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Pensions, Traditional Plan top priority votes

Petitions meant to address pensions and the Traditional Plan topped the list of priorities for what General Conference delegates will work on in their legislative committee.

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United Methodists urged to unite as 2019 General Conference convenes

Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the denomination’s top legislative body began its work in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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Six hours of prayer begin GC2019

Delegates, Bishops, and observers spent the first day of the Special Session of the General Conference centered in deep prayer for the church before beginning the hard work of reviewing church policy regarding homosexuality.

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Welcome New Administrative Assistant/Communications Specialist

Diane Strzelecki started as our new Administrative  Assistant/Communications Specialist on Feb. 15. She will work closely with Rev. Arlene Christopherson, Dir. of Connectional Ministries and Anne Marie Gerhardt, Director of Communications. Diane will be responsible for special publications, brochures, Annual Conference media support, web content, social media, and other communication projects.

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Prayers for Aurora

After the tragic Feb. 15 workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt manufacturing business in Aurora, Ill., local Northern Illinois Conference churches and ministries offered prayers and vigils. Five people were killed and five police officers along with one worker were injured when an employee opened fire inside the facility after he was reportedly terminated.

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2018 Apportionments Paid

As we close the books for 2018, we want to take a moment to thank the 183 churches who paid 100% of their apportionments. We even had an amazing 27 churches pay over 100%.  

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