Category: NIS News

GSB

GSB Fundraising is offering NIS congregations a terrific fall stewardship program. GSB has had great results with their congregational stewardship coaching – the “Beginning a Culture of Generosity” program is designed to get congregations thinking about stewardship.

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Seeds of Life and Hope

August 31, 2020 7:00 pm A resourcing event for congregations and leaders in the Northern Illinois Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated October 16, 2020, as World Food Day. Estimates indicate that nearly a billion people in the world are hungry. The United …

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Youth Leaders Sought for Light

The Synod Youth Subcommittee is searching for youth who are leaders in their congregations and their communities to be a part of the Synod’s LIGHT team. The LIGHT team was formed in an initiative to cooperatively plan, at the synod level, ministry for youth and young adults. These youth leaders work together to generate ideas, …

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Grace, Woodstock

Pr. Ken Gibson At Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock, we have been blessed with an opportunity to live out our mission of Sharing God’s Grace by providing meals and other support to the homeless population of McHenry County for many years. Recently, due to the shelter-in-place directive that was put into effect, this need has …

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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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Online Holy Week Services

Congregations all over the Northern Illinois Synod have found new and creative ways of worshipping “together” during this pandemic. Please see the list below for some online worship opportunities this Holy Week. There are many more than this out there. If you’d like to add your congregation’s information, please contact karin@nisynod.org. Prince of Peace, Freeport …

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NIS Communicators Facebook Group

Are you a communicator in your congregation? Do you create the congregation’s newsletter or worship bulletin? Do you do contribute to your congregation’s social media? Do you create screens for your worship services? Do you work on your congregation’s website? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join the NIS Communicators Facebook …

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2020 Boundaries Workshops

Register today for one of two Boundaries Workshops being held in Huntley and Geneseo in April. Thursday, April 23, 2020Shepherd of the Prairie, Huntley9 a.m. – 3 p.mCost $50 (includes lunch and a participant workbook) Tuesday, April 28, 2020First, Geneseo9 a.m. – 3 p.mCost $50 (includes lunch and a participant workbook) Assistant to the Bishop, …

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Calling all youth leaders!

The theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis will be boundless: God beyond measure. Who in your congregation should receive communications about preparations for the gathering? Please fill out the form below or ask them to fill out the form as soon as possible so we can start getting them the information they …

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2020 PLC

The NIS Professional Leaders Conference is the key yearly opportunity for synod professional leaders to experience collegiality and connect with what is going on in our Synod, as well as engage in professional development to further their competency in their congregational ministries. All NIS professional leaders (rostered leaders, seminary students, and paid professional congregational leaders) …

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