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    General Conference 2019

    The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward which continues through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019. Learn More

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    Thank You!

    YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES AN IMPACT! Thanks to your generosity... $624,869 was given, 100% of which will benefit designated projects and missionaries. 110 missionaries and 272 projects were supported with gifts from 11 countries.

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    Responding to California Wildfires

    UMCOR and our partners are responding to disasters both in the United States and around the world. Please join us in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. Learn More

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    How to Celebrate

    •Preach on God’s Call •Share Testimonies •Share a Call Video Learn More

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    Resurgence Worship Night 2019

    The NIC Youth Ministry Council is hosting this concert featuring the Christian rock band Iron Bell Music at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall. Learn More

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    United Methodist Church 50th Anniversary

    Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, The United Methodist Church. Learn More

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    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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Safe Gatherings Window Cling 2018

Safe Gatherings Recognitions

Congratulations to the 18 churches in the Northern Illinois Conference for meeting the criteria for Safe Gatherings’ first recognition program, signifying their strong commitment to protecting chi…

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Maurine Sheppard

Maurine Sheppard, Hanover United Methodist Church Lay Member to Annual Conference, passed away Sunday, December 2nd.  

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Bishop’s Column: Lift up the lonely this season

Only about half of Americans have meaningful in-person social interactions, such as a friend that one can have an extended conversation with about things that matter or regular…

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Seeing a Way Forward: GC2019

The Northern Illinois Conference’s General Conference delegation that will be attending the 2019 General Conference Special Session held six different days of conversation in each district around…

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