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NIC Reporter receives award

The Northern Illinois Conference Reporter took 1st place in the Print Publication - Newspaper category at the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators annual meeting in Philadelphia on Mar. 9. The judges said in their comments that the newspaper had a "very attractive layout and good photography."

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. James F. Galuhn

Rev. James F. Galuhn, clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Rev.  Galunh served at Blue Island: Grace, Lindenhurst: Trinity, and Chicago: East Side. He was 69 years old.  

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Commission on a Way Forward presents two sketches to bishops

What is Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward.

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Bishop's Column: 1968 a year to remember

As 2018 rolled in we began to hear 50 year retrospectives. The year 1968 was a tumultuous, pivotal, and significant year in our nation’s recent history. It’s impossible to reflect on all of those semicentennial events and persons that have shaped us more than we may realize.

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DYK? Laity are in ministry

Last month United Methodist Directors of Connectional Ministries from around the world met in Atlanta. It was an opportunity to visit the new General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) offices and meet with many of the key staff in that agency. The time was well spent as we learned more about the resources provided by GBGM for our conference and churches.

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Sympathy Notice: H. Frederick Brown

Rev. H. Frederick Brown retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on October 7, 2017.  Rev. Brown served as the Executive Director of the  Methodist Youth Services.   

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