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ACMN August meeting at River's Edge Cafe - Tuesday August 16…

Tuesday's August 16 ACMN meeting, 9 a.m. at… River’s Edge Cafe, 18 W. Downer Place. Weather permitting will be outside on the deck. We will review the summer and think about the fall in ministry for Aurora. Come and join this time of fellowship!

Please call John for more information at (630) 879-8828 or email

Illinois, (NEW) Aurora, and Batavia Proclamations for Children’s Day - Sunday June 12, 2016

Spread the word about Children’s Day on Sunday June 12, 2016... visit for more details.

Here PDF links for proclamations...

Illinois... Governor Bruce Rauner

(NEW) Aurora... Mayor Thomas Weisner

Batavia... Mayor Jeffery Schielke

Dr. Karen Swanson to Speak on “The Church Addressing Prison/Jail Ministry” at ACMN - Tuesday June 21…

Mark your calendar,  Dr. Karen Swanson, director of the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is coming to the June 21 (9-10:30 a.m.) meeting of ACMN. She will discuss the topic “The Church Addressing Prison/Jail Ministry.” See this current Christianity Today article for more background information... Why Most Pastors Don’t Do Prison Ministry.

Swanson oversees the Charles W. Colson Scholarship Program, serves on the Christian Association for Prisoner Aftercare Advisory Board, and pursues the goals of IPM through collaboration, networks and strategic partnerships that provide leadership and training to those engaged in correctional ministries for the advancement of the gospel.

She began her correctional ministry by teaching in the Life Learning Program at Cook County Jail (Chicago, Ill.). She also served three years as executive director of LifeHouse Ministries, a Christ-centered reentry program. Karen continues to serve in jails and prisons and on a reentry board of directors.

Karen serves as faculty in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department at Wheaton College and teaches courses in correctional ministry. She earned her doctorate from Northern Illinois University in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Leadership.

This ACMN meeting will be Warehouse Church, 308 E. Galena Blvd. (corner Lincoln Ave. & E. Galena Blvd.)  Please call John for more information at (630) 879-8828 or email

Faith nurse Jolene LeRoy to Speak on “The Church Addressing Mental Illness” at ACMN Tuesday May 17…

Mark your calendar, faith nurse Jolene LeRoy is coming to the May 17 (9-10:30 a.m.) meeting of ACMN. She will discuss the topic “The Church Addressing Mental Illness.”

Jolene LeRoy is the faith nurse at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. She will be sharing her advocacy for mental illness support by the church.

This ACMN meeting will be Vineyard Aurora, 505 E. Galena Blvd. (corner Root St. & E. Galena Blvd.)  Please call John for more information at (630) 879-8828 or email

Aurora Prayer Walk: National Day of Prayer - Thursday May 5…

• Prayer Walk and Neighborhood Walks Are All Part of a Community Prayer Effort

PDF PDF of 2016 bulletin/flyer insert
PDF PDF of 2016 news release

Mutual Ground’s Michelle Meyer to Speak on “The Church Addressing Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse” at ACMN - Tuesday April 19…

Mark your calendar, Mutual Ground’s Michelle Meyer is coming to the April 19 (9-10:30 a.m.) meeting of ACMN. She will discuss the topic “The Church Addressing Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse.”

Michelle Meyer is executive director of Mutual Ground Inc. She started at this positon in June 2010. She was previously the Coordinator of Mutual Ground’s Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Program and had worked with the organization for 10 years.

Mutual Ground, Inc. was founded in 1975, with the goal of providing programs that focus on Prevention, Intervention, and Ongoing Support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Mutual Ground is now one of the largest and oldest domestic violence/sexual assault agencies in the state of Illinois. All services are victim-centered and focus on advocacy that empowers each individual to make her/his own decisions

This ACMN meeting will be at Mutual Ground, 418 Oak Ave., Aurora. Call John at (630) 879-8828 or email

John Ross, Facilitator
Aurora Christian Ministry Network
P.O. Box 1344
Aurora, IL 60507-1344
John's email:
John's cell phone: (630) 879-8828

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