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Churches take overlooked holiday to the streets

Churches take overlooked holiday to the streets

2/23/2017

Churches Find Ways to Bring Ash Wednesday Out from Behind the Church Doors -    On March 1, 2017, area churches, will station themselves across the city to celebrate Ash Wednesday by sharing ashes in unlikely places. People will be stationed everywhere from interstate off ramps, parking garages, coffee shops, hospitals, homeless shelters, buses and...


Ministry market or duh, why didn't we think of that?

Ministry market or duh, why didn't we think of that?

2/23/2017

What: Ministry Market or Duh, Why Didn’t We Think of That? Refreshments will be provided. When: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 from 2 to 4:30 pm Communion service from 3 to 3:30 pm Where: Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church, 1207 Kimball Ave., Waterloo Trinity United Methodist Church, 601 Milwaukee St., Charles City West Union United Methodist ...


Winter Storm Advisory 2/23/17

Winter Storm Advisory 2/23/17

2/23/2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory/Warning beginning this afternoon, February 23, 2017 for Northern, Central and Western Iowa.  Long range forecasts show a huge front moving across Iowa and Minnesota, beginning Thursday afternoon on the western edge of the state and moving west and north across Iowa.  Freezing rain, ...


Unique location opens unique ministries

Unique location opens unique ministries

2/17/2017

The Marquisville United Methodist Church is uniquely situated on the North side of Des Moines. The small church is located on NE 14th Street—a busy main road that intersects Interstate 80—in the middle of an industrial area. Some may see this as an odd location, but Marquisville’s congregants have embraced its unique situation to reach out to the ...


Celebrating 10 years of Women at the Well

Celebrating 10 years of Women at the Well

2/16/2017

Every Thursday evening, a group of women gathers to raise their voices up in praise to the Lord at one of the more than 700 United Methodist churches in Iowa. The church is found in the most unlikely of places, though. It is located within the walls of the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women (ICIW), Mitchellville, the only women’s prison in the ...


'IRMS connects churches with resources'

'IRMS connects churches with resources'

2/15/2017

IRMS Marks 31 years of service   Iowa Religious Media Services, an ecumenical resource cooperative, marked 31 yeas of service to communities of faith across Iowa during its annual meeting.  “Connecting the Dots” was the theme of the event held at the Iowa Conference Center on February 15.   Click to see an album of images from the IRMS gathering ...


River of Life—five years in

River of Life—five years in

2/9/2017

Five years ago, Pastor Craig Ferguson was commissioned with starting a new church in Johnston. Through New Hope United Methodist Church, Johnston River of Life was formed. As Ferguson and members of the faith community look back on the past five years, one thing is abundantly clear: Johnston River of Life is truly living out its mission of “Christ ...


Hopkins Grove UMC has history of perseverance

Hopkins Grove UMC has history of perseverance

2/8/2017

Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church is a small Iowa church, tucked away in rural Madrid. It sits off the beaten path, but drive by it and there’s no mistaking those bright red doors and small rural cemetery. Despite its rural location, Hopkins Grove has a long history of helping its community and perseverance through times of hardship and plenty....


The World is Our Parish: Helping Others Through Service

The World is Our Parish: Helping Others Through Service

2/6/2017

The Iowa Conference Nominations Committee is encouraging local districts to begin submitting names for conference committee nominations. According to Nominations Co-Chair Erica   “We take nominations all year, but it’s best to do it late winter, early spring,” said Erica Stueve, co-chair of the Nominations Committee.   Stueve serves with co-chair ...


Lyons lives out service above self

Lyons lives out service above self

2/2/2017

The Iowa Annual Conference would like to welcome Simpson College student Robert Lyons to the Communications Team as its new intern. Lyons is currently in his second semester of his senior year at the college where he is double majoring in political science and public relations.   Lyons has a long history of activism at both Simpson and during his ...


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