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Annual Conference honors past, looks to future

The 2019 Northern Illinois Annual Conference wrapped up June 4 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., after two and a half days of worship, business, voting (and more voting), celebrating anniversaries, fellowship, speakers, and Bible study. 

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Bishop's Appeal offering benefits youth campers

Thanks to the generosity of NIC churches, more children will be able to experience camp and grow closer to Christ. This year’s special Bishop’s Appeal offering at Annual Conference totaled $53,437 to help support Outdoor and Retreat Ministries.

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Mission challenge success

Many people around the world and around the corner will have a new clean towel, soap, a toothbrush, and many other personal hygiene items to help them through a disaster or humanitarian crisis thanks to Northern Illinois United Methodists. 

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter

As most of you may know, yesterday the Judicial Council, the nine-member top court of The United Methodist Church, released their rulings from February’s Special General Conference related to the Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation.

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Bishop Dyck's Easter Message

We can be assured that God is with us and loves us through all our struggles: “I will be with you forever,” Jesus said to his disciples at the very end of the gospel of Matthew in chapter 28. This wasn’t the end! In many ways, it was just the beginning. On this Easter morning, let us all live in the hope, joy, and peace of the risen Lord! 

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Apportionment Statement Changes

In response to questions from churches following the Special Session of General Conference regarding designation of apportionment funds, we have changed the NIC apportionment statement. The new statement will provide more information about the ministries supported by your local church, designating contributions to three NIC funds and seven general conference funds.

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