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November 3 & 4, 2017
York Center Church of the Brethren, HOST
Lombard, IL

Letter from, Allegra Hess, Moderator

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I bring you greetings in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. On behalf of the York Center congregation and the IL/WI District of the Church of the Brethren, I welcome you to the 2017 District Conference. We are delighted you arehere and want to be a welcoming community for you. <more, including online registration>

Our Neighborhood Block Party with Parables Community, God’s Congregation Worship Center, and our congregation was held on Saturday, September 30 at Villa Roosevelt Park. We had food, games, a bouncy cas­tle, as well as representatives from the DuPage County Sheriff Department and York Center Fire Department.



York Center Participation in Brethren Disaster Ministries

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

York Center to Participate in Rehab in Missouri

York Center, in conjunction with the IL/WI District, is scheduled to participate in a volunteer team the week of November 12-18, 2017, at the Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Eureka, MO. Persons with a potential interest in being part of this team, or wanting more information should contact the BDM District Disaster Coordinator, Loren Habegger, at .

York Center Participate in Rehab in South Carolina

On October 4-5, 2015, the Columbia, SC, area incurred a state all-time high rainfall of over 16 inches in a 24-hour period. The ensuing devastation resulted in over 100,000 homes being damaged or destroyed. As part of the multi-agency recovery process the Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) of the Church of the Brethren immediately initiated a project site in Columbia. In 2016, 103 BDM volunteers contributed an estimated 5680 hours rebuilding homes of flood victims. (BDM also participated with 11 other organizations in a separate Disaster Response Support Initiative in the Columbia area.)The BDM activity in SC has moved to a project in Marion County, SC.

During the week of January 22-28, 2017, 9 individuals from the Stanley, Rockford, and York Center congregations of the IL/WI District of the Church of the Brethren provided volunteer support at the Columbia site. The IL/WI team was joined by a team from Mid PA District CoB.

A slide show of additional pictures of the IL/WI week at the Columbia, SC, BDM site is available at

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