NIC Annual Conference begins June 2. Our congregation is requested again this year to participate in the Mission Challenge and Bishop’s Appeal.
This year Chicago Northwestern district is asked to contribute 1 gallon resealable plastic bags and 3-4 oz bottles of shampoo. These will be combined with items from other districts and assembled into Dignity Kits for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL to distribute to disaster victims in the US and 29 other countries. For more information go to http://www.midwestmission.org .
This year’s Bishop’s Appeal will go toward the Northern Illinois Conference Outdoor & Retreat Ministries, which operates two camps and retreat centers in Dixon, Illinois and Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The money raised will help support two urban summer week-long programs and provide opportunities to children and youth who otherwise may not financially be able to attend camp.
If you would like to contribute to either of these projects, please mark BISHOP’S APPEAL or MISSION CHALLENGE clearly on your check or envelope.