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Church gives away crosses to show support for Ukraine

The welcome sign outside East Jordan UMC in Sterling, Ill., is stopping people in their tracks and inviting them to turn into the church’s parking lot. It reads, “Stop! Take a cross home. Christ is Risen.”

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1,000s of pounds of donations fill mission truck

The NIC Board of Global Ministries thanks the more than 60 churches who helped fill the truck for the Annual Conference mission challenge.

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Bishop's Column: Connected in Christ at Annual Conference

Just three days after Pentecost Sunday, the Northern Illinois Conference gathered June 8-10 at the Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Members from our churches came to share the gift of the Holy Spirit and celebrate the goodness of God in the first in-person conference in three years. That is 36 months, 156 weeks, or 1,095 days that we had not gathered to be connected in Christ!

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Episcopal Nominations

Two forms are available for any clergyperson who wishes to declare their Episcopal candidacy, in addition to those who already declared their intention for the original 2020 NCJ Conference.

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Volunteer in Mission Grants

New grants through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) provide financial support for Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) districts and local churches with a passion and plan for organizing, funding and leading youth and/or adult Mission Journey teams.

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Sympathy Notice: Donald Plock

Donald T. Plock, local pastor with the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at age 65. During his ministry, he served German Valley UMC and Winnebago UMC.

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