Country & State

Christians are called to many different vocations besides the vocation of disciple and believer. We are also called to be spouses, parents, employers, employees and neighbors. One of our important vocations is that of citizen. On this page we will provide information that will help you carry out the vocation of citizen. We encourage all our members to be informed about our world, nation and state; to pray for leaders and citizens; and, as much as possible, to influence the world, nation and state toward that which is good and just that we might...

"...lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:2-4).

Recent News

1. This past December the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) adopted a “Death with Dignity Act” which would make doctor-prescribed suicide legal. Read more about this online at the Illinois Family Institute and The Washington Times.

2. There was a national day of protest of Planned Parenthood on February 11th. Efforts are underway in the the congress to defund Planned Parenthood. Read more online at

3. Illinois is considering a major increase in gambling licenses and locations. Go to and search for bill number SB0007 to read the full text. 



Contact Information for
Our Political Leaders

Illinois State Senator Bill Haine (District 56) www.senatorhaine  Ph. 217-782-5247 Fax 217-782-8287

Illinois Representative Dan Beiser (District 111) Ph. 217-782-5996 Fax 217-558-0493

Illinois Representative Katie Stuart (District 112) No website yet. Ph. 217-782-5951

US Congressional Representative Rodney Davis (District 12)  Ph. 202-225-2371 Fax 202225-0791

US Congressional Representative Mike Bost (District 12)
Ph. 202-225-5661 Fax 202-225-0285

US Congressional Representative John Shimkus (District 15)  Ph. 202-225-5271 Fax 202-225-5880

US Senator Richard Durbin  Ph. 202-224-2152 Fax 202-228-0400

US Senator Tammy Duckworth  Ph. 202-224-2854 Fax 202-228-0618