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

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New camp takes youth outside their element

By Anne Marie Gerhardt More than 90 Chicago area youth from the city and suburbs ventured more than a hundred miles from home this past August to experience a three-day overnight camp and many firsts. This was the first time away from home and their families for many of the youth, first time sleeping overnight…

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NIC churches help with hurricane relief

As Hurricane Harvey was taking aim at Texas, Colin Monk from First United Methodist Church in Morris, Ill., (FUMC) was ready to jump into action. Monk helps lead the church’s Early Response Team (ERT) who are trained to respond in times of a disaster. As soon as Monk received clearance from the Rio Texas Annual Conference,…

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NCJ College of Bishops issue statement on racism

The North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops and Directors of Connectional Ministry meeting together in Columbus, Ohio on September 20, 2017, issued the following statement: Events in recent weeks in our country have made evident the deep persistence of racism in our society. As United Methodist leaders, we commit ourselves to continuing our on-going work…

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Bishop names Annual Conference Shepherding Team Co-Chairs

By Anne Marie Gerhardt Following the approval of the restructuring plan at the 2017 Annual Conference, the first steps are being made to organize and create an Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST). Bishop Sally Dyck named lay representative Liz Gracie and clergy representative Rev. Myron McCoy as co-chairs. The rest of the 20-member team is…

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