Category: Insta

White Fragility Book Study

Registration is now closed. If you are no longer able to participate, please e-mail Deacon Cheryl Erdmann. Bishop Jeffrey Clements is inviting you, as a member or friend of the Northern Illinois Synod, to join me in a six-week book study of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Racism is a really tough subject to discuss …

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Until All Are Fed: ELCA World Hunger and Your Congregation

Tuesday, July 71:00-2:00 pm Register by Sunday, July 5 a part of the 2020 Summer Ministry Conversations 821 million people around the world – that’s more than 1 in 10 – can’t access the food they need to live active, healthy lives. So congregations in the Northern Illinois Synod are partnering with ELCA World Hunger to reach communities in …

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Bishop Clements’ Sermon for June 21, 2020

Sermon text: Matthew 10:26-39 Greetings, beloved, of the Northern Illinois Synod… Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Thank you for welcoming me into your home today. My name is Jeff Clements and I serve as your bishop. I specifically chose this weekend to …

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Summer Ministry Conversations

Summer Ministry Conversations with the Rev. Robin Brown, the Rev. Brenda Smith, and the Rev. Louise Johnson In order to continue to offer the growth opportunities to the people of the Northern Illinois Synod, we of the staff are excited to invite both rostered ministers and lay members of the Synod community to three presentations …

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NIS 2020 Forum Day Videos Now Available

The first Forum Day was held Saturday, June 20 • 9:30 am – 1:15 pm Videos of the forums are below. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Cheryl Erdmann at CErdmann@nisynod.org. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30 am Choose from one of the following four sessions: Creation Care Subcommittee Let All Things Now Living: A …

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Walking Together March 13, 2020

Please click the image to watch a video message from Bishop Clements about the cancelation of this year’s Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE).CRE CANCELED – We will not be able to hold the Saturday, March 14, Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) as Kishwaukee College and the DeKalb County Health Department have decided to cancel this large event. …

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Walking Together 12/20/2019

Merry Christmas from Bishop Jeffrey Clements and the NIS Staff. Watch and share Bishop’s Christmas message and download the video to show in your congregation! Remember the synod offices will be closed December 24-27. NIS News Calling all youth leaders! The theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis will be boundless: God beyond measure. Who in …

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Fall Gatherings

The first of three Fall Gatherings was held on Sunday afternoon, October 6 at St. Mark, Rockford. About 50 people gathered to discuss our new synod mission statement, vision statement, and core values and how we are all walking together, loving Christ, loving all, for the sake of the world. The next gathering will be …

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