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Annual Conference moves to webinar format

This has been a season of changes and new learnings, as we all figure out ways to do things differently. The Annual Conference committee is also working through these changes. Last time we communicated, we shared that the 2020 Annual Conference session would be held using a telephone platform. However, as the committee heard from other Annual Conferences using the same technology, we learned of their challenges and started to look for other options.

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ChildServ name change puts Kids Above All

After 34 years as ChildServ, the Chicago-based child welfare agency officially announced that it has changed its name and visual identity to Kids Above All. The transition, which took effect on June 15, 2020, marked the fifth time in history that the agency has rebranded and marked the culmination of a two-year process to examine how best the organization can expand its impact in and around Chicago. With this transition, the agency retains its 126-year mission to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives.

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Sympathy Notice: Weejin Park

Mr. Weejin Park, spouse of clergy member Rev. Misook Park of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the age of 64. Rev. Misook Park serves at Mount Prospect: Sam Mool Korean.

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NIC Prayer Booklet for Times like These

Don’t worry about anything? That’s pretty hard to do these days! In addition to the effects of the pandemic, the economy, and whether the rising momentum against racism will produce change, we all have experienced personal concerns with family, friends, transitions and lost celebrations.

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Sympathy Notice: Kathy Dickerson

Elgin District Lay Leader Kathryn (Kathy) Dickerson, age 82, passed away on June 25, 2020, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Hispanic/Latinx Community

The coronavirus has hit all people, especially vulnerable communities. One of the populations that has been devastated by this pandemic is the Hispanic/Latinx community, which is the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 16.7% of the country and 17.4% of Illinois.

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