"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

- Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30 -

One of the biggest highlights of the year for us at Illini Life is our Fall Retreat. This 2 night, 3 day time away is a chance to grow closer to community and to grow deeper with God. The time spent at the Fall Retreat is an opportunity to take a break from the semester, to grow with God, and to be knit into community

And this year, it's happening on September 29-Oct 1st.

We will have food, fun & friends! And, we will dive into God's Word through teachings, personal time with Jesus, and conversations. This is a great time to get off campus and retreat with one another at a local camp. Fall Retreat is where deep relational roots are made that flow back onto campus. It helps create deeper community that lasts all school year and beyond!

This year we will be joining together with Cornerstone Church from Illinois State University for our retreat. Both Illini Life & Cornerstone are part of the Collegiate Church Network, which has about 20 churches around the country on college campuses.  

Our speaker this year is Samuel Green, a pastor from First Christian Church in Champaign.  He is their pastor of Spiritual Formation, which means he helps people think about how they grow intentionally toward God. He'll lead us through understanding how we see God and establishing spiritual disciplines to connect with God for a lifetime.

We can't wait for you to join us!


Friday, Sept. 29th to Sunday, Oct. 1st

(Check-in opens at 6pm on Friday and the first session starts at 7:30. We'll wrap up early afternoon on Sunday)

Location: Camp Manitoumi near Metamora, IL

Cost: $15 (for NEW this year Illini Lifers)  $59 (for returning Illini Lifers)  $100 (for families)

Register Today!

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