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The Pulse Newsletter: Christmas 2018 Edition

posted Dec 7, 2018, 2:01 PM by Stephen Fox

Breaking News....

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:12 AM by Stephen Fox   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 11:12 AM ]

The next edition of The Pulse, our chapter newsletter, is now available. In this edition, you will find out about the Good News Club Fall Kick Off Meeting, an update on our summer of ministry, details on the Fall Banquet, introducing our new Chapter Intern. Plus, a fantastic story "From the Desk of Mike" that you will not want to miss. Ready to read it..... Find it here

Back to School Fair

posted May 24, 2018, 1:27 PM by Stephen Fox

Inspiring Qoutes from Isobel Kuhn

posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:50 PM by Stephen Fox

This Spring, our Good News Club students will be learning about the Life of Isobel Kuhn in the missionary story. Preparing to research more about her, we came across the following quotes.

Isobel Kuhn-- a great missionary to China. Follow the Good News Club students and do your own study into the life of Mrs. Kuhn and see what our God can show you.

Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 Starting Soon

posted Mar 6, 2017, 10:02 AM by Stephen Fox

What are you planning for your kids this Summer?

posted Feb 19, 2016, 5:17 PM by Stephen Fox


  Are you looking for fun activity for the kids this summer? Summer is fast approaching and it will be here before you know it. How about a week long Day Camp for kids? What about a program that serves lunch daily? Looking for a program that teaches kids about God? The answer to all these questions is the CEF Day Camp. Our day camp runs the week of June 20 -24 daily from Noon to 3pm. Your children will have lunch daily, learn the Bible, memorize God's Word, playground and outdoor games, Crafts, learn about the adventures of missionary Amy Carmichael, fun puppet shows, a Friday Fun Fair and so much more. All this for $15.00 Register your child today. Space is limited and registration is first come first serve. The deadline to enroll your child is June 6.  Click here to register. If you have any questions call us at 815.741.9357

Watch and See God's Word

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:41 PM by Stephen Fox

 Kids today are very much into technology. A  study was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting showed that by age 2, most kids have used mobile devices.  How often do the the boys and girls in your life use mobile devices? Wouldn't it be great for children to use technology to study God's Word? Child Evangelism Fellowship now has developed several ways for kids to use technology to study and learn His Word. 

Wonder Devotional Videoswatch and see the WONDERful way God speaks to us through the Bible. With such topics as: Who is God? Are there many Gods? How old is God? Is God Powerful? and many more. Click here  to see these great video devotionals 

God's Word: Hide It!: CEF has launched our first APP for kids to learn God's Word. It is so much fun. Click here for more information. 

And the winner is......

posted May 21, 2012, 11:10 AM by Stephen Fox   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 7:48 AM ]

Friday May 11, 2012 the recipient of the Ruth Johnson Lifetime Legacy Award for this year was announced-- Dr. Jay C. Fernlund. We are honored to give this year's award to Dr. Fernlund.

Jay Fernlund grew up in the home of an evangelist who also served as the Sunday School state missionary for Swedish Baptist Churches in Minnesota. On the day Jay was born, his father came to the hospital directly from his work of directing a large Vacation Bible School in Minneapolis.

After Jay committed his life to Christ at age 15, he taught junior age Sunday School at his home church in Boston. During this time he also lead a Bible club called Children's Haven in the inner city. Jay attended Bible college in Minnesota. While attending school, Jay taught in a weekly evangelistic club in his church home, at the same church where his father had directed VBS.

In his years as a senior pastor, Jay gave children's messages and object lessons in the service when no children's church was available. Many who attended told him they would remember his children's messages long after they forgot his sermons.

After retiring from the teaching staff at Moody Bible Institute, Jay and his wife Ethel hosted a 5-Day club at there home were 14 attended and some received Christ. As pastor of Faith Bible Church, in Joliet, IL, Jay encouraged the church to become more a part of CEF and become part of the ADOPT - A- School program. After much decision, Faith Bible did adopt a school in Joliet. Jay has served as a teacher at the GNC at this Joliet school  since the church adopted the school 3 years ago.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jay Fernlund.

Teens heading to Trinidad

posted May 21, 2012, 10:12 AM by Stephen Fox   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 9:32 AM ]

This summer CEF of Illinois is sending a team to Trinidad to assist CEF of Trinidad with summer ministry.  The team consists of 14 people, adults and teens. Two of this team are from Three Rivers Chapter. Karissa VanBuskirk and Demoriya Phillips. Both of these young ladies have served as summer missionaries in our chapter for two summers and have been very helpful in other areas of the chapter's ministry such as the Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza and after school Good News Clubs. Karissa and Demoriya have also both completed Teaching Children Effectively Level 1.  Karissa, Demoriya, and the other members of the team will be leaving July 13th and will return July 31st. Both of Will County ladies are very excited to be able to go and share of God's love to the children of Trinidad. While there, the CEF of Illinois team will be teaching 5-Day Clubs, day camps, and VBSs. 

Karissa and Demoriya are now in the process of raising the funds to go on this missions trip ($2000 each). Please pray for them that God will bring in the funds they need and that God will work in them and through them during this trip.

2012 CEF Calendar-- a free gift?

posted Dec 12, 2011, 8:23 AM by Stephen Fox   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 8:24 AM ]

With every purchase from the Will County Chapter Resource Center from December 1, 2011 through February 28, 2012, you will receive this beautiful 2012 CEF Calendar FREE! (while supplies last).  This calendar highlights key areas of CEF's ministries reaching children.  You will love the pictures and the reminder that together, we can fulfill God's great commission.

The Will County Chapter Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am - 2pm. To schedule a  visit call us at 815.741.9357.  Materials ordered out of stock will require payment before processing.

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