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    2019 Annual Conference

    We are heading "Back to the Future" for this year's Annual Conference from June 2-4 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Online Registration is open. Learn More

  • Peacewithjustice

    June 16, 2019

    One of The United Methodist Church’s six Special Sunday offerings, Peace with Justice Sunday supports annual conference ministries as well as global denominational work. Learn More

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    Native American Ministries

    When you support Native American Ministries Sunday, you equip seminary students who will honor and celebrate Native American culture in their ministries. And you empower congregations that are finding fresh new ways to minister to their communities with the love of Christ. Learn More

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    Outreach Resources

    “The Movement Continues” campaign reminds us that the foundation of The United Methodist Church has always been to follow God’s call of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Learn More

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    Special Session Feb. 23-26

    The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church took place in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose was to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. Learn More

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    Welcome to our website

    We hope you enjoy browsing our website which includes the latest news, events, resources, and messages from our Bishop. Learn More

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Conference

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by equipping our local churches for ministry and by providing a connection for ministry beyond the local church; all for the glory of God.  Our vision is "making and supporting vital Christians in vital congregations that engage with their communities and the world for peace justice and mercy."

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Purple Cow: funny name, essential support

On March 27, clergy members of the Purple Cow group met at the Northern Illinois Conference Chicago office for their monthly gathering of support, prayer, encouragement, brainstorming,…

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Worshiping through service

Through the support of the NIC United Methodist Foundation, UCM participates in a Stocking the Shelves ministry in partnership with one of its sponsoring nearby churches, First Presbyterian Church of…

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Sympathy Notice: Carol L. Kingery

Carol Lynn Kingery, spouse of Rev. Thomas Kingery retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. During Rev. Kingery's ministry, he served Broo…

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The Three “P’s” of Lay Membership to Annual Conference

PREPARATION is the first step in the role of being a Lay Member to Annual Conference. Whether this is your first or 31st time as an Annual Conference member, PREPARA…

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