Connection 2011 Presents…

In addition to meeting downtown Chicago, great speakers and breakout sessions,we have set aside some time for a few extras! While we’re downtown sign up for spiritual direction, come to the Film Viewing, get a team together to play WhirlyBall,  and while at North Park University take a campus tour, meet students at the Internship Fair, and take a break and join us for recess at Helwig Recreation Center!

Don’t forget to register now, the early bird deadline is tomorrow, December 15!

Spiritual Direction (Friday – Sunday)
There will be two directors available for 50-minute long sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please request a day and a time: 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. Availability is limited and requests will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.

Film Viewing (Friday PM)
EGM is unlike other filmmakers. Our purpose is to serve by sharing true stories that take on the most difficult subjects: HIV/AIDS, conflict in the Holy Land, and the taking of life in the Amazon. And we do not flinch when it comes to presenting raw subject matter or raising difficult questions.
…Can a lost people begin to walk God’s trail? Beyond the Gates of Splendor (2002)
…Is man in control? End of the Spear (2006)
…Do the choices we make matter? The Grandfathers (2009)
…Can the stigma of HIV/AIDS be overcome? MISS HIV (2010)
…Will a nonviolence movement bring lasting peace? Little Town of Bethlehem (2010)
Finding answers to these questions is an integral part of our journey. Just as we yield to the individuals directly involved to share their perspective, we leave much of the search for understanding in the hands of those who engage in our films.

WhirlyBall as a late night evening option. Cost $10/person. (Saturday PM)
Agility. Speed. Strength. None of these qualities will be of any use in the highly-competitive world of WhirlyBall. Although it combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars, WhirlyBall has caused great athletes of every stripe to laugh and holler their way to a crushing defeat. If you choose to accept the challenge, you’ll use hand-held scoops to propel whiffle balls at your scoring target. In a team of five, and with the help of a professional referee, you’ll have a bang-up time trying to outscore the competition.
Availability is limited and there will be an additional $10 charge to participate.

North Park University Tour (Sunday afternoon)
Take a tour of the North Park campus.

Internship Fair Hosted by the Center for Youth Ministry Studies (Sunday afternoon)
Are you looking for an intern? Well, luck is on your side as North Park University is full of college-aged students, some of whom need an internship to graduate!

Recess at North Park University’s Helwig Recreation Center (Sunday afternoon)
This incredible facility is 68,000 square-feet including a 200 meter two-lane indoor running track, batting cages, two basketball/three volleyball courts, a 35-yard turf surface, a climbing wall, a two-level fitness area, classrooms, and offices. In order to participate you must complete and submit the Helwig Waiver and Release.

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