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Apportionment Statement Changes

In response to questions from churches following the Special Session of General Conference regarding designation of apportionment funds, we have changed the NIC apportionment statement. The new statement will provide more information about the ministries supported by your local church, designating contributions to three NIC funds and seven general conference funds.

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Annual Conference Shepherding Team prepares top goals

On March 16, the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and the six District Shepherding Teams (DST), which are made up of both clergy and laity, met at Woodridge UMC to collectively access and share their work over the last year. 

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Send a youth to camp!

NIC Outdoor and Retreat Ministries are excited to be designated as the 2019 Bishop's Appeal because our over-arching purpose is to support and strengthen local congregations in their mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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Overflow crowds attend Bishop debriefings

More than a thousand clergy and laity gathered at three debriefings across the NIC last weekend – overflowing the space in two locations – to learn more about what did and didn't happen at the Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis. 

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Mission ready and disaster prepared

Have you always been interested in joining a mission team but don’t know what to do or how to do it? The NIC United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) committee is reorganizing and ready to get you and your team started. Mission journeys are opportunities for both lay and clergy to offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world. 

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DYK? Delegates Count

The far-reaching impact of the decisions made at the 2019 Special Session in February has heightened our awareness of the role delegates play in our United Methodist democratic process.

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