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Chicago Circuit Rider Series

Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist denomination is delighted to see young clergy in Chicago sharing their pulpits with one another in a series they have created together, “CTA Circuit Riders Sermon Series" from April 8-May 20.

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An Opportunity for Practical Faith

During the 2015 summer, nearly 500 children enrolled at United Methodist Church Safe Havens across the city of Chicago. Safe Haven is a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the faith-based community, primarily churches to provide safe spaces, healthy food and learning opportunities for school-aged children.

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Youth Summit in Chicago promotes peace

More than 150 youth and youth leaders from United Methodist Churches in Chicago and Chicagoland gathered to promote peace on a Friday evening in the city. The “Youth Summit in the City” took place at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.

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Mobilizing in Ministry with the Poor

The church reaches out to the poor in many ways but some United Methodist leaders are reexamining how the church ministers with the poor, and if we can do better. Host Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conference welcomed participants to a two-day meeting and prayed that their time together would help rediscover the Wesleyan foundational movement to be with the poor in the world.

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United Methodists & Chicago leaders come together for community safety

Nearly a 150 people, adults and youth, gathered at Michelle Clark Academic Preparatory High School in Chicago on Nov. 16 to look at ways to address community safety in the city and surrounding areas.

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Urban Strategy team marches in back to school parade

Wearing red t-shirts with the phrase “putting legs on our prayers” on the back, more than 50 United Methodists marched in the 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago on Aug. 10, 2013. The NIC Urban Strategy team organized this year’s entry in the oldest and largest African-American parade in the country which traditionally kicks off the school year.

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