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Sympathy Notice: Robert E. Ash

Rev. Robert E. Ash, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on May 5, 2021, at age 86. During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Sheridan, Millington, Fox Valley Parish, Fox Valley Older Adult Service, Itasca: Bethany, DeKalb Area Retirement Center (Administrator), and Wesley Willows (Executive Director).  

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Illinois Enters Phase 5

What a year this has been. With God’s grace, we have found our way through the maze of a global pandemic, not a journey any of us claim lightly. This Friday, Illinois arrives at Phase 5. What a day of rejoicing we are in. You and your congregation have been part of this accomplishment. You have found ways to be a community to one another from a distance. You have found ways to be in your community as a witness of Christ's love.

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Do Good: Talk About Vaccines

At this moment, encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the most effective things we can do to promote public health. The goal is simple: to have all of our churches encouraging their members, friends, families, and neighbors to get vaccinated or to speak directly with their primary care physician about their vaccine questions.

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Summer Camp Registration Open

Summer camps will be held in person at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon, IL from June through August. Online registration is open.

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Seeking Church Hosts for Vaccine Clinics

The Northern Illinois Conference and Illinois Great Rivers Conference are teaming up with the Illinois Department of Health to provide 100 vaccination sites around our state by the end of May. This push toward helping get more people vaccinated is key to fully entering Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. The best thing we can do to return to fully worship is to be vaccinated.

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Mission Links Summer Sermon Series

The Conference Board of Global Ministries (CBGM) was happy recently to introduce the new mission guide titled Mission Links: Living the Beatitudes, which has replaced the Rainbow Covenant booklet. 

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