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Sympathy Notice: Virginia Coats

Mrs. Virginia Coats spouse of Rev. Russell Coats of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. 

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Bishop names Annual Conference Shepherding Team Co-Chairs

Following the approval of the restructuring plan at the 2017 Annual Conference, the first steps are being made to organize and create an Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST). Bishop Sally Dyck named lay representative Liz Gracie and clergy representative Rev. Myron McCoy as co-chairs. The rest of the 20-member team is expected to be in place by October 1.

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Bishop names Annual Conference Shepherding Team Co-Chairs

After the approval of the restructuring plan at the 2017 Annual Conference, the first steps are being made to organize and create an Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST). Bishop Sally Dyck named lay representative Liz Gracie and clergy representative Rev. Myron McCoy as cochairs. The rest of the 20-member team is expected to be in place by October 1.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Viola Moore

Rev. Viola Moore, a Unitarian minister and spouse of deceased clergy member Rev. Robert Moore of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

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September is hunger action month

In the midst of any community in the United States in 2017, hunger looms as a widespread but very often invisible problem. Data indicates that 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 families are food insecure – wondering where their next meal might be coming from or having to choose between paying a bill, getting medical help or putting a healthy meal on the table.

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Why I am a United Methodist

I wasn’t raised in The United Methodist church. My family is Mennonite. While growing up, the church was the center of our lives. Through the church, I was given many opportunities for leadership (usually breaking the gender bar along the way) and mission. The church shaped me in many ways.

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