Skip to Main Content

News

Bishopdyckconvo 300x225

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.

Read More
Lillies

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.

Read More
Lillies

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.

Read More
Lillies

Sympathy Notice: Dorothy Geraldine “Geri” Gustin

Mrs. Dorothy Geraldine “Geri” Gustin spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Wilfred Gustin of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Read More
Img 6933 300x225

Volunteers deliver truckload of relief supplies

This Flood Bucket Disaster Relief Project began with a decision by the Congregational Care and Missions Team of Belvidere First United Methodist Church. That prompted an email from the Rev. Danice Loveridge, Deacon, to me, asking if other churches in the NIC were collecting flood buckets for the Texas flood relief effort with UMCOR. Could they join the effort? That request generated emails to the all of the UMC churches in the Rockford District. This project was later noted and publicized by the Northern Illinois Conference. That then caused a lot of emails and phone calls.

Read More
Mexicoearthquake 300x169

Bishop Dyck calls for prayer in midst of world disasters

Our world continues to be in a state of suffering. It’s been over a week and the people of Puerto Rico are still without water, electricity, food and the means to connect with others both on the island and in the states. Some of our own clergy and church members still don’t know the whereabouts of family and friends.

Read More