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Setting a Table for All: Bishop's State of the Conference Address

Tables are places where relationships are strengthened and healing can take place. In his state of the conference address, Bishop Dan Schwerin shared the hope and concerns he's heard over the past several months, and described plans for building a healthy annual conference.

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Ministry Takes Wisdom, Courage, Imagination, Bishop Urges Lay and Clergy

Recalling the words of the hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory,” Bishop Dan Schwerin admonished in his sermon at the Celebration of Ministry on June 6 that imagination takes courage, and wisdom should precede courage. “We who are in Christ, have cause for hope,” Bishop Schwerin preached. “But let's be clear: it takes courage to imagine.”

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Bishop's Column: Broken Connections, Healing Connections

These days are full of broken connections: hate crimes, mass shootings, people undermining their ministry with misinformation, and more. These can remind us of the importance of being grounded in our bodies and in our relationships.

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Bishop Announces New Lake South District Superintendent

Rev. Dr. Audrea Nanabray will serve as Lake South District Superintendent effective July 1, 2023.

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Special Appointment Announcement: Rev. Jacques Conway

Bishop Dan Schwerin has appointed the Rev. Jacques Conway to the Orland Park: Faith United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2023. Rev. Conway has been serving as superintendent of the Lake South District.

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UM Bishops Receive Warm Welcome on a Chilly Afternoon

When First United Methodist members agreed to host the United Methodist Council of Bishops’ memorial service on April 30, they immediately organized for an opportunity they considered an honor. Hospitality comes naturally to this big-hearted congregation, who wanted to show the bishops "our little slice of heaven."

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