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    Five Phase Plan

    The ReTurn Team’s Plan for returning to our ministries and buildings in a safe and healthy way is now available. Learn More

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Illinois is growing. Experts remind us this is not a time to panic but to be prepared and take necessary precautions. Find resources for your church community. Learn More

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    Stand Against Racism

    We recognize racism as a sin and commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. Discover ways you can listen, act, speak and pray. Learn More

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    Weekly Prayer

    The Discipleship Task Force has launched a new webpage on the Northern Illinois Conference website to provide an opportunity to join together in common prayer with weekly devotions, prayers, and resources. Learn More

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    2020 Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    Annual Conference scheduled for June 7-9 is being postponed. New dates are being worked out with the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel. Learn More

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    2020 Bishop's Appeal Offering

    The Global Mission Secondary School with The United Methodist Church in Tanzania is the recipient of this year's Bishop's Appeal offering at the 2020 Annual Conference. Donations will help complete the second phase of construction on the co-ed boarding school for children ages 13-18. Learn More

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    Virtual Worship

    Many churches are hosting services online due to the state's stay-at-home order. Find a community to join and be blessed by the good news of Jesus Christ. Learn More

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    We are the People of God

    The “People of God” campaign reminds us of who we know we have been at our best — the spirit-filled, resilient, missional, connected, faithful, diverse and deeply rooted people of God called The United Methodist Church. 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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Sympathy Notice: Kathy Dickerson

Elgin District Lay Leader Kathryn (Kathy) Dickerson, age 82, passed away on June 25, 2020, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Hispanic/Latinx Community

The coronavirus has hit all people, especially vulnerable communities. One of the populations that has been devastated by this pandemic is the Hispanic/Latinx community, whi…

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Sympathy Notice: Geoffrey S. Kruse-Safford

Mr. Geoffrey S. Kruse-Safford, spouse of clergy member Rev. Lisa Anne Kruse-Safford of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020, at age 54.

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Interim Bishop announced to serve NIC in 2021

A couple of months ago, the NCJ bishops (called the College of Bishops) began to meet and discuss how to provide coverage for the NIC during the 2021 year. In consultation with the…

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