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UMC #Giving Tuesday Thanks!

Thanks to you and thousands of donors like you, UMC #GivingTuesday 2017 was a huge success. You gave to more than 300 Global Ministries missionaries and over 600 United Methodist-related projects with $677,399 raised in one day as we celebrated generosity together on UMC #GivingTuesday. Every one of the dollars you gave is going exactly where you directed your gift.

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Bishop Dyck calls for prayer in midst of world disasters

Our world continues to be in a state of suffering. It’s been over a week and the people of Puerto Rico are still without water, electricity, food and the means to connect with others both on the island and in the states. Some of our own clergy and church members still don’t know the whereabouts of family and friends.

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Bishop’s Response to Executive Orders on Immigration

Bishop Sally Dyck has written a pastoral response to the recent Executive Orders on Immigration.

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New UMVIM-NCJ Coordinator named

The North Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission board announced that Tammy Kuntz will be the new coordinator. She began part-time training in November 2016 and on January 1, 2017, will assume her role as UMVIM-NCJ coordinator, succeeding Lorna Jost who retired after 13 years of service.

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Mobilizing in Ministry with the Poor

The church reaches out to the poor in many ways but some United Methodist leaders are reexamining how the church ministers with the poor, and if we can do better. Host Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conference welcomed participants to a two-day meeting and prayed that their time together would help rediscover the Wesleyan foundational movement to be with the poor in the world.

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