THURSDAY, October 17, 2019 - SID LCMS OFFICE 

THURSDAY, January 16, 2020 - SID LCMS OFFICE


Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.




Please download this invitation for your group!
Joint Fall Retreat Flyer.pdf
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CID/SID LWML Joint Fall Retreat Registration Form
Download this form for each attendee - due September 14th
registration 2019 Williamson (2).pdf
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Central Illinois District and Southern Illinois District

OCTOBER 4 and 5

Author & Speaker:  Deb Burma


Lake Williamson Christian Center

Carlinville, IL


Deb Burma was the inspirational speaker at the 2011 National LWML Convention in Peoria, where she presented part of her study on Stepping Out:  To a Life on the Edge. She is an author of devoational books, Bible Studies, retreat kits, and more.


A Woman of JOY: From Christ, In Christ, Through Christ


Come one, come all to the joint CID/SID LWML Fall Retreat at Lake Williamson Christian Retreat Center near Carlinville, Il. The 2-day event will be held on October 4th-5th, 2019. The theme verses are from Philippians 2:1-2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Our Keynote speaker will be Deb Burma. Deb is an author, speaker, leader of women’s, children’s and family ministries, mother, wife and a woman of JOY in Christ Jesus her Lord. She currently resides in Nebraska. She has written many devotionals, retreat kits, Bible Studies and Christian-living books; which you can check out at Concordia Publishing House (CPH). Her work has been published in the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly and Today’s Christian Living.

Mrs. Burma was the inspirational speaker at the 2011 convention in Peoria. Deb will be presenting a “taste” of her new program A Woman of Joy at a breakfast in Mobile, Alabama this June! It will be great to be one of the first districts to hear her inspiring new work.

The retreat will begin with registration Friday night between 4-6 p.m. with supper being served at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 7 p.m. and run until about 9 p.m. Deb Burma will be giving her first presentation on Friday night, so you will want to attend Friday night to get all the details.

Saturday will open with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. There will also be registration for anyone attending Saturday only, from 8:30-9 a.m. Saturday’s session will start at 9 a.m. with Divine Worship led by our district counselors. There will be an offering for mites taken during the service.

Deb will have two more sessions on Saturday, as well; as she helps you to dig deeper into the letter of Joy in Philippians. Lunch will be served around noon and the day will close by 3 p.m. This is a retreat you don’t want to miss! Bring a car filled with your favorite friends and enjoy a night away from the routine of life and let yourself be filled with JOY!

Deadlines, fees and where to reserve your spot is all on the registration form. Please note that NO late reservations will be accepted, so get your forms ready to be postmarked by Sept 14th. See you there!

The CID/SID “JOY” Committee ?       


If you are registering and do not need lodging, but will be attending both Friday and Satureday, the cost is $90.00.  If you are coming Saturday only whether you have both meals or not the price is still $75.00 as stated on the registratuion form.  Check form for prices with rooms. (Posted July 2019)



National LWML Conventions


  • 2021 — Lexington, Kentucky — June 24–27
  • 2023 - Minneaplis, MN 


Date: September 25-26, 2020

Place:  Metro-East Lutheran High School, Edwardsville, IL

Host Zones:  Metro Central and Mid State

Theme:  In Praise to the Lord - 20/20 Vision 

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer