Category: NIS News

Download the Guidebook App for the CRE!

The Guidebook app will be the most up-to-date source for workshops, sessions, and rooms at this year’s Congregational Resourcing Event, March 10 at Kishwaukee College. There are several ways to get the app: In a web browser, visit From there you can text a link to your phone or download the iOS or Android version …

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Stories and Photos from India Trip

See photos from all the India trip participants in this album. Post times below are in CST. India is 12.5 hours ahead. Bishop Jeff Clements February 18 at 3pm We thank you, gracious God, for protecting your servants while traveling in India and bringing us home safely. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn …

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Register for the CRE

The annual Congregational Resourcing Event will be Saturday, March 10 at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. Find out more about the CRE. The list of workshops is now available. See all the workshops here. Online Registration is now available. Register online now!

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NIS Women of the ELCA Spring Retreat April 28, 2018

Mark your calendars for the Northern Illinois Synod Women of the ELCA Spring 2018 Retreat Saturday, April 28, 2018 at LOMC, 1834 S. IL RT 2, Oregon, IL Registration and Coffee:  8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00-3:00 PM “HERstory—A String of Pearls” Bible Study led by Susan Ekstrand Pastor Diane Dardon will lead the worship Partnership Reports on Rocky Boy …

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2018 Annual Reports to the Bishop Due February 15

2017 Annual report to the bishop forms for rostered ministers have been posted on the ELCA website.  Download the forms below or from the ELCA website: PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that you save the form on your computer before filling it out and sending it to Julie at the synod office – Otherwise nothing that you …

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Safeguarding God’s Children workshop 4/7/18 at First, Geneseo

Places, dates, and times of upcoming workshops:

Saturday, April 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota (9 a.m. – noon)
Saturday, April 16 at Christ Lutheran Church, Stockton (1 – 4 p.m.)
Saturday, April 23 at First Lutheran Church, Galesburg (9 – noon)
Saturday, April 30 at Living Waters Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake (9 – noon)

Registration is open now at

Please talk with your members who work with children/youth in any capacity and encourage them to register today!

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Yes, your congregation’s photos are still needed! 

We are looking for photos of folks in worship or involved in acts of ministry within the church building or out in the neighborhood or world! Also needed are current photographs of each congregation’s building or home (inside and out). Can you help? Please send photographs to or use the form at this link to upload photos. Please …

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