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NIS News

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Singers needed for Synod-wide Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration

Dear Northern Illinois Synod singing members, As you know, this year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and we as
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Floods, Fires, and Hurricanes

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — THE REV. DR. JOELLE COLVILLE-HANSON Floods, Fires, and Hurricanes The earth and her creatures are besieged by storms and fire
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2018 Professional Women Leaders Retreat

Monday, January 29, noon - Tuesday, January 30, noon Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center 1834 IL Rt. 2 • Oregon, IL •
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September / October 2017 Making Christ Known

The Small Catechism - Confession and Blessings In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Making Christ Known has featured
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Grants Available for India Trip

Global Mission Committee 2018 TRIP TO INDIA SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST FORM Requirements: Recipient must Be registered for the 2018 India Trip or provide
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RE-MARK-ABLE Conversations with the Bishop – Fall 2017

All RE-MARK-ABLE Conversations begin with a light supper at 6:15 p.m. and continue at 7:00 with the opening devotion and
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21st Annual Ecumenical Benefit Brunch

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 200 North 1st Street, Rockford, IL (Anderson Hall on West
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Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop 2017

October 21, 2017 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Faith Lutheran Church 14206 Flagg Road Rochelle, IL  61068 Guest Speakers: Thomas Hammar, CPA
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NIS Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration – October 29

Sunday, October 29 at 4pm St. John's, Mendota The special synod-wide Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration will be Sunday, October 29, at St.
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Reformation Anniversary Events

Visit the NIS website to find out about Reformation 500th Anniversary events around the synod.  
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2018 Synod Trip to India – flyer and information

வணக்கம்! (vaṇakkam! – “Hello” in Tamil)The Northern Illinois Synod is planning a trip to India and our companion synod, the
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Rostered Ministers Educational Debt Reduction Fund Deadline Is November 1

Do you have education debt? The Northern Illinois Synod Gary Wollersheim Rostered Ministers Educational Debt Reduction Fund is available. Any NIS rostered minister
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2017 Boundaries Workshop

Myself as My Neighbor: self-care through boundaries. This year’s Boundary Workshop will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.
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Nursing Project – Tanzania Sundays

The Northern Illinois Synod Council has approved the following Sundays as “Nursing Project – Tanzania” Sundays: May 21 June 19
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How might your congregation observe Reformation 500?

October 31, 2017, will mark 500 years since the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation, spurred by Martin Luther’s posting of
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NIS Updates from the CWA

See all the photos from the Churchwide Assembly Saturday, August 13, the final day of the CWA, the ELCA Churchwide Assembly
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Portico Announces 2017 Rates, Cost-Saving Way to Deliver Health Benefits

Aug. 07, 2016 At its Aug. 4 – 5 meeting in Minneapolis, Portico Benefit Services’ board of trustees voted to approve
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Upcoming Synod Events

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