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Justice Camp Counselors Wanted

Want to "travel" virtually and volunteer on a meaningful journey toward racial justice with high school students? Apply to be a Justice Camp counselor!

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Thomas Walker

Rev. Dr. Thomas J Walker, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died April 9 at Wesley Willows at the age of 83. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Walker served Joliet: Ottawa Street, Sandwich, Wheaton: Gary Memorial, Hazel Crest: Community, Belvidere and Elgin: First.

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DYK - Road to Reopening

Thank you to the amazing, talented and versatile laity and clergy who have given leadership to our congregations during this time of the pandemic. We have learned and persevered. Now, a year into our unprecedented experience, we are ready for it to end. We have had enough of the restrictions, limitations and loss. We long for a “normal” life. Some of our churches have returned to worshipping in person with limited attendance and precautions. Others continue to work and worship remotely in anticipation of a time when all can safely gather.

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Central Illinois pastor sends masks to urban churches

Following Jesus Christ during the global pandemic led one Northern Illinois Conference pastor serving in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference to active participation in distributing thousands of face masks beyond her community.

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Justice Camp Coming this Summer

The Northern Illinois Conference Anti-Racism Task Force Justice Generation is hosting Justice Camp for high school students around the United States. Justice Generation is partnering with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) offices across the U.S. to host Justice Camp, a virtual tour starting in Chicago at the DuSable Museum and traveling to Montgomery, AL and Tulsa, OK.

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Annual Conference theme set

Plans are coming together for the 182nd Northern Illinois Annual Conference which will be held virtually July 16-17 through a Zoom webinar. The theme is "Jesus Makes a Way." 

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