Category: NIS News

Coffee with the Bishop

Mark your calendars and plan to attend a Coffee with the Bishop at one of several locations this fall. Sunday, November 4 – 2:00-3:30 p.m. First, Galesburg Sunday, November 18 – 2:00-3:30 p.m. Salem, Sandwich   Previous events Sunday, September 23 – 2:00-3:30 p.m. First, Freeport Saturday, October 20 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. Zion, Belvidere Saturday, October …

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2018 Boundaries Workshop

Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, IL 61265 $50 per person This workshop is for pastors and deacons of both the Northern Illinois Synod and the Southeastern Iowa Synod. Registration costs include lunch. Workshops will be lead by Arden Mahlberg, Ph.D., from The Integral Psychology Center, Madison, …

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Working Toward Racial Justice

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 First Lutheran Church, DeKalb Speaker: Judith Roberts (Program Director, Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA) During this professional gathering of rostered leaders, participants will explore concepts and consequences around race in communities and congregations. Through worship, reflection and action planning, leaders will be equipped to carry these conversations into their local context. Fee:  $35 if …

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Congregations: It’s time to enter your 2019 health benefit option

It’s time to enter your organization’s 2019 health benefit option. Congregations and organizations who sponsor employees through Portico: Please choose the ELCA-Primary health benefits option you will offer for 2019 and enter it on EmployerLink before Oct. 26. You must do this even if you want to continue your current option, your plan members waive …

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Congregation Secretaries Lunch and Learn

The synod office is hosting a luncheon for all NIS congregation secretaries on Wednesday, January 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m at the Rockford Synod Office, 103, W. State St., Rockford, IL 61101. Catherine Lundeen, archivist, from the ELCA churchwide office, will be our speaker and will talk about archives parish register documents you …

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Candidacy Retreat

You are invited to the 2018 Northern Illinois Synod Candidacy Retreat led by the NIS Candidacy Sub-Committee and Bishop Jeffrey Clements at the Synod office, 103 W. State Street, Rockford, IL 61101 on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All those who have been Entranced into Candidacy, or who are close to …

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