Category: NIS News

2019 Statement of Intent Forms Available

Mission Support is the proportionate share of a congregation’s income that is designated to support the mission and ministry of the church as expressed through the Northern Illinois Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  The Northern Illinois Synod shares 55% of all Mission Support dollars with our ELCA for churchwide ministries.

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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 yearly events. This year’s CRE will be Saturday, March 9 at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. Everyone in a congregation – can take advantage of this learning event to strengthen skills, gather resources, network with others, and …

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2019 Annual Reports to the Bishop Due February 15

2018 Annual report to the bishop forms for rostered ministers have been posted on the ELCA website.  Download the forms 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 – JLewis@nisynod.org. Otherwise nothing that you write on …

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2019 Boundaries Workshops

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, 10805 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142. 847-669-9448 Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435. 815-439-2320 $50 per person Registration costs include lunch. Workshops will be lead by Arden …

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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 event, 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. All interested persons are welcome. Fee:  $35 …

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