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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 will be held virtually November 14 through a Zoom webinar. 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 safety protocols to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Find a community to join and be blessed by the good news of Jesus Christ. 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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Bishop's Monday Message: Between a rock and a hard place

Have you ever felt caught between a rock and a hard place? The Israelites were definitely caught between a rock and a hard place as they are attempting to escape the opp…

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Pastor embraces technology for ministry during pandemic

Pastor Toni Lucas was in her third year serving Albany in the DeKalb District and her fourth year as a pastor when the pandemic hit and Illinois’ stay-at-home order began…

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Bishop's Appeal Update: School passes inspection

On Sept. 11 God’s miracle happened. The first school inspection was successfully completed because God made a way in an impossible situation. When we failed to reach 75% of cons…

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Bishop's Monday Message: Nevertheless!

“I don’t know how much more I can take!” I’ve heard people say—people I know, people interviewed in the news around our country. It’s just a pile on of uncertainty, suffering, destruction…

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