United Voices for Children is a coalition of congregations, agencies, groups and individuals in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church that speaks and acts on behalf of children, youth and families in need.


A Provocative Conversation on Violence

A conversation, "Violence: A Faithful Response to the Plague in Our Neighborhoods and in Our Nation," with Thomas Dart, Willie Jennings, Otis Moss III, and Michael Pfleger and moderated by Robin Robinson will happen at First UMC Chicago on Monday, April 3, from 5:30-7:30PM. Sponsored by Yale Divinity School, this event will feature a timely dialogue between civic, academic, theological, and religious leaders confronting violence in our communities.

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January 25 Workshop on Preventing Childhood Trauma

A coalition of Chicago area religious groups and social service agencies are presenting a workshop, "Claiming the Healing Wisdom of our Traditions: Shaping a Faith-Rooted Movement to Foster Resilience and Prevent Childhood Trauma" on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James Commons.

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Illinois Voices for Kids Summit on November 18

Now in its 30th year fighting as an independent advocate for children and families, Voices for Illinois Children is hosting "Removing Barriers, Building Opportunities: A Summit on Children & Families." This Summit will be on Friday, November 18th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

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Like, Repost, Tag: Ministry in a Digital World

Technology is a tool we can use to strengthen and extend those relationships in amazing ways not available just a few years ago. Yet all tools can be weapons when not used as they were designed. Therefore I try and revisit how my use of technology is effective and safe by researching, talking with colleagues, and connecting with the young people in my life.

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Growing Faithful Mentors

To me, mentoring is igniting, engaging and empowering the sacredness of another’s capacity to risk growing. Introducing valuable skills, acquiring expansive knowledge, and experiencing different people and cultures and are important “instructive” components to mentoring. It is the promoting of trusting, sustaining mentors I hope congregations will be more intentional to develop and grow.

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We All Live Here!

ALL of our children need to feel safe in their neighborhoods, have schools that provide them with a good education, have a stimulating environment that nurtures their development toward adulthood. This is why our three NIC/UVC United Methodist affiliated agencies (Rosecrance, ChildServ, and MYSI) are so important in their services to the children, youth, and adults in our communities.

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