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Register for "Fresh Expressions" with Bishop Carter

On Saturday, March 12, from 9am to 3:30pm, Bishop Kenneth Carter will introduce the Northern Illinois Annual Conference to Fresh Expressions, an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new Methodist churches. 

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Follow Up Discipleship Systems Training Offered

An intriguing follow-up to the Discipleship Systems training offered fall 2019, each session features two workshops to help establish or build on your church's intentional disciple-making systems.

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Road to GC2020 Conversations - Two New Locations Added

General Conference 2020 (GC2020) will be here before we know it—and we know many throughout the NIC have questions. Gather to learn and discuss the issues leading up GC2020 in Minneapolis May 5-15. Two new conversations in Sycamore and Dolton have been added since the initial announcement.

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Bishop Dyck statement on proposed separation

After the Special Session of General Conference, I and many others in The United Methodist Church came to the painful conclusion that we just can’t go on like this. Through the legislative process of our church, we came away with winners and losers regarding deeply held faith commitments as they relate to ministry with and by LGBTQ persons.

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A new chapter at Bethany Methodist

This autumn, Bethany Methodist began a new chapter in their 130-year mission with the move of the corporate offices to Glenview and the appointment of Rev. Dr. Sunny Lopez as the seventh President and CEO of the organization.

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Bishop's Column: We Need a Little Christmas

Advent is a protest statement to our lagging faith with its themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. Hope isn’t optimism that everything will work out all right. At least I hope not! Because things don’t always work out all right. Hope is more like resilience; the ability to face harsh realities with determination and grace.

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