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Bishops review Commission on a Way Forward sketches

In early November 2017, the Council of Bishops met and received the first report from the Commission on a Way Forward. The Commission’s mandate is to present a recommendation to the Council of Bishops at their May 2018 meeting to forward on to the Special General Conference 2019 (GC19). The bishops on the Commission, including…

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New Conference directory available to purchase

The 2017-2018 Directory for the Northern Illinois Conference is now available for purchase through Amazon. The cost is $6 plus tax and shipping. The directory includes Conference staff, district information, churches, clergy, laity information and conference-related agencies and committees. To place your order visit Amazon.com and search Northern Illinois Conference Directory or click here. To download the directory…

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Seminary students receive excellence in clergy leadership scholarships

In 2016 the NIC Board of Ordained Ministry (BOOM) was approached by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) to partner with them, the Lilly Foundation, UM Foundations and UM Seminaries in a new scholarship program for seminary students, the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is designed for full-time Master of…

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World AIDS Day Event

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring a “Service of Remembrance and Celebration” to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017. Approximately 11 percent of the global population is infected with HIV. In the United States, the infection rate is highest among communities of color, particularly black and Hispanic/Latino communities, and communities…