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Pastoral statement regarding the federal elections

I hope all of you who are eligible to vote exercised this important civic responsibility. Now we await the official outcome of the election for the President of the United States. Most if not all of us are weary from the pre-election season and knowing the result would be a relief. But there are various methods of voting affected by various state laws, which means that it could take days before there is an official outcome. While we wait for the final outcome, there may be all kinds of rumors, name-calling, protests, threats and demonstrations.  

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Bishop's Monday Message: Upcoming Changes

As we approach our virtual annual conference sessions and worship, I encourage you to be sure and attend the pre-conference briefings this week if you are a registered delegate. It is essential that you have read and been briefed on the legislation with the opportunity to ask questions during these briefings.

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A new journey begins for United Methodists in Elgin

Two churches in Elgin, Welsey UMC and Epworth UMC, combined congregations on May 31, 2020, and formed Journey of Hope UMC—just five months after merger talks began and despite a worldwide pandemic. 

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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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Phishing Email Alert

We have been made aware that an email is going around that looks like it's from Bishop Sally Dyck asking for a favor to run an errand for her and asking for a response.

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New Tighter Restrictions in Illinois

We are all COVID-fatigued after these 7+ months but COVID-19 is not fatigued of us! It continues to rage in our communities. As you know, the Illinois Department of Health and the Governor have placed more restrictions on four counties starting this Friday, October 23 for at least the next 14 days.

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