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Chicago Southern District Weekly eNews

CSD Voices Choir Rehearsal Sunday, November 19 @ 3 pm Faith UMC (15015 Grant St Dolton, IL 60419) CSD Voices is a choir of adult voices from the churches & communities in the Chicago Southern District. The next open rehearsal will be SUNDAY, NOV. 19 @ 3 pm and at Faith UMC in Dolton IL. This is…

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Sympathy Notice: Jean T. Beal

Mrs. Jean T. Beal surviving spouse of clergy member Rev. E. Maynard Beal of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  During his ministry with Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. E. Maynard Beal served at Yorkville-Millbrook, Arlington Heights, Chicago: Dolton, Elk Grove Village: Prince of Peace, Rockford Urban Ministry, and Oregon.  Mrs….

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Did you know? – Web Gardening

By Rev. Arlene Christopherson, Assistant to the Bishop/Dir. Connectional Ministries While out-of-state a few weeks ago, I turned to the internet to find a place for worship on Sunday morning. Surfing through a half-dozen United Methodist Church websites, within a radius of my hotel, I realized just how differently we all treat this evangelism tool….

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What the world needs now is hope

Unraveling. Spiraling out of control. Unpredictable. Scary. What’s going to happen next? These are words or phrases I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time pondering before. I don’t mean on a personal level but in our nation and the world today. I can’t begin to make a complete list and by the time…

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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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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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