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June 2021

The District eNews has changed to a monthly distribution for the summer.
Look for the next issue to arrive in July.

AC2021 Important Dates

The 2021 Northern Illinois Annual Conference with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way" will convene using Zoom webinar July 16-17 with Interim Bishop John Hopkins presiding.

June 1: Online registration opened; cost: $30 (includes June and October sessions and covers video production, voting technology, worship planning and other administrative expenses). Click to register.
June 28: Clergy Session via Zoom,10 am to 12 noon. Click here to register.
June 30: Registration closes
July 15: Laity Session. Click to register
July 16-17: Annual Conference Session
Oct. 1: 2021 Class Ordination and Commissioning Service
Oct. 2: Fall AC Session

Stay informed by watching the weekly eNews and checking umcnic.org/AC2021 periodically. 

June/July Reporter Available Online

Feb ReporterThe June/July Reporter is now available online with updates on the 2021 Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Read the Bishop's Column on questions about the future of the church and celebrate with Art Muir, a longtime United Methodist from North Shore UMC in Glencoe, who became the oldest American to scale Mt. Everest. Learn more about Justice Generation and how high school youth are raising racial justice awareness and how one church is realizing a 20-year dream by breaking ground for a new building.  All this and more in this month's issue available by clicking here.

Rally Against Racism

The NIC Anti-Racism Task Force is organizing a DIY Rally Against Racism event in a show of unity around the Annual Conference in July.
When? Sunday, July 18, 2021, or
any time during Annual Conference weekend, July 16-18, 2021, or
any time during Summer 2021.
Where? Each local church may decide where to hold a rally that will have maximum visibility. 
Churches are encouraged to register their event and post photos on social media with hashtag #rallyagainstracism. Click here for more details.

AC 2021 Mission Challenge

This year's Annual Conference Fill-the-Truck Mission Challenge will be for the Midwest Missions Distribution Center. Help us beat the Conference goal by collecting more than 6,000 pounds! For items needed, click here (fabric for cloth masks is no longer needed). Download an updated list of collection site locations and instructions. Donations will be collected through July 1. For a donation form, click here.

Kids Above All Comedy Night


Join us Kids Above All Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 pm for a night of laughs and fun at their 4th annual Stand Up For Kids Virtual Comedy Night! $40 ticket. Proceeds from the event benefit the children and families in our care. Contact cinserra@kidsaboveall.org for rsvp information.

Redistricting Coming Soon

As previously communicated, the shift from six to five districts goes into effect July 1, 2021. All churches have been assigned new identification numbers for appointments and insurance/benefits payments. To find your church's ID# and additional resources, be sure to visit umcnic.org/apportionments. Want to learn more about the redistricting and find an interactive map of the new district lines? Please click here. To see what churches will comprise each new district, click here.

Rev. Jeffry Bross
Aurora District Superintendent
jbross@umcnic.org
312-346-9766 ext. 783

Leola Tucker
Administrative Assistant
ltucker@umcnic.org
312-346-9766 ext. 733

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of The United Methodist Church
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