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    Anti-Racism Task Force

    Learn more about the Anti-Task Force's resources and information as we live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian Teaching. Learn More

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    Join in Prayer

    The Discipleship Task Force's webpage on the Northern Illinois Conference website provides an opportunity to join together in common prayer with monthly devotions, weekly prayer focus, and resources. Learn More

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    Virtual Worship

    Many churches are hosting services online due to the state's safety protocols to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Find a community to join and be blessed by the good news of Jesus Christ. Learn More

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    Five Phase Plan

    The ReTurn Team’s Plan for returning to our ministries and buildings in a safe and healthy way is now available. Learn More

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Illinois is growing. Experts remind us this is not a time to panic but to be prepared and take necessary precautions. Find resources for your church community. Learn More

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    2020 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    The first-ever virtual Annual Conference was held November 14 through a Zoom webinar. Find videos and a wrap up of this historic event. Learn More

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    2020 Bishop's Appeal Offering

    The Global Mission Secondary School with The United Methodist Church in Tanzania is the recipient of this year's Bishop's Appeal offering at the 2020 Annual Conference. Donations will help complete the second phase of construction on the co-ed boarding school for children ages 13-18. 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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2021 Annual Conference Scheduled for July as Virtual Session

Continuing to keep the health and safety of clergy and lay members a top priority, the 2021 Northern Illinois Annual Conference will convene again as an all-virtual…

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Bishop Hopkins Lenten Greeting

Bishop Hopkins brings you a Lenten Greeting as we begin a season of preparation for the Celebration of the Resurrection on Easter. "Today, I have some “Good News” for you! You are invited to have…

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Jumpstart Youth Ministry February Resources

Our theme for February, “Know Your Story/Own Your Story”, continues that encouragement for youth workers. It may sound cliché, but it is true: be yourself—know who you are and how yo…

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Five Cups Resources

5 Cups of Water is a five-week discipleship curriculum that invites you to engage with others in meaningful conversations about baptism and its impact on our lives as individuals and as a community: the bod…

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