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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 vulnerable…

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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…

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UVC seeking award nominations

Each year the Board of Directors of United Voices for Children selects individuals and a group or organization to receive the Bishop Jesse R. DeWitt Child Advocacy Award, the Katherine B. Greene Child Worker Award and the Rev. Margaret Ann Williams Service Award. These awards honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of…