Blackhawk Presbytery
Friday, May 14, 2021
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
Search this site.View the site map.
Visit us on Facebook.

Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)


Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

Synod of Lincoln Trails

Presbyterian Church (USA)

The per capita assessment for 2021 is $38.50
(GA-$8.98; Synod-$3.81; Blackhawk
Presbytery $25.71)
by Church


Our Vision and Values

     Grounded in the biblical image for human community, as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, we challenge and support congregations to be thriving faith communities by facilitating competent leadership and resourcing to energize ministry and mission.
     As Christians, guided by the principles of love, trust, open communication, and genuine relationships, we value each other as sisters and brothers in faith in all our varied theological understandings. Therefore, we relish respectful discussions of differing opinions as a necessary part of discerning the will of God.
                                                                                 Statement adopted November, 2017



The Post-Quarantine Church
Join us for a book discussion
Someone once said "the pandemic is a great time to make plans". We invite you to start thinking about and discussing what your church will look like post-pandemic.
In his book, "The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities that Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation", author Thom Rainer postulates that one third of previous congregants will restart their pattern of weekly worship attendance, another third will choose the online options regularly or exclusively and as many as one third will not return to church in any fashion. Rainer and other church consultants have hopeful ideas and suggestions to consider in facing this future.
Please join us as we use Rainer's book as a starting point to discuss the brand new world just around the corner. The book is short (128 pages), easy to digest, and available for about $8. We will meet on Zoom for six weeks (one challenge per week), on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm. - or - Thursdays from 7-8 pm. If you would like to join us, please use the link below. All are welcome - clergy and lay leaders.
Topic: The Post-Quarantine Church discussion
Time: Tuesdays April 20, 27. May 4 and 11 at 2:00 PM Central
Time: Thursdays April 22, 29, May 6 and 13 at 7:00 PM Central
Register for Tuesdays at 2:00 pm:
Register for Thursdays at 7:00 pm:
You are welcome to register for both and join when you can. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


2021 Stated Meetings for the Presbytery of Blackhawk


·       April 13, 2021:                   Via Zoom

·       June 8, 2021:                      Via Zoom

·       September 14, 2021:        Location to be determined

·       November 9, 2021:           Location to be determined


Presbytery e-Connections