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Accessible Hearts worship experience opens doors

First Evangelical UMC holds an Accessible Hearts Worship in Elmhurst to provide a multi-sensory and support-based experience for families of children and adults with disabilities.

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Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone elected Bishop

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Seeking to Walk by Faith

As this quadrennium comes to a close and a new one begins, changes, challenges, uncertainties opportunities, possibilities, and hope face the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. More than a thousand clergy and laity gathered at the 177th session from June 5-7, 2016 in St. Charles, Ill., to celebrate, worship and conduct business, each step guided by God and the scripture verse: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-7 with the theme Walk by Faith.

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Helping homeless with a meal and a message

Members of the United Methodist Rural Advocates (UMRA) distribute cards made by children in churches across the connection along with meal vouchers to the Sisters of the Road Cafe, a local non-profit which is working to end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space around Portland, OR during General Conference.

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