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Annual Conference meets for fall session

In a continuation of the 182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way," more than 600 members gathered for a half-day fall session held virtually through Zoom on October 2 to vote on the budget, a nominations slate, Board of Pension proposals and other business. 

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Bishop Malone returns home preaching a message of courageous conviction

It was a joyous celebration filled with thanksgiving at the 2021 Ordination and Commissioning service held the evening of October 1 in the sanctuary at Barrington United Methodist Church. 

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Schaumburg church takes stand against racism

Over Labor Day weekend, Our Saviour’s UMC (OSUMC) held an Anti-Racism event in conjunction with the Schaumburg’s end-of-summer festival and the church’s youth group annual parking lot fundraiser. 

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Judith Marie Giese

Rev. Judith Marie Giese, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away September 29, 2021, at age 68. During her ministry in Northern Illinois, she served Chicago: Clearing, Chicago: Ashburn, Plano, Malta, Northwest Malta, Red Oak (Bureau), and Wyanet. She was appointed to a medical leave of absence in 2017 and retired this year.

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A Wesleyan take on personal finance

Saving Grace is a six-session course mainly intended for small groups, with extra content for clergy, who have special circumstances in such areas as housing and taxes. Participants use a workbook (the primary cost), and there’s a leader’s guide, too.

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Invite to Day of Prayer

Two years ago, the Northern Illinois Conference approved a strategic plan focused on three primary goals for our conference and congregations. Task Forces were formed, and even with the challenges of a global pandemic, great strides have been made in this movement, strengthening discipleship, addressing racism, and building vital congregations.

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