Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Geneva: Pastoral Care & Schools

Greetings to all of you clergy,

Yesterday the 19 at Methodist church we had the privilege to meet Elene Haas the new director of pastoral care at Geneva Provina Care Center. She is looking for ministers to see the patients there and hold services as well as minister one on one.

Pastor Bill < from Methodist > shared with us the wonderful opportunity to be a blessing at the Geneva Schools and will be getting us more information about the need the for faith based help in the district. We will get you information as it comes he is on the committee and it is a wonderful idea to get involved with our young folks in Geneva..

I was voted in as our President and Karen as the secretary we have a desire to see you all come and be a part of the Association. Do you have any ideas how we can improve our place in our community, and how about schedules? Can we set dates to get together? Todd Burnett Delnor Chaplain will be bringing someone in Nov from the Wellness center looking for pastoral care there.

Another note ... we'd like to start a newsletter for the Geneva Ministry "team" with NOV being the starting date. We will be looking for information as to what's new and happening in your ministries or possibly a word form a local pastor perhaps like a "pastor to pastor" subject ?? Perhaps an outreach available or needs social etc...

God Bless you and Your Ministries and God Bless Geneva
In service to you always, Pastor Theresa

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

National Conference Call - Reaching Our Communities

For the first time in many months, the usual "third Thursday" cityreaching conference call will not be held. Jarvis Ward will be in W. Palm Beach, and Glenn Barth is working with hurricane Katrina disaster response in Mississippi. This month we invite you to participate in the Last Tuesday conference call hosted by Dennis Fuqua and Phil Miglioratti on Tuesday, October 25th at 12 noon Eastern time, 9:00am Pacific time. The number to call is 661-705-2000 (code 251005).

Dennis interviews a guest or two from each featured city, asking two questions:
What is God doing currently in your city?
What was the process that God used to get you to the point you are now?
(God's work in a city is unique.)

The featured city this month will be Springfield, Missouri. Dennis writes:

What would make a principal of an elementary school go on local television and say that what the “faith-based community” did for the students at her Title I school was "a miracle"? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they provided tutors for her school, resulting in ALL of her students being at or above grade-level!

We welcome your dial-in participation, using the phone number above.
Do you know of a city where there is significant evidence that the united Church is making a
difference? If you would like to nominate a city to be featured on this call, please let me
know at dennis@prayersummits.net. We want to hear more God stories.

It is not too late if you missed any of these previous calls: Elk River, MN; Tukwila, WA; Santa
Rosa, CA; Branson, MO; Boise, ID; Corvallis, OR; Albany, NY. You can still hear stories of
God at work in these cities by requesting a copy on CD. They are available for $7.00. To
purchase one, email IRM@prayersummits.net.

Jarvis Ward and Phil Miglioratti
National Facilitators for City/Community Ministries

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Pure Excitement in Aurora

Pure Excitement - Joe White in Aurora, IL Nov. 13th

I am so excited to be coming back to the Chicago area to do the youth crusade on the subject of sexual purity on Sunday, November 13th at Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL beginning at 6:00 p.m.

I have the privilege of traveling to many cities with a couple of very talented Christian recording artists to do this one-evening event for your teens. The Lord has really blessed these events, and by the grace of God, we are able to help each teenager who attends sign a “Purity Covenant” and learn what it means to be truly sexually pure, and to dedicate themselves and their morals to their future spouse and to the Lord of their life.

If you are connected to any junior high or high school kids, or know some in your circle of friends, it would be great if you could encourage them to attend.

Please follow the link below to get more information or buy tickets on line.

I hope to see you all in Aurora.

Sincerely in Christ, Joe White

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"Prepare the Way" comes to Bolingbrook

The Eagles’ Wings team and I are excited to welcome to the Chicago area both CHUCK PIERCE and STACEY CAMPBELL for an EW worship gathering that you will not want to miss! This event promises to prophetically equip believers to speak the powerfully transforming NOW Word of the Lord to their communities and regions.

