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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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    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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    Online Forms

    2022 Church Conference materials, including the agenda, are available online. Please encourage your church leadership to begin working on gathering the information as soon as possible. Learn More

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    Submit Your Story

    This initiative offers a new way to recognize, honor, and thank those clergy and other church leaders that have made a difference in our lives by sharing their stories and making a contribution in their name to support NIC clergy retirement funds. Learn More

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    Standing Against Racism

    Learn more about the NIC 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

    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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    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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Sympathy Notice: Jean Bush-Norris

Jean Bush-Norris, Diaconal Minister of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on November 23, 2022. Jean served in several ministerial positions both in Minnesota and Illinois. As a Dia…

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Bishop's Reflections: Can I Give Thanks in a Time of Sorrow?

The horrendous mass shooting this past Saturday night at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, breaks my heart and calls me to cry out, “How long…

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Joyful Conference-Wide Worship Held

What a joy it is to be in the house of the Lord to hear the Word and sing songs of praise to God. For the second year, the NIC Discipleship Task Force held a Fall conference-wide worship ser…

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Fresh Expressions Grants Available

The word Fresh [Expressions] was borrowed from The Declaration of Assent, which is made by deacons, priests, and bishops of the Church of England. The Church of England and British Methodists…

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