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Bishop's State of the Church Address, 2024

"We don’t have 330 churches. We have 330 experiments. We are missional incubators," said Bishop Dan Schwerin in his State of the Church Address at Annual Conference. "Yield to the call forward and get on an experiment for the gospel!"

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Bishop Schwerin's Reflections on General Conference 2024

Bishop Dan Schwerin offers some reflections after listening to how news of The United Methodist General Conference is being received in Northern Illinois.

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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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Bishop Containers And Fresh Expressions

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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