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    Join the bus trip

    The Northern Illinois Conference and our Pan-Methodist partners along with the Illinois Conference of Churches (ICC) are arranging buses to Washington D.C. so Illinois residents can take part in the anti-racism rally on the national mall on April 4, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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

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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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    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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    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

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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Shepherding Teams learn adaptive leadership

On Mar. 10 the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and members from the six newly formed District Shepherding Teams (DST) came together as a group for the first time to mobiliz…


Annual Conference Mission Challenge

The mission challenge for the 2018 Annual Conference is to provide cleaning kit items through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC).  MMDC, a 501c (3) organization, provides disaste…


2017 Journal now available

The 2017 Northern Illinois Conference Journal is available online and to purchase through for $11.

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NIC Reporter receives award

The Northern Illinois Conference Reporter took 1st place in the Print Publication - Newspaper category at the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators annual meeting in Philadelphia on M…