“Be Like Jesus”

Northern Conference Youth Board “BE LIKE JESUS” 24-hour servant lock-in at Advent Lutheran Church (Morton, IL) on Friday, February 21 through Saturday, February 22

Each February, 3rd through 6th graders from a variety of local congregations in our conference participate in a 24-hour servant lock-in. This annual event draws 150+ children and youth and includes worship with a nationally known Christian artist and hands-on small group service projects in the community, food, fellowship and fun. Small groups are led by high school students with support from adult youth leaders and volunteers from the Northern Conference. This is an incredible annual event for children.


We will take the Salem bus if there is enough interest in traveling together for this event. The registration deadline is Sunday, February 2.  Scholarships are available as needed.  Contact Jill Goldhammer for more information.

Registration forms are available here:

Northern Conference Youth Board "Be Like Jesus, Jr."

The Annual Be Like Jesus, Junior event for 1st-3rd graders will be in the Fall 2020. Please watch for more details. This awesome event for young children is on Saturday, 

In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor