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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

2014 Episcopal Address

6/7/2014

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble's Episcopal Address to the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church

Rev. Karen Dungan sees a hopeful future through the 2014 Annual Conference session

5/1/2014

Rev. Karen Dungan, Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries, sees the 2014 Annual Conference session as a hopeful opportunity for the Iowa Conference.  Even amidst the challenges she looks forward to the community as it moves forward in ministry to create world transforming communities of faith and equip lay and clergy leaders.

'We Belong Together as the Body of Christ"

4/30/2014

Rev. Bill Poland, Assistant to the Bishop for Administration, looks ahead to the 2014 annual session of the Iowa Conference and reflects on why the annyal conference session is important to him.  "We belong together as the body of Christ," he said.

Imagine No Malaria receives $1 million gift

4/25/2014

Jerre Stead talks about the gift that he and his wife have given to Imagine No Malaria.  They recently donated $500,000 to both the Iowa and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences to support the United Methodist initiative to raise $75 million to fight Malaria in Africa.

Eugene Fracek invites understanding and relationship building with Indians

4/5/2014

Eugene Fracek was the keynote speaker for the Iowa Methodist Federation for Social Action spring 2014 meeting.  He grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, became the Indian Resource Teacher for the Rapid City School District, served as Indian Education Director for the State of South Dakota, for nearly two decades was an elementary school principal in Des Moines, and now teaches classes at Simpson College on Indians.  He invites building sensitivity and relationships to assist, intentionally distinguishing between symptoms and problems, and gaining an understanding ofthe Indian experience.

Dave Decker elected president of NCJ Lay Leaders

4/4/2014

Dave Decker, the Iowa Conference Lay Leader, was recently elected to be president of the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Lay Leaders.  Hear him describe the election and the groups hopes about meeting with the NCJ College of Bishops in a conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan

Justice for Our Neighbors serves Iowa immigrant communities

3/31/2014

Joy Moore, one of the Justice for Our Neighbors staff attorneys describes the legal representation provided by JFON and talks about ways to support JFON's work in a conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan.  More information about JFON is available at: www.iajfon.org

First UMC Burlington promotes fair trade at the LOFT

3/30/2014

Ann Ure talks about promoting fair trade items at the LOFT of First United Methodist Church, Burlington, during the "soft opening" on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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