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    182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference

    The 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually through Zoom July 16-17. Laity Session will kick off the conference on July 15. Registration closes June 30. Learn More

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    Returning to Church

    The ReTurn Team’s five-phase plan for returning to our ministries and buildings in a safe and healthy way. Illinois is in phase four. Learn More

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    Virtual Worship

    Many churches are hosting services online due to the state's safety protocols to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Find a community to join and be blessed by the good news of Jesus Christ. Learn More

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Illinois is growing. Experts remind us this is not a time to panic but to be prepared and take necessary precautions. Find resources for your church community. Learn More

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    Join in Prayer

    The Discipleship Task Force's webpage on the Northern Illinois Conference website provides an opportunity to join together in common prayer with monthly devotions, weekly prayer focus, and resources. Learn More

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    Anti-Racism Task Force

    Learn more about the Anti-Task Force's resources and information as we live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian Teaching. Learn More

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    New Webpage

    Have you seen or heard about something from the Discipleship Task Force but are no longer able to find it? Helpful discipleship resources, information, and tools are located on our Discipleship Webpage! Learn More

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    Welcome to our website

    We hope you enjoy browsing our website which includes the latest news, events, resources, and messages from our Bishop. Learn More

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Conference

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by equipping our local churches for ministry and by providing a connection for ministry beyond the local church; all for the glory of God. Our vision is "making and supporting vital Christians in vital congregations that engage with their communities and the world for peace justice and mercy."

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Local triathlete makes history at Olympics

First-time U.S. Olympian Kevin McDowell is a hometown champion after making history at the Summer Olympics coming in sixth place in the men's individual triathlon on July 26 in Tokyo,…

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Jesus Makes a Way in 2021

More than 600 participants of the 182nd session of the Northern Annual Illinois Conference, with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way," made their way onto Zoom to take part in two days of business, voting, r…

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Faith-based movie premieres at Elgin church

First UMC in Elgin hosts the premiere of the new movie "For Prophet," which was filmed at the church and in the community. The movie was written, directed, and produced by Mark Stewa…

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Mission Challenge donations triple the goal

After driving more than 600 miles in two days to pick up over 14,400 pounds of the most-needed items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), driver Ramon Ortiz, MMDC’s Op…

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