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United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men

Who We Are

The purpose of United Methodist Men is to help men to grow in Christ, so others can know Christ. United Methodist Men is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to seek daily his will.

2024 Calendar of Events

ExCom/Spiritual Congress ZOOM Meetings  
8 p.m.                                                         

January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14,
June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8,
November 12, December 10

February 28-30 National Association of Conference Presidents
and Prayer Advocate Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tenn.
March 23
8:30 to 11 a.m.

NIC UM Men Annual Meeting
Hosted by the Prairie South District 
First UMC, DeKalb

April 23-May 3

UMC General Conference
Charlotte, N.C.

June 16-18

Northern Illinois Annual Conference Session
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

September 12-13
Thursday evening through Friday morning

North Central Jurisdiction Meeting
Conference Point Center
Williams Bay, Wis.
September 13-15
Friday evening through Sunday morning
NIC UM Men Spiritual Congress
Conference Point Center,
Williams Bay, Wis.
October 26
9 a.m. to noon
Executive Planning Meeting
Journey of Hope UMC, Elgin

Download the 2024 Calendar


NIC UMM President
Craig McGregor 

District Presidents
Lake North: TBD
Lake South: Jim Simmons
Prairie Central: John Maxson
Prairie North: Bob Garvens
Prairie South: TBD

Executive Committee contact list 


NIC UM Men primary website 

United Methodist General Commission of United Methodist Men

Support the Missions of the United Methodist Men

Men of the Northern Illinois Conference, I invite you to join me in support of the missions of United Methodist Men.

United Methodist Men seek to enable all men and all youth to have an on-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Following the call to action from the scriptures, we seek to cast our nets in new waters and are using our skills-sets to make a difference in Northern Illinois.  We are expanding our resources for transformational small group experiences and reaching out to churches where men’s ministries are missing to offer a treasury of life-enriching outcomes.

Specific ministries and missions of the Conference United Methodist Men include:

  • Society of Saint Andrew: helping to feed the hungry
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief: providing emergency relief and disaster response
  • Scouting: helping youth build their foundation for moral and ethical citizenship
  • Strength for Service: a devotional distributed to first responders to help them face the challenges and tragedies in their daily work   

Additional funds are needed to enhance these programs and develop new resources that will increase spiritual-enrichment opportunities.  To meet these needs, we must expand our circle of support. 

I pray you will join me in making a special donation for these important ministries.

Craig McGregor
NICUMM Conference President

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