News From Illinois Great Rivers Conference

Bishop Frank J. Beard will go on long-term disability due to his ongoing battle with glaucoma. An interim bishop will be assigned to IGRC beginning Aug.1. A special conference-wide event for laity will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 8:30-3:30 at Normal Calvary UMC. It is called “Dare to Dream Like Jesus” and will be hosted by the North District. Cost is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch. Register at . Watch for ride-sharing information.                                                    -Joyce Hein, Lay Member, IGRC Annual Conference