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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…

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Tornado Disaster Response

At least two tornadoes tore through parts of Northern Illinois on Thursday, April 9 according to the National Weather Service killing two people and destroying homes and businesses in its path. The hardest hit communities were in Ogle and DeKalb counties including the small town of Fairdale which was mostly demolished by the massive tornado….

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Hispanic/Latino Ministry Listening Sessions

Bishop Sally Dyck invites representatives from all churches in our conference that wish to be in ministry with their neighbors in the Hispanic/Latino community to come together with leadership from the National Hispanic/LatinoPlan to talk about how we can better train and resource all our congregations in this important work. If you have been in…