I have discerned that I am called to licensed ministry by the Holy Spirit to create a culture of spiritual awareness based on the gospel!
There are several paths to ministry in the UMC. The path to ordination as an Elder (Pastors Cindy and Matthew) or Deacon (Pastor Tammy) takes many years.
What if, when Jesus said, “Love your neighbor,” He meant we should include our actual neighbors—those who live next door and down the street? What a concept! But it’s not as simple as it sounds.
Who are our leaders? In response to that question last fall, we published a flyer that included photos and descriptions of our Church Council members.
As I contemplated retirement and the end of many years of working with young children, I knew that, in this next season of my life, I wanted to express my faith in a more meaningful way.
Nadia Kanhai - Volunteer with Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors and Grace Church Member