
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Now is the time to start planning for a life-changing summer at LSM 2021, June 27 to July 25, 2021 at Valparaiso University. Open to students grades 8-12.
RESOURCES
Interim COVID-19 Music Guidance:

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published a guidance for music and it is posted to our webpage for COVID-19 resources. 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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