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Camp Meeting 2024

Join us at our annual Family Camp Meeting this July 17-20 at Camp Akita in Gilson, Illinois. Wherever we may be on the journey with Jesus, as with any relationship, trust remains the bedrock for that pilgrimage. Come and explore with us how trust shapes the journey even as we face such uncertain times. This is a time to be reminded of what matters most and to come together for encouragement, fellowship, and to discover more about how our lives can grow with the “grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” This yearly gathering designed for the whole family serves as a rich source of refreshing. It is a time to get apart from the routines of life to dig deep in His word. The seminars are designed for us to consider those things we cannot see…which is why trust remains so central to the journey.
For more information, visit Registration begins Wednesday, May 1.

Public Campus Ministry

All students attending a public University who are interested in Public Campus Ministries are welcome to attend this free event from the Lake Union. Register today at


Pathfinder Director's In-Person Meeting

We are getting closer to the International Pathfinders Camporee "Believe the Promise" at Gillette, WY and as we continue to prepare for this exciting event, we would like to invite all Pathfinder Director’s to our upcoming Pathfinder Director’s Meeting either in-person or via Zoom. We will share more details and information.
(In-person attendees - for food purposes please RSVP here -

Mission Akita

Our Conference is blessed to have a beautiful Camp and Retreat Center right in the center of our state, but we need YOU to help keep it that way! The next Mission Akita experience is fast approaching and we invite you to join us for a time of meaningful work, special friendships, and spiritual renewal at our beloved camp, so come be a part of Mission Akita 2024: Summer Edition, May 29 – June 5! Scan the QR Code to RSVP today!


INspire Academy Online School

The Illinois Conference Education Department is excited to announce our Virtual Elementary School, which will begin this coming school year. This allows us to bring Adventist Education to students across the state of Illinois. Click on our promotional video to learn more about enrollment!

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Save the Date for "The Upper Room"

Our upcoming Illinois Conference online prayer call is set for Friday, April 26, 2024. We are thrilled to have Karen Lewis, the Ministerial Director for the Minnesota Conference, as our guest speaker. Come and join us for a time of prayer and worship.

Please utilize this link on the day of the prayer call to join:


Adventurer Family Camp

Calling all Adventurers and their families! Registration for the 2024 Adventurer Family Camp is now open. Join us from May 17-19, 2024 at Camp Akita for an amazing time with other Adventurers and exploring our theme: “Jesus Knows, He Takes Care of You!”, based on John 10: 14-15. To register, contact your local Adventurer Club Director. Registration through UltraCamp is available for club directors only.


Northern Area Lay Training

Registration is now open! Mark your calendars for this exclusive opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge as a ministry leader! The annual training session is set to be held at the Illinois Conference Office on Sunday, April 28, 2024, starting at 9:30am and concluding at 6:00pm. Be sure to register to secure your spot and enjoy a complimentary lunch during the event. Registration closes 4/24.

Training Sessions Available in the Following Ministries: Deacons/Deaconess, Adult Sabbath School, Prayer, Media, Clerks, Small Groups, Discipleship, Community Outreach, Adventist Community Services, Health Ministries.

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Summer Camp 2024- REGISTRATION OPEN!


"Who’s ready for summer 2024! We can’t wait to see all our campers and families this summer at Camp Akita as we unpack the theme “Yes HE Can!”, holding onto the promise that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, AND tomorrow.  Youth Camp and Family Camp is now open! Find all the exciting details at
Let's summer together! #YesHeCan"


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Needing Our Little Friends, Primary Treasure, and My Bible First

Sheridan Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking unused copies of Our Little Friends, Primary Treasure, and My Bible First.  We are having an upcoming evangelism event and need them for the kids