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Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday is set aside for remembering our legacy as United Methodists. It is an ideal time for local churches and Annual Conference Commissions on Archives and History and Historical Societies to develop programs and projects reflecting the importance of history in congregational formation and casting the future.

In 2018, Heritage Sunday falls on May 20. The theme is "Jubilee: The 50th Anniversary of the United Methodist Church."

Heritage Sunday resources for congregations and annual conferences will be posted at gcah.org beginning March 1, 2018. These will include a PowerPoint about the history antecedent leaders and churches forming the United Methodist Church and a short video for use in congregations and throughout the annual conference season. Other liturgical, reading and educational resources will appear throughout the year. 

An academic convocation - Merging Streams: Piety, Transatlantic Revivalism, the EUB Legacy, and the end of the Methodist Church’s Central Jurisdiction will be held July 9-12 at United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio, sponsored by the Historical Society of the UMC, GCAH, United Theological Seminary, and The EUB Advisory Council.

News & Announcements

Justice 4 Laquan Worship Flyer

Justice 4 Laquan

United Methodists will gather for worship and prayer in front of the courthouse at 2650 S. California, Chicago. All United Methodists and friends are invited to join Bishop Sally Dyck, Community Renewal Societ…

Delegation

Update from your 2019 General Conference Special Session Delegation

Delegation members are studying the report from the Commission on The Way Forward and beginning strategy discussions.

Redcandle Greeting

Sympathy Notice: Rev. Russell F. Coats

Rev. Russell F. Coats, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away September 11, 2018; he was 92 years old.     

Lillies

Sympathy Notice: Rev. Alan B. Anderson

Rev. Alan B. Anderson, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018.

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