We welcome submissions from anyone connected to our conference. Please see the guidelines and style guide below. Please contact our communications staff at with any questions.

Deadlines

Our weekly email newsletter, the NIC eNews, is published every Thursday. Please submit stories and events by end of business Tuesdays. Space is limited.

Our print newsletter, the NIC Reporter, is published monthly. Please allow 4-6 weeks for stories to appear in print.

Our website is updated throughout the week. Please allow 2-3 business days for editing and formatting of content.

Content

We welcome articles from churches highlighting ministries, outreach and missions which tell the story of being vital Christians. Events considered should be of conference-wide appeal. For District events, please contact your District Administrator. Classifieds except for job listings may not be considered at this time.

Text

Please send text in Microsoft Word or in the body of an email. Stories of fewer than 500 words (1-2 pages) are preferred. Longer documents may be posted as downloadable resources. Please do not submit Microsoft Publisher files.

Pictures

Photos and graphics should be in .jpg format. For print publication in the UM Reporter, please send the file at full resolution to. Web and screen resolutions use photos at about 72 pixels per inch. Print media needs 300 pixels per inch.

Events

The conference calendar is reserved for events that are run by conference staff and groups. Please send your event posting request to communciations@umcnic.org for review.

District calendars are managed by district offices. Please send your district or local church event information to the appropriate district office for review. See form below. Send photos separately as jpgs to communications@umcnic.org

Resources

We encourage all conference staff, boards, agencies, committees and work areas to submit resources to be shared on this site. Please contact communications@umcnic.org for more information. We accept text, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, .pdf and .mp3 files. We are also happy to include links to resources at other United Methodist conferences or organizations.

Media Inquiries:

Anne Marie Gerhardt
Dir. of Communications
312-346-9766 x 766

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