A revised edition of the “Strength for Service to God and Community” devotional guide will be presented to first responders. The book is a ministry of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, an agency of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #079. 3/6/13.

Strength for Service helps military and first responders face challenges

By Linda Hendleman In the course of their dedicated service, our military and first responders—armed services, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and others—face challenges each day that few of us will ever know. Both those in the military and first responders find inspiration in a pocket-size book of daily devotions— Strength for Service to God and…

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Spending a day in Christian conversation

More than 160 clergy and laity from throughout the Northern Illinois Conference came together on Sept.16 to engage in conversation digging deeper into who we are as the body of Christ and to think about the future of The United Methodist Church. “Today we come together to talk about what it means to be the…

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Accessibility Awareness Sunday – Nov. 12

Several years ago, the NIC voted to establish the second Sunday of November as our annual day to remind us all to be aware of providing for the needs persons with accessibility challenges. These include those of any age with physical, psychological or developmental challenges.   This year on Sunday, November 12, the NIC Committee on Accessibility…

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Register for November Spiritual Formation event

  Have you ever wondered why some spiritual practices for instance, journaling, extended solitary prayer, or large group worship, were spiritually energizing for others but not for you? Do you struggle at times to find spiritual practices, “disciplines”, that bring you into God’s healing, comforting, and empowering presence? Are you in need of fresh ideas…

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Bishop Dyck calls for prayer in midst of world disasters

Our world continues to be in a state of suffering. It’s been over a week and the people of Puerto Rico are still without water, electricity, food and the means to connect with others both on the island and in the states. Some of our own clergy and church members still don’t know the whereabouts…