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Ways to Bring Christmas to At-Risk Children in Northern Illinois

United Voices for Children encourages congregations to partner with one of our child-serving agencies in Northern Illinois to help bring Christmas to at-risk children, youth and families.

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Global Ministries Commissions New Earthkeepers

Global Ministries commissioned 67 new EarthKeepers from 23 conferences, including 10 from Northern Illinois, in an online service on November 19, 2019. The service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their communities.

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NIJFON annual fundraiser

On Sunday, September 29, more than 150 supporters gathered at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora for the Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors’ (NIJFON) annual fundraiser.

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Local pastors called to service to churches, communities

On Sept. 21, NIC local pastors, associate members, district supply pastors, and certified lay Ministers gathered for “Brunch with the Bishop” at Naperville: Wheatland Salem to share more about their outreach ministries, such as “Kid’s Card Corner,” in their local settings. 

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UMF Celebrates 70th anniversary

The United Methodist Foundation (UMF) of the Northern Illinois Conference celebrated 70 years of “encouraging lifelong generosity with God’s abundance” on Sunday, October 13 at the DoubleTree Conference Center in Downers Grove. Approximately 200 UMF supporters gathered to connect with each other, honor former Foundation presidents and board members, hear the testimony of a UMF covenant group, and enjoy the stories of UMF’s special 70th Anniversary grantees.

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NIU Campus Ministry Reinvented

This fall, the Wesley Foundation at Northern Illinois University (NIU) has undergone a name change and has a newly appointed campus minister.

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