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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

Important Dates:

  • 2020 Ordination and Commissioning Service - Rescheduled to April 24 at 3 pm. Limited in-person/Invite-only service. *Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, in-person attendance is strictly limited to ordinands, candidates, participants and invited guests.  (Livestreamed on NIC YouTube channel and Facebook page.) 
  • Online registration opens June 1 and closes June 30. Cost: $30 (covers video production, voting technology, worship planning and other administrative expenses.)
  • Clergy Session - June 28, 10 am - 12 noon via Zoom.
  • Legislation and Historical Documents due May 3. (no exceptions)
  • 2021 Ordination Service - Oct. 1. Limited in-person service.
  • Fall Session - Oct. 2


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  • Bible study leader will be Bishop Julius C. Trimble from the Indiana Conference. Session dates and details are still being determined. 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  • ALL historical documents and proposed legislation for the conference must be submitted by May 3, 2021, to Rev.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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