Since 1962, the Aldersgate Federal Credit Union has given its members a place for their savings that is safe and provides good dividends and loans at competitive rates. Membership is open to all persons who are under appointment by the Bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and their spouses, retired clergy of the Conference and their spouses, full-time employees of the IGRC and members of their families.
Alton Memorial Hospital's chaplaincy program is one of the health and welfare programs of Golden Cross Sunday. Spiritual Care services are available 24/7 to those in need of an open heart, an open mind and an open door. Staff Chaplain, the Dr. Rev. Bruce E. Baumberger, is board-certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
What began as a faith-based orphanage for infants and young children has grown into a multi-service agency specializing in the care of today's most vulnerable children. Services include a focus on improving the lives of children and families by building safe, loving, healthy environments through adoption services, foster care, residential care, special education and family and community services.
Chaddock is a Golden Cross agency that offers hope and healing for severely traumatized children and their families through residential treatment, on-campus school that provides specialized education, foster care and adoption services, specialized treatment for children and adolescents with unresolved trauma, consultation and education for caregivers of preschool children and international consultation and training through the Chaddock Training Institute.
The Illinois Great Rivers Chapter of the Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF) seeks to nurture, support, challenge, and advocate for persons with responsibility for fostering discipleship through Christian education. The Fellowship also awards grant money available for ministries, programs and workshops that are in alignment with the mission statements of CEF, IGRC, and The United Methodist Church.
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) is one of 12 churchwide agencies of The United Methodist Church, which is financed through the World Service Fund (apportioned giving from local congregations). It is one of two independent commissions (the other is the General Commission on Religion and Race) charged with advocating, monitoring and challenging the church to seek justice and inclusiveness. The conference Commission carries out parallel functions at the conference level that the general commission carries out at the denomination level.
Cunningham Children's Home is a safe place where young people can heal, learn and grow. A ministry of the United Methodist Women founded in 1895, Cunningham Home offers residential treatment, specialized foster care, independent living programs and therapeutic special education to children and adolescents ages 5-21.
The Deaf Faith Community of Jacksonville is a ministry location for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Jacksonville, IL. It was formed by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry in cooperation with the IGRC Cabinet as a place of ministry specifically tailored to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry team's mission is "to make deaf and hard of hearing disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the church and the world." Its goals are to help IGRC churches establish deaf ministries in their local church communities and to help IGRC churches to become more accessible.
The Midwest Mission Distribution Center has been a ministry that provides shipment of materials, making of health kits, layette kits as a cooperating partner with the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the Sager Brown UMCOR depot in Baldwin, La.
The Order of Saint Luke is a dispersed community of women and men, lay and clergy, seeking to live the sacramental life. Founded in 1946, the Order was formed to bring about a recovery of the worship and sacramental practice which has sustained the Church since its formation in Apostolic times. At the same time, the Order seeks to help the Church rediscover the spiritual disciplines of the Wesleys.
Since 1940, the United Methodist Ministries Credit Union has encouraged thrift among its members, created a source of credit at a reasonable rate of interest, and provided an opportunity for its members to use and control their own money in order to improve their economic and social conditions.
UMMM reaches race fans and race teams at the track and in the pits. The ministry uses personal appearances, Vacation Bible Schools, racing events, printed and electronic media, including radio, television, and internet.
United Voices for Children (UVC) speaks and acts on behalf of all the children and youth in the Northern Illinois and Illinois Great Rivers conferences of The United Methodist Church. Founded in 1979, the mission has been to speak in one voice and act on behalf of troubled and needy children and youth who lack the voice of an advocate and to nurture and support the ministries of conference related child-serving agencies.
- Camping & Retreat Ministries
- Certified Lay Ministry Training & Course of Study for PTLP's
- Conference Agencies
- Congregational Development
- Disaster Response
- Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
- Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
- Golden Cross Ministries
- Higher Education and Campus Ministries
- Hispanic Ministries
- Lay Speaking Ministries
- Missions and Outreach
- Native American Ministries
- New Streams
- Spiritual and Emotional Care Team
- Young Adult Ministries
- Youth Ministries