Conference Audio Archive

AC2016 Service for the Ordering of Ministry

6/5/2016

The Service for the Ordering of Ministry from the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.  Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference was the guest preacher.  His sermon was entitled, "The Starting Line"


AC2016 Women at the Well 10th Anniversary

6/5/2016

Rev. Lee Schott and Rev. Arnette Pint celebrate the 10 years of the ministry of Women at the Well 


AC2016 A Conversation with Bishop Thomas Bickerton

6/4/2016

Bishop Thomas Bickerton, of the Pittsburgh area of The United Methodist Church, served as the spiritual guide and guest preacher for the Service for the Ordering of Ministry for the 2016 Iowa Annual Conference.  He spoke of justice, kindness, love, and his hope for The United Methodist Church in a conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan


AC2016 Black College Fund report

6/4/2016

The yearly Black College Fund report, presented to the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. In addition, President David Beckley brought greetings from Rust College 


AC2016 Board of Pensions report

6/4/2016

Dr. Beverlee Bell made the Board of Pensions report to the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference 


AC2016 Celebrating the Ministry of the Trimbles

6/4/2016

Celebrating the ministry of Bishop Julius C. Trimble and First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble at the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference 


AC2016 Conference and Delegation endorsement of Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle

6/4/2016

The 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference nearly unanimously endorsed the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle as a candidate for bishop in The United Methodist Church. This followed an 


AC2016 Conference Endorsement of Rev. Lilian Gallo Seagren

6/4/2016

Members of the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference endorsed Rev. Lilian Gallo Seagren as a candidate for bishop in The United Methodist Church 


AC2016 Episcopal Address

6/4/2016

Bishop Julius C. Trimble's Episcopal Address to the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. 


AC2016 Service of Gathering and Remembering

6/4/2016

The Service of Gathering and Remembering from the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. Rev. David Weesner was the preacher. His message was entitled, "Not Long" 


Immanuel partners with Hillis Elementary to Change A Child's Story

5/30/2016

Immanuel UMC, Des Moines and Hillis Elementary School partnered to Change A Child's Story.  On May 26, 2016 each Hillis student received 5 new books of their own choosing.  Made possible by a matching grant from Educational Development Corporation, Immanuel presented 2,368 books to the Hillis students.  Dr. Art McClanahan talks with Renee Gelfond, ...


Technology helps Extravagant Hospitality

5/5/2016

Greg Nelson, Director of Communications for the Oregon-Idaho Conference, talks about the important place technology holds in the "extravagant welcome" that O-I volunteers will extend to the thousands who will be coming to Portland for the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.  From language interpretation to restaurant suggestions...


UMMen prayer line ministry at Annual Conference

4/29/2016

Jim Smith talks about the Upper Room Prayer Line ministry that the Iowa Conference United Methodist Men will be involved in during the 2016 Annual Conference session during a conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan.  The UMMen will be receiving the calls and praying during the meal breaks on Saturday and Sunday of the Annual Conference.


A gathering of colleagues

4/20/2016

Rev. La Tonya Calderon and Rev. Rom Carlson describe the 2016 School for Ministry as a gathering of colleagues.  They spoke with Dr. Art McClanahan during the first day of the four day event.


Mapleton community receives books to Change A Child's Story

4/20/2016

rev. Jena Manchester, pastor of St. John's UMC in Mapleton, talks about how her faith community collected books for Change a Child's Story and how they made the books available at the community pool.  Rev. Manchester has the conversation with Dr. Art McClanahan


Vano Kiboko remains imprisoned in the Congo

3/24/2016

Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko reports that his brother, Vano Kiboko, is remains in a military prison in the Congo.  Though visitation times have been extended for his wife, circumstances are still very difficult.  Rev. Kiboko, Superintendent for the East Central District, talks with Dr. Art McClanahan


Delegation endorses Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle as candidate for Bishop

3/19/2016

Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle is the endorsed episcopacy candidate of the General and Jurisdictional Conference delegation.  The lay and clergy members representing the Iowa Conference will support him for Bishop at the 2016 North Central Jurisdictional Conference, to be held July 13-16, 2016 in Peoria, Illinois.  Dr. Tritle talked about the experience ...


Diane Wasson Eberhart reflects on the General Conference

3/19/2016

Diane Wasson Eberhart, a full Deacon, serving at Walnut Hills UMC, is an experienced clergy member of the Iowa Conference delegation to the 2016 General Conference.  She is a member of the Commission on the General Conference, and as such has worked on the rules for the worldwide gathering, including a proposed new way of discussing legislation to ...


McRoberts invites Iowa UM's to hold General Conference delegation in prayer

3/19/2016

Rev. Sean McRoberts, first alternate clergyperson for the 2016 General Conference delegation, invites Iowa United Methodists to hold the delegation, all the delegates at the May worldwide gathering, and the church in prayer, especially during the ten days of the event.  He invites Iowans to stay connected through the technology of the video live ...


'Raising Generous Disciples'

3/15/2016

"Generosity is one hallmark of a disciple," says Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, Interim Associate General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries.  "As a connected church," he adds, "we are doing extraordinary ministries, across the world and right in our own communities."   In a series of five presentations, set for April 14-16, entitled, "Essentials of Vital...


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