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Commission on a Way Forward final report being translated

The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 will become available once it has been translated from English into the other three official languages of The United Methodist Church (French, Portuguese, and KiSwahili), anticipated by July 30.

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Release of Legislation for the Special General Conference 2019

Bishop Sally Dyck explains a few adjustments to the process leading up to the Special General Conference in February 2019.

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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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