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Record giving for Bishop's Appeal

Posted: June 14 2018 at 07:24 PM
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Bishop Sally Dyck and Elgin District Superintendent Darneather Murph-Heath with this year's Bishop's Appeal Trophy.

The final totals are in for this year's Bishop's Appeal special offering. Thank you to the Northern Illinois Conference congregations for donating a record $74,645 which includes some pre-conference donations. For the first time, the Elgin District takes home the coveted traveling trophy for the highest giving per capita!

Seventy-five percent will go toward the Global Migration Advance #3022144 and 25% of the funds will stay in the NIC for local programs and resources.

"I am greatly appreciative and proud of the generous response that the Northern Illinois Annual Conference gave to the Bishop's Appeal this year for global migration," said Bishop Dyck. "Thank you for providing hope for countless persons who are in vulnerable and even violent situations. Together we have made a difference. Thank you!"  

Offering

While the offering is an amazing start, let's continue raising awareness and advocating for refugees and migrants. Resources and videos are available at www.umcnic.org/bishopsappeal. You can also contact our Conference Refugee Coordinators, Rev. Jonathan and Rhodalyne Crail at jcrail@firstumc.net

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