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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Preston Dean Woods

Rev. Preston Dean Woods, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. During Rev. Woods' ministry, he served at Triumph and Prairie Center, Lyndon-Leon; Oak Park: Willard; Aurora: Fox Valley; Joliet: Jesse Walker; and Westmont.  

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Trainings around the NIC fan the flame of discipleship

The week of September 9, approximately 350 clergy and laity attended one of six Discipleship Systems training sessions across the NIC led by Jeff Campbell, Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming with Discipleship Ministries (UM General Board of Discipleship).

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2019 Journal Available

The 2019 Journal of the June 2-14 Northern Illinois Annual Conference is now available to purchase online through Amazon. The cost of the paperback is $12.

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Two new district superintendents installed

While both have been on the job since July 1, the new Rockford and DeKalb District Superintendents were officially installed at two separate services.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Guy V. Martin

Rev. Guy V. Martin, age 84, member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away at his home in Madison, Wis., on September 16, 2019

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Bishop's Column: Prayers for our Venezuelan Immigrants

On a beautiful July evening, I went to the Church of The Redeemer of Calvary or El Redentor del Calvario in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Rev. Shirley Pulgar-Hughes is the pastor. A group of immigrants from Venezuela has become active in her congregation and she wanted me to hear their stories.

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