North Central Presbytery
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
RR 1 Box 275
Geff IL, 62842
Ralph E. Blevins
Phone (618) 854-2494
TO: Ministers, Probationers, and Stated Clerks of Sessions
FROM: Stated Clerk Ralph E. Blevins
RE: Spring meeting of North Central Presbytery
North Central Presbytery will convene with the Good Prospect CPC congregation in Trilla,
Illinois on Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. local time. Sessions will continue through
Saturday, October 9th to the conclusion of business.
All ministers (except those officially designated as retired) and probationers (candidates and
licentiates) are required to be present. All congregations are required to be represented by an
elected elder presently serving on the church session. Those who are hindered from attending
must send a request to presbytery asking for an excused absence. Those requests should be
sent to me at the above address.
Session Clerks, please give these preliminary minutes to your elder representative to
Questions may be addressed to me as Stated Clerk. A map, directions, and a listing of
lodging near the church are included in the back of this booklet
IF YOU RECEIVE THIS AS REGULAR USPS MAIL AND HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS PLEASE LET ME
KNOW SO WE MAY USE THAT FOR FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS.
NORTH CENTRAL PRESBYTERY
Synod of the Midwest
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
October 8th and 9th, 2010
Meeting with the Good Prospect C. P. C., Trilla, Illinois
Opening Worship Rev. Jesse Thornton, Retiring Moderator
Welcome and Announcements
Recess for CPWM Withdrawal
Call to Order of Presbytery Moderator
Organization of Presbytery
Roll Call (Sign-in Lists) Ralph Blevins, Stated Clerk
Election of Moderator
Election of Vice-Moderator
Adoption of Program
Recognition of Visitors
Recess for Appointment of Committees
Announcement of Committee appointments Moderator
Communications Stated Clerk
Hearing of Denominational Representatives
Board and Standing Committee reports
Recess for Committee work and evening meal
Call to Order Moderator
Consecration Service CPWM President
Speaker Dr. George Estes
Communion Service Rev. Richard Shugart
Announcements and Adjournment
Devotional Candidate Julio Roman
Memorial Service TBA
Heritage Report United CPC
Recess for CPWM Withdrawal
Roll Call Stated Clerk
Reading of minutes to date Ruth J. Gates, Recording Clerk
Communications Stated Clerk
Board and Standing Committee reports
Select Committee reports
Final Reading of the Minutes Recording Clerk
Final Roll Call Stated Clerk
Adjournment to meet April 1st, 2011, 1:30 p.m. local time with the New Hope CPC in Yale, Illinois.
The next board meetings will be February 26th 2011, 9:00 am local time at Willow Creek.
Report of GA Commissioners
TO: North Central Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in session with
the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Trilla, Illinois, October 8-9, 2010.
We are thankful for the opportunity to have represented North Central Presbytery at
the 180th General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dickson,
Tennessee the week of June 13 to 17. Originally it was thought the activities were to be
at the Montgomery Bell State Park. However, with the exception of Tuesday all events
were scheduled at the Dickson Middle School. North Central Commissioners served on
the following committees, Jerry Pataki, Theology & Social Concern; Steven Hughes,
Higher Education, Rev. Dr. David West, Children’s Home & Historical Foundation, J. B.
Gates, Stewardship & Elected Officers. We hereby submit this joint report.
The Assembly started on Sunday June 13 with an orientation session beginning at 2:00
p.m. at the Dickson C.P. Church. Joint Sunday evening worship service was held at the
Dickson Middle School at 6:00 p.m., between the CPCA and the CPC and was attended
by several hundred people. Rev. Stan Wood spoke on the Assembly theme of, "What Do
These Stones Mean?" Rev. Wood stressed we must honor our past and look forward to
our future. After the evening worship service a reception honoring Women in Ministry
Monday started at 8:30 a.m. with committees starting to work through the many
requests made by Agencies, Boards, and Presbyteries. At 2:00 we had the Opening
worship/Business session. The Reverend Boyce Wallace was elected moderator and
Rev. Harry Chapman as vice moderator. The Reverend Michael Sharpe was elected to
serve the two-year unexpired term of the Dr. Robert Rush as Stated Clerk of the General
Assembly. Dr. Rush has served the General Assembly for 31 years as Engrossing Clerk
and as Stated Clerk. Several presentations were made to Dr. Rush for his service to
General Assembly. Dr Rush also read a joint resolution from the legislature of
Tennessee honoring the Cumberland Presbyterian Denomination on its Bicentennial
Celebration. North Central Presbytery was recognized for its contribution of $25,000.00
to the Cali Retirement Home, Hogar Samaria. The plaque has been delivered to the
Stated Clerk for display at presbytery. The first roll call showed 45 ministers, 43 elders,
and 25 youth delegates; followed by a Reception honoring the Moderator, Vice
Moderator, the immediate past Moderator, President and President elect of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry Convention.
