Welcome! Bienvenido! Hwan Young! to the Elgin District!Elgin is a district that encompasses both urban and rural congregations, large and small. The beautiful Fox River meanders through the district and is a centerpiece of the city of Elgin, one of the fastest growing cities in Illinois. The district's jurisdiction covers sixty-five local churches, led by seventy-two elders, deacons, licensed local Pastors and Lay Missioners. The sixty-five churches include two federated congregations, three Latino-Hispanic congregations, four new Latino-Hispanic new faith communities and six Korean congregations ranging in size from 20 to 1,200+ members. The ministry of the Elgin District is inclusive and spirited celebrating the gifts of people of all ages and of all ethnic, racial and economic groups. The vibrancy of language reflecting the ethos of the various congregations is a unique tapestry of our dedication to "Open Minds, Open Hearts and Open Doors". The imprint of the early circuit riders is celebrated as many Elgin District churches have recently celebrated 175 years of mission and ministry. You are invited to join us as we diligently strive to share the Good News of God's love for the world through Jesus Christ.
About UsWe are home to 65 United Methodist Congregations from Addison to Zion in both urban and rural communities. The Elgin District Superintendent is the Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath. If you wish to be in touch with Rev. Murph-Heath you may do so by calling the Aurora/Elgin Regional office at 847-931-0710, ext. 10. Photos from Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath Installation August 16 Photos from Elgin Leadership Training January 25, 2015
District ContactsAurora/Elgin Office 217 Division Street Elgin, IL 60120 Phone: (847) 931-0710 FAX: (847) 931-0732 District Superintendent Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath email@example.com Ext. 10 Administrative Assistant Natarsha Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 11 Lay Leader Kathy Dickerson email@example.com UMM President Bill Franz firstname.lastname@example.org UMW President Linda Osikowicz email@example.com Mission Secretary Rev. Steve Mindrup firstname.lastname@example.org
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