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Churches offer compassion by feeding bodies and souls

Throughout the conference, many churches are offering compassion. This story is a snippet of a small portion of churches that are working to feed others' bodies and souls.

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DYK: The Power of Connecting

One of the strengths of the United Methodist Church is our connectional nature. We are a denomination that values the strength of the whole, knowing we can do more to the glory of God when we combine our prayers and resources then we could ever do alone. That sense of community, support, and strength for the mission is part of our ethos.

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Become a Net-Zero advocate

The Net-Zero Task Force invites congregations to name a net-zero advocate (or advocates). The advocates would work with the congregation’s trustees and members to adopt sustainable practices.  The conference task force will provide advocates with a “List of Sustainable Actions for Congregations to Implement” to begin their work. The first step is to invite a task-force member to lead a presentation on “Leaping to Net-Zero,” which introduces steps a congregation can take.

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What does ‘regionalization’ mean for the UMC?

You may have heard over the past few years that the United Methodist General Conference will be voting on regionalization. What does that mean? What’s the United Methodist interest in this?

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Special NC Jurisdiction Conference Called for Jan. 23

The North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church will hold a special, virtual session on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Central Time. The sole item for consideration at this session is the recommendation that four episcopal areas (regions overseen by a bishop) be combined into two. Wisconsin and Northern Illinois conferences are among those proposed to share a bishop.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Morgan L. McLeland

Rev. Morgan L. McLeland, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023.  During his ministry he served Chandler: Chicago; Normal Park, Yorkhouse; Forest Park; Melrose Park; Chicago: Albany Park; Kaneville; Orangeville; Afolkey; Barrington:  Salem; and Fox River Grover: Community.

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