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Shepherding Teams learn adaptive leadership

On Mar. 10 the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and members from the six newly formed District Shepherding Teams (DST) came together as a group for the first time to mobilize and tackle the task of learning about adaptive leadership. Consultant Rev. Susan Beaumont led the group’s full-day workshop at Barrington United Methodist Church to introduce how to lead through adaptive change.

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Annual Conference Mission Challenge

The mission challenge for the 2018 Annual Conference is to provide cleaning kit items through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC).  MMDC, a 501c (3) organization, provides disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need locally and internationally.

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2017 Journal now available

The 2017 Northern Illinois Conference Journal is available online and to purchase through Amazon.com for $11.

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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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