This gathering, “Prepare the Way,” will be held Nov. 3-5, beginning Thursday evening Nov. 3 and continuing through Saturday evening, at Living Water Community Church, 201 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440. We believe that God has a special word that He wants to release to the Chicago region, so please mark these days on your calendar and plan to join us for a powerful time in the presence of the Lord.

If you have not yet registered, respond at 1-800-51-WINGS by Oct. 20 for your discounted registration rate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us this November as we agree with God’s spoken word over Chicago!

Shalom, Robert Stearns

REGISTRATION – early rates
Individual: $39; Couple: $64
For Chicago event, call 1-800-51-WINGS by Oct. 20; Regular rates after these dates are an additional $6.
Childcare is available for evening sessions only, $7 per child per session, payable at the door.

7:00 PM Session

9:30 AM Session
2:00 PM Seminar
7:00 PM Session

9:30 AM Session
2:00 PM Seminar
7:00 PM Session

Holiday Inn Suites
205 Remington Blvd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
*To receive the hotel discount, call by October 28 and request the Eagles’ Wings rate.

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PO Box 450
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: 716-759-1058
Fax: 716-759-0731
E-Mail: mailto:office@eagleswings.to
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Harvest Bible Chapel Pastor Featured

Pastor James MacDonald, Pastor of the Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows is featured in the latest Christianity Today E-letter.

Read his "blogged" article by visiting


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Monday, October 17, 2005

Peacemaker's Workshop - Biblical Restoration

Dear Church Partners,
Peacemakers' is coming to Uptown Baptist Church. UBC is hosting a Peacemakers Workshop on Saturday Nov. 5th. So mark your calendars.

We all deal with conflict whether it be on our jobs, at home or even at church. Peacemaker ministries will teach us how to deal with conflict in a biblical restorative way.

I encourage you to exhort your congregation and church leaders to come to this special event. It will be life transforming. See information below for further details and please email me back to register.

Lord's Blessing, Associate Pastor Mark Jones
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The “Peacemakers” Workshop

What: What you will learn:
How to forgive the deepest hurts completely
How to model positive conflict resolution to your children
How to “divorce proof” your marriage
How to be a peacemaker in your church
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: Saturday, 8-9am Registration
9am-12:00 noon Workshop
12:00 noon-1pm Lunch (on own)
1pm-3pm Workshop
3:30pm-5pm Church Leaders Workshop
Cost: $15.00 Individual; $25.00 per Couple
Who: All churches are welcome
Where: Uptown Baptist Church, 1011 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
Parking: Street Parking
Registration: Call or email the Church Office

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Chicago's Prayer Furnace - 24/7

JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF 24/7 Worship & Prayer
"May the Fire on the Altar Never Go Out!"

Calling Chicagoland to a week of watching and waiting...


We are hosting a region-wide 24/7 week of constant prayer, worship and devotion. We are starting at 6pm on Wednesday October 19 and ending at 7pm on Wednesday October 26th. We will be open around the clock during this time. We would love it if you could join us for any of this!

Does anybody know what time it is? We are living in a precarious time of human history when God is beginning to release the shakings of His jealousy over the nations. This is time to seek the Lord and to enquire of Him in His temple. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact Us
email: director@theprayerfurnace.com
phone: 773.539.7303
web: http://www.theprayerfurnace.com

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Pastor Randy Schoof - Aurora's Born Again Biker

From: "Randy Schoof" randyschoof@warehousechurch.org

Phil, thanks for this article about the CMA in Great Britain. God is at work all over in the biker community!

This Sunday I'll not be at our usual worship gathering, but instead I'll be here http://www.abate-il> .org/Dukane/toyrun-fullpage.jpg .

Five years ago the Lord spoke pretty clearly to me about incarnational ministry - that as a Christian I needed to be building relationships with those who are far from God. So I joined the local (DuKane) chapter of ABATE, which is a national motorcyclist right organizations. Mostly Harley-type guys and gals. I've been at most of the monthly meetings at the St. Charles VFW since - and the Lord has provided many ministry opportunities. Last Saturday I did the blessing at the Braidwood Toy Run - it was a blast telling about 200 bikers about Jesus' love and forgiveness, and then praying for 'em all - that God would work in their lives.

