Welcome! Bienvenido! Hwan Young! to the Elgin District!

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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 Us

We 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

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Photos from Elgin Leadership Training January 25, 2015

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District Contacts

Aurora/Elgin Office 217 Division Street Elgin, IL 60120 Phone: (847) 931-0710 FAX: (847) 931-0732

District Superintendent

Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath Ext. 10

Administrative Assistant

Natarsha Gardner Ext. 11

Lay Leader

Kathy Dickerson

UMM President

Bill Franz

UMW President

Linda Osikowicz

Mission Secretary

Rev. Steve Mindrup

Upcoming Events

 

News

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Creative Ministries Grant Applications available online

Deadline Extended to March 31 Is your congregation looking for ways to fund its most creative ministry ideas? Creative Ministry Grants allow congregations to seed new ministry possibilities. Grants can be applied to any number of projects, and are typically for $500 to $1,000. The money may not offset staffing costs. Over the last years, applications…

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2017 National PAUMCS Conference in Chicago!

We’re hosting the 2017 National PAUMCS Conference!   Feel the Spirit in the Windy City May 4 – 6, 2017   The Westin O’Hare Hotel (6100 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) Click here for  QUESTIONS? Contact Betsy Smith (; 815-561-8285) or Debbie Rogers (; 630-465-2941)  

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Welcome our new NIC staff

2017 has presented the Northern Illinois Conference with opportunities to realign our work and staffing. Through the Landscape Assessment in 2015 we’ve learned that we need to work on reorganizing the annual conference. This work is underway. Likewise in our staffing, we live out our core values as a healthy organization when we evaluate, assess…

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Bishop’s Response to Executive Orders on Immigration

Bishop Sally Dyck has written a pastoral response to the recent Executive Orders on Immigration. Click here to read the full letter which provides several online resources for conversation and study as she calls all of us to action.

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