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Sympathy Notice: Robert E. Ash

Rev. Robert E. Ash, a retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on May 5, 2021, at age 86. During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Sheridan, Millington, Fox Valley Parish, Fox Valley Older Adult Service, Itasca: Bethany, DeKalb Area Retirement Center (Administrator), and Wesley Willows (Executive Director).  

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Fred H. Conger

Rev. Fred H. Conger Jr., a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021, at age 88. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Julia Gay Memorial, Deerfield: Christ, Roselle, Glenview, and Downers Grove: First.  

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Seymour D. Halford

Rev. Seymour D. Halford, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  During his ministry in Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Ashburn; Markham Community; Chicago: Epworth; Dixon: Grace; and Batavia.

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Sympathy Notice: Roland Harkleroad

Roland Harkleroad, a retired Local Pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Shirland and Rockford: Harlem.

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Illinois Enters Phase 5

What a year this has been. With God’s grace, we have found our way through the maze of a global pandemic, not a journey any of us claim lightly. This Friday, Illinois arrives at Phase 5. What a day of rejoicing we are in. You and your congregation have been part of this accomplishment. You have found ways to be a community to one another from a distance. You have found ways to be in your community as a witness of Christ's love.

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United Methodist oldest American to climb Mt. Everest

On May 23 at 7:50 a.m., Arthur (Art) Muir, 75, climbed the final ascent of Mt. Everest, becoming the oldest American to reach the world’s highest peak at 29,031 feet, according to Himalayan Guides. He was joined by the second former NFL player to reach the summit, Mark Pattison, and more than a dozen other climbers.

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