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Immigration ministry honors champions for justice

About 150 people attended the annual Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) fundraiser on Oct. 14 to support their ongoing work to provide high quality, free legal services for immigrants.

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An Open Letter from Courtroom 500 to the Chicago Faith Community

Now is a time for unity in the faith community. It is not a time separate into denominational divisions and sectarian separatism. It is essential for members of the faith community to work together with the outcome being more than a “photo-op or sound bite.” We are urging faith community leaders to respond to this historic moment pastorally, prophetically and politically. 

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DYK? - Foundation for Building Safe Sanctuaries

As fall settles in, Sunday School and youth ministries ramp up. At the same time, news stories of child abuse in the church remind us that we all need to provide safe space for our children, youth and vulnerable adults. This fall is a good time to refresh Safe Sanctuaries policies and practices in every local church.

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Justice 4 Laquan

Update: United Methodists gather for worship and prayer in front of the courthouse at 2650 S. California in Chicago crying out for justice for Laquan McDonald as the murder trial against Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke continues.

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Conference Hispanic Ministries celebrated

More than a hundred people gathered at Epworth United Methodist Church in Elgin on Sept. 8, 2018, to celebrate the many Hispanic/Latinx ministries in the Northern Illinois Conference. The day included testimonies from five different pastors, one from each district, serving Hispanic congregations, workshops, and worship with communion.

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What's cooking in kid's ministries?

Kids strapped on aprons and put their chefs hats on for a weeklong camp to learn how to cook inside the kitchen at First United Methodist Church in Freeport this summer. This was the first of its kind Kids Culinary Camp at the church which was all hands-on.

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