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    Welcome to our new website

    We hope you enjoy browsing our new website which includes the latest news, events, resources, and messages from our Bishop. Learn More

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    Statistical Reporting Season

    It's that time of year for churches to enter their statistical reports which includes membership numbers and other data. Reports are due by Feb. 28, 2018. Learn More

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    Happy New Year

    New Year’s resolutions to equip new leaders! Do you want to get your church hopping in the New Year? Click for six motivating and inspiring ways to get your new leaders off to a positive start. Learn More

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    Hurricane Relief

    The people of Puerto Rico continue to need our prayers and assistance after a devastating hurricane season in 2017 left many without power, food, water and homes. 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's Column - A Few Good Reads

During the month of December, I took a renewal leave. For the first few days, I energetically cleaned every closet, cupboard, drawer, shelf, and closet in our condo. I took loads of books, cl…


DYK - The UMC speaks to sexual harassment

Clergy training has evolved. While always including a list of dos and don’ts, we now understand that balance in our personal and professional lives, good habits of self-care and health…


Puerto Rico invites volunteers for Hurricane Relief

Volunteers may now apply to help with the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) efforts to support its partner, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR), as they…

Black History Month

February is Black History Month

February is Black History month and celebrates the historical contibutions of African Americans to the worship life, mission and ministry of the church.