This Sunday there will probably be about 700 - 1000 bikes. No public bike blessing, but a bunch of born-again bikers will be serving to help make the event happen. Businesses sponsor kegs of beer - but the Warehouse Church sponsors port-a-potties. One time at a chapter meeting they were thanking the sponsors, they mentioned that we paid for a couple port-a-potties, and someone from the back of the room shouted "hey, that's some really holy sh&#!" Pretty funny, and they know that believers in Jesus care about them.

Wow, I didn't plan on writing a book here... but if you would keep us in prayer for this Sunday, that the Lord will pro> vide many opportunities to show His love, and for conversations about Him. Thanks Phil!

in Jesus' love, Randy

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Geneva: Pastors & Ministers Connecting

The Geneva Ministerial Association will be meeting at the Methodist church at 211Hamiliton street on Oct 19th Wednesday at 12 noon till 1 PM the hosting church will be offering desert and coffee

The topic this months will be electing new officers to the association

In recent past the association has been involved with National day of Prayer and 9-11 Remembrances Services. The association also has been involved in city wide events and cooperate services which have included Geneva Citywide Thanksgiving services ground breaking ceremonies and local food pantries. The association has also been involved in establishing an availability statement to assist the city in emergencies and work as a team effort across denominational lines to help when in need. All Geneva clergy and lay ministers are invited to attend.

Have any questions? or planning to attend this meeting, please call Pastor Forkins: 630 377 5355

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Strategic Prayer for Gary and Ft. Wayne Indiana

Next Wednesday (10/19) and Thursday (10/20) we will do the "Get Motivated Seminar" in Gary and Ft Wayne. I still have room for about 15 intercessors in each city. If you know prayer leaders, praying pastors, intercessors, etc. in either city...or those willing to drive there, for more information or to register, please send them to:

Click above headline
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PASSWORD: prayer (both must be entered in lower case letters)

Eddie Smith
US Prayer Center

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Chicagoland Sneak Peek @ Wheaton Bible Church

You're invited to attend a FREE Narnia Sneak Peek event featuring appearances by Douglas Gresham (stepson of C.S. Lewis), singer Steven Curtis Chapman, and other special guests!

October 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wheaton Bible Church

The Narnia Sneak Peek Events are an exclusive experience for Church Leaders, Youth Leaders, Children's Leaders, Educators, and Other Leaders

-View exclusive clips of the upcoming major movie release of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” (opens December 9, 2005)
-Learn how schools, churches, and organizations across the country are planning to use the film
-Receive free materials and resources
-Collaborate with other leaders about Narnia activities and outreach ideas in your community

Note: This is not a full screening of the film.
For a complete event listing and to RSVP visit: http://www.narniaresources.com/events

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Pray CHICAGO - Prayer Point for a Strategic Confernece

Mission America Coalition meets Octboer 11-13 at The Wyndham Hotel O'Hare, 6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois. Leaders from denominations, ministry organizations and networks, as well as city transofrmation agents will gather to discuss how the whole Church can collaborate to take the whole Gospel to the whole city and naiton and planet.

How To Pray ~

We are ministering by ushering in the Lord's Presence and praying that His Will be done and His Kingdom comes through the men and women of God meeting at the Mission America Annual Meeting. We want to permeate the atmosphere in prayer and praise. I'm impressed to say that 'prayer & praise' are the amniotic fluid that nurtures and protects the things God is birthing on the earth, and in His Kingdom.

