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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 ...
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)
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 • ...
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)
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 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)
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 ...
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)
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)
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 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 ...
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, 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)
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, 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.
A summary of the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, specially produced for the Iowa Annual Conference by United Methodist Communications
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 ...
The 2012 Service of Ordering for Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference. This includes ordinations and recognizing of orders
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.
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