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2020 NICUMC Property & Casualty Insurance Allocation

The Insurance premium rates for churches enrolled in the NIC Property & Casualty Insurance Program are now available.

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Bishop's Column: We Need a Little Christmas

Advent is a protest statement to our lagging faith with its themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. Hope isn’t optimism that everything will work out all right. At least I hope not! Because things don’t always work out all right. Hope is more like resilience; the ability to face harsh realities with determination and grace.

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Ways to Bring Christmas to At-Risk Children in Northern Illinois

United Voices for Children encourages congregations to partner with one of our child-serving agencies in Northern Illinois to help bring Christmas to at-risk children, youth and families.

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Bishop Dyck: Inclusion is the heart of this conference

As we gather for this special annual conference session, I want to take the opportunity to express a few thoughts about where we are as the UMC in light of the Traditional Plan which is to go into effect January 1, 2020. To say that many clergy—LBGTQ and straight as well as concerned and allied laity—are very anxious is to understate the situation. 

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Trainings around the NIC fan the flame of discipleship

The week of September 9, approximately 350 clergy and laity attended one of six Discipleship Systems training sessions across the NIC led by Jeff Campbell, Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming with Discipleship Ministries (UM General Board of Discipleship).

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Two new district superintendents installed

While both have been on the job since July 1, the new Rockford and DeKalb District Superintendents were officially installed at two separate services.

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