Bishop's Appeal

Bishop’s Appeal raises more than $70,000 for UM Global AIDS Fund

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS task force thanks the many NIC churches and individuals across the conference for raising more than $71,400 toward the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal special offering. Sales of postcards featuring the Annual Conference artwork by the Rev. Kristine Marshall brought in an additional $300. The money will go toward the UM Global AIDS…

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2017 Annual Conference awards

Rainbow Covenant Advances for 2016 The Philip Otterbein Award – Highest Amount Given Barrington United Methodist Church The John Wesley Award – Highest Per Capita Giving Redeemer of Calvary/El Redentor del Calvario UMC One Matters: Discipleship Ministries Award Aurora District: Orland Park: Faith United Methodist Church Chicago Northwestern District: Skokie: Jesus-Love Korean New Faith Community Chicago…

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Older Adult Ministries presents three scholarship awards

The Council on Older Adult Ministries (OAM) presented three scholarship awards at the 2017 Annual Conference made possible through the Golden Cross Sunday Offering Fund. Hope Riley For more than 10 years, Hope’s service to Wesley Willows has embodied our mission – to promote active, secure lifestyles for seniors through ongoing, personalized care. When starting with…

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Ordination opens 178th Annual Conference

By Anne Marie Gerhardt With a backdrop of light vibrantly shining through an artistic door, windows and vases, the 178th Northern Illinois Annual Conference opened with the Commissioning and Ordination Service inside the MegaCenter at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., on Sunday, June 4, 2017. This year’s Annual Conference theme was “Light Shines…

NIC Structure

Legislation proposes conference restructuring

With submitted legislation, the Organizational Task Force is introducing a restructuring plan for the Northern Illinois Conference to streamline committee work, align resources and create an intersection between administrative, program and superintending functions. As outlined in the legislation, the proposed organizational structure is centered around an Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and six District Shepherding…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Orlando Moller

Rev. Orlando C. Moller, active clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. During his ministry with NIC, he served at Chicago: Bethany Riverview Park/Jesus, El Buen Pasto and Franklin Park: First. He was 58 years old. Moller’s family shared, “After a long battle with cancer, we regret to…

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DYK – “Equip” is Our Watch Word

By Rev. Arlene Christopherson, Assistant to the Bishop/Dir. Connectional Ministries In 2015 the Northern Illinois Conference went through a major organizational review including the use of a judicatory tool called “Landscape.” The Landscape assessment told us that a key desire of pastors and laity is to be (1) equipped to reach new members using new…

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More than an annual conference

Years ago Ken and I took our two Ohio nephews, who were 11 and 15 at the time, on a cross-country road trip, starting in Cleveland. We went to Yellowstone National Park where we met up with four other nephews from Utah. All year there was excitement between All year there was excitement between the…

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Sympathy Notice: Helen Grimes

Mrs. Helen Grimes, spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Paul W Grimes of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Rev. Paul Grimes served at Harvey: Academy and Chicago: West Ridge Community. Mrs. Grimes was 95 years old. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1 pm…

CSD Youth Camp Tool Kit Downloads

Invitation from the District Superintendent Invitation from the DS   Church Leader Information Church Leader Information   Registration Forms Youth Camp Registration Form English Youth Camp Registration Form Spanish Release_of_Liability_Horseback Riding – CSD Youth Camp 2017   Parents/Guardians Parent/Guardian Letter Packing List Health Form Parent/Guardian Permission Form Release_of_Liability_Horseback Riding – CSD Youth Camp 2017   Volunteers…

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