Annual Conference Tea

Active and Retired Spouses relating to the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

You are Invited to the 173rd Annual Conference and the Clergy Spouses' 2016 Events

"Welcome Center Special Invitation to Clergy Spouses 40 and Under"

True Vine Ministry Tea

Saturday, June 4th
Noon - 1:45 p.m.
(Annual Conference lunch break)

Room 8, Clergy Spouses Welcome Center
Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines

Refreshments Served
Bring Your Own Lunch

Please Register by June 1, 2016—

Register required -  Click here

Click here to download printable registration form

Mail printed registration form with enclosed check made payable to True Vine Ministry to:

Sara Carlson
Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St., Des Moines, IA 50321


Change a Child's Story Donations

True Vine Ministry Clergy Spouses are invited to support the Iowa Annual Conference's
Change a Child's Story Initiative with new book donations. PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens).
Please bring your donation of new books for children of all ages! Your donations make a difference in the lives of many children beyond the Iowa Annual Conference. Bishop Julius Trimble and I, First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble, appreciate your support here in Iowa.

*All donations will be collected during the True Vine Ministry Tea and 
generous contributions of all amounts are greatly appreciated. 

Wisdom Form Book Club

Saturday, June 6, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 4: 30 p.m.
Room 8, Clergy Spouses Welcome Center
Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines

A passionate dialogue on the care of those in ministry and those who share in their ministry.
Participants attending the True Vine Ministry Tea are invited to read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.
All are invited. 

Prayer Care Circle

Please pray with First Lady Racelder this prayer daily.  As a Clergy Spouse.  As a Friend. As a Child of Christ:

Hey Lord, it’s me, Thank you Lord for my Faith. Thank you Lord for the Peace you bring. Thank you Lord for the rich, abundant wholeness of life of the vine. Remind us Lord that You are the Vine, We are your branches. May we Stay in Faith. May we Covenant with Peace. We shall stay in faith.

We will Covenant with Peace. Bless us in your Holy Name. Let YOUR will be done. Amen.

This prayer is needed to encourage the life of the Church in the Iowa Annual Conference, The General Conference of 2016 and its delegates from across the globe, and the Jurisdictional Conferences across The United Methodist Church this July. May your word add meaning to your life and bless your day today.


Mrs. Racelder Grandberry-Trimble and the True Vine Ministry Leadership Team pray with you.





John 15:5—I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.

Contacting us

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St. Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 974-8900 |