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Bus Stop Buddies

As all children of the Albany community are bused from the village everyday, Albany United Methodist Church will have two teams offering smiling faces and affirming, encouraging words as students load the buses and travel nine miles to their schools this year. Pastor Nancy Weingartner said the School Superintendent was delighted to learn of their…

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School Supply closet serves hundreds of students

The Sterling Rock Falls Community School Supply Closet opened this year on July 29 to long lines. The successful project led by Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, Ill., received a 2014 Creative Ministries Grant from the NIC Program Council. After only the first 3 days, the Closet assisted over 750 students with free school…

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Bolivia welcomes NIC youth

Ten Northern Illinois mission team members of youth, young adults and adults traveled to La Paz and Copacabana on the Altiplano of Bolivia from July 20-31. The group was immersed in both the culture and history of the country as well as the many missions of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Bolivia. Bishop Rojas of…

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United Methodist Pastors arrested in D.C. protest

Rev. Deborah Tinsley Taylor, center (red top), was among protesters included in a mass arrest of faith leaders and immigration reform activists outside the White House on July 31. (8/1/14) By Allan Benson Two Aurora pastors were among over 100 faith leaders, including 45 United Methodists, and advocates¬† arrested in front of the White House…