Skip to Main Content

NIC receives award from Rosecrance

Posted: April 27 2017 at 12:00 AM

Rosecrance presented the Northern Illinois Conference the Castle Award, which honors volunteers or groups who display exemplary commitment to the Rosecrance mission, at the health network’s annual foundation benefit on April 24.

Rosecrance President/CEO Philip W. Eaton recognized the Conference for its longtime support of Rosecrance.

2017castleaward 1 768x513

Bishop Sally Dyck accepted the Castle Award from Rosecrance on behalf on the Northern Illinois Conference.

The historical relationship between Rosecrance and the Methodist Church dates back to founders Dr. James and Fanny Rosecrance, who were members of their local Methodist Church in New Milford. The Rosecrances left provisions in their will for the founding of the Rosecrance Memorial Home for Children. The recent capstone of this faithful commitment came when Bishop Sally Dyck, who accepted the Castle Award Monday evening on behalf of the Conference, dedicated her annual Bishop’s Appeal in 2016 to the Launch to Life campaign for Rosecrance Lakeview, which opened in July in Chicago.

“The church’s involvement and leadership, particularly in the first decades of our existence, was absolutely critical to the mission of the organization, and to our stability and continued existence,” said Eaton. “The impact of the Methodist Church on our ability to serve the families in our community is immense. We are blessed by the historic and continued support of the United Methodist Church.”

More than 150 churches and church members supported the Launch to Life campaign through the Bishop’s Appeal which raised more than $60,000.

Since opening in July 2016, Rosecrance Lakeview has served 176 clients in outpatient services in its counseling center and 24 clients in the residential recovery home program that offers structured, short and long-term sober living for adults ages 18 and older. An important feature of the recovery home services is the Launch to Life program for young adults that offers specifically designed programming for support and guidance.

News & Announcements

Cob

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Execut…

Gc2016 Logo Color Hi Res

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference has announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently fa…

Bishopdyck

Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Northern Illinois Conference

The Council received the report from the Commission on the Way Forward (COTWF) and discerned our recommendation to the called session of the General Conference in Fe…

Img 0447

United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a W…