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Praying Our Way Forward

The Northern Illinois Conference encourages congregations to participate in our week to pray for the Commission On a Way Forward and The United Methodist Church from Dec. 3-9.

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Did you know - Web Gardening?

Websites and church Facebook pages are an easy way to keep members up-to-date but they are a great way to inform the world of the congregation’s mission and ministry. They help us reach out beyond those in the know to those seeking to know. Websites can be like the file drawer at home or in your office where you keep adding those important bits and pieces of information you are sure you will need someday. With each addition the information becomes cluttered and pretty soon a search for those important documents turns into a nightmare. Eliminating "old" information when adding new, grouping content by purpose or topic will help make a website user-friendly and navigable.

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What the world needs now is hope

The chronic disasters such as poverty and racism just get worse. The impact of both the hurricane in Puerto Rico and earthquake in Mexico are felt here in Northern Illinois as hundreds of people come to live with relatives after their lives and livelihoods have been destroyed.

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Spending a day in Christian conversation

More than 160 clergy and laity from throughout the Northern Illinois Conference came together on Sept.16 to engage in conversation digging deeper into who we are as the body of Christ and to think about the future of The United Methodist Church.

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Sympathy Notice: Patricia Sample

Mrs. Patricia Sample spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Darrell Sample of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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Sympathy Notice: Peggy Longenbaugh

Mrs. Peggy Longenbaugh spouse of retired clergy member Rev. Lynn E. Longenbaugh of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

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