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United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops will submit a report to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019

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The church is watching, waiting, UMC Bishops told

United Methodist bishops were reminded that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future at the opening of the 2018 April/May meeting of the Council of Bishops at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel outside Chicago.

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Bishop appoints new Chicago Northwestern District Superintendent

Bishop Sally Dyck is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chicago Northwestern District Superintendent, the Rev. Brittany Isaac from Urban Village Church, effective July 1, 2018. Rev. Brittany Isaac follows the Rev. Zaki L. Zaki whose next appointment will be announced later. Bishop Dyck thanks Rev. Zaki on behalf of the annual conference for his years of service on the Northern Illinois cabinet.

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Chicago Circuit Rider Series

Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist denomination is delighted to see young clergy in Chicago sharing their pulpits with one another in a series they have created together, “CTA Circuit Riders Sermon Series" from April 8-May 20.

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50 years later continuing the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

As the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NIC Committee on Religion and Race takes the opportunity to challenge the congregations of our Annual Conference to consider once again, what it would truly look like to live into Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community.

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Bishop appoints Rev. Jeffry Bross as new Aurora District Superintendent

Bishop Sally Dyck is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Aurora District Superintendent, Rev. Jeffry Bross, effective July 1, 2018. Rev. Bross has served as the Associate at Batavia UMC and then founding pastor of Flowing Grace UMC which chartered four years ago. He has served on the Aurora District Committee on Ordained Ministry as well as the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Rev. Bross follows Rev. Dick Wisdom who has been appointed to Plainfield: First UMC, also effective July 1, 2018.

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