Teen Bible Quizzing is a wonderful way to encourage teens to study a portion of scripture in depth. This quizzing year’s material will be the Gospel of John. It’s a GREAT year to start! Teens in Indiana and Ohio have the opportunity for monthly quizzes, beginning in January. Teams can also travel to PA in the spring for a national Church of God quiz! The National tournament is held in Findlay, OH in July. Most churches start practicing in the fall. We will gladly help churches get started! For a demonstrational quiz, or for more information, contact Lory Norden, Sugar Grove Church of God.
2nd Annual Alumni Day/Open House
at Camp Maranatha on Saturday, August 11th from 11:00 am – 5:00pm (lunch provided, come and go as you want) Our 2nd Annual Alumni Day/Open House is for anyone and everyone! We will have lunch and games set out on the big field, you can go down the big slide, or hang out at the lake fishing, boating, or swimming. We will have all the cabins and buildings open for viewing. This is a free event – accepting donations only.
Alice COG 150th Anniversary
You’re invited. Come to any or all of the day events at the Alice Church of God on Sunday September 2, 2018. It starts with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.,Sunday worship 10:30, catered lunch 11:30, program 1:00 p.m. followed by refreshments. RSVP for lunch reservation by August 15th to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;Phone: (641)366-3005
Mail: Alice Anniversary Committee,PO Box 178,Conrad, IA 50621
Our street address is: 17160 270th Street, Conrad, IA 50621
Impacting Our Communities
For the last seven years, New Beginnings Church of God has connected with Durfee School in Decatur IL. This partnership has included; encouraging church members to volunteer weekly, providing needed school supplies to under resourced children, staffing family events in order to help teachers and parents connect, and providing prayer partners for each teacher. As the relationship between the two groups has developed, this summer has presented an exciting new opportunity. New Beginnings has been allowed to host their Vacation Bible School on the school campus! To this we give God praise! Part of our vision as the Midwest Region is to empower leaders who impact communities. We want to celebrate the times that communities are being impacted, in their own back yard, by our congregations. Email Pastor Dan Watkins at; email@example.com if you would like additional information on what school partnerships might look like.
Ice Cream Social
on July 14th, from 4-8; Bryan Duncan, winner of 4 dove awards and 16 number 1 radio hits, will be the featured entertainment at Sugar Grove’s annual ice cream social. He will be sharing about his struggles with self-doubt, depression, and addictions. Bryan will also be joining us for july 15 services at 8:15 & 10:30.
An intentional leadership development process is the key to raising up shared leadership in the Church. Often it’s the intentionality that’s missing which leads to haphazard development, if it happens at all. In this webinar you’ll learn the major parts of a leadership pipeline and how to begin implementing them in your church.This event is online and requires Zoom Video Conference to access. Zoom is free for participants and can be downloaded here.A link to the video conference room will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.
Men of God Conference
It’s time to register for Men’s Conference: Mission Impossible. August 24th from 6pm to 9pm & August 25th from 9am to 4pm. A gathering of Christian Men. Man up God’s way! To learn more about the founder of Man Up God’s Way click here Register the men of your congregation today! Register here!
Quivering Arrow Camp
This camp is a one week camp for middle through high school kids. It will be the last full week in June. The camp is located in the Grove, Oklahoma area. At this time the camp is in need of: Camp Pastor 3 cooks 2 post 12th grade male leaders Craft helper If you are interested in helping please contact Jeff Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-382-5414
Adventure Camp.. Have you heard about our new camp this summer for 16-22 year olds?! It’s called Adventure Camp and we will be traveling to Shawnee, IL to spend four days out in God’s beautiful creation. Campers will get to tent camp, go rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and fishing. Plus, we will be cooking all our meals over the fire! We are excited about providing campers with this rare, authentic opportunity! We do not have scholarships available for this camp and it is extremely limited. We will be taking 5 boys and 5 girls. In order to reserve your spot, we must have both your money and your registration. All spots are currently still open! Let us know if you have any questions.
Family Plan: Parents of campers, if you have four or more children (in the same household) coming to camp, you can take advantage of our new family plan! Pay for only three main camps ($550) and all your children are set to come. Simply write “Family Plan” at the top of the registrations. Contact us with any questions!
Campers: We have an incentive for campers who are bringing new friends to camp! Each week, the camper that brings the most new (never been to Camp Maranatha before) campers, will recieve two free items a day from the snack shack. If you bring a whole cabin worth of campers, we will do a pizza party for your whole cabin! http://www.campmaranatha.org Camp is coming upon us quick! In less than a month, our first group of campers will be here! Don’t forget to mail in your registration forms! See you soon!
Midwest Region Conference
4534 W. Main St.
Decatur IL 62522
A two-year experience designed to invest in the leadership of your congregation!
November 9-10, 2018
April 12-13, 2019
November 8-9, 2019
May 1-2, 2020
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