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According to the Book of Discipline 2016  ¶629: “The Conference Board of Church and Society shall serve to connect the General Board of Church and Society and the district and local churches in relating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and structures of the communities, nation, and world in which they live. Programs shall be developed that provides education and action on issues confronting the church consistent with the Social Principles and the policies adopted by the General Conference.”  

Currently, the NIC Board is working on issues related to childhood poverty, mass incarceration, corporate tax accountability, and gun violence.

NIC Board of Church and Society Chair: 

Elisa Gatz jegatz@comcast.net

News & Announcements

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Cheryl Weaver Named Conference Benefits Officer for NIC and Wisconsin

Rev. Cheryl Weaver, Wisconsin Conference’s benefits officer, will also serve Northern Illinois Conference in this capacity, beginning June 1.

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In Sympathy: Philip A. Bergstrom

Rev. Philip A. Bergstrom, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on April 17, 2024.

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In Sympathy: Margaret Ann Williams

Rev. Margaret Ann Williams, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on June 5, 2024.

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In Sympathy: Rev. Sang-Hyu Han

Rev. Sang-Hyu Han, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on May 15, 2024.

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