Tuesday, June 15 Montgomery Bell State Park 10:00a.m. joint Worship/Communion
service with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America at the Birthplace Shrine.
Reverend Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown brought the morning message entitled “The Stones
Will Cry Out”. This service was attended by several hundred persons. We celebrated
the Lord’s Supper under the direction of Rev. Dr. Theodis Acklin and Rev. C. Williams
Jones, Sr. After a box lunch, the afternoon consisted of brief devotionals in the chapel,
singing groups, crafts and games of the 1820’s. At 3:00 p.m. the Rev. Geoff Knight
dedicated the monument at the park. The Shrine area consists of a Chapel,
reproduction of McAdow home site and the monument. This was followed at 7:00 p.m.
with committee work sessions.
Wednesday, 8:30a.m. Committees again met to finish their work. At 7:30 p.m. “Light
Along the Cumberland” was presented by Bethel University Renaissance group, and an
offering was received for Bethel. This was a first class presentation and was certainly a
highlight of the week along with Tuesday’s morning service.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. We started the day with devotions lead by the youth delegates.
The morning devotional leader was called home due to illness and the youth were asked
to handle all the devotional service. They did a wonderful job on short notice. We do
have some good leaders growing in the youth of the Church. We as adults need to give
them guidance and opportunities to develop. This was followed with the conclusion of
The most floor discussion concerned a resolution to General Assembly to allow
remote technology use. This was offered from the floor by Rev. Sherrlyn Frost of Grace
Closing worship service under the leadership of Rev. Chris Warren was observed and
business of the 180th General Assembly was closed before the evening meal.
The following report is a synopsis of committee work of your Commissioners.
Report on the Committee on Theology and Social Concerns -- Jerry Pataki
The Committee had Rev. Stanley Mosley, representative of the Unified Committee on
Theology and Social Concerns Committee, present. The stated clerk was requested to
write a letter of appreciation to Rev. Lanny Johnson and his family for his time serving
the committee. The paper, “Let’s Not Wait for the Next Catastrophe” by Debby
Marston is to be circulated at Presbyteries and by all commissioners to be shared with
all churches. All churches are to minister to orphans and are encouraged to strengthen
families and support the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home. The Committee
believes that to witness our faith and oppose violence in the world we need to commit
to following the Prince of Peace by examining our thoughts, words and deeds ensuring
they conform to scripture and show love to both our enemies and to our fellow brothers
and sisters in Christ. The youth advisory delegates expressed their concerns of violence
at school and will try to get along with others.
Report on the Committee of Higher Education -- Steven Hughes
The Committee celebrated with Bethel University in its status change to University and
its growth. There are now over 3000 students enrolled and the need for new buildings
has spurred the completion of a new science building debt-free and a new dormitory
now under construction. With growth of 20% for the past few years, there have been
new programs added to the curriculum including a Master of Physician Assistant
Studies, one of 125 in the nation, and the Master of Business Administration, the largest
MBA in Tennessee. The Renaissance program in Arts gives Bethel nationwide exposure.
