The Lake Region Conference News & Views|Media Communication

In an effort to share relevant information to the constituents of the Lake Region Conference. The Communication Department has dedicated this page to inform, educate and disseminate news throughout the Conference in a thoughtful and timely manner.
 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & RELIGIOUS LIBERTY & COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Meme adapted from Nicholas Miller, JD. Andrews University religious liberty institute
In an unprecedented time of uncertainty that drives varying opinions, let’s be clear that the limiting of mass public gatherings is NOT a religious liberty issue to contain the coronavirus.

 

There is no credible evidence whatsoever that controlling this pandemic favor one religion or lack of religion over another. Covid-19 is a health and safety issue and does not violate the principle of the separation of church and state. Please debunk these myths immediately and follow the recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local county health department.

 

Having said that, the coronavirus provides unique, diverse, and innovative opportunities to demonstrate that everyone counts, everyone matters both inside and outside of the church through technology, social media, telephone conversations, etc. Quite frankly, it challenges us in how we can effectively and efficiently do ministry and education without bricks and mortar.

 

Instead of playing on people’s fears and drawing inspiration from Johnathan Edward’s message, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” we can find comfort that “the Lord is not slack concerning His promises” (II Peter 3:9). We don’t serve or worship God out of fear (II Timothy 1:7). However, we do have to make a choice (Joshua 24:15 and I Kings 18:21).

 

In choosing to serve Christ, there’s no limit to what the power of the Holy Spirit can do through us in times like these if we remember everyone counts, everyone matters.

 

Edward Woods III
PARL minister/director
Lake Region Conference

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LRC COVID-19 STATEMENT

As you no doubt are aware, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has made life around the world one of angst and uncertainty, if not confusion.  Many of you are concerned about the threat the virus poses to your health and well-being, and are anxious to know what impact the pandemic will have on church services and upcoming church events, including the General Conference Session scheduled to convene in Indianapolis this summer. 

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UNITED IN SERVICE

Elder Dolby Knott

The Illinois Adventist Prison Ministry Organization (IAPMO), also known in the prisons as Prisoners of Hope Project, has been holding the annual Fellowship Awards Dinner for over 25 years. This dinner is given to recognize our brothers and sisters who have contributed to creating a better society. The dinner creates an atmosphere of love, joy, celebration and, appreciation for one another, including returning citizens, church members, politicians, etc.; thus the term, “Fellowship”.

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SHARE JESUS NOW REVIVAL RECAP

During the month of September, the Shiloh Church hosted its Fall Revival series with the theme “Share Jesus Now!”

Senior Pastor Dr. William Lee shared that in these final hours of earth’s history, the church of God needs to awake from its slumber. “Romans 13:11 says, ‘And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.'”


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SPRING 2019 PASTORAL HIRES

The Executive Committee of the Lake Region Conference voted the following pastoral assignments.


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LRC HEALTH ON DISPLAY

Dr. Christina Wells

We had another successful Black Women’s Expo in April in Chicago. We passed out 1172 bags(all imprinted with the LRC logo and address), most of which contained a Ministry of Healing, “Who are the Adventists” magazine, and an “African American Vegan Starter Guide.”
 
 
 
 
 
 

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