When

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:30 PM CDT

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Where

Elmhurst College 
190 Prospect Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
 

 
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Naomi Else 
Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ 
708-344-4470 
ilconfnaomi@gmail.com 
 

2019 IL Conference Annual Celebration

Please read this information before registering


WELCOME to the 2019 IL Conference Annual Celebration. The Planning Committee continues to finalize plans for this year's event.  Please watch here and the conference website for details as they emerge.  

In the meantime, here's a draft schedule of this yea'rs conference:

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Boundary Training 101 Prospect Room (lower level of Frick Center)

Boundary Training 201 Alexander Room (lower level of Frick Center)

Fitness Review Response Team Training

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

10 AM to 1 PM........................ Registration (at Dorm)

10 AM  to 12 Noon ................. Dorm Check-in (at Dorm)

10 AM to 12 Noon................... Mass Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

11 AM to 12:30 PM................. Retiree Clergy Luncheon (proposed)

11 am to 12 Noon .................. Resolution Hearings (Chapel Energizer Rooms, if needed)                                                       

11 am to 12:30 PM................. Lunch on your own

12:45 PM............................... Welcome from Elmhurst College President

1 – 2:30 PM ..........................  Opening Worship (Chapel Sanctuary)

2:45- 3:45 PM ....................... Sustainability Break-Outs

4 PM – 6 PM.......................... Meeting Called to Order – Business Session I

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ................ Cocktail Hour at Banquet Hall/Meet and Greet Justo

7:30 PM ................................. Banquet Dinner  *Must pre-register - No tickets will be available at the event*

8:15 PM  ................................. Banquet Program Starts

10 PM...................................... After-Hours Hospitality at Coutyard Hotel

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

7 - 8:15 AM .......................... Conference  Council Breakfast

7 - 8:15 AM .......................... Breakfast On Your Own

8:30 – 9AM ..........................Worship service with Communion 

9 - 9:45 AM.......................... Keynote Address: Interim Conference Minister, Rev. Justo Gonzalez, II

10 - 11 AM .......................... Energizers

11:15  – 12:30 PM............... Business Session with Closing Benediction and Prayer

12:30 PM ............................. MEETING ADJOURNED

 

  • Parking is free
  • Child care is available if requested before May 28, 2019
  • Friday Celebration Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at The Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • West Hall Dorm Housing or optional hotel (see below)

*NEW THIS YEAR*  Payment  via PayPal is requested at the time of your registration.  You can pay by credit/ debit card or bank account transfer.  If this is a barrier to the completion of your reigstration, please contact Naomi Else at 708-344-4470.

BANQUET TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR THIS YEAR.

*Exhibitors* Display tables must be reserved prior to registration for the event.  Contact the Conference Office for additional information.

Other than the banquet, meals are completely on your own this year.  Visit THIS MAP to view options available near campus.  Many restaurants offer delivery options via Door Dash or Uber Eats.

Exec. Board meets May 8 and will examine all Resolutions to determine that they are properly submitted. The 100 signature petition type emergency resolutions will be severely limited to those that could not have been contemplated by the May 7 deadline. In past years we have accepted emergency petitions that were not an emergency to anyone but the folks who didn’t get around to it sooner. This isn’t fair to the delegates who don’t have proper time to study! So...12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 is the deadline for Associations, Congregations and Committees to submit resolutions to Conference Office in order to be placed on the agenda for the 2019 Annual Celebration. Electronic submission (Word format) are preferred, but paper submissions are possible. Contact your Associate Conference Minister for assistance.

DORM HOUSING: rooms are set up as quads (2 separate sleeping rooms with 2 beds per room $33/ night.) There are limited rooms with one bed in some quds for $52/ night.

 OPTIONAL HOTEL RESERVATIONS: If you opt to stay at a local hotel instead of the dorm you will need to make your reservation. Ask for Elmhurst College discount or Illinois Conference UCC discount (at Courtyard).

Courtyard by Marriott 630-941-9444; 370 Illinois-83, Elmhurst ($89/night + tax).  You can also make reservations at Courtyard by visiting the site for the group discount. CLICK HERE FOR THE SITE

 Looking forward to seeing delegates and visitors from all our churches!