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"
Rev. Lee Schott and Rev. Arnette Pint celebrate the 10 years of the ministry of Women at the Well
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
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
Dr. Beverlee Bell made the Board of Pensions report to the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference
Celebrating the ministry of Bishop Julius C. Trimble and First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble at the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference
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
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
Bishop Julius C. Trimble's Episcopal Address to the 2016 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.
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 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, ...
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...
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.
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.
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
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
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, 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 ...
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 ...
"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...