Skip to Main Content
  • Welcome to the Northern Illinois Conference

    Hurricane Michael on the Gulf Coast

    UMCOR and our partners are responding to disasters both in the United States and around the world. Please join us in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. Learn More

  • Umc Prays Logo Final

    Phase 3

    The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward which continues through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019. Learn More

  • Flyer Of Day Of Call 2018 Final

    How to Celebrate

    •Preach on God’s Call •Share Testimonies •Share a Call Video Learn More

  • 2018umsd Fb Image 1200x628 03

    Student Day - Nov. 25

    When you give generously you support students – who may not have the resources to attend school – as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge. Learn More

  • Givingtuesday

    Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

    United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC. Learn More

  • Umc50 1380x770

    United Methodist Church 50th Anniversary

    Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, The United Methodist Church. Learn More

  • Tree Field Horizon Countryside 81413

    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."

About Us

Sign up for our eNewsletter

News & Announcements

Candle

Sympathy Notice: Rev. Mary W. Mayes

Rev. Mary W. Mayes, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. During her ministry in the NIC, she served at Leaf River-German Valley, Mend…

Dyk625x400 F67ce

DYK - Conversations Count?

More reports are released every week about the influence social media has on our impressions and decision making. Our online communications tools can be used constructively or destructively. I recent…

Dyck Sally 113

Bishop's Column: How would Jesus vote?

In Matthew 16, Jesus asked his disciples who they said he was. Peter responded by saying, “You are the Christ!” Peter confessed with his lips but he hadn't yet lived it with his life; fol…

Jc Way Forward 1 Harvey 690 R

Court: One Church Plan largely constitutional

A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision released Oct. 26 by the d…

Print