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    Lenten Devotional

    Join the flock this upcoming Lent and spend some time in a six-week devotional all about sheep and shepherds written by Bishop Sally Dyck and Rev. Myron McCoy, along with editor Jane Rubietta. Learn More

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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 opens April 2. 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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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Kwame John Porter

Rev. Dr. Kwame John R. Porter, retired clergy of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away April 8, 2019. Rev. Porter was a well-known community activist who joined the civil rights…

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Apportionment Statement Changes

In response to questions from churches following the Special Session of General Conference regarding designation of apportionment funds, we have changed the NIC apportionment statement. The new…

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Annual Conference Shepherding Team prepares top goals

On March 16, the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and the six District Shepherding Teams (DST), which are made up of both clergy and laity, met at Woodridge UMC to…

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Send a youth to camp!

NIC Outdoor and Retreat Ministries are excited to be designated as the 2019 Bishop's Appeal because our over-arching purpose is to support and strengthen local congregations in their mission of making dis…

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