Category: NIS News

Three Important Photos

Bishop Clements and the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Task Force invite all who self-identify as female and who are rostered ministers of word and sacrament in the Northern Illinois Synod to be part of an historic group photo to be taken following lunch and the conversation with Bishop Clements and before the service …

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Presiding Bishop Eaton to Headline the 2020 Congregational Resourcing Event

The 2020 CRE will be Saturday, March 14 at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta. Keynote speaker: ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton In addition to workshops from the keynote speaker and NIS Bishop Jeffrey Clements, other workshops feature topics including: Congregational Leadership, Evangelism/Outreach/Hospitality, Faith Formation & Growth, Social Justice, Spirituality/Wellness, Stewardship, Worship, and Youth/Family/Children. Bring everyone from your congregation …

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NIS Women of the ELCA 2020 Spring Retreat

Faith Along the Winding Road “There will be trouble in this life.  But take heart:  I have overcome the world” –John 16:33  LOMC, 1834 S. IL Rt. 2, Oregon, IL 61061Saturday, April 18, 2020 • 9:00 am – 2:00 pmRegistration and coffee:  8:30-9:00 am Registration is $30. Use the registration form linked below. Scholarships are …

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Tools for Tending to Our Own Grief with the Rev. Dr. Kadi Billman and Affirmation of Vocation Worship for Rostered Ministers

Followed by a conversation with Bishop Clements and Affirmation of Vocation Worship for Rostered Ministers Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Faith, Rochelle (14206 E Flagg Rd., Rochelle) Tending to Our Own Grief: Stewarding Our Sorrows faithfully amid Trying Times Weariness in professional faith leaders can arise from a variety of factors, …

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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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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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