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Churches rally against racism

Stepping outside their church buildings with signs and noisemakers, many United Methodists across the Northern Illinois Conference participated in the first-ever DIY Rally Against Racism conference-wide campaign on Sunday, July 18, and several others are planning events later this summer.

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Triathlete to watch in summer Olympics

Be sure to tune into the Olympic Games in Tokyo to watch and cheer on Kevin McDowell, a United Methodist from Geneva, Ill., as he competes in the Triathlon events.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. J. Peter Lovell

Rev. J. Peter Lovell, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at age 80. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Lovell served River Forest, Apple River, Warren, Cicero: Wesley, Arlington Heights: First, Elk Grove Village: Prince of Peace, Schaumburg: Our Redeemer's, New Lenox, and as the Rockford District Superintendent.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Fred Berchtold

Rev. Fred Berchtold, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021, at age 84. During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Berchtold served Dixon: First, Montgomery, Bristol, Northlake, Hampshire: First, Norwood Park, and Barrington: Salem.

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NCJ College of Bishops announces Special Session in November

The NCJ College of Bishops has called a special session of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference for Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Fort Wayne, IN. There will be no election of bishops at this session aimed at thoughtful and prayerful “conversations about our denomination and its future.”

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Edward L. Heyer

Rev. Edward L. Heyer, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at age 93.  During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Seneca, Winfield: Community, Joliet: Trinity and Sheridan.

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