Category: Insta

Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop, “Best Practices for Treasurers and Bookkeepers,” being held Saturday, October 24 from 8:45 am – noon. The Reverend Gary Erickson, Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to Bishop Clements, will host the event on behalf of the Northern Illinois Synod. This workshop will feature …

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Lutheranism and #BlackLivesMatter: Intersecting Faith and Democracy from a Womanist Lens

Theme: “Lutheranism and #BlackLivesMatter: Intersecting Faith and Democracy from a Womanist Lens”  Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Presenter: Dr. Linda Thomas is Full Professor of Theology and Anthropology and has taught at LSTC since 2000. She studies, researches, writes, speaks, and teaches about the intersection and mutual influence of theology and culture from a womanist …

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2020 Candidacy Retreat

You are invited to the 2020 Northern Illinois Synod Candidacy Retreat led by the NIS Candidacy Sub-Committee and Bishop Jeffrey Clements via Zoom on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  The Annual Northern Illinois Synod Candidacy Retreat is open to anyone who is discerning a call to rostered ministry as well as to those who have been Entranced into Candidacy.  Those who have completed the process or who …

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Until All Are Fed: ELCA World Hunger and Your Congregation

Tuesday, July 71:00-2:00 pm Register by Sunday, July 5 a part of the 2020 Summer Ministry Conversations 821 million people around the world – that’s more than 1 in 10 – can’t access the food they need to live active, healthy lives. So congregations in the Northern Illinois Synod are partnering with ELCA World Hunger to reach communities in …

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Bishop Clements’ Sermon for June 21, 2020

Sermon text: Matthew 10:26-39 Greetings, beloved, of the Northern Illinois Synod… Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Thank you for welcoming me into your home today. My name is Jeff Clements and I serve as your bishop. I specifically chose this weekend to …

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Walking Together March 13, 2020

Please click the image to watch a video message from Bishop Clements about the cancelation of this year’s Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE).CRE CANCELED – We will not be able to hold the Saturday, March 14, Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) as Kishwaukee College and the DeKalb County Health Department have decided to cancel this large event. …

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Walking Together 12/20/2019

Merry Christmas from Bishop Jeffrey Clements and the NIS Staff. Watch and share Bishop’s Christmas message and download the video to show in your congregation! Remember the synod offices will be closed December 24-27. NIS News Calling all youth leaders! The theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis will be boundless: God beyond measure. Who in …

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Fall Gatherings

The first of three Fall Gatherings was held on Sunday afternoon, October 6 at St. Mark, Rockford. About 50 people gathered to discuss our new synod mission statement, vision statement, and core values and how we are all walking together, loving Christ, loving all, for the sake of the world. The next gathering will be …

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