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Bishop's Monday Message: Let's not fall backwards

Jude was thought to be the brother of Jesus. He wrote to Jewish Christians living in the Gentile world. That means it was unfamiliar, uncharted territory for Jude and for those early Christians. Jude wanted people to stay in close relationship with God and each other in love, sticking to Christian teaching when there was so much fake-religion out there!

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First-ever Meme Contest - Everybody is a winner

From references of Superman, Xbox and even 80s pop singer Rick Astley, the first-ever Northern Illinois Conference social media meme contest was a hit. Nine youth and young adults submitted their original memes for the “What does Jesus Meme to Me?” contest held this spring.

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Phasing in to return to church

For three months, church leaders have moved worship and ministries outside the building and into the realm of the virtual world providing hope and reassurance in these difficult days since the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced. While many are anxious to return to the sanctuary for in-person services, Bishop Sally Dyck says congregations must stay the course and follow state guidelines to make sure we “do no harm” and do our part to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Bishop's message on Pentecost

Yesterday into last night, hundreds of people demonstrated against the racism in our country, sparked but not confined by the recent police violence against black people. And it was good for them to be there. But last night the scene turned toward violence. The route was my daily running route every morning—along Wacker and into the loop. 

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Feeding the hungry

United Methodists are meeting the need to feed people across northern Illinois during this time of crisis. With hundreds of people facing unemployment and economic hard times, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting access to nutritious food for many.

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NIC Summer Camp Changes

In the interest of camper and staff safety, NIC’s Outdoor and Retreat Ministries (ORM) has combined all of our youth summer camps into one online J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, You) Camp session June 21 - 26. The cost is $20 per participant. Register online at niccamp.org/summercamps. 

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