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GCSRW Moves into Shared Space in Conference Offices

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women’s board and leadership have reached a work/share agreement with the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, moving into smaller office space shared with Northern Illinois within the Chicago Temple, GCSRW’s former location. It was determined that moving into significantly smaller office space was warranted with GCSRW’s priorities of being good stewards in light of the continuing restraints on in-person working caused by the pandemic.

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Beware of Phishing Emails

Phishing is very common these days, and as people get more desperate, phishing attacks will get worse. When people attempt to steal your data, they do so using free email address providers. They will use email accounts purporting to be from the bishop or a local pastor but using an @gmail.com address or something similar. Rarely, will they come from an @umcnic.org email address.

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New faith community springs up in the new year

A new faith community in Oswego, Ill., is springing up in the new year. Wellspring UMC launched on January 1, 2021, with the Rev. Corey Ashley serving in the former Oswego Campus of Wheatland Salem UMC. On the heels of a difficult year for churches with the pandemic and restrictions on in-person services, some may ask, ‘is this the right time to plant a church?’

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Fox Valley Churches host Christmas Story Caravan

A live nativity scene at United Methodist Church of Geneva highlighted a drive-by Christmas Story Caravan that included Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles UMC churches Sunday, Dec. 6.

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Redistricting Announcement

Our virtual annual conference is over and now we begin the work to address the many changes that are before us. One of those changes is the redistricting of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.

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Longtime NIC accountant retires…Successor back “home”

After more than two decades serving the Northern Illinois Conference as the Director of Accounting, Athena Staveris is hanging up her calculator and retiring. Staveris’ last day is Oct. 30, 2020.

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