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Order Golden Cross Sunday envelopes

Golden Cross Sunday is observed in the month of May in honor of older adults in your congregation. ORDER YOUR SPECIAL GCS OFFERING ENVELOPES NOW! ** Call or send email to PONG JAVIER, OAM co-chair 708-268-7003 / facebook.com/nicolderadultministries Leave contact name, contact info, church name and location. Will drop off the envelopes. **The Golden Cross…

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Letters to God

By Anne Marie Gerhardt If you could write God a private letter what would you ask? One small church in the Rockford District is giving anyone that opportunity to write what’s on their heart. Winnebago United Methodist Church started a new community outreach ministry this past March called, “Letters to God”. It was an idea…

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La Luz De Cristo Chartered as new UM Church

By Anne Marie Gerhardt La Luz De Cristo, (The Light of Christ), held a joyful celebration on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 officially becoming a new Hispanic United Methodist Church with 146 people committing themselves as chartered members. Nearly 200 people attended the chartering service led by Elgin District Superintendent Oscar Carrasco and Bishop Sally Dyck…

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Lent in a Bag

By Linda Duback This year Glenview United Methodist Church is helping families practice the 40 days of Lent at home with a “to-go” bag. The “Lent in a Bag” idea is simply a paper bag filled with four symbols along with an accompanying activity/reflection to be used each week of Lent. Instructions tell families to…