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  • Hurray! We're BACK!  Website rebuilt and live again!
    Some parts are still not working properly.  I know this, and continue to work behind the scenes to get back to full operating mode. We'll repair items as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!
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  • CANCELLED by weather: March 5: Effingham Bible Study, based on "The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children"
  • March 6-8: Young Adult Leader's Retreat, Bluewater Community of Christ Campgrounds, details here: Facebook event
  • March 8: No church at Effingham.  Gather with us to Mount Vernon, 9:30 church school, 10:30 worship
  • Every Sunday: Sunday Chat, 9-10 pm Central, online text-chat with a minister, for Seekers
  • Each Tuesday: Grief Support Group, at Mount Vernon, 6 pm
  • Each Wednesday: Kid's Club Pre-Baptismal Classes begin, 6-7:30 pm, at Mount Vernon, Youth & Adults welcome
  • March 12: Effingham Bible Study, based on "The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children", 7 pm at Gibbs home, Flora IL
  • March 13-15: "Into the Wilderness" Lenten Spiritual Retreat, Kirtland Ohio
  • March 21-22: Book of Mormon weekend in Fairfield, with Dr Lynn Ridenhour
  • March 24: Training for new Red Cross Disaster Volunteers, 6-9:30 pm, Brad teaching at Effingham
  • March 25: Reunion Planning Team meeting, Salem, 5 pm
  • April 12: Live webcast with President Veazey, 6 pm Central USA time
  • April 17-19: African American Ministries Retreat, Nauvoo IL
  • Visit Online This Week to see what upcoming online ministries are scheduled.

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Brush Creek USA Mission Center!

Site Last Updated: March 5, 2014 (What changed?

Who Are We? 

We Proclaim Jesus Christ and Promote Communities of Joy, Hope, Love and Peace
We are 25 congregations in the Central and Southern areas of Illinois, that are part of a world-wide community of people who follow Jesus Christ, the living creator and Savior of the World.  We invite everyone to become followers and friends with Jesus -- allowing Him to share and to help guide their journey toward wholeness.

We're a People being Changed... 

We follow a living Jesus Christ, who spoke to the world in the past, who is active in our daily personal lives, and who continues to call us BEYOND who we are, into a new, unfolding future -- even the kingdom of God on Earth!  Responding to God's creative call requires constant growth for each of us.

And yes! Just as God spoke in ancient times, God continues to speak today to the world...  Click on the links below to read (or listen to) the most recent messages God has shared with the world through the Community of Christ, as recorded in our book of Doctrine and Covenants:

 Section 164: April 11, 2010 Listen:  MP3

Sound recordings courtesy of
Al Banta,
Bloomington IL, 2007, 2010

 Section 163: March 29, 2007    Listen:  MP3
 Section 162: March 29, 2004   Listen:  MP3
 Section 161: April 4, 2000         Listen:  MP3
 Section 160: April 14, 1996  

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Visit our International Headquarters site and enjoy the view of our Temple in Independence Missouri, dedicated to the pursuit of peace, reconciliation and healing of the spirit!  See their page about our Basic Beliefs too!  Lots of great info available there.  Feel free to explore!

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  • Click HERE to see a photo of the inside of the Temple Spiral.

  • Click HERE to see a photo of the Temple Organ Pipes, during an Ordination Service for Bishop Fred Keenan, April 2004.

We're involved in the global Christian Community...   
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...and our congregations & ministries can be found in over 60 nations around the world!

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