M I S S I O N T R I P
La FLOR, NICARAGUA
A team from the Just Hope Program took a mission trip to La Flor Nicaragua March 12-18, 2016. The team from the Philo Church were: A.J. Bailey, Barb Grigsby, Mary Simon, Jane Mumm, Kirk Kirkland, Madeline Clabaugh, and Chris Berger. There are 55 families living atop one of the mountains in the rainforest where there is no electricity, water, or health and social services. It costs about $1,000 a year for a child to attend school, but most of them drop out after the sixth grade because they can’t afford high school. The most important thing the residents want to do is to send their children to high school. Over 70 books were donated to the school. Please give to Just Hope in support of the children in Nicaragua getting a better education.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or by phone at 217-454-7665.
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