Dr. Earheart-Brown reported that even with a loss of $500,000 in the budget causing
loss of teaching and administrative positions, enrollment is strong with over 350
students from 25 denominations making Memphis Theological Seminary an ecumenical
school of higher education. Because of the economy, there is an increased need for
fund raising. New programs are youth Ministry training, drug and alcohol addiction
counseling, and a Korean Dr. of Ministry program under development. General
Assembly was requested to express gratitude to Mr. Chester Dickson, Dr. Rebecca
Salisbury, Mr. Mark Davis and Mr. William Nelms and Ms. Amy Howe for service to the
Seminary and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; to Dr. Barbara A. Holmes for five
years of service to the Seminary as Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean; and to
Dr. Thomas D. Campbell for the faithful service he has given to preparation of ministers
through the Program of Alternate Studies. The Higher Education Youth Committee gave
their report. The Seminary holds dual accreditation by the Association of Theological
Schools in the U.S. and Canada (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SCACS). Each church is encouraged to participate in Seminary Sunday and to
support Bethel University.
Children’s Home & Historical Foundation -- Rev. Dr. David West
The committee was pleased with the new services for the parents of the children at the
home. We also asked that each congregation receive an offering on Children’s Home
Sunday, May 15, 2011. Each congregation was also encouraged to set aside one Sunday
a month to pray for the home and its mission.
The Committee is pleased with the efficient manner in which the administration handles
Stewardship & Elected Officers -- J. B. Gates, Rev.
We had reports referred to us from the Moderator, Stated Clerk, Board of Stewardship,
Foundation, and Benefits, OUO and General Assembly Agencies.
The Committee adopted the message “Go and Make Disciples”. The Board gave
information on the Endowment, Investment Loan Program and Retirement Program
funds. The insurance carrier was changed to Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Ministerial Aid
requirements were addressed. Mr. Gardner gave the 2011 OUO information noting it is
expecting to receive $2,600,000. Rev. Robert Rush gave information on the adoption of
a resolution by the State of Tennessee recognizing the 200th birthday of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and denomination’s debt, prompting the Committee to make a
recommendation the .5% of OUO be made to the Contingency Fund beginning in 2012.
The Committee commended Dr. Rush for his many years of service to the Office of
Again we your commissioners to this General Assembly thank you for the opportunity to
have been of service to North Central presbytery and for the pleasure of attending the
festivities of General Assembly.
Board of Pastoral and Congregational Care
To: North Central Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is session with the
Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Trilla, Illinois, October 8-9, 2010.
The Board of Congregational and Pastoral Care met on August 28, 2010 with, Adam
McReynolds, Stanley Kline, Jerry Pataki, John Baird and J. B. Gates present. The
meeting opened with prayer by Adam McReynolds. Terry Gordon and Eduardo Montoya
were granted excused absences.
Adam McReynolds was elected chairman pro-tem.
The budget was developed for 2011 amounting to $2,725.00.
A letter from Robert Rush, Stated Clerk, was read concerning congregations not filling
out their annual reports to GA. We encourage the Church Clerks to fill out their annual
The Fund to Assist Pastors was used this past year.
The Appointed Moderator reports were received from Casey, Pleasant Grove, New Hope,
and Spring Hill. Burnt Prairie, Lebanon North, and Union North
Mr. Jack Wieland, from the Bethany congregation addressed the committee. Mr.
Wieland and Mr. McReynolds talked about the activities at Bethany.
A letter was received from Rev. Dr. West asking for retirement status in Presbytery and
stating his resignation from Lincoln.
A letter was received from Ms. Margaret Yurcak, Stated Clerk of Grace Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, asking that the pastoral relationship be dissolved between the
Church and Rev. Roger Dallwig. The Rev. Dallwig is retiring after 20 years of service.
Recommendation One: That the pastoral relationship between Grace Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Roger Dallwig be dissolved.
The meeting closed with prayer by Jerry Pataki .
Adam McReynolds, Chair pro-tem, Stanley Kline, Jerry Pataki , John Baird and J. B.
Board of Judiciary and Session Records
To North Central Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in session with the
Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla, Illinois, October 8th and 9th,
2010. The Board of Judiciary and Session Records of North Central Presbytery met
August 28, 2010, at the Willow Creek church. The meeting was opened with prayer by
Rev. Roger Dallwig.
Members present were Chairperson Rev. Roger Dallwig, Secretary Mary Gard, Rev.
