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    Virtual Worship

    Many churches are hosting services online due to the state's stay-at-home order. 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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    Weekly Prayer

    The Discipleship Task Force has launched a new webpage on the Northern Illinois Conference website to provide an opportunity to join together in common prayer with weekly devotions, prayers, and resources. Learn More

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    We are the People of God

    The “People of God” campaign reminds us of who we know we have been at our best — the spirit-filled, resilient, missional, connected, faithful, diverse and deeply rooted people of God called The United Methodist Church. Learn More

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    2020 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    Annual Conference scheduled for June 7-9 is being postponed. New dates are being worked out with the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel. Learn More

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    2020 Bishop's Appeal Offering

    The Global Mission Secondary School with The United Methodist Church in Tanzania is the recipient of this year's Bishop's Appeal offering at the 2020 Annual Conference. Donations will help complete the second phase of construction on the co-ed boarding school for children ages 13-18. Learn More

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    Social Principles

    After an eight-year journey and a deeply United Methodist experience of revision, the General Conference is called to approve a document with a strong theological grounding and a more focused, succinct, and globally meaningful form 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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Bishop responds to President calling to reopen churches

As many of you may have heard, President Trump has just declared the opening of all houses of worship throughout the country.  He rightly recognizes that we need “more pr…

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Bishop's Monday Message: Stay the course

I have been receiving notices from my weather app of flooding around northern Illinois because of all the rain we’ve had. That seems ironic given this week’s biblical tale from the pand…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Susan M. Wessels

Rev. Susan M. Wessels, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away at age 76 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. During her ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, she se…

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Bishop's Monday Message: The Time Given to Us

It was hard to provide leadership—clergy or laity—in the church before the coronavirus pandemic. It’s really hard now! The first lesson of leadership for these times is to know we…

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