Suburban women's gathering March 6-7 to put focus on community, faith

  • IF:Western Suburbs 2020 on March 6-7 at Christ Church Oak Brook

    IF:Western Suburbs 2020 on March 6-7 at Christ Church Oak Brook

Submitted by Elliott Peppers
Updated 2/14/2020 12:05 PM

IF:Gathering 2020 for suburban Chicago will be held on March 6-7 at Christ Church Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Road.

"IF:Western Suburbs 2020 is a local women's conference that features nationally known Christian female speakers who gather to inspire and challenge women to grow in their faith journey," said Suanne Camfield, director for the Women's Ministry at Christ Church.


It is held in conjunction with the national conference called IF:Gathering, which is a nonprofit that strives to equip women with biblically based resources, events and authentic community.

"It's a high-energy, inspiring, thought-provoking, worship-filled two-day women's event that features live worship and biblical teaching via video from some of the best female voices in the country," Camfield said.

Nearly 400 women attended the 2019 gathering.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, and includes dinner. It resumes Saturday, March 7 at 8 a.m. and includes breakfast. Tickets are $40 or $30 for students and registration is required at

The event also includes giveaways, raffle prizes, food and an alternative shopping experience where all proceeds benefit under-resourced women both locally and globally. The conference is one of the many events and programs the Women's Ministry at Christ Church provides to the public.

Founded in 1965, Christ Church is a multisite, nondenominational church in the Chicago suburbs with more than 6,000 members. Christ Church features a variety of inspiring worship options including classic, classic communion and contemporary services. All people are offered the opportunity to build life-changing relationships with God and one another with a rich range of spiritual growth resources, and a selection of service ministries aimed at creating positive change in the world. Weekend services are held at the Oak Brook and Butterfield (formerly Downers Grove) locations, as well as via livestream at For more information, visit

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