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Get ready to be entertained Tuesday night! Performing for us live is the duo Gatlin! Together, these two artists have combined their dynamic voices and diverse musical backgrounds to create an exciting show like none other.
Darryl Gatlin grew up in Beaver Falls, PA where he began singing with his brother Don at an early age. He has been a singer/songwriter/entertainer his whole life, focusing on his live shows the past 10 years and mesmerizes every crowd.
Andrea grew up in Marion, OH and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Ashland University where she majored in music education with a vocal emphasis. Her voice has taken her to stages across the country and even overseas to England with her ability to sing six languages and all styles of music.
The two have had great success in Nashville, recording two albums with Sony/Epic Records and were nominated for Country Music Duo of the Year for five consecutive years. They performed at the Grand Ole Opry eleven times and performed with such legends as Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, the Mandrells and many more. They even managed to score a Billboard Top 40 hit with their single ‘No Sir’ and have three videos in the TNN Hall of Fame. The duo can be seen all over Ohio, Midwest and South, performing over 200+ dates a year.
Entertaining thousands of visitors with their high-energy, vocally driven performances, you will not want to miss this!
2015 Children's Program Leader
ICCC Children's ministry is growing in spirit and has become a vital part of the fellowship. The generational gap within the ICCC family is closing! Shyreece absolutely enjoys helping the children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade use sound biblical principles during the life of the conference that they share with the entire congregation through praise and worship. Watching God at work through the children as they share their humble worship expressions is spiritually edifying for all. Engaging our attending ICCC conference children in thematic lesson activities with concrete/tangible projects helps them take abstract spiritual truths and apply them to their own little lives. This nurtures their life in Christ Jesus as well as helps them and their families stay connected to all of the spiritual happenings in the ICCC conference. It is critical that ALL people enjoy each other through fellowship and learning experiences while at the "Come to the Water" ICCC 65th Annual conference.
The INCLUSIVE PULPIT Wants YOU!
The “Inclusive Pulpit” is an annual publication of the ICCC. Included are sermons, prayers, worship materials, poetry and brief historical sketches of local churches and/or their relationship to the Council. Sermons submitted to the “Inclusive Journal” are entered into a juried competition for the annual Dr. Charles A. Trentham Homiletics Award. Each year the winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $250 stipend. Any clergyperson associated with the Council may submit a sermon. Worship materials may include newly composed liturgies for special occasions as well as arrangements of hymns and newly written hymns. Seasonal prayers, prayers associated with specific scripture lessons and prayers for special occasions are welcome. Because of space limitations, historical sketches must be no longer than 900 words. The preferred format for materials submitted by email is “.doc” or “.docx” (Microsoft Word.) If submitting materials in another format, please indicate which format in your email. Typewritten materials will be accepted by postal mail; handwritten materials cannot be accepted. All materials are subject to editing.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 15.
Send your materials to email@example.com; or to 21116 Washington Parkway, Frankfort, IL 60423.
2015 Annual Conference Spotlight
- You can be on this year’s Annual Conference program! Immediately following Monday's Welcome Luncheon at this year’s Annual Conference, there is time set aside for you! During an hour-long “Listening to Our Voices” plenary July 13, you will have the opportunity to report on what you and your church or ministry center have been doing, the challenges you have faced and overcome, and your hopes for the future.To seize the day and your place in it, send an email to VP for Planning Harry Foockle at, firstname.lastname@example.org. To accommodate as many presenters as possible, each presentation is strictly limited to ten minutes. It’s first come, first served until all the available minutes are taken. Let’s hear from you!
ASK ME ABOUT THE I.C.C.C. ~ A BUTTON AND AN OPPORTUNITY
All attendees at the Annual Conference will receive a button with the legend “Ask Me About the ICCC!” What does this button mean?
The ICCC? Is it the Internet Crime Complaint Center? Is it the International Council of Corvette Clubs? Is it the stock market symbol for the Immucell Corporation? It could be any of those things, but when you and I use the letters, the ICCC is us! Wear your button daily, and then be prepared to answer the question when it’s asked.
The ICCC is the visible face of the community church movement. The ICCC stands for unity without uniformity; diversity without division. The ICCC is post-denominational, leaving behind vertical power structures for horizontal relationship-building. The ICCC is churches and ministry centers on five continents, witnessing to Christian unity. The ICCC is our congregation linking hands with yours in Christian love. The ICCC is the most racially diverse Christian communion on the planet. The ICCC is a fellowship with a vision that by God’s grace all Christians can and will find unity. The ICCC is people:loving, serving, witnessing, caring in the name of Jesus.
What will you say when others ask you about the ICCC? Develop an “elevator speech” about the Council. An elevator speech is a compelling description of the Council, brief enough that all of the speech can be shared before the elevator reaches the fourth floor.
Wear your button joyfully! Answer the questions faithfully! Share a word about the ICCC wisely! Develop your elevator speech prayerfully!
2015 Annual Conference Tax Exemption... The Embassy Suites Hotel, Dublin, OH offers a tax guide to Tax Exemption Status. If you are a Charity, Church, 501(c)3 or a non-profit Organization you may be able to claim that exempt status from OH State Tax. Contact the Council Office for details and forms.
"ICCC Marketplace" at the 2015 Annual Conference...There will be an exhibit table this year at Annual Conference for networking where YOU can market your skills for other attendees, who can bring it back to their church as a resource. If you are able to share your expertise, please bring materials to place on the table. And if you are in search of an expertise, please visit the table to take materials.
For all you health enthusiasts....
or for anyone that just wants to get a peaceful walk in at the start of each day....
we are offering a Walking Group to gather at 7:00am. There is a 1.5 mile loop just outside the hotel.
Go once around or twice if you feel up to it. Gather some others so no one has to walk alone in unfamiliar territory.
BAGS are BACK!!
We've listened to you! We will have bags for sale at Annual Conference this year!
Get more than a tote - this bag has many extra features:
- Front mesh pockets hold water bottles and accessories
- Adjustable shoulder strap & ID window on back to prevent loss
- Front slash pocket
- Kid-friendly/CPSIA compliant
Know that it's roomy 12" H x 16" W size with 3 1/2" gusset lets users pack it full.
A limited quantity, so get them while they last! They will be available at registration and throughout conference until they are gone.
If you are arriving to Conference Sunday, July 12, don't miss the Interfaith Dialogue panel discussion that evening at 8pm. The general format narrated and facilitated by Pastor Don Moore will be a time of information presentation and testimonies, followed by questions, concerning Islam as it concerns the present day Church, with special attention on understanding and evangelizing Muslims. This is an exciting way to kick off the conference, as we Come to the Water.
An Opportunity For You!
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