David West and Nelda Kline. A quorum was present.
A request to be excused was received from Rev. Carroll Richards and accepted. Rev.
David Parman was absent.
A letter of resignation was received from Rev. West due to relocating his ministry to
Tennessee. Rev. Dallwig gave his notice of resignation due to his upcoming retirement.
Best wishes were extended to both and appreciation was expressed for their past service.
Motion was made by Mary Gard to request a budget of $50 for the upcoming year.
Second by Rev. West, motion passed.
Minutes were received from the following churches: Bethany, Burnt Prairie, Casey,
Christ, Elm River, Fairfield, Faith, Fullerton, Georgetown, Good Prospect and Grace.
The Board wishes to express appreciation to the Christ and Fullerton churches for
presenting minutes for past years through the current time period.
Minutes were not received from: Albion, Campground, Chandler, Comunidad Cristiana,
Cumberland Chapel, Ebenezer, Hebron and Knights Chapel. Of these churches, the
following have not submitted minutes for multiple years: Albion, Campground,
Chandler, Cumberland Chapel, Comunidad Cristiana and Knights Chapel.
The minutes were read and on motion by Mary Gard, Second by Nelda Kline, approved.
On motion, meeting adjourned with prayer by Rev. West.
Rev. Roger Dallwig, Chairperson
Secretary Mary Gard
Rev. David West
Board of Finance and Trustees
No Report Received
A reminder to all churches: It is important that you submit your annual reports to the
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery by the filing deadline and that your reports are accurate,
as the Presbyterial apportionments are calculated using the income and membership
information contained in those annual reports. If a church does not file an annual
report, their share of the Presbyterial budget is calculated using the information from
the last annual report that was filed.
RECOMMENDATION #1 – That $8,075.00 be withdrawn from the Loan Investment
Fund and applied to the 2011 budget.
RECOMMENDATION #2 – That the following budget and apportionments (based 50%
on active membership and 50% on total income minus total outreach giving) be
adopted for 2011:
I. Synodic Budget $ 1,100.00
II. Board of Christian Education $21,100.00
Camp Staff Training $ 200.00
Convocation $ 1,000.00
Insurance $ 2,500.00
Medical Expenses $ 100.00
Misc. Expenses $ 100.00
Young Adult Retreat $ 1,200.00
III. Stated Clerk’s Fund $ 5,250.00
Office Expense $ 800.00
Printing Of Minutes $ 1,200.00
Salary $ 2,500.00
Stated Clerk’s Conference $ 750.00
IV. Presbyterial Fund $28,200.00
Board Meeting Expense $ 5,000.00
Commissioners To General Assembly$ 6,000.00
Host Church To Presbytery $ 1,000.00
Insurance $ 500.00
Memorials $ 100.00
Office Expense $ 500.00
Recording Clerk’s Salary $ 600.00
Scholarships $ 8,000.00
Travel $ 1,000.00
Treasurer’s Salary $ 5,500.00
V. Board Of Congregational and Pastoral Care $ 2,725.00
Appalachian Broadcasting $ 300.00
Coalition Of Appalachian Ministries $ 300.00
Misc. Expenses $ 100.00
Mission Trip Assistance $ 1,000.00
Postage $ 25.00
Urbana Delegates $ 1,000.00
VI. Board Of Ministry $ 1,560.00
Background Checks $ 100.00
Misc. Expenses $ 25.00
Ordination Gifts $ 50.00
Postage $ 25.00
Retreat $ 1,000.00
Testing Of Candidates $ 360.00
VII. Board Of Heritage And Witness $ 500.00
Historical Foundation $ 500.00
VIII. Nominating Committee $ 25.00
Phone Calls $ 25.00
IX. Board of Judiciary And Session Records $ 50.00
Postage $ 50.00
Total Budget For 2011 $60,510.00
Loan Investment Funds ($8,075.00)
Total Amount Apportioned To Churches $52,435.00
Albion $ 187.00 Lebanon North $2,119.83
Bethany $3,980.70 Lebanon South $ 262.48
Burnt Prairie $ 727.25 Lincoln First $1,482.89
Campground $ 541.16 Monroe City $ 822.64
Casey $ 592.99 Morningside $2,944.45
Chandler $4,257.05 Mt. Gilead $ 821.41
Christ $1,035.90 Mt. Olivet $ 553.50
Comunidad Cristiana $469.83 Mt. Oval $ 253.52
Cumberland Chapel $ 411.02 New Hope $2,560.38
Ebenezer $1,397.27 Oak Grove $ 844.78
Elm River $1,762.70 Pleasant Grove $ 780.77
Fairfield $8,276.89 Shiloh $1,311.89
Faith $ 835.47 Shinar $ 662.83
Fullerton $ 773.92 Spring Hill $ 325.57
Georgetown $1,156.67 Union North $ 557.67
Good Prospect $3,140.67 United $1,578.31
Grace $ 760.13 Village $ 736.81
Knights Chapel $1,049.15 Willow Creek $2,459.47
Board of Heritage and Witness
To: North Central Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in session with
Good Prospect CP Church in Trilla IL, October 8-9, 2010.
