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    183rd Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    The 2022 Annual Conference will return in person at the Renassaince Schaumburg Convention Center from June 8 - 10. Learn More

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    Speaker Series

    The Northern Illinois Conference and their partners, are pleased to announce our 2022 Speaker Series. During this 4-part series that extends into December and includes a 6-week book study in the fall, we will journey together to prayerfully learn, engage, and tackle our personal and corporate role in addressing racism. Register today! 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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    Discipleship Task Force

    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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    Join in Prayer

    Read the April devotional on the Discipleship Task Force's NIC Prayer Network webpage that provides an opportunity to join together in common prayer with monthly devotions, weekly prayer focus, and resources. Learn More

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    Christ is Risen!

    He is Risen! Alleluia! Bishop Hopkins reminds us to "not look for the living among the dead." Read and watch his Easter message. Learn More

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    Welcome to our website

    We hope you enjoy browsing our website which includes the latest news, events, resources for congregations 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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Ruling opens door for bishop elections in 2022

The United Methodist Church’s top court says that the Council of Bishops can call jurisdictional conferences to elect and assign new U.S. bishops. However, the Judicial Council al…

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Sympathy Notice: Clara McLaughlin

Clara McLaughlin, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Terry Mclaughlin serving in the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away May 9, 2022, at age 82.

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Sympathy Notice: Kay E. Potenza

Mrs. Kay E. Potenza, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Thomas Potenza of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at age 77.  During his ministry, Rev. Potenza served Plain…

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Sympathy Notice: Gregg A. Downs

Gregg A. Downs, former local pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at age 69. During his ministry, Gregg served Oregon: Lighthouse and Kingston.

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