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Clergy Life

This core area focuses on four priorities of clergy life including: 1) Fostering clergy health and morale, 2) Fostering an environment that identifies and supports persons with a clear sense of call and commitment to set apart ministry 3) Fostering on-going faith formation and 4) Ensuring development and accountability of clergy.

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Barbara Diane Gillham

Rev. Barbara Diane Gillham, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at age 72. During her ministry in the Northern Illinois Confer…

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Jubilant Ordination and Commissioning Service after pandemic postponements

A feeling of exuberance and loud “Amens" filled Barrington United Methodist Church's sanctuary on April 24 during a long-awaited, in-person service to…

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DYK: Missions – Our Heart and Heritage

As a convert to the UMC before my ordination, I knew little beyond the local church. Participating in a Rainbow Covenant Bus Tour with other candidates for ministry introduced me to the…

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Conway awarded Illinois “Police Chaplain of the Year”

In April, Chicago Southern District Superintendent Rev. Jacques A. Conway was presented with the Illinois “Chaplain of the Year” award from the International Conference…

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