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2021 Annual Conference

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2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The 182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference will be held July 16-17 online through a Zoom webinar.

Theme: Jesus Makes a Way

AC Registration  

Important Dates:

  • Online registration opens June 1 and closes June 30 at midnight. Cost: $30 (covers both the July and October sessions, video production, voting technology, worship planning and other administrative expenses.)
  • Clergy Session - June 28, 10 am - 12 noon via Zoom. Clergy Session Registration 
  • Legislation and Historical Documents will be posted online by June 16. 
  • Laity Session will kick off Annual Conference the evening before and held via Zoom on Thursday, July 15 at 7 pm. Laity Session Registration
  • Pre-Conference Briefings:  Thurs., July 8  (10 am) and Mon., July 12 (7 pm)​ You will register for your choice of day through AC registration. It's strongly recommended voting members attend a briefing to learn the standing rules and procedures as well as information on legislative documents.
  • AC Tech Training: Tues., July 13 at 7 pm or Wed., July 14 at 10 am. You will register for your choice of day through AC registration.
  • 2021 Ordination Service - Oct. 1. Limited in-person service.
  • Fall Session - Oct. 2

News and Updates

  • Legislation and Historical Documents are uploaded and ready to download and preview. Click here.
  • Call Letter from Bishop Hopkins
  • Laity Call Letter
  • AC Committee Announces Dates Read latest
  • Bible study leader will be Bishop Julius C. Trimble from the Indiana Conference. Session dates and details are still being determined.
  • The Memorial Service preacher will be Bishop Hee-Soo Jung from the Wisconsin Conference. If you know of clergy or a lay member to Annual Conference who passed away after Sept. 1, 2020, please send the name and photo to
  • Bishop Tracy S. Malone from the East Ohio Conference will be the preacher for the 2021 Ordination Service on Oct. 1.
  • ALL historical documents and proposed legislation for the conference must be submitted by May 3, 2021, to Rev. Katie Voigt, Chair of Daily Proceedings, by Email. Please note that there are no exceptions to this deadline. If you have any questions about how to format your documents, please feel free to contact Rev. Voigt at the same email address during your writing process. *All legislative documents must be in the Action/Rationale format with a maximum of 500 words for the rationale, be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and able to be edited. 

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