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True Vine ministry

10/9/2014

First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble held a True Vine ministry luncheon for retired clergy spouses at The Village in Indianola on October 3, 2014.  She offeers an introduction to the ministry and some of the spouses present talk about their life's experiences, including favorite scriptures and hymns.

Pastor Jim Roth runs for faith and fitness

10/7/2014

Pastor Jim Roth, of the New London UMC, seek to "run the race with perseverence" as he prepares to enter his sixth full marathon, an event that coincides with his father's 90th birthday.  What began as an intentional step toward good health adn fitness has become a major expression of Pastor Roth's faith.  Hear him describe it in a conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan during a break at the fall 2014 Orders event. 

The Wesleyan Way

10/7/2014

Dr. Tom Albin, Dean of the Upper Room Chapel, offered a presentation on "The Wesleyan Way" during the fall 2014 the Orders and Association gathering.  It was held on October 7, 2014, at Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation in Ames. Bishop Julius Trimble and Rev. Bill Poland make the introduction.

The Wesleyan Way: Our Legacy and our Mission

10/7/2014

In the second of his presentations to the fall 2014 the Orders and Association gathering Dr. Tom Albin, Dean of the Upper Room Chapel, spoke about "The Wesleyan Way: Our Legacy and our Mission." The event was held on October 7, 2014, at Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation in Ames.

The True Vine Ministry

10/3/2014

Mrs. Racelder Grandberry-Trimble, Iowa Conference's First Lady, talks about the origin and purpose of the True Vine ministry during a lunch time coversation at The Village in Indianola.

What Do You Think?

9/29/2014

Rev. Harlan Gillespie's sermon, "What Do You Think?" from the worship service welcoming him to the Superintendency on the North Central District, September 28, 2014

Rev. Jon Disburg talks about the Daniel Plan

9/26/2014

Rev. Jon Disburg, Pastor of Ottumwa First United Methodist Church, talks about the church's adoption of the Daniel Plan to guide it's stewardship of "faith, food, and fitness."  (More aboutthe Daniel Plan is available at danielplan.org. Rev. Disburg calls it "one of the easiest thing we've ever done."

Rev. Terra Amundson reflects on the Ministry Team installation service

9/19/2014

Rev. Terra Amundson, Superintendent for the Southwest District, reflects on the installation service for the District Ministry Team, which took place on September 14, 2014.  The Team includes Rev. Melissa Drake, Field OUtreach Minister, and Shannon Schmitt, District Administative Assistant.  The conversation with with Dr. Arthur McClanahan, Director of Communications.

Harold Long looks to the future

9/1/2014

Harold Long, oldest male member of the Farrar UMC, talks about the 125th anniversary celebration, the heritagem and the fact that it's a growing congregation

Norm McCoy sees enthusiasm and commitment

9/1/2014

Norm McCoy describes the 125th anniversary celebration at the Farrar United Methodist Church and how adversity in the community brought the people of the church working together better

Shonda Hay on the uniqueness and future of Farrar UMC

9/1/2014

Shonda Hay describes what makes Farrar UMC, which celebrated its 125 anniversary on August 24, 2014, a unique faith community and describes her hopes for the future.

T J Craig on the Farrar UMC celebration

9/1/2014

T J Craig speaks about the 125th anniversary celebration of Farrar UMC and what it meant to have Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble preach at the service

Warren Nielsen speaks about the responsive strength of the congregation

9/1/2014

Warren Nielsen describes how the Farrar UMC, which celebrated its 125th anniversary on August 24, 2014, grows stronger by responding to needs in the community

12 from Iowa participate in Washington Immigration witness

7/29/2014

Nataly Espinoza, Wendy Vazquez, and Rev. Brian Carter describe the participation of two Iowans who are heading to Washington DC to participate in an Immigration pray-in witness in front of the White House.  Their preparation and the fact that some will be arrested are included in the conversation.  Read the related story

2014 Annual Conference Monday Bible study

6/9/2014

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble led the Monday Bible study for the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church

2014 Annual Conference Retirement celebration

6/8/2014

Rev. Kathy Martin, herself a retiree, was the guest preacher for the Retirement Celebration of the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church.  The service of more than 30 retirees was remembered, with thanksgiving.

2014 Laity Session

6/8/2014

The Laity Session of the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church.  Featured is Conference Lay Leader Dave Decker's Laity Address

2014 Service for the Ordering of Ministry

6/8/2014

The Service for the Ordering of Ministry from the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church.  The service featured the preaching of Bishop Linda Lee as well as the ordination and commissioning of persons in ministry.

2014 Annual Conference Memorial service

6/7/2014

Rev. Brian Milford was the preacher for the Memorial Service of the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church.  Clergy, spouses, and family members who died during the last year were remembered during the service.

2014 Annual Conference opening Bible study

6/7/2014

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble led the opening Bible study for the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church

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