Northern Illinois Synod • ELCA

We are the ELCA Lutherans of Northern Illinois. Bishop Jeffrey Clements welcomes you. We hope these pages provide you the information you seek. Thank you for visiting. All are welcome in the congregations of the Northern Illinois Synod.

NIS News

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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The Church Cannot Stay Silent – a pastoral letter from Bishop Jeffrey Clements

"I am asking this synod to confront anew the sins of racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy."
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New Information As You Prepare for the PLC

Find out all about the 2017 PLC at nisynod.org/plc Free Time Free time activities will include golfing, biking, hiking the trails and
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2017 Annual NIS Women’s Convention

Northern Illinois Synod Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 29th Annual Convention Saturday, September 16, 2017 Theme:  "Lifting the Least" Morning Message:  Bishop
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2017 Professional Leaders Conference

2017 PLC will be September 18-20 Presenters: Karoline M. Lewis and Jonathan Rundman The NIS Professional Leaders Conference is the key yearly opportunity for leaders
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Embracing Stewardship – a resourcing event for congregations

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9am-3pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Rochelle The Northern Illinois Synod Stewardship Ministry Team is offering a stewardship resourcing
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21st Annual Ecumenical Benefit Brunch

21st Annual Ecumenical Benefit Brunch Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 200 North 1st Street /
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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 4pm St. John's, Mendota The special synod-wide Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration will be Sunday, October 29, at St. John’s,
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Reformation Anniversary Events

Visit the NIS website to find out about Reformation 500th Anniversary events around the synod. http://nisynod.org/category/reformation500/  
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Upcoming Synod Events

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