The Board of heritage and Witness met at the Willow Creek Church on August 28, 2010.
All members except Kevan Stum were present.
Rev. Albert Smith opened the meeting with prayer.
Stella Pryor reported that she has contacted several churches for presentation of
Heritage Reports. United CP Church of Norris City will present their report at the
October meeting of Presbytery.
Budget for the Heritage and Witness Committee and reviewed and by consent will
remain the same.
A letter was received from Kevan Stum asking to be excused for personal reasons.
Paper received at the last meeting from Rev. Roger Dallwig will be sent to the Archives
Prayer Concerns: Patsy Darland (Elder at Shiloh CP Church), and Rev. Ronnie Gross.
Minutes to that point were read and approved
Marilyn Tisdale made the motion to adjourn and Stella Pryor seconded. Stella Pryor gave
the closing prayer.
Submitted by: Priscilla Wilson, Secretary.
Board of Christian Education
No Report Received
Board of Ministry
To North Central Presbytery in session with the Good Prospect Church, Trilla IL, on
October 8 and 9, 2010, the Board of Ministry makes the following report:
The Board of Ministry met at Willow Creek CP Church on August 28, 2010. Those
present were Rev. Richard Shugert, Andy Pottorff, Roy Shanks, Rev. Shirley Topar,
Victory Moore, and Rev. Kevin Small. Rev. James Messer was excused.
The meeting was opened with Shirley Topar leading in prayer.
The budget for 2011 was discussed and presented to the Board of Finance.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Board met with J.C. McDuffee. J.C. has successfully completed all the required PAS
courses and has met all the educational requirements that were in place when he came
under the care of the Presbytery. With J.C. having received a call from Lebanon North
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Board of Ministry makes the following
Recommendation 1: That J.C. McDuffee, having satisfactorily completed examination
by the Board of Ministry as to his experimental religion, his continuing spiritual
growth, and his internal call to the ministry; and, having completed all the
requirements in the Program of Alternate Studies and participated in graduation and
having been licensed by presbytery on April 3, 2009; and, having served as Stated
Supply of Burnt Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 2001 to 2002 and Stated
Supply of Lebanon North Cumberland Presbyterian Church since October 2004;
therefore, the Board of Ministry recommends that Licentiate J.C. McDuffee be
examined at the October 8th and 9th, 2010, meeting of North Central Presbytery, and
that upon successful completion of that exam a commission be formed to ordain and
install Licentiate J.C. McDuffee at a time convenient to all.
The Board met with Candidate Tim Goodloe. Tim has had shoulder surgery and expects
to be off work for an extended period of time. Tim has a schedule in place to help him
catch up with his PAS assignments while he is off work and he has been preaching as
opportunities have presented themselves.
