Illinois South Conference UCC
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Annual Meeting 2014


Official Call to the 50th Annual Meeting of the

Illinois South Conference

It is important to identify your church’s Lay Delegates as soon as possible so that they will receive all of the information prior to the meeting and can plan accordingly. Email addresses will be important for us to communicate with them.

These Delegates will have voting rights:

Lay Delegates from local churches

All authorized ministers of the Conference

Elected members of the Conference Council

If the church has not identified Delegates by the deadline, it will be the responsibility of each local church to forward all information to individual church Delegates and visitors.


Resolution Timeline:

July 5, 2014      Resolutions due to the Conference Moderator, Tom Kuergeleis. Click here to email Tom.

July 12, 2014      The Conference Council Executive Committee receives and reviews resolutions.

July 26, 2014      Deadline for resolutions to be in the hands of Regional Conveners and local churches.


Pre-annual meeting gatherings for the purpose of Delegate orientation, conversation about the resolutions, budget recommendations and other annual meeting matters. You may attend any of these locations.

September 14, 2014   – St. John UCC, Wood River 2:30 pm – 5 pm

September 18, 2014   – St. John UCC, Fairview Heights 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

September 21, 2014   – St. John’s UCC, DuQuoin 2:30 pm – 5 pm


Deadlines for submitting items to the Conference office:

June 15, 2014 – Delegate Selection Report due to Conference office.

September 28, 2014 – Deadline for lodging reservations.

October 2, 2014 – Completed registration forms due to Conference office.

October 10, 2014 – Deadline for registration payments.

Delegate Selection Form

Delegate Information

Delegate Roles & Responsibilities

Guide to Resolutions

Statement of Identity


The Delegates of Illinois South Conference developed the following Statement of Identity at the Annual Meeting held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. This completed the visioning process begun at the 2011 Annual Meeting.

Download a pdf version

Seeking Office Manager at DuBois Center

The Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ is seeking to fill the essential position of Office Manager at DuBois Center. When Priscilla Self announced her retirement, the decision was made to enlist the services of someone with significant summer camp experience as the Interim Office Manager for the spring and summer of 2014. Ashley Holst is doing a commendable job in this position, but will complete her time with us soon and head east to graduate school. We are now seeking to fill this regular, part-time position on a more permanent basis.

The purpose of this position is to organize and manage the office at DuBois Center including guest and public relations, data management (camper & guest group, employee, committee and financial), assistance with marketing and promotional efforts, coordination of office help and designated volunteers and guest group hosting. The individual in this highly technology-oriented position also provides clerical support for the Director of Outdoor Ministries and DuBois Center. This position is an integral part of the Conference staff and assumes a high level of commitment to the collegiality of the staff team and to the life of DuBois Center and the Illinois South Conference. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to DuBois Center via email. Click here.  Click here for the position description.

Confirmation Retreats



Due to overcrowding at last year's confirmation retreat, you now have two opportunities to attend. Rev. John Holst and Rev. Will VerDuin are planning and leading this year's retreats. The theme is: Drop the Act:  Facing Your True Self - a Confirmation Journey through Acts. 

 September 26 - 27 with  

Rev. John Holst

October 10 - 11 with  

Rev. Will VerDuin 

Click here for the flyer.

Complete Packet
(Includes everything below.)

Space Reservation Form

Registration form & Health Info

Youth Covenant

Adult Covenant

Disclosure Statement

Donations Change Lives

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