2017 Area Spring Events

Note: Not finding information for your area? Contact your area moderator, or area minister. The following information is posted as it is received. Also: Find these in the Mainstream

Area 1

April 22 Blackhawk Camp will host the Area I Meeting
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40 W735 Powers Rd, Huntley IL 60142

Questions? Contact Bobbie Rose

Area II Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 12 (2:00 p.m. start, ending with dinner at 6:00 p.m.) hosted by Virden First Baptist Church,

Rev. Paul Gibson delivered the message. A mini-concert was shared by 4 His Glory. Cana Roth and Melissa Gibson sang and led music. Robert Reynolds presented "Engaging through Engagement: Telling Your Story through Social Media." He highlighted the use of FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram noting that in a short time - from hours to a few days - these could be runners-up to new social media channels (read: applications).

He also shared a fascinating story of how a post-Cubs World Series graphic came to be and how it went viral.

Area III: Annual Meeting

Theme: "Advancing Our Work Together" lifted up by a variety of speakers.  Special emphasis on our mission outreach

Saturday, April 1 hosted by First Baptist Church of Bloomington.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration fee is $10.00. Bring a check payable to ABC GRR Area III.

Meeting will begin at 10:00, lunch provided, and conclude around 3:00.

Questions? Rev. Dr. Adrian Lamkin area3grr@gmail.com

Area IV Annual Meeting:

Area IV will meet at Mattoon FBC on April 30


Flyer | Registration Form | Youth Group Permission

Online registration


Questions? Contact Rev. Muriel Johnson at: muriel@abcgrr.org


Area V churches met on March 11:

“It’s God’s thing!
Recommit, Re-imagine, Reengage


Guest Speaker
Reverend Dr. Jeffery Haggray, Executive Director
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

See a clip of his presentation | Haggray's Bio

Hosted by Second Baptist Church, Clayton MO

Questions: E-mail Rev. Muriel Johnson at muriel@abcgrr.org