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Church ratifies women's equality amendment

After a revote, United Methodists around the globe have amended the denomination’s constitution to proclaim “men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God.”

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Church exit plan already in effect, court says

Legislation setting special provisions for United Methodist churches deciding to leave the denomination took effect immediately at the end of the special General Conference last February, the church’s top court has ruled.

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CCFA proposes lowering budget, changes to apportionment formula

As our conference prepares for Special Session, the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) wants to provide an update on our financial condition and information regarding some of the changes in our budget.

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Connectional Table Approves Legislation Creating New U.S. Structure

he Connectional Table approved sending legislation to General Conference 2020 that will create a new structure for churches in the United States, called a regional conference, during an online meeting July 18, 2019. 

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Exploration Team named

A newly formed task force to explore a way forward for the Northern Illinois Conference including the possibility of a new Methodist expression has been named and will hold their first meeting June 29, 2019 to talk about their next steps.

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Diverse Delegation elected

After mastering the voting electronic keypads, annual conference members elected three clergy and three lay delegates to the 2020 General Conference and three clergy and three lay delegates for the Jurisdictional Conference, along with two clergy and two lay alternates.

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