The Board met with Jack Weiland. Jack brought a letter of recommendation from the
Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church, requesting that Jack come under the care of
North Central Presbytery in order to seek ordination. Jack was raised in Southern
California and he worked as a youth minister and senior pastor before moving to the
Midwest. Since moving to the Midwest, Jack worked with troubled youth before being
called by the Bethany congregation, where he is currently filling the pulpit. Jack is
currently enrolled at Lincoln Community University and he took 3 blocks of study in the
PAS program this summer. The Stated Clerk will order a background check on Jack. The
Board of Ministry makes the following recommendation:
Recommendation 2: That Jack Weiland come under the care of North Central
The Board of Ministry read the assignment turned in by candidate Gail Allen and found
it to be satisfactory. A new assignment will be given to Gail, to be turned in at the spring
meeting. Gail Allen has retired from his secular job and is going to college full-time,
while also taking a full load of PAS classes. He has had several opportunities to
fill pulpits while pastors are on vacation.
Julio Roman failed to get his assignment turned in on time for this meeting. We will
contact him and ask that it be completed by the fall session of North Central
Presbytery. Julio Roman is continuing to pastor at Comunidad Cristiana as well as
continuing his education.
The BOM heard reports from mentors to the candidates.
The BOM discussed plans for the spring retreat which will be held in February of 2011.
The meeting was closed with Victory leading a prayer for the candidates.
Roy Shanks, Secretary
Board of Nominations
The Board of Nominations of North Central Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church met at the Willow Creek Church of Martinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2010.
Members presents were Sara McCawley, Lucy Becker and Jan McReynolds.
After opening with prayer, led by Lucky Becker, we reviewed our annual budget and
forwarded it to the Board of Finance and Trustees.
This Board makes the following recommendation.
RECOMMENDATION One: That the following persons be placed in nomination
for the responsibilities and terms indicated
Board of Christian Education:
1) Eduardo Montoya 13-1
Board of Finance and Trustees:
1) Glenadean Garrison 13-1
Board of Judiciary and Session Records:
1) Kim Wheeler 13-1
2) Amy Richardson 13-1
Board of Pastoral and Congregational Care:
1) Rodney Richardson 13-1
Stated Clerk Treasurer Recording Clerk
Rev. Ralph Blevins 13-2 Debra Shanks 13-6 Ruth Gates 13-6
Commissioner to General Assembly:
Pastors Delegates Elder Delegates
1) Rev. Jesse Thornton 1) Andy Pottoroff
2) Rev. James Messer 2) Stanley Kline
Pastor Alternates Elder Alternates
1) Dr. Carroll Richards 1) Roy Shanks
2) Rev. Ralph Blevins 2) Pricilla Wilson
Youth Advisory Delegates:
1) Ioscona Cundiff
Commissioners to Synod of the Midwest:
Pastor Delegates Elder Delegates
1) Rev. Melissa Goodloe 1) Steven Hughes
2) Dr. Carroll Richards 2) Jerry Pataki
Pastor Alternates Elder Alternates
1) Rev. James Messer 1) Don Findley
We would like to thank the following for serving on their various presbyterial boards:
1) Kim Wheeler
2) Rita Vaught
3) Roger Dalwig
4) Mary Gard
5) Dr. David West
6) Eduardo Montoya
Sara McCawley, Lucy Becker, Jan McReynolds
All motels listed are on the east edge of Mattoon IL, accessible at or near I 57 Exit 190.
From the church travel north on US 45 to I 57 Exit 184 and on to Exit 190. All prices are
plus tax and except for the Ramada include breakfast. All prices are subject to change,
please verify at time of reservations. We are told it is advisable to make reservations
Comfort Suites (1408 Broadway E) Tel. (217) 235-6745
Mattoon IL Double $99.00
Holiday Inn Express (121 Swords Drive) Tel. (217) 235-2060
Mattoon IL Double $99.00
Ramada Inn (300 Broadway E) Tel. (217) 235-0313
Mattoon IL Double $59.00
Hampton Inn (1416 Broadway E) Tel. (217) 234-4267
Mattoon IL Double $104.00
Super 8 (205 McFall Rd) Tel. (217) 235-8888
Mattoon IL Double $79.00
MAP AND DIRECTIONS TO GOOD PROSPECT CPC, TRILLA IL
Trilla, Illinois is located in East Central Illinois just a mile off US 45, four miles south of
the I 57 Exit 184 at the south edge of Mattoon. The church is in the main road in Trilla.