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    Laity Convocation - February 9

    Registration is Open! "Knowing Our Way: Turning the Tide" Come join laity and clergy from across our conference on Saturday, February 9 at the New Lenox UMC for Laity Convocation 2019. Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of the Missional Church Consultation Initiative for the West Ohio Conference. Learn More

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    How to Celebrate

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

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    General Conference 2019

    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

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    Resurgence Worship Night 2019

    The NIC Youth Ministry Council is hosting this concert featuring the Christian rock band Iron Bell Music at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall. Learn More

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    Responding to California Wildfires

    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

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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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Author speaks on Emmett Till Chicago connection

It was a time of reflecting and rejoicing at the Northern Illinois Conference’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service on Jan. 20 at Faith United Methodist Church in Orl…

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Tim Tyson keynote at Martin Luther King Celebration

Bishop Sally Dyck invites you to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. annual celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at  Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland Park, IL. Disting…

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2018 Journal Available

The 2018 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Journal can be found and downloaded for free on the conference website or may be purchased at Amazon.com.

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Sympathy Notice: Carol Madalin

The Rev. Carol Madalin, ABLC in the Northern Illinois Conference, died on December 21, 2018, following a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Carol was in hospice at the time of her dea…

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