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Local triathlete makes history at Olympics

First-time U.S. Olympian Kevin McDowell is a hometown champion after making history at the Summer Olympics coming in sixth place in the men's individual triathlon on July 26 in Tokyo, earning the highest-ever finish by a U.S. man at the Olympic Games.

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Jesus Makes a Way in 2021

More than 600 participants of the 182nd session of the Northern Annual Illinois Conference, with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way," made their way onto Zoom to take part in two days of business, voting, reports, Bible study and worship services from July 16-17, 2021.

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Faith-based movie premieres at Elgin church

First UMC in Elgin hosts the premiere of the new movie "For Prophet," which was filmed at the church and in the community. The movie was written, directed, and produced by Mark Stewart Iverson who grew up in Hoffman Estates, Ill,. and attended Our Saviour's UMC in Schaumburg.

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Mission Challenge donations triple the goal

After driving more than 600 miles in two days to pick up over 14,400 pounds of the most-needed items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), driver Ramon Ortiz, MMDC’s Operations Assistant, turned around and picked up another truckload of medical equipment!

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Mcdowell Headshot Courtesy Usa Triathlon

Triathlete to watch in summer Olympics

Be sure to tune into the Olympic Games in Tokyo to watch and cheer on Kevin McDowell, a United Methodist from Geneva, Ill., as he competes in the Triathlon events.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. J. Peter Lovell

Rev. J. Peter Lovell, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at age 80. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Lovell served River Forest, Apple River, Warren, Cicero: Wesley, Arlington Heights: First, Elk Grove Village: Prince of Peace, Schaumburg: Our Redeemer's, New Lenox, and as the Rockford District Superintendent.

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