The 178th Northern Illinois Conference of the UMC Annual Conference will be held June 4-6 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. The theme is “Light Shines Through” Online registration is now $95. After May 20 registration will only be onsite at $130. Hotel reservations may be made at Pheasant Run through May 10. The rate remains $119 + tax. Display Tables applications are due May 19. Cost is $25 per table and $45 for table with electrical outlet. For more Annual Conference information visit: www.umcnic.org/AC2017.
Our Chicago Northwestern District is being asked to support the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in the preparation of Personal Dignity Kits by supplying nail clipper sets and razors (individually wrapped). These items can be purchased at Dollar Tree stores. In addition, we are being asked to support the Bishop’s appeal for 2017 with a monetary contribution that will go to the United Methodist Global Aids Fund. Checks should be made payable to Sherman UMC. If you are able to help out with these two initiatives, please see Mildred Carter, Virginia Sanders or Esther Archie.