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NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP 2018

The 2018 Nicaragua mission and service team trip to La Flor is set for March 10 through March 17. This will be our fifth trip to La Flor and we are just as excited as ever to go and share God’s love with this wonderful, but struggling community.

If you would like to share in this life-changing experience, now is the time to make a commitment. Deadlines are approaching, Justhope has requested that we send a tentative head count to them by November 10, and the sooner we have a team set the sooner we can make travel arrangements and start planning for our trip. Our focus in 2018 will be on building greens stoves or “cocinas verdes”. This is something that every family still using traditional, open fire cooking technology wants and needs. Green stoves vastly improve the health both of the people using them and of the local environment. Each stove costs only 450.00, but makes a world of difference.

These trips are not free, but given the rewards, and the fact that you will spend an entire week in a foreign county, costs are reasonable.  The entire cost for one whole week is 825.00 per person. This includes all lodging and meals all days except “gringo day Friday”, when we get to play tourist and visit some cool local sites. Registration and a deposit of 100.00 are due by December 10; final payment, registration, and copies of a current passport are due by January 6. Please remember that your passport must be good for at least 6 months following our trip, so if necessary, now is the time to renew.

We have applied to the Keilman Foundation at Shelbyville Presbyterian Church for monies to support our travel. We are assured that they have the request in hand and will be allocating funds within the next 2 months. Last year, we were not fully funded, but did receive enough to cover nearly our entire airfares, at least for those who purchased their tickets in the fall. So please know that you may incur additional travel expenses.  The sooner we make our travel arrangements the cheaper the airfare will be and the less your expense will be. Last year, there was a 400.00 increase in price between tickets purchased early in November and those purchased early in January. March is spring break time, and the airlines know it! We are also asking that every person travelling purchase medical insurance. The simple policy is less than 100.00 and ensures that, should the need arise you will be treated in an “American” clinic or hospital and have transport back to the United States if necessary.

The Philo Presbyterian Church has a special, Nicaragua Service fund set up. We want to apply as much of that money as possible directly to our projects. The more green stoves we can buy, the better! However, we have some funds designated for travel assistance for individuals who really want to go, but just can’t make it happen. If that describes your situation, please contact Mary Simon at msimon9914@gmail.com, 217-840-5610, or just talk to me when you see me. If you are interested in helping support a service worker, or in purchasing materials fore a green stove, you can make a donation directly to our Nicaragua Service Fund. Just contact Pastor Jason Schiller, you can be anonymous or recognized. It’s up to you. And if you want more information about the work Justhope does, take a look at the website: www.justhope.org  (remember “Justhope” is one word!)

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, but don’t delay. Lets have a team in hand and travel plans made by the first of December!


Illinois Conference of Churches

Click on the link below fotr the latest newsletter. Please save the date for  he 2018 Annual Assembly Sept. 28. Take note of the new work on End-of-Life Decisions and  the retreat for college and university chaplains planned for April 2018.

https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2084/ecumenical_connection_dec_2017.pdf


SMALL CHURCH RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Click on the link below for a news story on this exciting program:

http://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2084/fall_2017_pw_newsletter_final__rev.pdf


FOREIGN MISSION FUNDS (Keilman Trust)

All travel funds for 2018 have been distributed.  Applications for 2019 travel funds will be accepted starting August 1, 2018. 

The mission work that you engage in must be a sustainable, foreign Christian mission.  We ask that everyone going on the mission experience be endorsed by their Session or their church board.  Priority for funds will be given to individuals and groups from churches in PSEI.  Preference is given to smaller teams going for longer than one (1) week.  All completed applications made for funding requests submitted by the deadline of November 30 will be considered.  

**We understand that international travel is difficult to plan for a year in advance, so we are willing to work with you to satisfy the Trust requirements, but you must be in contact with Pastor Andy Sonneborn well in advance of the November 30, 2018 deadline.  Specific guidelines are linked below.**

Click on the following link for the Travel Requirements:

http://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2084/2017-04-30_kfmt_trip_participant.docx


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Announcements
2018 STATED MEETINGS

February 10 - First Presbyterian Church, Effingham

May 17 - First Presbyterian Church, Decatur

August 23 - Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sparta

November 15 - First Presbyterian Church, Champaign

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