Blogs

Greenfield Launches a New Service

Phil Carver

9/18/2017

The Greenfield United Methodist Church launched a new worship service earlier this month. Previously, the church had a service at 9 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship and Sunday school at 10:30. Now they are offering worship at 9 and 11 a.m. with...


Little Balls of Grace

Bishop Laurie Haller

9/18/2017

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Laurie Haller “Here, take one of these milkweed balls. We’re going to throw them in the ditches along the road. Please help us save the monarchs!” We were a few days into RAGBRAI, the annual mega-group bike ride ...


Learning to swim

Jaymee Glenn-Burns

9/12/2017

I was finally old enough for swim lessons.  I loved riding the bus, singing “The Ants Go Marching” and “A Hundred Bottles of Beer” with my friends at the top of our lungs.  Pity the poor bus driver!  I savored the way the sun shimmered on the water ...


Narrative Budget

Phil Carver

9/12/2017

A narrative budget reflecting the ministries of the Iowa Annual Conference for 2018 is now available on our website. This collaboration of the Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) and the Communications Ministry Team was recently completed ...


The Silver Lining

Bishop Laurie Haller

9/11/2017

He’s a black high school quarterback. 5 of his teammates were pictured in white hoods. It may get worse. (Headline from Des Moines Register, Saturday, September 9, 2017) Last Wednesday, a photo on social media went viral. The photo shows five people ...


We’re Ready to Make a Difference … and We Already Are!

Bishop Laurie Haller

8/28/2017

People all over the world have been praying for those in Texas who are still in the midst of intense and even cataclysmic flooding. When Iowans were recovering from the great flood of 2008, United Methodist volunteers from Texas came to clean out and...


Bread and Wisdom

Jaymee Glenn-Burns

8/3/2017

To read past issues of Bread and Wisdom, please click here.


Thank You Notes

Phil Carver

8/2/2017

To read past issues of Thank You Notes, please click here.


Leading from the Heart

Bishop Laurie Haller

8/1/2017

To read past issues of Leading From the Heart by Bishop Laurie, please click here.


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