Dottie Priddy continues to serve as Aurora District President.
Aurora District Spring Meeting - April 30, 2011
John Wesley found in 1 John “the sum of the whole Gospel, ‘We love Him, because He first loved us.’” We invite you to join Aurora District United Methodist Women for our Spring meeting on Saturday, April 30, 2011. We are fortunate to welcome Roger Curless as our leader as we explore the Epistles of John. The book For the Love of God – The Epistles of John has been the spiritual growth focus study this year and Roger Curless has served as leader for School of Christian Mission in the Northern Illinois Conference last summer as well as in January. The study focuses on the Epistles as God’s Word to us today. The Epistles call readers to love and joy as they emphasize the grounding of the Gospel in the very nature of God. Bring your Bible and the study book if you have one.
We thank the women of Community UMC in Naperville for hosting our Spring Meeting. The church is located in downtown Naperville at 20 N. Center St., Naperville 60540, phone 630-355-1483. Please join us for a morning of fellowship, reflection, inspiration and worship. Everyone is welcome. Bring your whole unit, your pastor, your friends and neighbors.Your $5 registration is needed by April 23. Find the registration form here.
Aurora District Newsletter - May 2011
Vivian Matthews has been elected to serve as president of Chicago Northwestern District.
Chicago NW District Domestic Violence Workshop - May 21, 2011
United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of the Chicago Northwestern District are teaming to present a workshop on Domestic Violence on May 21, 2011. This is the first of many workshops that will be sponsored and hosted by United Methodist Women and Men in the Northern Illinois Conference.
We as the church are a voice for the voiceless. We must speak out against abuse and help survivors find safe and secure places. The United Methodist Church affirms the sacredness of all persons. In these workshops we are providing education and information for the laity on abuse prevention, detection, and intervention.
Join us on Saturday morning, May 21, at Central United Methodist Church in Skokie and help make this event one that you won't forget. We will hopefully change, improve and save lives of women, men, children and youths.
Chicago District Newsletter Sojourner -Spring 2011
Susanna McClendon serves as president of Chicago Southern District.
Nellie Winters has been elected to serve as President of DeKalb District
DeKalb District Spring Meeting, April 30, 2011Karen Hewitson will be the special speaker at the DeKalb UMW Spring Meeting. Her topic, "Joy to the World - Mission in the Age of Global Christianity," is the topical mission study which she led at the 2010 School of Christian Mission. Sterling UMW will host the meeting. Registration and coffee begin at 8:30am and the meeting concludes with lunch at noon. Find the registration flyer here.
DeKalb District Newsletter - February 2011
ElginBeth Jayapalan has been elected to serve as President of Elgin District.
September 17, 2011 - 2011 Annual Meeting - "Going to Galilee - Our Faith Journey"Elgin District United Methodist Women Annual Meeting; Epworth UMC, Elgin IL. Guest Speaker is Fabiola Grandon-Mayer. See flyer and registration form enclosed in newsletter for details.
The event is at Epworth United Methodist Church, 37W040 Highland Ave. Elgin, Illinois 60124. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30am. Cost for the day is $10 and includes lunch. Please register by September 11th. Find the registration form here.
Elgin District Newsletter - Summer 2011
Kathy Welk has been elected to serve as President of Rockford District.
Rockford District Spring Meeting - April 30, 2011
The Rockford District Spring Meeting for the United Methodist Women will be on April 30, 2011 at Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford, Illinois. Our registration will begin at 8:45 with our meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Our program is "Discovering Haiti". Our speaker will be Jerry Cornelius who has been to Haiti on several occasions to help with relief efforts. This summer at our School of Christian Mission our geographic study will be on Haiti. It will be an opportunity to see first hand what is being done to help the women, children and youth of Haiti.
We will be giving awards for our Mission Today, Reading program and the Five Star Giving. After lunch we will have our Memorial service remembering those that have passed in the last year and hold a service of holy communion. If you have names to be remembered at our Memorial service, please contact Darla Van Buskirk, 515 Brad Mar Drive, Freeport, IL 61032