The NIC Communications team is committed to sharing the unique story of our Conference and the ministries that are transforming lives.  

Please contact Anne Marie Gerhardt, Dir. of Communications by email or phone 312-346-9766 x 766.  

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    Ordination opens 178th Annual Conference

    By Anne Marie Gerhardt With a backdrop of light vibrantly shining through an artistic door, windows and vases, the 178th Northern Illinois Annual Conference opened with the Commissioning and Ordination Service inside the MegaCenter at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., on Sunday, June 4, 2017. This year’s Annual Conference theme was “Light Shines…

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    Legislation proposes conference restructuring

    With submitted legislation, the Organizational Task Force is introducing a restructuring plan for the Northern Illinois Conference to streamline committee work, align resources and create an intersection between administrative, program and superintending functions. As outlined in the legislation, the proposed organizational structure is centered around an Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and six District Shepherding…

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    NIC Board of Ordained Ministry responds to Judicial Council Ruling

    The NIC Board of Ordained Ministry delivered its report to the annual clergy session held May 23, 2017. Here’s a portion of the report from Chair Rev. Danita R. Anderson responding to the recent Judicial Council ruling: Last year our work was called into question and has resulted in a ruling from the Judicial Council, decision…

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    Hilltop Ministry Center sold to Easterseals

    By Rev. Lisa Kruse-Safford, Rockford District Superintendent Bill and Joyce Russ, long-time faithful members of Centennial UMC in Rockford, Ill., and life-long farmers on the north side of the city, made a gift of land in 2004 to the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) with the dream that the land, which brought forth a harvest of…

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