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    More than 1000 members of black Baptist churches throughout Illinois attended the Baptist General State Convention of Illinois' annual Congress of Christian Education August 4-8 at Trinity. Rev. Alvin Love '82, president of the BGSC, helped bring the congress to campus.

    "We had a very productive week," Love said. "This is the first time we've had Congress on a college campus, and all the feedback I heard has been positive. I think this is the start of something good for our convention."

    The BGSC comprises 400 churches throughout Illinois, making it the largest organization of black Christians in the state. Constituents came from Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, and East St. Louis to participate in the 88th yearly session, and some of them, mostly teen-agers, stayed in Tibstra and West halls for the week. Classes were held in the Classroom Building, Heritage Science Center, Ozinga Chapel, Huizenga Library, and the administration building.

    "Trinity opened its arms and made a great impression on everyone who came," Love said. "It was wonderful having the entire campus available to us. The accommodations and facilities contributed to a terrific week of learning and fellowship."

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