Download the informational flyer

Online Registration opens April 6, 2017


  • $80 thru April 29
  • $95 April 30—May 19
  • $130 after May 19 onsite only

Legislative & Historical Documents are due April 1. No exceptions. Email: Katie Voigt—

2017 Agenda *subject to change

The hotel rate this year at Pheasant Run Resort is $119.00 / room + 11% tax.  To register click here. Group rate available until May 10, 2017.

NIC Groups, Agencies, Affiliated and Related programs are invited to prepare a display to show Annual Conference attendees what you are all about.

  • Display tables will be open for viewing on beginning at 7:00 AM Monday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 6 in the St. Charles  Ballroom.
  • The Cokesbury bookstore will be located in the same room.
  • Set-up will be Sunday after 3:00 PM or Monday morning.
  • All displays must be removed by 6:00 PM on Tuesday. Displays or materials left behind will be discarded.
  • Cost is $25 per table, and $45 for a table with electricity.
  • There will only be space for 42 tables. Requests will be considered in the order in which they are received. Application and payment due no later than May 19.
Online Application

If you have questions, you may contact Alka Lyall at .

Midwest Mission Distribution Center - Dignity Kits
  • Aurora  - Hand Towels/1,500 • Washcloths/1,500
  • Chicago Northwestern - Nail Clipper Sets/1,500 • Razors (individually wrapped)/750
  • Chicago Southern - Combs/1,500 • Shampoo/Conditioner (4 oz.)/750
  • DeKalb- Deodorant (2 fl. oz.)/1,500 • Shampoo/Conditioner (4 oz.)/750
  • Elgin - Toothbrush/ 1,500 • Toothpaste 2.5 oz or larger/1,500
  • Rockford - Bar Soap (3-4 oz.)/1,500 • Razors (individually wrapped)/750
For more information/picture click here. All items are available through Dollar Tree online except the washcloths (currently only available in the store). The trailer from the distribution center will be outside the MegaCenter on Sunday afternoon and through the day on Monday.
This year's recipient is the Global AIDS Fund. Click here for resources and more information.



Accessibility Coordinator ready to help at Annual Conference

The Accessibility Committee has announced Kathy Wellman will continue serving as the Accessibility Coordinator for the 2017 Annual Conference and this year she will be joined by Violet Ricker to ensure all your questions are answered and requests are met. In order to best serve the needs of those attending, it is strongly encouraged that…


Bishop designates Global AIDS Fund for AC offering

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is deeply grateful that Bishop Sally Dyck chose the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) as the recipient of the Bishop’s Appeal for 2017. Each congregation is asked to take a special offering or to do some type of special fundraising to help support the appeal. In years…


Marcia McFee AC2017 Worship Leader

The 2017 Annual Conference worship committee is pleased to announce Dr. Marcia McFee as this year’s worship leader. Dr. McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called “refreshing,” “inspiring,” and “unforgettable.” Marcia combines her background and experience in professional companies of music, theater…


5 constitutional amendments up for vote

By Heather Hahn Feb. 8, 2017 | UMNS General Conference delegates had their say last year. Now, it’s up to annual conference voters to determine whether five amendments will become part of The United Methodist Church’s constitution.In the coming months, the voters will consider changes that address matters of gender equality, inclusiveness in membership, delegate…


Light Shines Through…178th Annual Conference theme

2016 seemed to be a year of transitions! We have a new Director of Connectional Ministries and some staff changes in the Conference office. Your Annual Conference committee hopes that you will also experience some positive changes in the way we hold our Annual Conference sessions in the Northern Illinois Conference. Of course, some things…


Print Friendly