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Celebrating Bolivia Partnership

By Rev. Michael Mann For nearly a decade, the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) and the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia (IEMB) have celebrated a connection. The connection has allowed those in the NIC to celebrate the culture and life of the Bolivian people, who are 70% indigenous. Through this Bolivia partnership, we previously celebrated the…

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Urging Governor to reconsider budget cuts

And How Are The Children? “Children have only one childhood. Every day those children are being denied early education and nutritious food impacts their chances of living to their full potential. We must stand up for children across the country.” ~Marian Wright Edelman   Governor Rauner’s FY2016 budget proposes critical cuts to programs which serve…

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Laity Session at Annual Conference

This year’s focus of the Laity Session at Annual Conference will be on youth and young adults. As such, the Board of Laity is extending an open invitation to all youth and young adults to attend to make this a meaningful session. It will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 between 6pm and 8pm…

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Learning Spanish as church hospitality

By Anne Marie Gerhardt Nearly 545 students participated in 48 classes held in 42 churches across the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) in the last two years to learn some Spanish and explore ¿Quién es mi vecino? (Who is my neighbor?). The core curriculum behind these Spanish-as-a-second language (SSL) classes was a collaborative effort written around…