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Resources for the movie Selma

On Monday, Jan. 19, United Methodists packed a theater in Warrenville, Ill., to view a special screening of the Oscar nominated movie Selma which is about Martin Luther King Jr.’s history changing campaign to secure equal voting rights in Alabama in 1965. The event was part of the #Selmahandinhand initiative to encourage conversation and action….


Honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

United Methodists from across the Northern Illinois Conference gathered together for several events over the long holiday weekend in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and life. On Saturday, Jan. 17, more than 200 clergy and lay members participated in the annual Winter Warming hosted by NIC Reconciling Ministries. The Rev. Dr….


New Elgin Dist Superintendent announced

Bishop Sally Dyck is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Elgin District Superintendent Reverend Darneather Murph-Heath, effective July 1, 2015.  Reverend Murph-Heath will follow Reverend Oscar Carrasco as he retires this summer. With the naming of Reverend Murph-Health to the role of superintending, Bishop Dyck continues to build a gifted and diverse team…


Elgin Dist Superintendent Oscar Carrasco announces retirement

After more than 50 years of ministry, Elgin District Superintendent Rev. Oscar Carrasco has announced his retirement beginning July 1, 2015. Rev. Carrasco’s ministry began at the young age of 16 when he served as a missionary to coal miners in Chile teaching them to read in the summer evenings. A third generation Methodist, Rev….