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Clergy Conversations Podcast

On this podcast, Rev. Jacques Conway, Chicago Southern District Superintendent who was interviewed in the Surviving R. Kelly six-part documentary on Lifetime as a police expert and Becky Posey Williams, the Sr. Director for Sexual Ethics and Advocacy at the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

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Submit Nominations for United Voices for Children Awards

United Voices for Children (UVC) is inviting nominations for its three annual awards.  These UVC Awards honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or families throughout the Northern Illinois Conference.

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Safe Gatherings Window Cling 2018

Safe Gatherings Recognitions

Congratulations to the 18 churches in the Northern Illinois Conference for meeting the criteria for Safe Gatherings’ first recognition program, signifying their strong commitment to protecting children, youth, and vulnerable adults in 2018.

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Campus ministry retreat explores prayer

Currently, in their seventh semester, the Inclusive Collective is a relaunch of a ministry that was known as Agape House. They recently held their fall retreat at Wesley Woods, where 25 young adults spent the weekend building community, worshiping and exploring prayer. 

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What's cooking in kid's ministries?

Kids strapped on aprons and put their chefs hats on for a weeklong camp to learn how to cook inside the kitchen at First United Methodist Church in Freeport this summer. This was the first of its kind Kids Culinary Camp at the church which was all hands-on.

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Church’s neighborly outreach to school builds relationships and community

When the nearly 300 elementary students go back to the classroom at Rochelle’s Central School this fall, their next door neighbor will be by their side. Through their “Love Thy Neighbor” ministry, Rochelle United Methodist church, which sits across the street from the school, has been reaching out to Central School through a variety of neighborly gestures.

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