Conference Audio Archive

Dakotas and Minnesota become one Episcopal area

Dakotas and Minnesota become one Episcopal area

7/19/2012

Rev Cindy Gregorson or the Minnesota Annual Conference and Janelle Jones, Dakotas Conference former lay leader, discuss the transition process from two episcopal areas to one.  The journey began with an action of the 2008 General Conference.  The transition team's work started in 2010.  One Bishop will be assigned to serve the two annual ...


Episcopal Address

Episcopal Address

7/19/2012

Bishop Gregory Palmer and Bishop Bruce Ough presented the Episcopal Address to the 2012 orth Central Jurisdictional Conference. (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


Episcopal assignments announced

Episcopal assignments announced

7/19/2012

Dr. Maggie Jackson, chairperson of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference Committee on Episcopacy, announced the assignments for the 9 Bishops on Thursday afternoon. The Conference assignments are: • Dakotas/Minnesota – Bishop Bruce Ough • Detroit/West Michigan (Michigan area) – Bishop Deborah Kiesey • East Ohio – Bishop John Hopkins • ...


Thursday morning worship

Thursday morning worship

7/19/2012

The Thursday morning worship service from the 2012 North Central Jurisdictional Conference.  Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton (Michigan area) ws the preacher. (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


"Keep on Walking"

7/18/2012

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble was the preacher for the opening worship service of the 2012 North Central Jurisdictional Conference.  "Keep on Walking" was based on Luke 24:13-35. (Right click here to downloan an MP3 file)


Bishop Hopkins greets delegates

Bishop Hopkins greets delegates

7/18/2012

Bishop John L. Hopkins extends a personal welcome to the delegates attending the 2012 North Central Jurisdictional Conference (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


BMCR Forum

BMCR Forum

7/18/2012

Iowa's Rev. Brian Milford was among the panelists in a forum sponsored by Black Methodists for Church Renewal..."A Conversation on the Future: Where are We Now and Where do We Go from Here?" took place on Wednesday July 18, the first day of the 2012 North Central Jurisdictional Conference (Click here for a photo gallery from the forum) (Right ...


Jesus and the Emmaus Road travelers

Jesus and the Emmaus Road travelers

7/18/2012

Janet Borton talks about the preparation of the larger-than-life figures of Jesus and the Emmaus Road travelers that will be part of the opening worship of the 2012 North Central Jurisdictional Conference.  (Click here for a photo gallery of the figures) (Right click here to downloan an MP3 file)


Opening Worship service

Opening Worship service

7/18/2012

The opening worship service of the 2012 North Cenbtral Jurisdictional Conference. (Click to see images from the service) (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


Welcoming to the Jurisdictional Conference

Welcoming to the Jurisdictional Conference

7/18/2012

Delegates were welcomed to the Jurisdictional Conference in the opening business session.  Bishop Julius Trimble presided.  Bishop John L. Hopkins began the greeting. (Click to see business session images) (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


Bishop responds to DREAM-related immigration changes

Bishop responds to DREAM-related immigration changes

6/18/2012

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble responds to changes in policy relating to DREAM age immigrants.  He speaks about the work of the United Methodist Interagency Task Force on Immigration and the decision of stop deporting young persons who have been brough into the country illegally as children when they meet 5 specific criteria.  He also describes ...


Prayer Service introductions for Nuns on the Bus tour

Prayer Service introductions for Nuns on the Bus tour

6/18/2012

Fr. Michael Amadeo, Pastor of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Des Moines, and Sr. Jeanie Hagedorn offer introductions for the prayer services for the "Nuns on the Bus" nin-state tour.  The service, which included remarks from Sister Simone Campbell, was held on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Holy Trinity. (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


Sister Simone Campbell speaks at prayer service

Sister Simone Campbell speaks at prayer service

6/18/2012

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, spoke during the prayer service for the "Nuns on the Bus" tour on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Des Moines.  She was introduced by Fr. Michael Amadeo, Holy Trinity's Pastor. (Right click here to download an MP3 file)


Miller UMC, Amor y Paz and the Hispanic-Latino outreach ministry

Miller UMC, Amor y Paz and the Hispanic-Latino outreach ministry

6/15/2012

Pastor Humberto Gonzalez and Pastor Manuel Catalan talk about Miller United Methodist Church's gift of its church building and parsonage to the emerging Hispanic-Latino outreach ministry of Las Americas Comunidad de Fe.  The new faith community, to be known as Amor y Paz (Love and Peace) will begin worshipping in July 2012.  Miller UMC's final ...


Rev. David Weesner's reflections on continuing ministry of Miller and Amor y Paz

Rev. David Weesner's reflections on continuing ministry of Miller and Amor y Paz

6/15/2012

Rev. David Weesner, Superintendent of the Central District, eflects on the ministry of Miller United Methodist Church, Des Moines, and Miller's gift of the church building and parsonage to the emerging Hispanic-Latino ministry, Amor y Paz.  Amor y Paz is an outreach of Las Americas Comunidad de Fe.


2012 General Conference summary

2012 General Conference summary

6/13/2012

A summary of the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, specially produced for the Iowa Annual Conference by United Methodist Communications


Rev. David Swinton talks about praying at a Presidential event

Rev. David Swinton talks about praying at a Presidential event

6/13/2012

Rev. Dr. David Swinton, lead Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines, offered the opening prayer for a Presidential event, held May 22, 2012, on the State Fair Grounds.  He had an opportunity to Meet President Barack Obama prior to the start of the rally.  Rev. Swinton's prayer invited people to consider "that we're up to something in ...


Service of Ordering for Ministry

Service of Ordering for Ministry

6/10/2012

The 2012 Service of Ordering for Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference.  This includes ordinations and recognizing of orders


Bishop James S. Thomas Leadership Award

Bishop James S. Thomas Leadership Award

6/7/2012

Mrs. Fern Underwood received the Bishop James S. Thomas Leadership Award from Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble on Sunday, June 3, 2012, during the Annual Conference session.


Diakonos

Diakonos

6/7/2012

The Diakonos (formerly known as pages) served the Conference during the 2012 session. Their skit and leader Steve Braudts conversation about what it means to be a Diakonos concluded with their presenting a tee shirt to Bishop Trimble


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