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Bishop announces Tanzania school as 2020 recipient

Bishop Sally Dyck is pleased to announce the Secondary School in Tanzania that's the vision of NIC's GMBM Missionary Rev. Young Seon (Christina) Kim is the recipient of the 2020 Bishop's Appeal.

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Annual Conference approves reduced 2020 budget

Approximately 550 clergy and lay members gathered Nov. 16 in the gymnasium at Kishwaukee College for the Annual Conference Special Session to vote on a budget, apportionment formula changes, and to hear from the Exploration Team. After a presentation from the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA), the Annual Conference passed a $4,574,255 budget for 2020, down 5% from 2019.

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Bishop Dyck: Inclusion is the heart of this conference

As we gather for this special annual conference session, I want to take the opportunity to express a few thoughts about where we are as the UMC in light of the Traditional Plan which is to go into effect January 1, 2020. To say that many clergy—LBGTQ and straight as well as concerned and allied laity—are very anxious is to understate the situation. 

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Church ratifies women's equality amendment

After a revote, United Methodists around the globe have amended the denomination’s constitution to proclaim “men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God.”

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Shepherding Team moves forward on goals

The goals are set and the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) is ramping up their work to help congregations grow.

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CCFA proposes lowering budget, changes to apportionment formula

As our conference prepares for Special Session, the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) wants to provide an update on our financial condition and information regarding some of the changes in our budget.

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