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NCJ delegates name commitment to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusion

At a virtual North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference, delegates elected by their respective annual conferences created and overwhelmingly approved a covenant naming their commitment to anti-racism work and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

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Aurora church hosts KAIROS blanket exercise

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, a United Methodist, chronicled centuries of injustices imposed on native Americans by the U.S. government, settlers and European explorers. He keynoted an interactive blanket exercise outdoors on the east lawn at Wesley UMC in Aurora.

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Bishops agree on narrative for the continuing United Methodist Church

The Council of Bishops ended its Fall meeting on Friday having spent time in worship, plenary and covenant groups as they seek God’s guidance to lead The United Methodist Church.

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DYK - October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Perhaps this year is the right year to observe "Clergy Appreciation Month."Who doesn't appreciate a word of encouragement, an acknowledgment that life has been hard, or a congregational "hip-hip hurray."

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Annual Conference meets for fall session

In a continuation of the 182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way," more than 600 members gathered for a half-day fall session held virtually through Zoom on October 2 to vote on the budget, a nominations slate, Board of Pension proposals and other business. 

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Schaumburg church takes stand against racism

Over Labor Day weekend, Our Saviour’s UMC (OSUMC) held an Anti-Racism event in conjunction with the Schaumburg’s end-of-summer festival and the church’s youth group annual parking lot fundraiser. 

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