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Summer Camp Registration Open

Summer camps will be held in person at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon, IL from June through August. Online registration is open.

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Justice Camp Counselors Wanted

Want to "travel" virtually and volunteer on a meaningful journey toward racial justice with high school students? Apply to be a Justice Camp counselor!

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Justice Camp Coming this Summer

The Northern Illinois Conference Anti-Racism Task Force Justice Generation is hosting Justice Camp for high school students around the United States. Justice Generation is partnering with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) offices across the U.S. to host Justice Camp, a virtual tour starting in Chicago at the DuSable Museum and traveling to Montgomery, AL and Tulsa, OK.

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Jumpstart Ministry March Resources

Six months ago, the Discipleship Taskforce introduced the first pair of videos about growing and strengthening discipleship ministries with a particular focus on youth. This month’s video marks the last of that series and offers some good advice for going forward, based on experience that many of us gained this past year.

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Youth volunteers enjoy winter fun break

On February 20, Pastor Roger Bronkema and families from Warren and Elizabeth UMC traveled to the Lake Carroll snow tubing hill in Lanark, Ill., for a day of fun. The trip was a “thank you” to the youth who helped Bronkema in ministry throughout 2020. Amid bright sunshine and crisp blue skies, about 25 youth and adults grabbed inner tubes and let gravity speed them along down the hill. 

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DYK - Safe Sanctuaries

During the first quarter of 2021, the Northern Illinois Conference Insurance Board, under the leadership of our Director of Risk Management and Ministry Protection Dwayne Jackson has undertaken the mission of ensuring that every church in the Northern Illinois Conference has a process of screening and training for church volunteers who work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Thank you to all those churches who have filled out the survey and take this responsibility seriously.

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