Category: NIS News

Churches and the Cares Act – Free Webinar

The Northern Illinois Synod offers the annual Treasurers and Bookkeepers workshop with Mr. Thomas Hammar, CPA, Molly Shattuck-Hammar, CPA and Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy.  Richard Hammar will present a free webinar on Thursday, April 2, at 11:00 CST. Use this link to register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6415853165727/WN_2x7BAEIlS7KhNETwg2UDBQ 2300 …

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jeffrey Clements 03-17-2020

March 17, 2020 Dear siblings in Christ: Hear the words of the Psalmist: God is our refuge and strength,    a very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,    though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;though its waters roar and foam,    though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Psalm 46:1-3 (NRSV) There is something …

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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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Annual NIS Assembly Offering of Letters

June 19-20, 2020 In response to a 2018 Synod Resolution encouraging an annual Synod Offering of Letters, the Social Ministry Committee established an Offering of Letters Sub-Committee. Congregations and Assembly members were invited to participate as last year’s 2019 Assembly. 3,000 letters were offered and sent to 8 Representatives and our 2 Senators advocating for …

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Ignite 2020

Mark your calendars now and plan to spark a fire in the hearts of your High School youth with Ignite – June 12-14 at LOMC! The NIS Light high school youth leadership team is excited to invite your high school youth groups to its first Ignite Synod Youth Retreat, June 12-14, 2020, at Lutheran Outdoor …

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**POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA** – Tools for Tending to Our Own Grief with the Rev. Dr. Kadi Billman and Affirmation of Vocation Worship for Rostered Ministers

This event has been postponed and a new date is being negotiated. Please watch for more information. POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBATuesday, March 31, 2020 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Faith, Rochelle (14206 E Flagg Rd., Rochelle) Followed by a conversation with Bishop Clements and Affirmation of Vocation Worship for Rostered Ministers Tending to Our …

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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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