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Laity Convocation opens conversation on racism

Laity Convocation 2020 brought more than 185 lay and clergy from across the Northern Illinois Conference to Sycamore United Methodist Church on Feb. 8 to work toward “Unpacking Racism.”This year’s theme was based on the Conference’s strategic goal: “To live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian teaching.”

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Support Staff Changes

The Northern Illinois Conference Office of Administrative Services is pleased to announce the hiring of two district support staff. Beginning March 1, the six district superintendents and our churches will be supported by two administrative assistants.

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Register for "Fresh Expressions" with Bishop Carter

On Saturday, March 12, from 9am to 3:30pm, Bishop Kenneth Carter will introduce the Northern Illinois Annual Conference to Fresh Expressions, an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new Methodist churches. 

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Campus Ministry creates soul space

At a time when over 36% of 18-24 year-olds describe their religion as “nothing in particular” and seem unsure about living out their faith within the bounds of mainline churches, an exciting new ministry has emerged. The Inclusive Collective (IC - formerly Agape House), our NIC campus ministry partner at the University of Illinois at Chicago (and now also at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb), has forged a new path by doing ministry in experimental and imaginative ways.

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Follow Up Discipleship Systems Training Offered

An intriguing follow-up to the Discipleship Systems training offered fall 2019, each session features two workshops to help establish or build on your church's intentional disciple-making systems.

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NCJ Recommends Electing One Bishop

In a meeting Jan. 20-22 in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops proposed to elect only one bishop instead of two during the NCJ Conference, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on episcopal leadership for the jurisdiction over the next four years.

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