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Celebrate The United Methodist Church's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Bishop Rueben H. Mueller and Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke joined hands over a table laden with symbols---the Bible, hymnals, books of Discipline and a 307-page "Plan of Union." 1,300 delegates and 10,000 visitors met in Dallas, Texas on April 23, 1968 proclaiming the formation of the newly-constituted United Methodist Church.

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Commission on a Way Forward presents two sketches to bishops

What is Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward.

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NIC General Conference Delegation update

In one year, the General Conference will have a special session to hear the recommendation of the Council of Bishops and vote on the Way Forward for The United Methodist Church. Your Northern Illinois General Conference Delegation is meeting in preparation for this important vote.  Here are some things that we would like you to know.

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Praying Our Way Forward - Day 7

We bring to a close the Week of Prayer for the Northern Illinois Conference with our final prayer from Elisa Gatz.

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Praying Our Way Forward - Day 6

Our prayer today is from SungJa Moon as we continue Praying Our Way Forward for The United Methodist Church.

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Praying Our Way Forward - Day 5

Mary Rawlinson provides our prayer for today. Please join us in praying with Mary and adding our own prayers for the Commission on the Way Forward, our United Methodist Church, and the decisions that will need to be made.

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