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Sympathy Notice: Marilyn Winkler

Mrs. Marilyn Winkler spouse to retired clergy Rev. Eugene Winkler, member of the Northern Illinois Conference, mother of Rev. Chris Winkler, pastor at Barrington United Methodist Church and Jim Winkler, President of the National Council of Churches, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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Bishop designates Global AIDS Fund for AC offering

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is deeply grateful that Bishop Sally Dyck chose the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) as the recipient of the Bishop’s Appeal for 2017. Each congregation is asked to take a special offering or to do some type of special fundraising to help support the appeal.

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Did you know? – Say Something

“Say Something” this should also be a mantra for us in the church. Sometimes we are the best-kept secret around!

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Outpouring of support for Ottawa

When an EF3 tornado barreled through the small communities of Ottawa and Naplate in north-central Illinois on Feb. 28, there was an immediate response to help from United Methodists.

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Spring Flooding Safety Tips

When spring hits, whether it’s “official” or feels like spring, many of us are eager to get out of the office and into the fresh air. However, too much rain or thawing snow after a long winter from mountains can bring severe flooding. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Here are some things to keep in mind as the spring flood season draws near.

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New tool for background checks

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

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