Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA

Walking Together… loving Christ, loving all, for the sake of the world!

Because of the current worldwide pandemic, synod staff members are working hard for you from their homes. Please see the staff page for contact information. Be safe and well.

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.


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Upcoming Synod Events

  • Central Conference Meeting Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 9:00 am
  • All Staff Meeting Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00 am
  • Finance Committee Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:30 pm
  • *POSTPONED* – Safeguarding God’s Children workshop in McHenry Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00 pm
  • West Conference meeting Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 9:30 am
  • Executive Committee Friday, April 17, 2020 - 4:30 pm
  • Synod Council meeting Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:00 am
  • Southwest Conference Meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:30 am
  • Northeast Conference Meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:30 am
  • *Zoom* First Call Theological Education Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
  • East Conference Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:00 am
  • Northwest Conference Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:30 am
  • North Conference Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:00 am
  • South Conference Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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