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Bishop Monday Message: Do no harm

Most United Methodists know Bishop Reuben Job’s paraphrase of Wesley’s General Rules: do no harm, do good and stay in love with God. Many times people stumble over the fact that Wesley put “do no harm” first. Shouldn’t you just jump to doing good?

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Meme Contest Extended

Looking for a fun and creative way to get youth and young adults involved in discipleship work? The Northern Illinois Conference Discipleship Task Force's "What does Jesus meme to me" contest is extending its deadline to April 30 at noon.

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Digital Earth Day

Amid coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic concerns, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day much differently this year.

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Sympathy Notice: Adeline DeGraaf

Mrs. Adeline DeGraaf, surviving spouse of deceased Northern Illinois Conference clergy member Rev. Douglas P. DeGraaf, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. DeGraaf served Ottawa: Epworth, Aurora: Fourth Street, Schaumburg: Our Redeemer's, and Addison: Good Samaritan.  

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Bishop's Easter Monday Message

We're all doing the best we can! Happy Easter and congratulations on getting through to Easter Monday! Many of you, both clergy and laity, have been working so hard to present Holy Week and Easter services throughout these challenging and very different times.

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Bishop Sally Dyck's Easter Message

This Easter may feel empty for many of us as we all are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our churches are empty. No lilies nor hyacinths wafting their strong sweet smell. No pews filled with people dressed in their best clothes. No choirs singing the alleluias or trumpets sending chills down our legs just hearing the introduction to “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Our tables are emptier than we would like; we have empty chairs that friends and family would otherwise be filling.

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