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Midwest Creation Fellowship talk, “The Heavens Declare the Glory of GOD – And a Young Solar System!” by Helmut Welke, M.S. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. at 25W560 Geneva Road in Carol Stream, IL 60188.
The Heavens Declare the Glory of GOD – And a Young Solar System! Join the Midwest Creation Fellowship (MCF) at its next meeting on December 4, where Helmut Welke will review the scientific evidence from astronomy that debunks the Big Bang Theory of origins. He will also reveal the current evidence from observations and NASA space probes that indicate our solar system cannot be billions of years old!
Helmut Welke is the President of the Quad-City Creation Science Association; a 4-year old group in western Illinois dedicated to truth in science education. He is a certified engineering manager with a Fortune 100 company and, in 2006, was elected as a Fellow and to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), an international society serving the Industrial and Systems Engineering profession. Mr. Welke holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Meet us for free coffee and refreshments at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. The talk will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., including Q&A. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. We meet at: 25W560 Geneva Road in Carol Stream, IL. The entryway is just west of Gary Avenue on Geneva Road, on the north side of the street. Enter the drive just east of the sign (next to Slide Chart Company), and park behind the building. Enter through the rear door. Handicapped parking is in front, with entrance through the front door.
Please Note: Helmut will be bringing a number of new books and DVDs from Answers in Genesis for sale at good prices. There will be a wide variety for you to consider for yourself or as Christmas presents. So plan ahead, as there will be a good selection of material on astronomy as well as children’s books, DVDs and coloring books. Credit cards accepted.
For more information, visit: www.midwestcreationfellowship.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: (847) 223-4730.
Thank you to Melissa for sending this in. A free video download from Answers in Genesis:
Already Gone – Video Download
Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it
by Ken Ham
Ages: 15 & up
Publisher: Answers in Genesis–US
Download file size: 275 MB
High-speed connection highly recommended
The trends are frightening, but this DVD shows how to win back our families, our churches, and our world!
The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church. Next Sunday, look around, two thirds of the young people in your church are already disengaged from the message they are hearing. And it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe; it’s happening in the most solid “Bible-believing” churches.
In this important DVD, Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, as God’s Word is rejected and man’s fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book Already Gone that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents.
The church is failing to give children real answers to their questions. We are losing our kids long before college. But this is far from a hopeless situation. Ken explains how we can fight back for our children, and what we can do to ground our children in the faith and prepare them for the challenges of the secular world.
Mike Riddle, an Answers in Genesis speaker, will be in Rockford, IL at Maywood Free Church on March 27-29.
On March 28th and 29th he will be speaking for an Answers in Genesis conference. Here is the schedule for this event:
|Sunday, March 28, 2010
|Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?
|Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?
|Apologetics 101: Answering the Challenges
|4 Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist
|Monday, March 29, 2010
|Apologetics 201: Answering More Challenges
|Cloning, Stem Cells and the Value of Life
And Jay Wile will be speaking in Rockford on Friday the 26th and then participating in the Northern Illinois Regional Science Fair on Saturday the 27th. Check out the Illinois Regional Science Fair site for more information. He will be speaking at 7:00 about homeschooling high school science.
The Midwest Creation Fellowship is hosting their annual essay writing contest. Following are all the details taken from their website, as well as links to their website to answer any further questions you may have. They even refer you to an article on the Answers in Genesis site for more help in the actual writing of the paper.
Purpose: To encourage the development of skills in research, analysis and logical reasoning through preparing an effective presentation of a thesis in a creation-oriented paper.
Prizes: Senior High Level (Ages 14-18*)
- $250 First Place
- $100 Second Place
- $75 Third Place
Junior High Level (Ages 11- 14*)
[NOTE: I think there is a typo on their site. The site lists both age categories as 14-18, but other material I have says Jr. High is 11-14, which I listed here. That makes more sense as well.]
- $100 First Place
- $50 Second Place
- $25 Third Place
* Entrants 14 years old on April 30 may enter either Junior or Senior division
Topics: must strongly relate to the subject of creation vs. evolution, from a creationist perspective. Suggestions:
- Why do cultures around the world…
…have the same star constellations?
…have very similar legends, such as a gigantic flood?
…offer blood sacrifices to their god/s?
- Reasons why I believe in creation
- Vestigial organs: a vestigial argument
- More topic suggestions
Note: MCF maintains a library-by-mail which can help supply resources for writing this paper! Join now to receive 1 year of access to over 600 titles of VHS, DVD, CD, print and audio media!
All entries become the property of MCF and will not be returned. Entrants will be notified by mail of their status, usually in July. Prize-winning entries may be reproduced and distributed by MCF. Winners may be invited to present their papers at an MCF meeting.
- Entries will be accepted beginning January 1, and must be sent by April 30.
- Mail your entry to
MCF Contest, P.O. Box 952
Wheaton, IL 60187-0952
OR email it as an attachment
- If it’s an electronic document, send it as a .DOC, .WP, or . PDF file.
- Paper must be:
- double spaced
- up to 1500 words for the Junior High or 2500 words for Senior High
- graphics may be included
- Give references to sources of ideas, quotes and graphics. (Footnotes, endnotes and title page do not count towards the word limit.)
- Entries will include the author’s:
- first and last name
- home address
- phone number
- email address
- If you’re 14 on April 30, choose which Division to enter.
Essays will be judged on:
- Biblical and scientific merit
- Ability to communicate ideas
- Technical ability (writing skills, grammar, etc.)
- Meeting all stated rules of the contest.
If you would like to see a sample of earlier winners, you can take a look at the 2009 newsletter. Sounds like a great opportunity for a science and English assignment!