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    182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    The 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually through Zoom July 16-17. Laity Session will kick off the conference on July 15. Registration closes June 30. Learn More

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    Returning to Church

    The ReTurn Team’s five-phase plan for returning to our ministries and buildings in a safe and healthy way. Illinois is in phase four. 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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    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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    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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    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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    New Webpage

    Have you seen or heard about something from the Discipleship Task Force but are no longer able to find it? Helpful discipleship resources, information, and tools are located on our Discipleship Webpage! 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. Seymour D. Halford

Rev. Seymour D. Halford, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chic…

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Sympathy Notice: Roland Harkleroad

Roland Harkleroad, a retired Local Pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Shirla…

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Illinois Enters Phase 5

What a year this has been. With God’s grace, we have found our way through the maze of a global pandemic, not a journey any of us claim lightly. This Friday, Illinois arrives at Phase 5. What a day of r…

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United Methodist oldest American to climb Mt. Everest

On May 23 at 7:50 a.m., Arthur (Art) Muir, 75, climbed the final ascent of Mt. Everest, becoming the oldest American to reach the world’s highest peak at 29,031 feet, accor…

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