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Commission Final 3

Commission members grateful to serve, complete work on final report

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they completed their meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22.

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Shepherding Teams learn adaptive leadership

On Mar. 10 the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and members from the six newly formed District Shepherding Teams (DST) came together as a group for the first time to mobilize and tackle the task of learning about adaptive leadership. Consultant Rev. Susan Beaumont led the group’s full-day workshop at Barrington United Methodist Church to introduce how to lead through adaptive change.

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2017 Journal now available

The 2017 Northern Illinois Conference Journal is available online and to purchase through Amazon.com for $11.

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Commission on a Way Forward presents two sketches to bishops

What is Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward.

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179th Annual Conference - Navigating Uncharted Waters

The 2018 Annual Conference will gather for another year June 3-5 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. This year’s theme is “Navigating Uncharted Waters” with a focus on Romans 5:3b-4 – “trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” Bishop Sally Dyck says the theme will help us focus on how we anticipate the unknowns in life, our ministries, and communities.

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NIC General Conference Delegation update

In one year, the General Conference will have a special session to hear the recommendation of the Council of Bishops and vote on the Way Forward for The United Methodist Church. Your Northern Illinois General Conference Delegation is meeting in preparation for this important vote.  Here are some things that we would like you to know.

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