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Gun Violence Assembly

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” has been designed as an interconference, faith-rooted Teach-in and Café Conversation sponsored by the Indiana and Northern Illinois Conferences of The United Methodist Church. This half-day assembly is designed to equip and engage participants in principles and practices to effectively implement congregation and community-based gun violence prevention strategies.

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Sweet sounds from saved organ fill new sanctuary home

Beautiful, booming new sounds are piping through the sanctuary at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Buffalo Grove, Ill., thanks to a special organ that needed a home. In April 2018, Saint Thomas United Methodist Church in Glen Ellyn closed its doors after more than 50 years in ministry.

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Preaching and Talking about General Conference 2019

This Sunday and in the weeks to come United Methodist pastors everywhere will be addressing their congregations about the decisions of General Conference 2019. Church members will have different reactions to the decisions and may have questions about how this will affect them or their congregation. Here are some talking points pastors may find helpful as they prepare to preach and lead discussions.

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Bishop Dyck's message post-General Conference

The long-awaited Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., has finished its work. The three days were very painful for people who attended or watched at home via livestream. The pain inflicted upon our LGBTQI members, friends and families was intense. But there was also pain in seeing the deep divide among the delegates. Likewise, many of us feel this doesn’t reflect the United Methodist Church’s doctrine on grace.

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Special Session Reflections

Aurora District Superintendent Rev. Jeffry Bross and his 81-year-old father, Rev. Billy Bross, a retired pastor from the Wisconsin Annual Conference, are observing the historic Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis.

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Prayers for Aurora

After the tragic Feb. 15 workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt manufacturing business in Aurora, Ill., local Northern Illinois Conference churches and ministries offered prayers and vigils. Five people were killed and five police officers along with one worker were injured when an employee opened fire inside the facility after he was reportedly terminated.

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