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Archives and History

Contacts:
Chair: TBS

Secretary: Marilyn Steenwyk RMML9347@gmail.com

Historian: Dan Swinson, pastordan@sycamoreumc.org

Archivist: TBA

Depository: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Styberg Library, 2121 N. Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201  847.866.3909  jaeyeon.chung@garrett.edu

General Commission on Archives and History

Resources:

Rock River Journals: In cooperation with G-ETS Styberg Library, we have digitized the nearly 400-page typescript of the Rock River Conference Journals from 1840-1852 into a searchable pdf. Click to view.

Download some of these other helpful documents

Survey for Local Church 
Mission and Scope of the NIC Archives & History
Local Church Records – What to Save
Guidelines for Creating an Oral History

News & Announcements

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Thomas Walker

Rev. Dr. Thomas J Walker, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died April 9 at Wesley Willows at the age of 83. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. W…

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DYK - Road to Reopening

Thank you to the amazing, talented and versatile laity and clergy who have given leadership to our congregations during this time of the pandemic. We have learned and persevered. Now, a year into our un…

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Central Illinois pastor sends masks to urban churches

Following Jesus Christ during the global pandemic led one Northern Illinois Conference pastor serving in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference to active participation in dis…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. James McKendree Wall

Rev. James McKendree Wall, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021, at age 92. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conferenc…

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