The Current Week in Review
June 29, 2018
Missing Keypads
We are missing a few keypads from Annual Conference. If you accidentally forgot to turn one in or took one home, please return it to the Conference Center by July 15. They can be mailed to PO Box 19207, Springfield IL 62794-9207.
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Give us your feedback

Don't forget! The Sessions Committee would like your feedback on how you experienced Annual Conference. The survey is open until July 15 . Take a few minutes to share your insights with us.
Resources for your annual conference reports

Many members to annual conference have to prepare a report on Annual Conference. To assist pastors and lay members to annual conference, IGRC Communications have developed several resources to assist you.

A summary of the action taken at Annual Conference is provided for your use. This document may also be reprinted in church newsletters
2018-19 Appointments

You can also download the most recent appointment list. There are still several appointments that have not been announced and will be updated.

Once they are finalized, an updated appointment list will be posted along with an updated clergy directory as well.
Commission on a Way Forward offers more video resources for 2019 General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. β€“ In its continued efforts to inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and work, the Commission on a Way Forward is releasing four more videos this week that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission.
Download the letter with the explanation and the video links.
Bishops Sign Joint Statement on Sports Betting

Bishop Sally Dyck and Illinois Great Rivers Bishop Frank J. Beard are expressing their concerns on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting. "As United Methodists we have long held that 'gambling is a menace to society, deadly to the best interests of moral, social, economic and spiritual life [and] destructive of good government' (Social Principles, ΒΆ163G). Our concern for Illinoisans is the seduction of an easy way out of our state's financial mess with unfunded pension liabilities and a backlog of unpaid bills. Advocates will once again parrot a familiar refrain that we can solve our financial problems on someone else's dime."  Read the full statement here . For resources and advocacy contact Anita Bedell, Executive Director of ILCAAAP at 217-546-6871 or through the website .   
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