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CRE 2022 is Saturday, March 12, 2022, via Zoom 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

Planning for the 2022 Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) – the annual synod-wide event which provides workshops on various areas of ministry to congregation members and leaders – has begun!

The Congregational Life Committee, which is the planning group for this event, is now accepting applications for those individuals, ministry teams and groups that would like to present a workshop or workshops at this event.

Although we had hoped to have an in-person CRE, Kishwaukee College is currently not accepting outside groups for its Conference Center, and with the continued uncertainty around the health emergency, the group thought it best to offer the event online.

The deadline to submit a Workshop Application is January 24. However, because of the busy Advent and Christmas time beginning soon, the planning group would appreciate those who know now that they would like to present a workshop to please complete the form as soon as possible. Early applications also help the planning group to see if there are any ministry areas that could use additional workshops and have time to seek out presenters.

Participant registration for the CRE will open Tuesday, February 1. The Registration Form will list the workshops being offered and the Session in which they will be held. Those registering will register for specific workshops and, prior to the Event, will receive information on how to participate in the Event and how to join the workshops for which they registered.

The schedule of workshops and information about the workshop content and presenters will be listed at the links to the left by February 1.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 24, 4:30 p.m.: Deadline for CRE workshop application forms to be submitted.

Tuesday, February 1: Participant registrations opens for CRE

Sunday, March 6, 11:59 p.m.: Participant registration closes.

Saturday, March 12: Congregational Resourcing Event via Zoom.

Schedule - tentative

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. “Check in – Foyer open”
  • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening worship
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Session “a”
  • 11:00 – noon Session “b”
  • Noon – 12:45 p.m. Break
  • 12:45 – 1 p.m. Rejoin the Event for Session “c”
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Session “c”
  • 2:05 – 2:15 p.m. Closing with Bishop Clements