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Bittersweet memories after sale of Chicago church

Another chapter has closed on a significant Chicago church with a rich history dating back to the 1890s. In October the Northern Illinois Conference finalized the building sale of St. James United Methodist Church located at 4611 South Ellis Avenue, more than six years after its official closing in the spring of 2010.

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Accessible Hearts worship experience opens doors

First Evangelical UMC holds an Accessible Hearts Worship in Elmhurst to provide a multi-sensory and support-based experience for families of children and adults with disabilities.

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New UMVIM-NCJ Coordinator named

The North Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission board announced that Tammy Kuntz will be the new coordinator. She began part-time training in November 2016 and on January 1, 2017, will assume her role as UMVIM-NCJ coordinator, succeeding Lorna Jost who retired after 13 years of service.

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Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone elected Bishop

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Seeking to Walk by Faith

As this quadrennium comes to a close and a new one begins, changes, challenges, uncertainties opportunities, possibilities, and hope face the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. More than a thousand clergy and laity gathered at the 177th session from June 5-7, 2016 in St. Charles, Ill., to celebrate, worship and conduct business, each step guided by God and the scripture verse: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-7 with the theme Walk by Faith.

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