Please begin to pray (I know many of you have started already) for:
•The MAC Annual Meeting Logistics (Planning, Lodgings, Transportation, Equipment, Communications, Staffing & Materials) - I've been asking for the spirit of Peace to overtake the proceedings. Peace is Shalom in Hebrew; one meaning of that is 'nothing missing, nothing broken.' The Lord is not the author of confusion, but He is the Prince of Peace. Let Him Reign!
•"E Pluribus Unum" What? This latin phrase is on our money. The Lord woke me up with this the last time I attended a One Great City & Mission America meeting in Chicago several years ago. You know it means "Out of many One." I began to pray this over Chicago and in settings where believers from various denominations, worship streams and cultures come together. Pray that many become one in the Prayer Room and in the various meetings. We are one under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Let's pray for that reality.
•"His Kingdom Come, His Will Be Done" - Let's pray that God Kingdom comes to the various meetings and sessions. Let's pray that His Righteousness, Peace & Joy has free reign. Let's pray that His will be done. I'm thanking Him now that the Mind of Christ is in operation at every gathering, for His glory.
His Anointing - Let's pray that God's anointing falls on every participants. Anointed Speakers & Facilitators, speak under the power of God! Anointed committee members flow in the gift of administration! Anointed volunteers flow in the gift of Helps! Anointed Pray-ers, Pray! (You get my drift, right? Smile). We're praying that God's people are blessed in what they set their hands to.
•Pray for these MAC staffers by name: Paul A. Cedar, Jim Overholt, Dallas Anderson, Larry DeWitt, Naomi Frizzell, Cornell Haan, Larry Lewis, Phil Miglioratti, John Quam, Jarvis Ward, Mary Lance Sisk, and Pat Allen
I'm praying Hebrew 13:20, 21 (AMP) for each of you. "21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

Thank you in advance for your prayers and participation.

Grace & Peace,
Cheryl Dorsey (708) 747-1426 home
PAGA House of Prayer & Training Center

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Chicago's Prayer Furnace - Strategic Prayer Events

Beloved, gere's some upcoming events happening around here.
Just FYI!!! Please join us as you are able.
We love you, beautiful Body of Christ!

DANIEL FAST OCT. 3-NOV. 13 When are calling everyone to two 21 day Daniel fasts (back to back)to cry out to God for hearts that are prepared and ready to receive revelation, secrets, and mysteries of what's to come. We are beginning an intensive study of the book of Daniel and are posturing our hearts in a similar fashion. The Lord gave us 9 or 10 confirmations about this fast in this particular season. Most of us are doing just vegetables and water, please feel free to join us in any way the Lord leads you. Also, let us know if you are joining us! The Body of Christ is in a definite season of grace for fasting. Try it!

BOUND4LIFECHICAGO Prayer Siege: Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15 from 10am-1pm at the "Family Planning Association" at 5086 N. Elston Ave. Chicago. Come, stand and pray for justice. We will supply life tape. For more info. see www.bound4lifechicago.com.

"TRANSFORMATIONS OFTHE SOUL" Prophetic Art weekend at The Sanctuary Cafe, 5449 N. Clark in Andersonville, Chicago. Oct. 14/15; Saturday open noon-9pm; Sunday open noon-til 5pm; main reception Friday Oct. 14 7pm-9pm. Multi-media artistic expressions of faith and spirituality featuring local visual artists, live music, poetry readings, drum circle and more...
There will be featured Furnace artists there!!!

New Orleans Disaster Relief Outreach: This is the second relief team we are sending down. Please keep this team covered in prayer. They leave Oct. 17th and return on the 24th. Our report from our first team to Gulfport last month was amazing. They were able to touch many lives and ending up personally meeting President Bush and one of our young adults was able to give Him a serious prophetic word. It was wild!

WEEK OF 24/7 PRAYER/WORSHIP 10/19-10/25--we are calling the city to a solid week of 24/7 encounter here in the prayer room from Wed. Oct.19th through Tuesday Oct. 25th. We will be open and going straight through that entire seven days. Please join us. If you'd like to volunteer to do any worship for us during that time, that would be awesome!

HEARTS AFLAME Women's Conference: 1st annual Prayer Furnace Women's Conference Oct. 28/29 at The Prayer Furnace. Speaker: Jennifer Roberts, IHOP Kansas City. There is no registration cost, just love offerings will be taken. Jennifer will be speaking on Friday night at 7:30pm; this will be open to everyone. Saturday for women only at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. More info. coming!!!

