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189th Annual Meeting 2024

"I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me"


May 16th 9am-5pm
Clergy Ethics & Boundaries Training
Online Only; Register Here

May 17
th 12pm-9pm
Community Church of Barrington
301 E Lincoln Ave, 60010

May 18th 8am-3pm
Federated Church of Wauconda
200 Barrington Rd, 60084

Join us for the 189th Annual Meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago!


We gather together in the spirit of Matthew 25:35.

What a blessing to spend the weekend together celebrating what God is doing!

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Artist: Synthia Saint James

One of two paintings depicting an ideal affordable housing community in Los Angeles. It was commissioned by WORKSUSA.ORG for the design of a 4 story high mural to be painted on the wall of a new affordable living complex in Los Angeles - T. Bailey Manor.

May 17th

12:00PM     Lunch with Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung

                          "Preaching & White Supremacy"

                          Catered by Frantonio's Italian Deli & Café

2:00PM       Workshops 

                          -Using Ministrelife for Professional Development

                          -Feast First: Church Growth from the Inside Out

3:30PM       Creation Encounter at Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve

6:00PM       Dinner & Fellowship at Top Golf (Schaumburg)




May 18th

7:30AM       Exhibitor Set Up 


8:00AM      Registration, Breakfast, Exhibitor Visits

9:00AM      Family Council Business Meeting

                          Led by Rev. Frank Walton, President

10:30AM    Stories of Migration Panel

12:00PM     Disciples Dinner

                          Led by Executive Minister, Rev. David Gregg, PhD

                          Lunch by Eduardo's Catering

1:30PM        Break & Exhibitor Visits

2:00PM       Worship 

                          Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung, Preacher

                          "Waking Up WOKE!"

3:30PM       Conclusion


Need Childcare? We've Got You Covered!

Friday it is offered at Community Chuch of Barrington from 12-5pm for any age that needs adult supervision. Includes lunch and snacks.​ Saturday it is offered at Federated Church of Wauconda from 8am until the conclusion of worship. Includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All childcare providers are background-checked. Top Golf on Friday evening is an all-ages event with games for ages 2 and up. Families with multiples should register each child. For questions or scholarships contact

Long Commute? Stay Nearby!

We recommend staying at 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

in Lake Zurich

197 S Rand Rd, 60047

Our Presenters


Rev. Dr. Curtiss 


Friday Luncheon Speaker,

Worship Preacher

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Rev. Erica Van Brakle

Workshop Leader


Rev. Jacki Belile

Workshop Leader


Outdoor Ministries

Workshop Leader


Rev. Dr. Chan Thawng-Lian



Ms. Linda Hernandez &

Ms. Gabriela Morales


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Rev, Karen Atkins



Rev. Gonzalo Palacios

Worship Leader

Our Exhibitors

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