Annual Conference Session

Women at the Well

Pastor Lee Schott presents a report on the 5 years of the Women at the Well congregation to the 2012 Iowa Annual Conference

Tuesday morning worship

images from the Tuesday morning prayer service

True Vine Ministry lunch

Mrs. those Racelder Grandberry-Trimble speaks to those gathered for the True Vine Ministry luncheon on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Iowa Annual Conference.

Trinity/Las Americas music ensemble

The Trnity/Las Americas music ensemble with the members of Las Guitaras sang at the closing service of the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Treasurer's Report

Dr. Charles Smith, Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, as he presents his report to the 2012 Annual Conference session

Set-up day for the 2011 Annual Conference

A quick look at the set-up prparations for the 2011 Iowa Annual Conference Session, ready to begin June 4, at 10 am, in HyVeel Hall, Des Moines.

Saturday morning

Service of Ordering for Ministry

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

Retirement Celebration

The Retirement Celebration of the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. Dr. Charles Smith was the preacher. A foot washing ceremony concluded the service.

Pages skit

the pages skit at the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual conference was a morning radio spoof entitled, "Grayson and Andrew in the Morning"

Ordering groups with Bishop Trimble

Persons who will be ordained, commissioned and have their ministerial orders recognize with Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble

Opening Worship Service

Images from then opening worship service of the 2011 Iowa Annual Conference...Mike slaughter is the guest preacher . The Alleluia Ballet offered interpretive dance.

Opening worship

Images from the opening worship service of the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Northeast District Flashmob

The Northeast District had a flashmob "demonstration" of support and encouragement during the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Mrs. Ruth Thomas and Mrs. Racelder Grandberry-Trimble

Photos of Mrs. Ruth Thomas, widow of former Iowa Bishop James S. Thomas, Mrs. Racelder Grandberry-Trimble and other persons present at the 2011 Iowa Annual Conference session

Monday Morning Worship

Bishop Peggy Johnson was the guest preacher at the Monday morning worship of the 2011 Iowa Annual Conference. Len and Diane Eberhard were the spiritual guides

Missions projects collection

Each district had at least one special project focued on the Annual Conference session. Collectons of popo tops, cell phones, soaps and much more was received to be given to encoursage others.

Ministry Cabinet presenters

Paul Smith and Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck presented the Ministry Cabinet report.

Memorial service

Images from the 2011 Iowa Annual Conference Memorial service. Rev. Bill Poland is the preacher. Ms. Cynthia Wilson is the guest sollist

Lay Leader

Norma Morrison, Conference Lay Leaders, delivers her Lay Leader's Address to the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Laity session

Ken Willard was the keynote presenter for the Laity session of the 2012 Annual Conference

Laity address

Norma Morrison presented her final address as the Lay Leader of the Iowa Annual Conference at the 2012 session. She was joined after the presentation by Dave Decker, incoming Conference Lay Leader

Hispanic Ministries report

Edgar Solis and Nitza Dovenspike presented the Hispanic Ministries Standing Committee report to the 2012 Annual Conference session

General Conference Report

Brian Milford and Phil Carver presented a report on the 2012 General Conference

Garlinda Burton, COSROW

Garlinda Burton, General Secretary of the General Commission on the Role and Status of Women, addressing the annual conference session

Fixing of Apointments

The Fixing of Appointments service from the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

First day images

Images from the first day of the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Fern Underwood receives Bishop Thomas award

Fern Underwood was presented with the 2012 Bishop James S. Thomas award celebrating her community service

Episcopal Address

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble as he delivers the 2011 Episcopal Address on June 6, 2011, to the Iowa Annual Conference

Diakonos

The Diakonos skit and presentation from the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Episcopacy Committee, Bishop and Mrs. Trimble

Words of appreciation from the Episcopacy Committee, chaired by Harlan Gillespie, remarks from Bishop Trimble and Mrs. Racelder Grandberry-Trimble, and a prayer for the Conference by the Trimbles.

Delegations to 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Images from the organizational meeting of the 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conference delegations from the Iowa Conference

Conference staff sings for missions

Members of the Conference staff sang to raise support for disaster recovery and new commuities of faith during the closing hours of the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Conference Hispanic Latino Band

The COnference Hispanic Latino Band performed prior to the beginning of the Fixing of APpointments service. The Band is led by Rev. Edgar Solis.

Conference Artist

Ted Lyddon Hatten, Conference Artist, presents his report to the 2012 Annual Conference session

Clergy session

images from the clergy session of the 2012 Annual Conference session, as Rev. Gary Henderson speaks about the Imagine No Malaria campaign

Christine Davis, Spiritual Guide

Christine Davis is the Spiritual Guide for the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.

Bishop Trimble, Opening Day

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble on opening day of the 2012 Annual Conference session

Awards/Graduation program

Awards program held at the 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

Awards Ceremony at 2011 Annual Conference

AC 2012 - Sunday morning worship

A collection of images of the musicians under the direction of James Walters.

2012 Peace Service

2012 Conference Artist & Room for Wholeness

Images of Conference Artist Ted Lyddon-Hatten's evolving visual homiletics in the main hall and in the "Room for Wholeness."

2012 Annual Conference-Behind the Scenes

Images from set-up dat at the 2012 Iowa Annual Conference session

2012 Annual Conference - Through the Eyes of the Diakonos

2012 - Conference Hispanic Band

Images of the Conference Hispanic Band that opened the fixing of appointments service on Monday evening, June 4th.

2011 Service for the Ordering of Ministry

2011 Ordinands and Commissioned

Persons Ordained and Commissioned at the 2011 session of the Iowa Annual Conference

2011 Annual Conference Speakers

"Sky view" of the Annual Conference

The members of the Iowa Annual Conference met at Hy-Vee Hall for the 2012 Iowa Annual Conference session, June 2-5.

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