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Bishop announces staffing changes

In this week’s Monday morning (Feb. 8, 2016) appointment listing, it was announced that Rev. Chris Pierson, presently our Director of Connectional Ministries, will be appointed to Wheaton: Gary United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2016. Rev. Pierson has served as the DCM since 2007, following his service as Director of Outreach and Witness Ministries…

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UMM election of new executive committee

There will be an election of a new President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer for the Executive Committee of UMM in the NIC. The election will be March 12, 2016 at Grace UMC, 3555 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL. 61114-5611. The day begins with a breakfast at 8am at a cost of $9. Tickets for the breakfast…

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United Voices for Children seeks nominees for awards

Each year the Board of Directors of United Voices for Children selects individuals or groups to receive the Bishop Jesse R. DeWitt Child Advocacy Award, the Katherine B. Greene Child Worker Award and the Rev. Margaret Ann Williams Service Award. These awards honor extraordinary volunteer service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or…

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General Conference 2016 Prayer Vigil

The United Methodist Church will have its quadrennial General Conference in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016. As we all prepare for this important time of conferencing, the Council of Bishops has called for a time of prayer between now and then. Each annual conference has been invited to host a 24-hour prayer on each…