Mosaic of Peace Conference visits Israel & Palestine
Rev. Janice West, Carbondale, First shared with the presbyters her experiences while traveling throughout Israel and Palestine with the Peacemaking Program’s 2016 Mosaic of Peace conference. The trip lasted 10 days and she truly had a meaningful and enlightening trip. The Peacemaking Program offers opportunities for those interested in going on a religious tour and Janice encouraged the presbyters to go on a trip such as hers. There will be two trips in 2017 focused on Climate Change and Peacemaking – one to Guatemala and Costa Rica and one to Madagascar. Janice is available to visit churches in the presbytery to share her experiences.
ILLLINOIS CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES
You are invited to our Annual Assembly on Sept. 30 in Champaign. Our Forum theme is “The Face of the Young Ecumenist – the Next Generation.” We will have a panel of three or more faculty members from area seminaries (see flyer) and three or more seminary students. If you know someone who would be a great addition to these panels please contact us. Anyone is welcome – non students are $35 until Sept. 1 and $45 after Sept. 1 while college/seminary students are $10. Registration is easy – just go to our website under the events tab. You can pay online or at the door. We would love to fill the room with our seminary students and young clergy, especially. To nominate someone for the Donald E. Mason Ecumenical Award please contact me for a nomination form, due back Sept. 1. Hotel block info is on the flyer and the block is open until Sept. 15. Blessings, Laurie
Laurie B. Vial,
Illinois Conference of Churches
1608 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61821
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FOREIGN MISSION FUNDS (Keilman Trust)
First Presbyterian of Shelbyville wishes to remind anyone or any church considering going on a foreign mission trip that transportation (airfare) funds are available through the Keilman Foreign Mission Trust that the church administers. Contact the church for guidelines; the church phone is 217-774-3624 OR Patricia Peterson at 217-454-7665. It should be noted that missioners who wish to receive travel funds BEFORE leaving on a mission trip should apply well in advance (about, say, three months or more ahead of time) in order to be approved for a grant. Otherwise, funds will be distributed as a reimbursement.
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Shelbyville, First Presbyterian Church has closed its transportation grant requests for 2016. We will be preparing budget for 2017 grants in December 2016. If you are planning a mission trip you are wishing us to provide transportation for in 2017 please have your requests in by Nov. 30, 2016. Questions may be directed to Patricia Peterson, Chr. Of KFMT committee at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 217-454-7665.
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