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Bishop's Appeal 2022

Bishops Appeal With Total

The 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Bishop's Appeal special offering will go toward Ukraine assistance. We know our God stands with the oppressed and calls on us to support them. The conference Board of Global Ministries will distribute funds through UM support and relief organizations including Eurasia In Mission Together: Ukraine and Moldova Advance and UMCOR: International Disaster Response - Ukraine. 

We celebrate the generosity of all the NIC Churches for giving $275,000 to the 2022 Bishop's Appeal offering.

Churches are encouraged to fundraise and bring the offering to Annual Conference.  Individuals may click the donate button.



Sell/Buy a T-Shirt

Demonstrate your support for the people of Ukraine by purchasing shirts to help fund the Bishop's Appeal for the 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference.  These shirts feature supportive words, locations, the cross and flame, and quotes by President Zelensky.  Churches may request bulk orders. 



  • UMCOR has prepared an eight-question guide to the history of Methodism in Ukraine, how UMCOR is responding and the best ways for people to help now. Click here to read.
  • Learn more about how UMCOR is collaborating to relieve the suffering of Ukrainians. Read more here.
  • Read the latest on how UMCOR is supporting a shelter in Batiovo, Ukraine, as part of its efforts to assist victims of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Watch a video with Rev. Oleg Starodubets, the District Superintendent of Central Asia UMC in Ukraine, and his wife Yulia, an ordained pastor and medical doctor, who share more on how they're coping and helping United Methodists in their war-torn country.

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