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    2020 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    Registration for the Northern Illinois Annual Conference will open April 6. The Conference will be held June 7-9, 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Learn More

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    UMCOR Sunday - March 22

    Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), we can make a difference in the lives of communities and individuals whose lives have been upended by storms, wars, climate change, and displacement. Through UMCOR, we see the impact of extravagant grace through the generosity of United Methodists. 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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    Bishop's Appeal Offering

    Bishop Sally Dyck is encouraging congregations to help support our family farmers in the Northern Illinois Conference for a special offering to be taken Nov. 16. Learn More

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    Outreach Resources

    “The Movement Continues” campaign reminds us that the foundation of The United Methodist Church has always been to follow God’s call of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 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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Laity Convocation opens conversation on racism

Laity Convocation 2020 brought more than 185 lay and clergy from across the Northern Illinois Conference to Sycamore United Methodist Church on Feb. 8 to work toward “Unpacking Ra…

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Support Staff Changes

The Northern Illinois Conference Office of Administrative Services is pleased to announce the hiring of two district support staff. Beginning March 1, the six district superintendents and our churches wil…

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Register for "Fresh Expressions" with Bishop Carter

On Saturday, March 12, from 9am to 3:30pm, Bishop Kenneth Carter will introduce the Northern Illinois Annual Conference to Fresh Expressions, an international movement of mis…

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UVC seeking nominations

United Voices for Children (UVC) is inviting nominations for its three annual awards. These UVC Awards honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or famil…

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