The churches of the Northern Illinois Conference contributed a total of $6,133,131.93 in 2015 Apportionment giving, representing a 3.8% increase over 2014. In addition, over $882,000 was given to second-mile, designated causes.

Last week, the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) voted to pay General Church Apportionments at 72%, the same rate as Apportionment receipts from all NIC churches–a practice shared by many other Annual Conferences. In addition, the council agreed to contribute an additional $177,217 to the World Service Fund for a total of 90%. The Book of Discipline states that the World Service Fund is our first priority for benevolent giving, providing a financial lifeline to a long list of Christian mission and ministry throughout the denomination.

Conference Treasurer Lonnie Chafin said after the conference call, “Following the disappointing outcome of 2014, we set out in February to reduce our spending plan by 7% across all areas of the budget. The Cabinet, Program Council and Congregational Development staff all worked faithfully and diligently this year to make the best use of resources entrusted to us by local churches. We met that goal, so to be able to pay 90% of World Service is a victory for us.”

2015 General Church Apportionments Percent Paid Total Paid
World Service Fund 90% $ 886,084
Ministerial Education Fund 72% $ 182,521
Black Colleges Fund 72% $ 97,080
Episcopal Fund 72% $ 212,604
Africa University 72% $ 21,722
Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 72% $ 19,042
General Administration Fund 72% $ 85,564

 

We celebrate with the following 189 congregations who contributed 100% (or more) of their Apportionments!
*Indicates greater than 100% given.

Aurora District

Aurora: Nueva Vida
Aurora: Wesley
Batavia: Flowing Grace*
Bolingbrook: Crossroads of Faith
Channahon
Downers Grove: First
Geneva
Green Garden
Hinsdale
Joliet: Hope
Kaneville
Lemont
Lisle: Faith
Lockport: Christ
Manhattan
Millbrook
Millington
Minooka
Mokena
Morris: First
Naperville: Community
Naperville: Grace
New Lenox
Orland Park: Faith
St. Charles: Baker
Wheaton: Gary
Winfield: Community
Winfield: South Asian*
Woodridge
Worth
Yorkville: Trinity

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Chicago Northwestern District

Chicago: Broadway
Chicago: Church of the Three Crosses
Chicago: El Redentor/Redeemer of Calvary
Chicago: Granville Avenue
Chicago: Holy Covenant
Chicago: Humboldt Park
Chicago: Indo Pak
Chicago: New Hope
Chicago: Resurrection
Deerfield: Christ
Evanston: Emmanuel
Evanston: First
Evanston: Hemenway
Maywood: Neighborhood
Northbrook: Northbrook
Oak Park: Euclid Avenue
Oak Park: First
Oak Park: St. John’s
River Forest
Skokie: Central
Wilmette: Trinity

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Chicago Southern District

Alsip: Christ
Brookfield Compassion*
Chicago: Chicago Lawn*
Chicago: Clair Christian
Chicago: First (Temple)
Chicago: Hyde Park Korean
Chicago: Morgan Park
Chicago: Southlawn
Chicago: Union Avenue
Chicago: Wesley
Hazel Crest: Community
Olympia Fields
University Park: Pilgrimage*
Urban Village Church

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DeKalb District

Albany
Brookville
Chana
Coleta
Cortland
DeKalb: First
Dixon: First
Dixon: Grace
Earlville
Elkhorn
Erie
Esmond
Fenton
Harding
Harmon
Hinckley: First
Kingston
La Moille: Community
Leland
Leon
Malden
Malta
Malta: Northwest
Mendota: First
Mendota: Zion
Morrison
Mount Morris: Disciples
Norway
Ottawa: First
Paw Paw
Polo: Faith
Princeton: First*
Prophetstown
Reynolds
Rochelle
Seneca: First
Serena
Sheridan
Sterling: First
Sterling: Wesley
Steward
Suydam
Sycamore
Tampico
Triumph
Waterman

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Elgin District

Antioch
Arlington Heights: First
Barrington: Barrington
Buffalo Grove: Kingswood
Burlington
Carpentersville: Trinity*
Cary
Crystal Lake: First
Des Plaines: First
Des Plaines: Nuevo Amanecer
Elgin: Cornerstone
Elgin: Epworth
Elgin: First
Elk Grove: Prince of Peace
Elmhurst: Christ
Elmhurst: Faith Evangelical
Fox River Grove: Community
Hampshire: Zion
Ingleside
Lake Bluff: Grace
Libertyville
Marengo
Mount Hope
Mount Prospect: Sam Mool Korean
Mount Prospect: Trinity
Schaumburg: Our Saviour’s
Wauconda: Federated Church
Waukegan: First
Waukegan: Living Faith
Waukegan: San Pablo
Winthrop Harbor
Wood Dale: Community Church

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Rockford District

Afolkey: Bethel
Argo Fay
Belvidere: First
Blaine
Capron
Cedarville
Chadwick: Hope
Chemung
Dakota Rock Grove
Davis Junction
Elizabeth
Fair Haven
Florence
Freeport: Faith
Galena
Hanover*
Hickory Grove
Hunter
Kent
Lanark
McConnell
Milledgeville
Mount Carroll
New Milford
Pecatonica
Poplar Grove
Red Oak
Rock City
Rockford: Aldersgate
Rockford: Beth Eden
Rockford: Centennial Multicultural
Rockford: Christ
Rockford: Christ the Carpenter
Rockford: Evans
Rockford: Grace
Rockford: Harlem
Roscoe
Savanna: First
Shannon: Bethel
Shirland
Stockton: Wesley
Thomson
Warren
Willow
Winnebago

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