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Bishops Sign Joint Statement on Sports Betting

Bishop Sally Dyck and Illinois Great Rivers Bishop Frank J. Beard are expressing their concerns on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting.

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Way Forward Listening and Conversation Sessions

The General/Jurisdictional Delegation will be holding listening sessions leading up to the Special Session in February 2019. You can choose to attend any one of the locations.

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6 churches given One Matters Awards

Six churches in the Northern Illinois Conference received the One Matters Award from Discipleship Ministries for growth and evangelism.

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Record giving for Bishop's Appeal

The final totals are in for this year's Bishop's Appeal special offering. Thank you to the Northern Illinois Conference congregations for donating a record $74,645 which includes some pre-conference donations. Elgin District takes home the coveted traveling trophy for the highest giving per capita!

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Korean-American pastors pray for North Korea and US summit

In anticipation of the historic summit in Singapore between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S., the first for these two countries, Korean-American United Methodists in the Northern Illinois Conference gathered for prayers for peace. 

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United Voices for Children gives outstanding advocacy awards

United Voices for Children presented their three awards for outstanding advocacy and service for children and youth in Northern Illinois to four recipients at their annual breakfast at the 2018 Northern Illinois Annual Conference.

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