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    Welcome to our new website

    We hope you enjoy browsing our new website which includes the latest news, events, resources, and messages from our Bishop. Learn More

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    February is Black History Month

    This month we celebrate the historical contributions of African Americans to the worship life, mission, and ministry of the church. Several study and worship resources are available. Learn More

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    Statistical Reporting Season

    It's that time of year for churches to enter their statistical reports which includes membership numbers and other data. Reports are due by Feb. 28, 2018. Learn More

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    Hurricane Relief

    The people of Puerto Rico continue to need our prayers and assistance after a devastating hurricane season in 2017 left many without power, food, water and homes. Learn More

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    179th Annual Conference

    This year's Annual Conference will be held June 3-5 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. Check for updates. 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 focuses on discipleship making

One year after laity and clergy pondered the “why”, participants at the 2018 Northern Illinois Conference Laity Convocation focused on the “how” local churches carry out the mi…

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NIU remembers and grieves 10 years after school shooting

As bells tolled and wreaths were placed in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Valentine’s Day shooting which killed five students at Northern Illinois University…

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Unite to End Racism

The Northern Illinois Conference and our Pan-Methodist partners along with the Illinois Conference of Churches are arranging buses to Washington D.C. so Illinois residents can take part in the anti-racism…


Sympathy Notice: Rev. Kenneth H. Crandall

Rev. Kenneth H Crandall, retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Rev. Kenneth Crandall served at Wilmington, Tinley Park…