Sunday, March 01, 2009


April 17-19, 2009 - Dixon Church of the Brethren

Where: Dixon Church of the Brethren is at 215 N. Court St., Dixon, Ill.

Who: All youth currently in 9th-12th grades, and advisors

Theme: "Mission Near and Far"

Leadership: Beth Gunzel, a member of York Center Church of the Brethren, recently returned from doing economic development work for the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic; now she’s working with the “Growing Home” project in Chicago. Beth will talk about her work and how we can connect with our neighbors in need, whether they’re in another country or just a few miles down the road.

Schedule: Register between 7-8 p.m. Friday evening; we'll finish after worship on Sunday morning. In addition to our sessions with Beth, the weekend will include times of worship, good food, recreation and games, a service project, and more.

How much?: $30 for youth; advisors accompanying youth attend at no charge.
Please register by April 10. Forms are available on

Note: If fewer than a dozen registrations have been received by April 10th, then the retreat will have to be canceled.

Please watch for any updates.


Brothers and Sisters in the Illinois and Wisconsin District.

Brian and I have decided that we will not be taking a district bus to National Jr. High Conference this summer in Harrisonburg VA.

We hope that youth from across our district will venture to this conference. Two years ago this was a fantastic event and I trust that this years conference will be as wonderful.

We regret this decision, but it is one that had to be made because we have had about 15 youth and adults that were wanting to travel by bus together. This comes nowhere close to the 45 persons needed to fill a bus.

If you have questions or comments feel free to contact either of us.

Blessings to all,

Lisa Fike and Brian Archer