Blackhawk Presbytery
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



2018 November Presbytery Meeting

The Presbytery of Blackhawk met on November 13, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Joliet. We celebrated the election and installation of Moderator Elder Dale Prindiville, and elected Vice-Moderator Elder Chuck Johnson as well as other Commission and Committee Moderators and members. Welcome all and thank you for serving! A sincere thank you to all outgoing members who have completed their terms of elected service to the Presbytery. We could not be a connectional church without your participation.
The Kenya Partnership offered an inspiring Kenya-focused worship service, including Rev. Jim McCrea's sermon entitled "Impressions of Kenya". The offering for the "Friends of Samuel Scholarship" collected $765 for the advanced education of Samuel Riungu who is being trained to be a leader in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, our denominational partner in Kenya. Samuel has been Blackhawk's liaison and friend for many years. (See more)

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Northern Illinois Food Bank

To expand their services, the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) recently opened another distribution center in Joliet - just down the street from our meeting location at Westminster. During the meeting we will have an opportunity to hear from Julia Jones (Development Officer NIFB) and Hester Bury (Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving NIFB) about the wonderful things happening in alleviating hunger in Illinois.

Thirteen Blackhawk members then visited the Food Bank for an hour of volunteer work. They sorted boxes of donated fresh green beans, removing spoiled from still beautiful fresh produce, then repacking for immediate delivery to pantries and then hungry neighbors. Thanks to all who helped - 735 pounds were sorted and packed, providing 612 meals!!!!!