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Leading the Laity: Anticipation

Now is the time to embrace all the blessings of the past year and look forward to what lies ahead for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024. Opportunities, prospects, and challenges abound. But siblings, there is always a special excitement in the air at this time of the year as we embark upon the Advent season. There is anticipation and remembrance, and it never grows old as each year we celebrate anew the greatest gift ever given—for unto us a savior was born. 

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Allen R. Campbell

Rev. Allen R Campbell, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023.  During his ministry he served Grace: Elgin; Peotone; Rochelle; and Marengo.

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NIC Church and Society Calls for Cease-Fire in Middle East

Northern Illinois Conference's Board of Church and Society joins the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society and other faith groups and communities in calling for a ceasefire, de-escalation, and restraint following the violent conflict between Israel and Hamas.  

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Eugene L. Carter

Rev. Eugene L Carter, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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Hager’s story: a refugee finds a new life in Northern Illinois

The ongoing Syrian civil war has driven over 180,000 migrants from Syria to seek refuge in the U. S. since the outbreak of violence in 2011. Hager (a pseudonym) and her family were among these refugees. Hager is one of the first Syrian clients served by Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors, which provides affordable, high-quality legal assistance for immigrants.

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From Your Bishop... Faithful living in the unknown

God still chooses to share the work of co-creation. Might the giver of all grace have second thoughts about sharing the work of creation with humankind?

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