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2019 Illinois Conference Annual Celebration

June 7, 2019 - June 8, 2019

The Illinois Conference will convene its Annual Celebration June 7-8, 2019 at Elmhurst College. “Love in Action: Life Together,” the theme of the 2019 Annual Celebration.

Throughout the Annual Celebration delegates will ponder, through worship, learning opportunities and conversation, what it means to share life and ministry together as local churches within the greater Illinois Conference. Annual Celebration begins with check-in on Friday, June 7, from 10 am – noon, with Opening Worship starting at 1:00 p.m.   The Rev. Justo González, II, our Interim Conference Minister, will preach on Romans 12:9-21 with a message that helps us understand what it means to live as Christians, and how we as a conference of churches can work together to become the conference that God calls us to be.  Rev. Gonzalez will also deliver the keynote address on Saturday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m., offering his vision for the Illinois Conference, and challenging us to live into our personal and communal discipleship.



ONLINE registration is now CLOSED!

Walk-ins are always WELCOME!

Note: No banquet tickets or dorm housing available for walk-ins. 



2019 Annual Celebration Information Booklet

Youth Happenings – Join Off the Pews Youth at the Illinois Conference Annual Celebration – Flyer

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Elmhurst College – Campus Map

Diplomat West Banquets in Elmhurst (681 W. North Ave., Elmhurst)




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See the descriptions for Saturday’s Energizers here!



The Celebration Banquet, Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. is a chance to have some fun together and celebrate the vital ministry happening within the Illinois Conference.  Held at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall in Elmhurst, Ill., the night includes a cocktail hour featuring a cash bar and a chance to meet Rev. Justo Gonzalez; great food; presentations by churches that are participating in revitalization of their ministry; OCWM acknowledgements; Chalice Awards; recognition of those who are marking significant ministry anniversaries; and the Remembrance of those who have gone home to the Lord this year with a naming and candle-lighting ceremony.   Tickets for the Banquet are $35 and are available through the online registration.    Please note that banquet tickets will not be available after the registration deadline of May 24. 



UCC Collective Choir Information for Illinois Conference

Please refer to the link below for recordings of the individual parts to practice:

Alabaré (pp. 2-6) – Alonso/Pagán

One Faith, One Hope, One Lord – Craig Courtney

I Choose Love Mark A. Miller

The Image of God Craig Courtney

Be Blessed arr. K. Hampton

I Lift My Voice – Andrea Ramsey



Dorm:  Request can be made for dorm rooms when you Register online here!

Hotel:  You can make you own reservation at the reduced group rate we have arrange at The Courtyard Hotel in Elmhurst here!  Last Day to Book: Friday, May 17, 2019


June 7, 2019
June 8, 2019
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Elmhurst University
190 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Naomi Else