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DYK? UM's on the move

t happens every year like clockwork. Appointments are made, annual conference ends, and the MOVES begin. This year there will be close to 65 clergy moves as appointments take effect over the summer.

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New church centers on community

When a surprise microburst swept through the Village of Itasca in July 2017 tearing down trees and knocking out power, it was not the sign the Rev. Bob Butler was looking for to start a new church in the community.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Douglas Williams

Rev. Douglas Williams, clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

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Annual Conference honors past, looks to future

The 2019 Northern Illinois Annual Conference wrapped up June 4 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., after two and a half days of worship, business, voting (and more voting), celebrating anniversaries, fellowship, speakers, and Bible study. 

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Diverse Delegation elected

After mastering the voting electronic keypads, annual conference members elected three clergy and three lay delegates to the 2020 General Conference and three clergy and three lay delegates for the Jurisdictional Conference, along with two clergy and two lay alternates.

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AC Awards from child advocacy to second mile giving

The annual awards presented to clergy and laity during the Conference range from child advocates to churches giving above and beyond.

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