NIC Disaster Response Chair:

Rev. Christina Vosteen

District Coordinators:






Thousands of items donated for health kits

By Michael Mann The Northern Illinois Conference knows how to respond! During our Mission Kit Assembly break-out session, volunteers gathered to assemble our goal of 1,000 kits. We challenged each district to gather individual items to put together Health/Hygiene kits to help those in need of immediate relief. We assigned each district individual items, from…

Thank you for supporting Epworth UMC after fire

On April 13, 2013, flames consumed the upper level of Epworth UMC’s parsonage at 5249 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago and made it unlivable for the Rev. Amos Oladipo and his family. Both the Epworth UMC and African Community UMC communities served by Pastor Amos mobilized to support their pastor through many acts of generosity and loving…

Outpouring of support after Epworth parsonage fire

Around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, fire broke out on the second floor of Epworth UMC’s parsonage at 5249 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago. The Rev. Amos Oladipo was elsewhere leading devotion with leaders of African Community UMC, but his wife, his daughter and 20 month old grandchild were inside the home. Thankfully, they managed…

Responding to Crisis – The Church is There

Responding to Crisis  – The Church is There As millions are coping with the aftermath of Sandy this week, the United Methodist Church is with them.  As the clean-up efforts continue, we are there to help by giving a helping presence as well as cleaning buckets, hygiene kits, and health kits.  This tangible response is…

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