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New AC Shepherding Team holds first meeting

The newly formed Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) spent a day together on Nov. 11, 2017, at First UMC in Oak Park, Ill., getting acquainted, looking at their purpose and prioritizing responsibilities.

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Praying Our Way Forward - Day 5

Mary Rawlinson provides our prayer for today. Please join us in praying with Mary and adding our own prayers for the Commission on the Way Forward, our United Methodist Church, and the decisions that will need to be made.

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Praying Our Way Forward

The Northern Illinois Conference encourages congregations to participate in our week to pray for the Commission On a Way Forward and The United Methodist Church from Dec. 3-9.

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Legislation proposes conference restructuring

With submitted legislation, the Organizational Task Force is introducing a restructuring plan for the Northern Illinois Conference to streamline committee work, align resources and create an intersection between administrative, program and superintending functions.

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Outpouring of support for Ottawa

When an EF3 tornado barreled through the small communities of Ottawa and Naplate in north-central Illinois on Feb. 28, there was an immediate response to help from United Methodists.

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Welcome our new NIC staff

2017 has presented the Northern Illinois Conference with opportunities to realign our work and staffing. Through the Landscape Assessment in 2015 we’ve learned that we need to work on reorganizing the annual conference. This work is underway. Likewise in our staffing, we live out our core values as a healthy organization when we evaluate, assess and experiment.

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