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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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    Seminary students receive excellence in clergy leadership scholarships

    In 2016 the NIC Board of Ordained Ministry (BOOM) was approached by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) to partner with them, the Lilly Foundation, UM Foundations and UM Seminaries in a new scholarship program for seminary students, the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is designed for full-time Master of…


    World AIDS Day Event

    The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring a “Service of Remembrance and Celebration” to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017. Approximately 11 percent of the global population is infected with HIV. In the United States, the infection rate is highest among communities of color, particularly black and Hispanic/Latino communities, and communities…

    A revised edition of the “Strength for Service to God and Community” devotional guide will be presented to first responders. The book is a ministry of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, an agency of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #079. 3/6/13.

    Strength for Service helps military and first responders face challenges

    By Linda Hendleman In the course of their dedicated service, our military and first responders—armed services, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and others—face challenges each day that few of us will ever know. Both those in the military and first responders find inspiration in a pocket-size book of daily devotions— Strength for Service to God and…

    Many candle flames glowing in the dark, create a spiritual atmosphere

    Prayers for Sutherland Springs

    Over the past few weeks, Bob Dylan’s song keeps coming to mind: Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind. How many people must die of gun violence before something…

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