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Sympathy Notice: Marilyn Winkler

Mrs. Marilyn Winkler spouse to retired clergy Rev. Eugene Winkler, member of the Northern Illinois Conference, mother of Rev. Chris Winkler, pastor at Barrington United Methodist Church and Jim Winkler, President of the National Council of Churches, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Rev. Eugene Winkler served at First Chicago Temple, Community Naperville and…

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Chicago Southern District Weekly eNews

 Register today! Chicago Southern District 2017 Leadership Training Dancing to New Music: Taking the Old and Doing Something New SATURDAY, MARCH 25 9 am- 3 pm  (registration/check-in: 8- 8:45 am) Korean UMC of South Suburban Chicago  (19320 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor, IL 60422) FOR SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE REGISTRATION INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: $12 per person (includes lunch & refreshments; walk-ins to pay…

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Bishop designates Global AIDS Fund for AC offering

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is deeply grateful that Bishop Sally Dyck chose the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) as the recipient of the Bishop’s Appeal for 2017. Each congregation is asked to take a special offering or to do some type of special fundraising to help support the appeal. In years…

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Chicago Northwestern District Weekly eNews

Important Administrative Tasks due May 31: Annual Ministry Review – Due by May 31st Annual Ministry Review Instructions 2017 Annual Ministry Review form – SPRC (to be completed by SPRC, with input by Clergy) Annual Ministry Review form – Clergy (to be completed by Clergy) Annual Clergy Profiles – Due by May 31st Annual Clergy Profiles (to be completed by pastors…

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Did you know? – Say Something

Every morning as I ride into the office on Metra and approach Union Station an automatic announcement plays reminding us of safety tips and procedures so the hundreds of thousands of people traveling these rail lines can travel well informed. “If you see something, say something” is a tagline embedded in my brain. “Say Something”…

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Outpouring of support for Ottawa

When an EF3 tornado barreled through the small communities of Ottawa and Naplate in north-central Illinois on Feb. 28, there was an immediate response to help from United Methodists. The Rev. Cheri Stewart of Ottawa’s First United Methodist Church says it’s never more evident that the church really is a compassionately caring Christian community than…

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One Great Hour of Sharing is now UMCOR Sunday

Dear Colleagues in Ministry, UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is apporaching quickly. To help spread the word, UMCGiving.org has created an excellent collection of information to help promote UMCOR Sunday, which occurs on March 26. To access posters, flyers, and social media images, you can visit We Give by clicking here. —- REMINDER:…

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Spring Flooding Safety Tips

When spring hits, whether it’s “official” or feels like spring, many of us are eager to get out of the office and into the fresh air. However, too much rain or thawing snow after a long winter from mountains can bring severe flooding. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United…

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New tool for background checks

The Northern Illinois Conference is proud of its partnership with local churches in ministry to children, youth and vulnerable adults, as we have provided tools for training and background checks for many years. With transitions in staffing, we have been investigating ways of making volunteer training and background checks more timely and flexible for our…

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Organizational Task Force listening sessions

The Organizational Task Force will hold three listening sessions in March to hear your feedback from its work over the last seven months on restructuring models for the Northern Illinois Conference. A draft model will be presented for feedback and your input will be used to help craft a final resolution to be presented at…

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