Please pray for the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod (and especially the delegates from across our region) taking place June 9-14 on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. For more information including the General Synod Workbook and a link to the livestream to watch as it happens, click here.
Many of you know that the Syrian Refugee Crisis is ongoing (over 5 years) and has affected 12 million people. While the tragedy has come and gone from our national news stream, the global refugee crisis is still the largest humanitarian crisis/disaster in decades. The situation has troubled and confused me for the past few years. I have wanted to respond, but I didn’t know how to respond and where to direct my energy.
On June 18 & 19 Christ Community Church, Lemont, IL is partnering with World Vision to raise awareness and respond in thoughtful and compassionate ways. World Vision is the largest (non-government) provider of aid in the crisis. They are also compassionately Christian in their response and leadership. One aspect of this partnership will be a Virtual Reality Experience called “Surviving Syria.”
The exhibit uses virtual reality goggles to guide participants on a 10 minute experience inside the life of a refugee. We are making this open to individuals, families and groups outside our church on Saturday night (5-7pm) and Sunday afternoon (12-3pm). For more information or to reserve your 15 minute time slot, click HERE.
News from Camp Manitoqua
Renewal. Reprieve. Retreat. Come to Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center for your next retreat. Whether the event is for women, men or youth, we have a variety of day and overnight facilities and programs to accommodate your needs. From paintball, ropes course, food service and amenities, we can work with your group to build a memorable experience. Ask about the RCA discount available upon inquiry. Contact Ken at email@example.com or 815.469.2319.