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Celebrate The United Methodist Church's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Bishop Rueben H. Mueller and Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke joined hands over a table laden with symbols---the Bible, hymnals, books of Discipline and a 307-page "Plan of Union." 1,300 delegates and 10,000 visitors met in Dallas, Texas on April 23, 1968 proclaiming the formation of the newly-constituted United Methodist Church.

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Chicago Circuit Rider Series

Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist denomination is delighted to see young clergy in Chicago sharing their pulpits with one another in a series they have created together, “CTA Circuit Riders Sermon Series" from April 8-May 20.

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50 years later continuing the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

As the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NIC Committee on Religion and Race takes the opportunity to challenge the congregations of our Annual Conference to consider once again, what it would truly look like to live into Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community.

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Order Golden Cross Sunday envelopes

Golden Cross Sunday is observed in the month of May in honor of older adults in your congregation.

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ChildServ President puts children first

When former Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski decided to leave the political life for the position as President and CEO of ChildServ in October 2015, he hit the ground running working to help at-risk children and families in the Chicagoland area. Editor of the Northern Illinois Conference Reporter Anne Marie Gerhardt recently sat down with Kotowski to talk about his first two and a half years at the helm of the 123-year-old nonprofit agency and his hopes for the future.

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Bishop appoints Rev. Jeffry Bross as new Aurora District Superintendent

Bishop Sally Dyck is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Aurora District Superintendent, Rev. Jeffry Bross, effective July 1, 2018. Rev. Bross has served as the Associate at Batavia UMC and then founding pastor of Flowing Grace UMC which chartered four years ago. He has served on the Aurora District Committee on Ordained Ministry as well as the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Rev. Bross follows Rev. Dick Wisdom who has been appointed to Plainfield: First UMC, also effective July 1, 2018.

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