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Winter Weekend - 2016

Winter Weekend 

January 16-18, 2016

Mission Possible: Service and Missions in the UCC and Beyond

Featured Speaker: Bryan Sirchio

Musician: Andra Moran

Winter Weekend is the Illinois South Conference UCC Senior High Youth Event. Young people in grades 9 - 12 are invited to come immerse themselves in a uniquely UCC environment. We learn, pray, play, worship, share, celebrate, and eat together in a safe and sacred environment. This year's event is all about service and mission and the ways youth and young adults can engage through the UCC and other agencies. Our keynote speaker, Bryan Sirchio, brings a wealth of personal experience, stories and songs from years of work in Haiti and at home. Add the uplifting, faith filled music of Andra Moran, and it promises to be one amazing weekend at DuBois Center!!  
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Annual Meeting 2015

Plan Now
Annual Meeting of the
Illinois South Conference
October 23 - 24, 2015


Speaker: Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell


Featured Muscian: Ken Medema


Call for Delegates Package

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Resurrection - Our Church

Resurrection: Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too

November 21, 2015

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

St. Paul UCC, Belleville, IL

Pastor Molly is one of a group of young leaders who are emerging just at the time the Church is undergoing major changes. She invites you to dance with her as she weaves in and out of the themes of Leadership … Real Good Worship … Money, Transparency and Millennials ... and Outreach and Social Media.  

You’re guaranteed to leave energized and inspired to bring your church to new life!

MollyBasketteRev. Molly Phinney Baskette is, in no particular order, a mother, spouse, recovering workaholic, cancer survivor, adventurous home cook. And oh right: she’s also the lead pastor of the quirky, loveable, burgeoning community of First Church Somerville UCC in Somerville, MA, recently dubbed the hippest city in America.
She grew up in Boston, MA, and attended Dartmouth College and Yale Divinity School before moving to Colima, Mexico to teach Bible and literacy to Mexican orphans. As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she has served urban and suburban churches, tiny churches and teeming churches. These days, Molly lives and plays in Arlington, MA with her husband Peter, her daughter Carmen, and her son Rafael.

Cost is $25 if registered by November 13.

Cost is $30 if registered after November 13.

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Annual Meeting Warm Up Retreat 2015

Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell


"Interior journeys of spirit resemble the earth’s exterior journey moving from one season to another. Spiritual lives are not stagnant. They are on the move, characterized by change, embodying a range of experience and emotion. On the spiral or orbit of the earth’s seasons, we can lean into and identify where we currently dwell in our spiritual lives. Then we each ask, ‘Which season’s gifts and challenges are before me? And am I willing or hesitant to grow with what this season brings?’”                                                                 —Martha Brunell

Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell has been a pastor, teacher, chaplain, and writer in the United Church of Christ for over 35 years. Her journey has wound its way into urban churches, interim ministry, non-profit administration, domestic violence, end of life care, community education, seminary classrooms and spiritual formation. Martha’s M.Div. is from Andover Newton (1978) and her D.Min. in preaching is from Aquinas Institute (2002). She is currently the pastor of Mayfield Congregational Church—United Church of Christ, in Sycamore, IL.

Cost is $35, includes lunch. After October 7, cost is $40. No registration after October 14.

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Donations Change Lives

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Our Church's Wider Mission


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DuBois Center


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Friends of the Conference

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Advent-St. Nicholas Church
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Hunger Action

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.

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