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DYK: Rolling with the changes

We are in an in-between time. In-between fall and winter. In-between Advent and Christmas. In-between the current year and the New Year. In-between a sense that we are on the other side of COVID-19 but also facing another variant circling the globe; its impact is yet to be determined. 

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Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan

More than 9,000 United Methodist churches with a history of sponsoring Scouting troops have a say in the Boy Scouts of America’s sex abuse-related bankruptcy proceedings. With a deadline looming, United Methodist leaders earlier this week began advising those churches to vote “no” on a proposed BSA bankruptcy reorganization plan.

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Bishop’s Column: Living with expectation and finding joy

As I return to the Northern Illinois Conference for another year, I wish you an early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I look to next year expecting God to break into our lives to save our world and give us hope. I expect God to give us joy as we follow the way of Jesus. 

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Discipleship Book Club

The NIC Discipleship Task Force is seeking 12 people from across the conference to participate in a pilot 4-session book discussion starting in early January.

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Time senstive update on Boy Scouts of America

Local churches are receiving legal documents about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) bankruptcy mailed from Omni Agent Solutions. Local churches that currently charter BSA troops and even churches that had BSA troops in the past are receiving these packets. Handling of these documents is very important for the denomination and potentially for the local church.

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Sympathy Notice: June B Cummings

Mrs. June B Cummings, spouse of deceased clergy Rev. Ernest W Cummings of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021. During Rev. Ernest Cummings in ministry, he served Esmond, Capron Blaine, Rockford: Winnebago, Elgin: Wesley, Walnut, Elgin: Dundee, and Cary.

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