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Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili; all four official languages of the General Conference.  The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference.

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Court docket details proposed plans for UMC

The Commission on a Way Forward's final report has been made public in English along with details of proposed legislation to go to the 2019 General Conference Special Session. The Judicial Council published the documents on its October 2018 docket. 

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Commission on a Way Forward final report being translated

The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 will become available once it has been translated from English into the other three official languages of The United Methodist Church (French, Portuguese, and KiSwahili), anticipated by July 30.

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Release of Legislation for the Special General Conference 2019

Bishop Sally Dyck explains a few adjustments to the process leading up to the Special General Conference in February 2019.

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Bishops Sign Joint Statement on Sports Betting

Bishop Sally Dyck and Illinois Great Rivers Bishop Frank J. Beard are expressing their concerns on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting.

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Korean-American pastors pray for North Korea and US summit

In anticipation of the historic summit in Singapore between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S., the first for these two countries, Korean-American United Methodists in the Northern Illinois Conference gathered for prayers for peace. 

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