Midwest Parish Life Conference

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

June 19-22, 2019 at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Hosted by St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church

Registration open!

This year we are trying something a little different.  You will need to do two things:

1.  Decide where you will stay and book your reservation       

2.  Register for the conference and pay for your meals

We will take all our meals together to enhance our fellowship.

8 great meals for $75 (kids 3-12 are ½ price)

Other meal options for late arrivals

We will worship morning and evening in the chapel where Thomas Howard was inspired to write Splendor in the Ordinary

Location:  St. John’s Catholic Newman Center on the campus of the University of Illinois (604 E Armory, Champaign, IL, 61820)

Housing Option #1:    Inexpensive premium dorm-style housing and on-site

A family of four can stay for $60 per night in their own suite

Singles or groups of singles can stay for as little as $35 per person per night

Register for Newman Center Housing with link below:

Newman Center Housing Registration

Pay for Newman Center Housing with link below:


Housing Option #2:   Hotel

Holiday Inn (101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign, IL, 61820)   $104.99 per night

1-1/2 miles from conference site

Reservations at - conference rate code PLC

Bible Bowl Thursday evening followed by separate activites for youth and adults

Oratorical Competition Friday evening in Gregory Hall, Teen Dance to follow

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Saturday morning, deluxe brunch & awards to follow

Great Speakers and Workshops

Bill Marianes – Why Are We Here?

“The 15 Steps to Create a Culture of True Stewardship and Generosity in Our Churches”

“How Do We Empower Engaged Disciples of Christ to Create a Consensus Vision and Strategic Plan for Our Parish?”

John & Carrie Colis – How Our Life In Christ Is Mission

“Short-Term Missions – Long-Term Local Results”

Rev. Fr. Paul Abernathy -  An Eye to See, An Ear to Hear: What is the ministry God has for me?

“Discovering Our Own Mission Field”

And other workshop leaders including:

Molly Sabourin         Kh Linda Ellison                      John Maddex              Robert Snyder

Holy Motherhood      Helping Those Who Grieve    AFR In Your Parish     Parents as Christian Educators

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