God Bless,
Marvin Adams, Sr. Director, The Prayer Furnace Chicago

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

"Sneak Peek" for Church Leaders

Dear Pastors:

I just wanted to let you know about an upcoming event next Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 AM at the Wheaton Bible Church, for church leaders. It's an event to promote the new movie coming out on Dec. 9 based on C.S. Lewis' book "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", and to discuss how many churches will be using this as an outreach tool.

This is their description of who is invited:
Narnia Sneak Peek events are designed for LEADERS within the faith community in each area where the events are held. This includes pastors, youth ministers/workers, children's ministers, ministry leaders, faith-based educators, denominational leaders and anyone else who holds a POSITION OF LEADERSHIP in the faith community. Admittance to the Sneak Peek events will be confined only to qualified leaders.

If this does not describe you, feel free to forward it to your church leader(s). You can go to the following link to RSVP and/or to find out more about the movie and resources available.


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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Reversing The Secular Tide Conference in Chicago

Reversing the Secular Tide

A conference to address the cultural, philosophical and theological issues confronting the Church today.

Visit http://www.reversethetide.com/chicago/chicago.html to register or for more information. Tickets may be purchased from our secure online store.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

"SOS" - Help Me Host the Strategic MAC Annual Meeting . . .


The Mission America Coalition Annual Meeting returns to Chicago
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 through Noon Thursday, October 13
The Wyndham Hotel O'Hare
6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois

{Please see sections below for a concise description of this strategic coalition}

I serve with the MAC as a National Facilitator for the Loving Our Communities to Christ initiative ...

MAC Headquarters is requesting a few additional local volunteers to help with logistics, welcoming people, monitoring the sound board, helping direct people to the right room, registration, signage etc. ... for some or all of the meetings (Tuesday morning through Thursday noon).

This would be a great opportunity to meet many national leaders and hear state-of-the-Church messages from some of God’s finest servants.

Please let me know if you can help ... ASAP!

Hoping to demonstrate our windy city hospitality,
Phil Miglioratti
847-344-7837 or phil@nppn.org

The Mission America Coalition (MAC) is an unprecedented Coalition of Christian leaders who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the Church for praying, caring and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in deed and word.

Since its inception, leaders from 81 denominations, over 350 ministries and dozens of ministry networks have been involved in the Coalition. MAC calls for active participation in The Great Commission of Jesus Christ to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) and our Lord’s Great Commandment to “Love the Lord your God . . . and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39).

Our Mission Statement is: "The Whole Church taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole Nation - and to the World!”

2005 MAC Annual Meeting October 11-13 (Chicago)

The 2005 MAC Annual Meeting offers a dual focus on collaborative evangelism toward “Loving Our Communities to Christ” and creative ways to use popular media for outreach. You’ll have the opportunity to:
• Participate in the official announcement of the pilot cities for Loving Our Communities to Christ and celebrate what God has already done and will do in the coming years in each of these cities.
• Contribute your experience and expertise to roundtable sessions focused on connecting your ministry, denomination, or city with the Loving Our Communities to Christ pilot phase and beyond.
• Hear challenging keynote addresses from Francis Frangipane (Advancing Church Ministries), Steve Douglass (Campus Crusade for Christ, International), and Ted Baehr (Christian Film and Television Commission).
• Explore the use of media in evangelistic outreach and learn how Christians can effectively employ visual medium such as film to share Jesus Christ.
• Network with other leaders who share your passion and enthusiasm for reaching our nation with the gospel.
• Spend time in worship and prayer as we seek the heart of God personally and corporately.

Date/Time: 7:00 p.m. October 11 through Noon October 13
Location: The Wyndham Hotel O'Hare in Chicago
Keynote Speakers
Francis Frangipane: Pastor and Author, Advancing Church Ministries
Steve Douglass: President, Campus Crusade for Christ
Ted Baehr: Chairman, Christian Film & Television Commission

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