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Mission Links giving connects across the globe

Posted: February 28 2024 at 07:08 AM
Author: Lisa Smith, NIC Communications Specialist

Mission Link Churches

Argo Fay
Arlington Heights: First
Buffalo Grove: Kingswood
Carol Stream: St. Andrew
Chicago: Humboldt Park
Des Plaines: First
Downers Grove: First
Evanston: First
Hinckley: First
Mendota: Zion
Mount Prospect: Trinity
New Lenox
Oswego: Good Shepherd
Princeton: First
Rockford: Beth Eden
Rockford: Christ
Schaumburg: Our Saviour’s
Waukegan: First

The Northern Illinois Conference appreciates the churches that went the second mile as Mission Links churches. To become a Mission Links 100% Supporter, a church needs to pay its conference and general church apportionments in full and donate to at least one Mission Links project in each of the giving areas. 

In addition to their apportionment giving, Mission Links 100% Supporters gave almost $451,500 in second-mile gifts and over $89,500 in Special Sunday offerings. 

 “Our Missions Committee uses the Mission Links materials each year to select our monthly mission focus,” said Rev. Lynn Mikels, pastor of discipleship at First UMC in Arlington Heights. “We appreciate that the materials highlight the diversity of missional needs. By working with others from across the connection, we can be part of a global mission effort.”  

“As the saying goes, ‘many hands make light work,’” said Rev. Caleb Hong, pastor of Grace UMC in Rockford. “As part of a connectional system, our support of apportionments and Mission Links allows us to do far more together than alone.” 

Find a detailed listing of the missionaries supported by our conference and choose projects to support in from the NIC Mission Links booklet here

Read about the 100% Apportionment churches

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