Wednesday, June 01, 2022


A district prayer calendar has been created for your use in praying for our district and related programs through the years. We invite you to include the following in your prayers in coming weeks:

Week of June 13: Pray for the ministry of Camp Emmanuel in Astoria, that the children and youth who come there this summer will find welcome, belonging, and nurturing of their faith. Pray also for the staff and volunteers who enable the program to happen, including managers Don and Kelly Davis.

Week of June 20: Pray for the Panther Creek congregation this week, and for their ministry in and around Roanoke and Woodford County.

Week of June 27: Pray for the Stanley congregation, our district’s northernmost congregation and currently the only one in Wisconsin, and for their ministry in their community and beyond.

Week of July 4: Pray for the ministry of Camp Emmaus in Mount Morris, that it would provide a sense of  community, a deepening of faith, and an encouragement of gifts for the youth and children who attend there this summer. Pray also for camp manager Bill Hare and his wife, Betty, and for all the staff and volunteers making camp possible this summer.

Week of July 11: Pray for the delegates, officers, staff, and others meeting for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb., this week, that they may experience good, holy discernment, and make wise decisions for the denomination. Pray especially for moderator David Sollenberger, moderator-elect Tim McElwee, secretary Jim Beckwith, and Conference director Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, and for our Standing Committee delegate, Dennis Webb (Naperville).

Week of July 18: Pray for the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference that begins in Fort Collins, Colo., July 23, that the youth and advisors gathered there will have a meaningful, inspirational week that deepens their faith. Pray, too, for safe travels as they journey there and back.

Week of July 25: Pray for The Gathering Chicago this week as they continue to build and shape their fledgling ministry and provide a new place of worship and fellowship in the city.

Week of Aug. 1: Pray for the Champaign congregation this week, and for their ministry in and around their community that includes the University of Illinois.

Week of Aug. 8: Pray for the Freeport congregation this week, and for their ministry in their community and around Stephenson County.

Do you have congregational news: celebrations, milestones, “Jesus in the Neighborhood” stories or other things to share with our district family? Please send those to the district office: