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Sympathy Notice: Ann J. Reed

Mrs. Ann J. Reed, spouse of retired clergy member Rev. Jason Reed of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away August 1, 2022. During Rev. Reed's ministry, he served Hinsdale, The Wholistic Health Center, LaGrange: First, Oak Forest: First, and Naperville: Wesley.  

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Sympathy Notice: Saul Garcia

Mr. Saul Garcia, spouse of Rosa Garcia, Lay Missioner with the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2022, while visiting his hometown in Mexico. Rosa currently serves as a District Superintendent Supply at Chicago: Chicago Lawn.

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Prayer for Highland Park

Jesus said we are the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:13). I heard someone else comment that all too often we tell people, “Go to the church! There’s salt there!”  when we should be out sprinkling salt where it is needed.  And sometimes you don’t know where it’s needed until you get out there.  

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New Facility Agreements Between Congregations, Boy Scouts of America

United Methodist leaders and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have reached an agreement about new Affiliation and Facility Use Agreements between congregations, scouting units and the BSA.

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Faith communities gather to grieve, remember and pray after Highland Park parade tragedy

Christ UMC in Deerfield, Ill., was one of several churches and synagogues that opened their doors to the community for prayer vigils and a place to come together as a community after the mass shooting at the 4th of July parade in Highland Park.

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Bishop Hopkins statement on Highland Park tragedy

Yesterday, on July 4th, our holiday gatherings were shaken by the sobering news of a mass shooting when a young man opened fire on those attending an Independence Day  Parade in Highland Park, Illinois. What should have been a memorable outing for families became a nightmare. I invite you to join me in praying for the six victims, ranging in age from 8 to 85, who died and more than 30 spectators who were wounded and injured in the attack. Let us lift up in prayer the named victims, Nicolas Toledo and Jacki Sundheim, and the four others as we learn their names.

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