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Prayer for Those Affected by Rockford Violence

Bishop Dan Schwerin asks for prayer for all those affected by the violence that took place in Rockford, Ill., on March 27.

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Encouragement for Your Steps: A Holy Week Reflection

"Every day of our lives is an unfolding of Holy Week," Bishop Dan Schwerin says. Read his Holy Week reflection and watch his Easter video greeting.

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Bishop Announces Assistant to the Bishop Transition

Rev. Arlene Christopherson, the Northern Illinois Conference assistant to the bishop, will retire on Sept. 1. Rev. Danita Anderson will follow her in that role.

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From Your Bishop: Containers and Fresh Expressions

Lent is a container—or a set of training wheels that give way to whatever grace has done in us and through us all. We have this season in time to be formed and set free for the newness of Easter. We are Holy Spirit people, a movement. Followers and sojourners. The walk of faith is contemplative, sure, but the Spirit is always moving.

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DYK: Leaning into the past to plan the future

With the decision of our North Central Jurisdictional Conference delegates to move the Wisconsin Conference and Northern Illinois Conference into a relationship of sharing a bishop (not merger) beginning in September, we to can lean into our past to plan for the future.  

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Bishop Sharing Task Force Looks at Episcopal Office and Residence Locations

Now that the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church has confirmed that Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will share a bishop, the work of NIC's Shared Bishop Task Force has moved from hypothetical to reality. 

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