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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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50 years later continuing the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

As the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NIC Committee on Religion and Race takes the opportunity to challenge the congregations of our Annual Conference to consider once again, what it would truly look like to live into Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community.

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Annual Conference Mission Challenge

The mission challenge for the 2018 Annual Conference is to provide cleaning kit items through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC).  MMDC, a 501c (3) organization, provides disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need locally and internationally.

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Unite to End Racism

The Northern Illinois Conference and our Pan-Methodist partners along with the Illinois Conference of Churches are arranging buses to Washington D.C. so Illinois residents can take part in the anti-racism rally on the national mall on April 4, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme is ACT Now! Unite to End Racism. The memorial service in Memphis, Tenn. will be broadcast on the mall.

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UVC seeking award nominations

United Voices for Children is once again seeking nominations for awards to honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or families throughout the Northern Illinois Conference.  

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Puerto Rico invites volunteers for Hurricane Relief

Volunteers may now apply to help with the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) efforts to support its partner, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR), as they work to rebuild after Hurricane Maria and Irma. UMCOR has received a formal invitation from Bishop Hector Ortiz of MCPR requesting volunteers to support reconstruction.

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