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Bishop Dan Schwerin May 2023

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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Bishop’s Column: Encourage Each Other

Scripture implores us to encourage each other and Hebrews 10:25 gives us a context: “Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near” (CEB).

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Bishop Calls for Prayer for Storm Victims

During the first days of April, a number of Northern Illinois communities have been battered by storms. These include Belvidere, where a tornado touched ground on April 1, and Camp Reynoldswood, which suffered damage to the roof of one of its buildings on April 4.

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