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IGRC scholarship application process open! The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is offering a scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students during 2019-2020 school year. Applications are currently being accepted.
Applicants must be members of a United Methodist Church in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference for a minimum of one year. Scholarships awarded will be sent to the community college, college or university that the student will be attending during the 2019-2020 school year to help pay for their undergraduate tuition. The scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $500.
Applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm on March 1, 2019 If you have any questions, contact Christy Blickensderfer or Amy Shreve.


If you are involved in any prayer ministry for the Lord, the IGRC prayer team THANKS you for being faithful. Continue to be in prayers for our conference, our church, and ourselves. The IGRC Prayer Team has started a Conference Prayer line that meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. This conference Prayer line consists of five minutes devotion, prayer requests, testimonies and prayers. The call number and access code are as follows:
Conference number: (218)895-0912
Access code: 339523


Prayer, reading the Bible together challenge!  Let’s make a “Spiritual resolution” by pausing for a minute and reciting the Lord’s Prayer daily and reading the Bible together this coming year.
— Choose the Bible translations that speak to you and make your experience engaging and exciting
— Invite others to join you on this journey

Tips on Praying and reading the Bible daily:
1 Start praying by reciting the Lord’s Prayer Today.
2 Set aside a schedule and stick to it.
3 Start reading a few passages from the Bible as you enrich your prayer life.
4 Apply God’s Word to your life.
5 Live victoriously!


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