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James D. Walters, musical director for the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference, and Director of Worship Arts at Walnut Hills United Methdoist Church, describes the mix of musical influences and varied ensembles that will be a part of the ministry of this year's gathering in Des Moines.
Mickey Horner, from Stop Hunger Now, describes the international program that's worked to package over 66 million high nutrition meals in the last 5 years with partner organizations. He also talks about the experience that mission volunteers will have during the 2012 Iowa Annual Conference session.
Stop Hunger Now will be a major mission project at the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. Running three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, “the goal is to prepare 20,000 high nutrition meals,” according to Rev. Hugh Stone, who is coordinating the effort.
Phil Rogers, coordinator for missions projects at the annual conference session, describes some of the projects and how to get involved. Complete detail is posted at: www.iaumc.org/ac2012missions
Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble reflects on the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church
Todd Weber will become the Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the Iowa Annual Conference, pending final approval by the Annual Conference session in June. He will be in the office beginning Monday, May 21, 2012.
Beginning April 24, 988 lay and clergy delegates from around the world will gather in Tampa for the general Conference of The United Methodist Church with a call to “make disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world.”
Rev. Jaye Johnson, Pastor of Thurman United Methodist Church salks about the destruction that a Saturday tornado inflicted on the church and the community.
An Earth Day 2012 message, recorded by Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble
Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble's sermon for the 2012 School for Ministry focused on "A Vital Faith in a Violent World." It was a part of a Taize service, held on April 10, at the conclusion of the first day of the School.
In an excerpt from the morning session of the Laity Day with the Bishop, Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble speaks about the importance of prayer and worship for individuals and fath communities. The event was held at Ankeny First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
In the afternoon session of the Laity Day with the Bishop Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble spoke about what makes for vital and healthy congregations. In an open forum hhe answered questions from persons at the host site, Ankeny First United Methodist Church, and at the sites connected via the live video stream. The event was held on Saturday, March...
Bishop Julius C. Trimble led the worship service that concluded the first Laity Day with the Bishop. The event was held at Ankeny First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2012
The new shower trailer for Iowa Conference Disaster Response was described and dedicated during the morning worship service at the Colfax United Methodist Church on March 4, 2012. Participants included Rev. "Doc" Duane Skidmore and Trish Burket, the Conference's Disaster Response Coordinator.
The new Iowa Annual Conference Disaster Response shower trailer was dedicated at Colfax First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 4, 2012, following the morning worship service.
Rev. "Doc" Duane Skidmore talks about the mission imperative that the new disaster response shower trailer reflects and the impact on the Colfax First United Methodist Church
Marv Rorabaugh, of Colfax First United Methodist Church, talks about the disaster response shower trailer
Meet Joni Mardesen, the new Human Resources Director for the Iowa Annual Conference
Bob Morris talks about the 2012 Youth Strike for Christ, held at the newly-renovated Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, February 3-5
The Study of Ministry to be discussed at the upcoming General Conference was the focus of the winter 2012 gathering of the Order of Elders, Deacons and Fellowship of Associate Members, Local Pastors and Diaconal Ministers. Rev. Sean McRoberts and Rev. Mary Ann Moman were the presenters for the event that was held at the Marshalltown First United ...