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GCUMM shares new path forward for Scouting ministry

The long-anticipated wait is coming to an end as a new era of Scouting ministry in The United Methodist Church makes its way forward. A highly skilled team of chancellors, insurance risk advisors, and UMC leaders have forged a path through a difficult landscape to provide a safer way for Scouting ministry to continue within local United Methodist churches.

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Annual Conference Awards given to local churches

The following awards were given during the 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference including the Mission Links Giving recognitions and One Matters.

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month

On Sunday, May 22, more than a hundred people gathered at First Korean UMC in Wheeling, Ill., to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage and raise awareness of Anti-Asian violence. The Northern Illinois Conference Fellowship of Asian Americans (FAA) and the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) Anti-RacismTask Force partnered together to put together worship and program for the event, which included several local and national speakers.

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Four congregations come together to pack meals for Ukraine

More than 50 volunteers, ages 6 to 90, from four neighboring UMC churches in Carroll County gather to pack rice meals for Ukraine. Together they assembled 1,800 bags in just a couple of hours and raised more than $1,800 to make this mission event happen.

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Bishop's Easter Message

This is a time to let go of all that burdens us and claim our relationship with a Risen Savior who gives us hope in every circumstance.

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Ideas for Native American Ministries Sunday

You are invited to participate in Native American events through the Annual Conference with your local church. This year’s Speaker Series “Race, America, and the Church” includes voices from indigenous Americans.  Looking for a webinar on Native American history? The national Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is presenting a three-part series on “The Document of Discovery.”

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