Northern Illinois Synod • ELCA

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NIS News

Youth Ministry subcommittee seeks youth for leadership team and Think Bigger event

Youth Ministry subcommittee seeks youth for leadership team and Think Bigger event

The main goal of the Northern Illinois Synod Youth Ministry subcommittee is simple:  To do youth ministry that individual churches can’t do...
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January 2019 – <em>Making Christ Known</em> – New Digital Format

January 2019 – Making Christ Known – New Digital Format

Making Christ Known has been published six times a year since 2004 bringing stories of mission and ministry of the...
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Plan to attend the CRE!

Plan to attend the CRE!

Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Synod Congregational Life Committee, the Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) is one of this synod’s finest...
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2019 Women Leaders Retreat – Updated Theme and Location

2019 Women Leaders Retreat – Updated Theme and Location

Monday, January 28, noon - Tuesday, January 29, noon Bishop Lane Retreat Center 7708 East McGregor Road, Rockford, IL 61102 Bearers...
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Working Toward Racial Justice

Working Toward Racial Justice

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 First Lutheran Church, DeKalb Speaker: Judith Roberts (Program Director, Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA) During this event, participants will...
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Spiritual Renewal Event with Affirmation of Vocation by Bishop Clements

Spiritual Renewal Event with Affirmation of Vocation by Bishop Clements

Join us for a day of spiritual renewal! We’ll begin the day with Spiritual guide and professional counselor, Rev. Elaine...
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