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An Open Letter from Courtroom 500 to the Chicago Faith Community

Now is a time for unity in the faith community. It is not a time separate into denominational divisions and sectarian separatism. It is essential for members of the faith community to work together with the outcome being more than a “photo-op or sound bite.” We are urging faith community leaders to respond to this historic moment pastorally, prophetically and politically. 

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Spiritual Formation Retreat registration open

Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt, is the Keynote Speaker at this year’s “Drawing Closer to God” Retreat, sponsored by the NIC Spiritual Formation Committee. Registration is open.

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Justice 4 Laquan

Update: United Methodists gather for worship and prayer in front of the courthouse at 2650 S. California in Chicago crying out for justice for Laquan McDonald as the murder trial against Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke continues.

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Update from your 2019 General Conference Special Session Delegation

Delegation members are studying the report from the Commission on The Way Forward and beginning strategy discussions.

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Bishop calls for prayers for the City of Chicago

As the Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke trial gets underway, Bishop Sally Dyck is asking all United Methodist churches in Northern Illinois to pray for the city of Chicago! 

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Did You Know – Program ministry grants have launched

For years the Northern Illinois Conference has had a tradition of encouraging local churches to dream beyond their current ministries by offering small grants for new and creative experiments. With the transition to the Annual Conference Shepherding Team in 2017, we have been realigning the Program Ministries of the conference to address today’s realities. This fall we are excited to launch a newly organized granting structure to help our congregations experiment with ministries that are risk-taking and adventurous.  

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