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What's cooking in kid's ministries?

Kids strapped on aprons and put their chefs hats on for a weeklong camp to learn how to cook inside the kitchen at First United Methodist Church in Freeport this summer. This was the first of its kind Kids Culinary Camp at the church which was all hands-on.

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Bishop calls for prayers for the City of Chicago

As the Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke trial gets underway, Bishop Sally Dyck is asking all United Methodist churches in Northern Illinois to pray for the city of Chicago! 

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NIJFON announces new executive director

After a three month search, the Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) is pleased to announce Claudia Marchan as the organization’s first executive director. 

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Bishop's Column: A transforming worldview

“Transformational” is a buzzword these days. Like “awesome,” it is often applied to all kinds of things, and frankly often to minor things—like electronic products that we buy. But the meaning of the word is big, if you will. “Transformational” conveys an experience that is truly life-changing. But how many life-changing experiences can you have in a day, month, year or even a lifetime?

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Did You Know – Program ministry grants have launched

For years the Northern Illinois Conference has had a tradition of encouraging local churches to dream beyond their current ministries by offering small grants for new and creative experiments. With the transition to the Annual Conference Shepherding Team in 2017, we have been realigning the Program Ministries of the conference to address today’s realities. This fall we are excited to launch a newly organized granting structure to help our congregations experiment with ministries that are risk-taking and adventurous.  

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Shepherding Team strategizes this summer

Members of the Annual Conference Shepherding team met twice over the summer to continue their work on strategic planning while working toward new goals for the Conference. 


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