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Sympathy Notice: Ben Allen-Stewart

Mr. Ben Allen-Stewart, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Patricia Allen-Stewart, passed away November 13 at the age of 76.

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Korean New Faith Community Charters

Through many prayers and support for more than a decade-long journey, Jesus Love Korean New Faith Community (NFC) became a chartered United Methodist Church on Nov. 14. 

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NCJ Delegation special session report

The North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference met virtually for two days on November 10-11, 2021. Delegates spent most of the first day, engaged in small group conversations,  discussing three main topics: dismantling racism, episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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NCJ delegates name commitment to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusion

At a virtual North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference, delegates elected by their respective annual conferences created and overwhelmingly approved a covenant naming their commitment to anti-racism work and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

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NCJ delegates talk anti-racism and future, vote to reduce bishops

Approximately 250 delegates participated in the official North Central Jurisdictional Special Called session via Zoom, and others from across the 10-conference jurisdiction watched it live online. Delegates spent the majority of their time together on three big topics of conversation—dismantling racism, the future of episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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Aurora church hosts KAIROS blanket exercise

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, a United Methodist, chronicled centuries of injustices imposed on native Americans by the U.S. government, settlers and European explorers. He keynoted an interactive blanket exercise outdoors on the east lawn at Wesley UMC in Aurora.

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