The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship. Recipients showed academic achievements while maintaining leadership roles in their church and community and desire to continue serving God through their studies. The recipients are: Samuel Kauerauf, Emma Wieringa, Dawn Beaven, Anna Fender, Ellie Tutewiler, Haven King-Nobles, Grant Oxford, Audra Bell, and Matthew Roark, Avery Meade, and Emma White.
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference made the decision at their March 2017 board meeting to create a dedicated website for the collegiate ministries in Illinois in order to better connect youth, young adults, laity, clergy, and congregations to our various campus ministries and United Methodist-related colleges and universities.
It's important for students, parents, pastors, and church members to be informed about the exciting ministries available at our UM-related schools and state campuses, and we invite youth and congregations to be a part of what we're doing! Our ministries with college students and campuses provide opportunities for dynamic worship, supportive small groups, meaningful service projects, life-changing mission trips, engaging programs, incredible fellowship events, and more! Our hope is that this website will offer new paths for us to connect these ministries with young adults and local churches as we seek to inspire students, make disciples, and transform the world with Christ's love!
Stories in May's issue of The Current include students sharing about finding a home on campus at the Wesley Foundation and experiencing a prayer room; a confirmation class visit to learn about campus ministry and engage in a service project; and a special gathering of students and alumni to celebrate the ministry of a former Wesley Foundation director.
Check out the February 2017 issue of The Current, the official publication of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference. Read about the connection WIU's Wesley Foundation students made with Chaddock School, the special guest sports player hosted by MacMurray College and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the report of students and campus ministry leaders who attended the national gathering of United Methodist collegiate students in Atlanta, GA, last fall.