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Churches go above and beyond mission challenge

The mission trailer was filled to capacity at Annual Conference! Every district met or exceeded their goals when cash donations to UMCOR and the Midwest Mission Distribution Center were included. 

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New site announced for 2019 Annual Conference

After 15 years at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, the Northern Illinois Annual Conference session will be held at a new location in 2019.

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Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops this week.

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Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference has announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. Amendment #1 of the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference--and which narrowly failed to be ratified--included a sentence which had been removed by the legislative body.

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Northern Illinois Conference

The Council received the report from the Commission on the Way Forward (COTWF) and discerned our recommendation to the called session of the General Conference in February 2019 (GC19). For four days, we discerned what our recommendation would be.

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United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops will submit a report to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019

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