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Spending a day in Christian conversation

More than 160 clergy and laity from throughout the Northern Illinois Conference came together on Sept.16 to engage in conversation digging deeper into who we are as the body of Christ and to think about the future of The United Methodist Church. “Today we come together to talk about what it means to be the…

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Sympathy Notice: Patricia Sample

Mrs. Patricia Sample spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Darrell Sample of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. During Rev. Sample’s ministry with the Northern Illinois Conference, he served at Greenwood/Ringwood, Highland Park/Highwood, Highland Park: Bethany, Rockford: Christ, Glencoe: North Shore, Joliet: Grace, Dixon: First, and Rockford: Burritt. Mrs. Sample…

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Sympathy Notice: Peggy Longenbaugh

Mrs. Peggy Longenbaugh spouse of retired clergy member Rev. Lynn E. Longenbaugh of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During Rev. Longenbaugh ministry with Northern Illinois Conference he served Sheldon, Rock Grove, Fairfield, Rock City, Rock Grove, Forreston: First. Chicago: Mt. Greenwood, Elgin: Wesley, Morrison, Wheaton: Gary Memorial and LaSalle:…

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Chicago Northwestern District Weekly eNews

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Presentation of the Play “Protest Ant” Sunday, Oct. 29 @ 9:30 am Redeemer of Calvary/El Redactor del Calvary UMC at 5001 W. Gunnison St, Chicago, IL 60630 will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a special worship service at 9:30 a.m on Sunday, October 29,…

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Chicago Southern District Weekly eNews

 CSD Voices Choir Rehearsal Sunday, October 22 @ 3 pm New Location: G2G Church ~ The Zone (11731 S. Avenue O, Chicago IL 60617) CSD Voices is a choir of adult voices from the churches & communities in the Chicago Southern District. We’re rehearsing THIS SUNDAY @ 3 pm and we have a NEW LOCATION. Thank you to the…

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Sympathy Notice: Dorothy Geraldine “Geri” Gustin

Mrs. Dorothy Geraldine “Geri” Gustin spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Wilfred Gustin of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. During Rev. Gustin ministry with Northern Illinois Conference, he served at Chicago: Edison Park. Mrs. Gustin was 90 years old. Funeral Services for Mrs. Gustin have already been held. Family…

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Volunteers deliver truckload of relief supplies

By John Stelter, Rockford District Mission Coordinator This Flood Bucket Disaster Relief Project began with a decision by the Congregational Care and Missions Team of Belvidere First United Methodist Church. That prompted an email from the Rev. Danice Loveridge, Deacon, to me, asking if other churches in the NIC were collecting flood buckets for the Texas…

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Accessibility Awareness Sunday – Nov. 12

Several years ago, the NIC voted to establish the second Sunday of November as our annual day to remind us all to be aware of providing for the needs persons with accessibility challenges. These include those of any age with physical, psychological or developmental challenges.   This year on Sunday, November 12, the NIC Committee on Accessibility…

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Register for November Spiritual Formation event

  Have you ever wondered why some spiritual practices for instance, journaling, extended solitary prayer, or large group worship, were spiritually energizing for others but not for you? Do you struggle at times to find spiritual practices, “disciplines”, that bring you into God’s healing, comforting, and empowering presence? Are you in need of fresh ideas…

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Bishop Dyck calls for prayer in midst of world disasters

Our world continues to be in a state of suffering. It’s been over a week and the people of Puerto Rico are still without water, electricity, food and the means to connect with others both on the island and in the states. Some of our own clergy and church members still don’t know the whereabouts…

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