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General Conference 2019 Special Session

Location: St. Louis, MO

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to act on a report from the Council of Bishops based on the recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward. The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

News & Announcements

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Sympathy Notice: Adeline Erwin

Mrs. Adeline Erwin, surviving spouse of deceased clergy Rev. Otis Erwin of the Northern Illinois Conference, died Wednesday, August 13, 2019. She was 100 years old. Rev. Erwin began his ministry…

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Sympathy Notice: Jack Ryder

Memorial Services are set for John E. “Jack” Ryder, a longtime Northern Illinois Annual Conference Lay Member. He passed away on June 26 at the age of 68.

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Bishop Dyck: Resolve to be a Peacemaker

I urge all churches to pray for the victims of violence and death across this country again this week. We too easily slip into thoughts of “moving on,” forgetting how many families will…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Billie Jean Westmoreland

Rev. Billie Jean Westmoreland, member of the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. During her ministry in the NIC, she served at Chicago: Vincent;…

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