Northern Illinois Conference

of The United Methodist Church

Aurora | Chicago Northwestern | Chicago Southern | DeKalb | Elgin | Rockford

Men of the Northern Illinois Conference 

12th National Gathering (PDF)

“Discipleship – the Contact Sport”
This another mountain top experience for all in attendance.  There will be great messages plus 22 workshops that you can choose from – you can attend three.  We’ve been talking about this for months, but now is the time to get this out to your men.  The $99 early registration rate goes up on April 1, so men that take action now save money and will have better choices on hotel rooms.
The Gathering will be held at St. Luke’s UMC north of Indianapolis – about a three hour drive from Chicago.  It kicks off Friday July 7, with the Ministry Fair and Prayer line at 3:00, and the first Gathering at 7:00 pm so many of us can leave home around noon and get there for the opening festivities.  If you opt to worship with the folks on Sunday morning – you should be back home early afternoon.    
People can to go to  and it has the links for the registration site, the brochure and other information as well as the hotel information.  Anyone can also go directly to the registration site: .

Were in the news:
March 8, 2016 · NACP - New officers elected

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Men. I hope you find our website helpful and informative. If you have questions about Men’s Ministry in the in the Methodist Church feel free to contact me at (

On March 12th, 2016 the Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Men held its Annual Meeting. By our Constitution and By-Laws this has to happen annually in the first quarter of the year. The annual meeting is hosted by one of our districts. The Rockford District UMM hosted the 2016

meeting our guest speaker was Bishop Sally Dyck. It was held at Grace UMC, in Rockford. 105 men attended this event from around the conference. There was a Men’s Choir, directed by Larry Runested, plus the Alleluia Quartet all so provided special music.

At the meeting we elected the next quadrennial officers for the conference UMM. (New Officers for the conference) George Groves of the Aurora District was elected President.

George ask for a moment of personal privilege and announced that Steve Nailor has been elected National President of the UMM through the National Association of Presidents.

There was also a great mission program for feeding the hungry. The Men hosted a potato drop from Meals for Million of 42,000 pounds of potatoes and distributed them to folks as they drove through and picked them up. Several food pantries received potatoes to be distributed as well.

The Society of St. Andrews (Meals for Millions) has recognized the Northern Illinois Annual Conference as the top supporting Conference in the country. The conference raised $23,466 in 2015 for this much needed program.

Steve Nailor, NIC UMM PresidentWe’re in the news: March 8, 2016 · NACP - elected.

We are pleased to announce that after serving as NICUMM President for the past ten years, Steve Nailor has been elected as President of the National Association of Conference Presidents.