June 2021
The District eNews has changed to a monthly distribution for the summer.
Look for the next issue to arrive in July.
Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath Retirement Service & Celebration
Sunday, June 27
First United Methodist Church
236 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

You're invited to celebrate the ministry of Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath at a Retirement Celebration in her honor on June 27! Because of the pandemic, attendance for the Celebration Service held indoors will be limited, so we wanted you to have this information first. Online ticket reservations will be required for those attending the Celebration Service held inside. However, no reservations are required for the outdoor Reception following the service. Please share the Information attached and below with your congregations.
If you have any questions, please First UMC at (815) 459-0785 or

2 pm Celebration Service
Location: Sanctuary
* Limited Attendance * Reservations by Ticket Only *
Reserve Ticket Online by June 21:
3 pm Fellowship & Reception
Location: Outdoors on the Lawn
No reservations required.
Cards & Gifts:
Mail cards & love gifts by June 21 to:
Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath
Attn: Katrina Jackson
236 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
*Checks payable to Darneather Murph-Heath

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 periodically. 

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 for rsvp information.

Redistricting is Around the Corner 

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 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.
CLICK on graphic to visit, learn more or register.
Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath
Elgin District Superintendent
312-346-9766, ext. 786 

Debra Rogers
Administrative Assistant

Northern Illinois Conference
of The United Methodist Church
77 W. Washington Street, Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60602

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