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Walk to Emmaus: a journey with Christ

When is the last time that you spent 72 hours working on your spiritual life? The Northern Illinois Emmaus community invites you to consider attending a Walk to Emmaus Weekend. The Walk to Emmaus develops Christian disciples and leaders by inspiring, challenging, and equipping active adult church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities.

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Stronger Together: Connection creates transformation

I was born and raised in Methodism and constantly heard the words “connection” and “connectionalism.” I didn’t understand what it meant at first, but when I started to get involved in the life and mission of the church, I realized that we are a connectional church, a church that works together to support one another, share resources and carry out our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is a historic core value of our denomination, yet one of the hardest to define.

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DYK: The Power of Connecting

One of the strengths of the United Methodist Church is our connectional nature. We are a denomination that values the strength of the whole, knowing we can do more to the glory of God when we combine our prayers and resources then we could ever do alone. That sense of community, support, and strength for the mission is part of our ethos.

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What does ‘regionalization’ mean for the UMC?

You may have heard over the past few years that the United Methodist General Conference will be voting on regionalization. What does that mean? What’s the United Methodist interest in this?

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For survivors’ sake, pledge to the Repair the Harm Fund today

What would you give to keep a child safe? What would you give to help the wounded heal? Northern Illinois Conference’s Bishop Dan Schwerin asks churches to prayerfully consider these questions as they make a pledge to the conference’s Repair the Harm campaign. The campaign is raising $754,348 toward a survivors’ fund for those who endured abuse while participating in Boy Scout activities.

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From Your Bishop: We Belong to Each Other

John Wesley taught that the covenants of Methodist polity affirm that we share for the good of the whole, be it the trust clause, the appointment, or the apportionment. I write today to ask you to pray and consider how to finish well and move toward 100 percent payment of all your church’s apportioned items, both conference and general church apportionments.

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