United Methodists Feeding Neighbors

United Methodists Feeding Neighbors

Jesus replied, “You give them something to eat.” – Luke 9:13   Generous United Methodists have exceeded the goal of donating … $50,000* $75,000* Thank you! But keep on giving! Give online to the food banks While more than $75,000 has been donated and...
What do we really need to live an abundant life?

What do we really need to live an abundant life?

“In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” – Acts 20:35 My wife and I are very blessed by...
Weathering the Storms

Weathering the Storms

Dear Ministry Partners and Constituents, Our local communities and communities around the world are facing uncertainty and anxiety in response to COVID-19. Understandably, we are concerned for our health, the well-being of our families and communities, and, of course,...
Seeking clarity on clergy taxes?

Seeking clarity on clergy taxes?

Cost $10 Thursday, February 20, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Sycamore UMC, 160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore, IL (Clergy and interested lay people are welcome.) Our seminar instructor will be Ellen Feliciano, an Enrolled Agent and a Master Tax Advisor with H&R Block. Ellen has...
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year has become known as “Giving Tuesday,” which follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Christian generosity, however, comes before all other expenditures, as we are taught several times in...

70th Anniversary Celebration!

A handful of volunteer church leaders gave birth to the “Methodist Foundation of Rock River Conference” on October 14, 1949. These beginnings were humble but full of potential for the future. One of the earliest leaders of the Foundation, Rev. Milo J. Vondracek, wrote...
Joint Statement on ESG Impact Investing and Fossil Fuels

Joint Statement on ESG Impact Investing and Fossil Fuels

[download PDF here] The Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) Eco-Sustainability Task Force (Task Force) authored a resolution in 2017 seeking to exclude “any company or entity whose core business activity involved the production of petroleum, natural gas, or coal...

Stewardship Summit 2018

Set the Tone of Generosity with Testimony “We were fed, spiritually and physically, and left with ideas and enthusiasm, and ready to take action.” – Jeanine Wang, Stewardship Chair, Court Street UMC, 2018 Participant Dr. Saul Ebema currently serves...

Stewardship Summit 2017

Stewardship for Real People: Flaws and All Presenter: Rev. Molly Baskette Author of Real Good Church Stay tuned to the Stewardship Summit page for information about future stewardship summits. Below you can download materials from the afternoon “talkers:”...