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What makes you proud to #BeUMC?

With words of disunity, disaffiliation, and division in the news, let’s use this time as an opportunity to share why you are proud to be United Methodist and why we are better together. United Methodist Communications has launched the #BeUMC campaign with key themes intended to highlight what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working towards, together.

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Missionaries return for first-time visit

NIC Missionaries' husband and wife team Rev. Kyeong-AhWoo and Rev. Jin Yang Kim, who are serving the world Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, hadn't been back to Northern Illinois since they were commissioned in 2017, but they finally got the opportunity to return for a visit this Easter.

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Bishop's Easter Message

This is a time to let go of all that burdens us and claim our relationship with a Risen Savior who gives us hope in every circumstance.

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United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith

United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith. The move is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes a new logo and an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children, and youth.

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Bishop Hopkins' Instructions for Lent

As we begin a forty-day journey into Lent on Ash Wednesday, Bishop John L. Hopkins gives us four key instructions for the journey.

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Church recognized for community outreach

Attending the local Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet last August, the Rev. Megan Smick, who leads Oregon UMC in the Prairie South District, received a big surprise for her small church. "I was flabbergasted!" said Smick, who had no idea she would be presented with the 2021 Civic Leadership Award for Oregon UMC that evening.

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