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Bishop's message on Pentecost

Yesterday into last night, hundreds of people demonstrated against the racism in our country, sparked but not confined by the recent police violence against black people. And it was good for them to be there. But last night the scene turned toward violence. The route was my daily running route every morning—along Wacker and into the loop. 

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Feeding the hungry

United Methodists are meeting the need to feed people across northern Illinois during this time of crisis. With hundreds of people facing unemployment and economic hard times, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting access to nutritious food for many.

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NIC Summer Camp Changes

In the interest of camper and staff safety, NIC’s Outdoor and Retreat Ministries (ORM) has combined all of our youth summer camps into one online J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, You) Camp session June 21 - 26. The cost is $20 per participant. Register online at 

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Yet Again…Death Comes to Black People

It keeps happening over and over again. People are exhausted…even some of us white people and other people of color. Exhausted from praying and hoping for change. And it keeps happening over and over again. I can cite all the scriptures and champions of justice like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and countless others. But really? Black. Lives. Are. Sacred. 

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Ernest Singh

Rev. Ernest Singh, member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 71. 

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Bishop Dyck Change in Retirement Plans

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted, postponed, canceled, called into question, and overall changed so many aspects of our lives. Planning for the future—even just weeks out—is precarious at best and for those of us who plan almost every waking moment, it is particularly a challenge!

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