NIS 2020 Forum Day

Saturday, June 20 • 9:30 am – 1:15 pm

In order to keep spreading the word about the good work being done by the committees, sub-committees, and ministry groups of the synod, we are thrilled to announce that the Northern Illinois Synod is offering a “Forum Day” when our ministries will lead forums for all interested members of our congregations and the wider community to inform you about the work going on in your name!

This Forum Day, Saturday, June 20, will be held via the Zoom meeting platform. It will offer three sessions of forums featuring up to twelve of our ministries. The first forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the last one finishes at 1:15 p.m.

Please register today for this great opportunity. The forums will also be recorded and available on the synod website after the event, so even though you are only able to attend three that day, you will be able to view the others soon thereafter.

Sexual Harassment Awareness

Donna Kelly, the Rev. Marilyn Hanson, and Carol Swanson

Proving information on the State of Illinois mandate for businesses and organizations to provide Sexual Harassment Training for all employees. Also provided will be links to training materials

Let All Things Now Living: A Worship & Preaching Resource for Season of Creation Year A

the Rev. Jeff Schlesinger

In 2018 the NIS Assembly passed a resolution encouraging all congregations to celebrate the Season of Creation during their liturgical year. In January, the Creation Care Committee gathered a group of leaders to produce a resource to aid pastors and worship leaders in effectively planning this season. Join Pastor Jeff Schlesinger as he shares the value of Season of Creation, and outlines and highlights what is available in “Let All Things Now Living: A Worship & Preaching Resource for the Season of Creation Year A.”

Variations on Digital Worship

Congregational Life Committee

Seven pastors from across the NIS will share how they’ve been using different methods to share worship digitally with their congregations during this pandemic.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Deacon Cheryl Erdmann at