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Armed Intruder Readiness

The West Ohio Conference and Bishop Gregory V. Palmer put together this informative video with the Columbus, Ohio Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs sharing the top 5 dos and don'ts to assist in confronting and preventing active threats to faith congregations. Good advice for all our churches.

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New Website Launched

Take a look around the Northern Illinois Conference's revamped website. We hope the new design and features will make it easier for visitors to find information, news, events, and resources. It's highly recommended to view this site by opening in Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer does not support many of our features.

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Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but the U.S. territory continues to need The United Methodist Church’s help.

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Volunteers deliver truckload of relief supplies

This Flood Bucket Disaster Relief Project began with a decision by the Congregational Care and Missions Team of Belvidere First United Methodist Church. That prompted an email from the Rev. Danice Loveridge, Deacon, to me, asking if other churches in the NIC were collecting flood buckets for the Texas flood relief effort with UMCOR. Could they join the effort? That request generated emails to the all of the UMC churches in the Rockford District. This project was later noted and publicized by the Northern Illinois Conference. That then caused a lot of emails and phone calls.

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Bishop Dyck calls for prayer in midst of world disasters

Our world continues to be in a state of suffering. It’s been over a week and the people of Puerto Rico are still without water, electricity, food and the means to connect with others both on the island and in the states. Some of our own clergy and church members still don’t know the whereabouts of family and friends.

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