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Letter from the Council of Bishops

Letter from the Council of Bishops

5/25/2016

To the people of The United Methodist Church: The Council of Bishops brings you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has called us to be servant leaders of the church. In 1812, Bishop Francis Asbury, Bishop William McKendree and General Conference Secretary Daniel Hitt sent the first letter to churches following General ...


Local Church Helps Change a Child’s Story

Local Church Helps Change a Child’s Story

5/25/2016

This week, every student at Hillis Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa will go home with five brand-new books of their very own thanks to the generosity of Immanuel United Methodist Church. Thanks to a matching grant from the Educational Development Corporation, Immanuel UMC is purchasing reading-level appropriate books for every student. The ...


New Field Outreach Minister in the Central District announced

New Field Outreach Minister in the Central District announced

5/20/2016

On July 1, 2016, Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck will begin work for the Iowa Conference as the Field Outreach Minister in the Central District. She will be working collaboratively with the Central District Ministry Team, Ministry Cabinet, and the many local churches and communities of faith within the Central District to support and resource efforts to...


Leadership Institute 2016 Registration is Now Open!

Leadership Institute 2016 Registration is Now Open!

5/11/2016

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced today that registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2016, held September 29-30 (Pre-Institute September 28) at the Leawood, Kansas campus. Churches are invited to bring their ministry leaders to one of the largest mainline church leadership events in the country, bringing together ...


GC2016: Technology Helps 'Extravagant Hospitality'

GC2016: Technology Helps 'Extravagant Hospitality'

5/7/2016

“We wanted to make sure our local host teams were able to give people the answer right off the bat when they had a question – and that also means talking to them in a different language,” says Greg Nelson, Director of Communications for the Oregon-Idaho Conference, discussing how volunteer teams at the General Conference, beginning in Portland on ...


Vano Kiboko released

Vano Kiboko released

5/7/2016

In a stunning sudden reversal, Vano Kiboko has been released from the military prison where he had been incarcerated for “inciting tribal hatred.” The arrest came after he publicly denounced the December 8, 2014 shooting of a woman engaged in a nonviolent protest. In addition, he had spoken out against proposals to change Congo’s constitution to ...


A Day Sprinkled with Love

A Day Sprinkled with Love

5/5/2016

May Day was spectacular for the South Sudanese Congregation of Mabaan people at Epworth UMC in Des Moines.  They held their first baptismal service with members from Storm Lake, Omaha and Texas along with Bishop Julius Trimble, Central District General Superintendent Dave Weesner, Field Outreach Minister, Karen Nelson along with representatives ...


Renwick UMC will host Special Hair Donation Event

Renwick UMC will host Special Hair Donation Event

5/5/2016

Pastor Lynn Gardner will be cutting at least 12 inches of her long white hair and donating it to "Pantene Beautiful Lengths" for cancer patients, as part of a Special Spring Fundraiser at Renwick United Methodist Church.   On Sunday, May 22nd, the Renwick United Methodist Church will host this special Hair Donation Event that will begin at 6:00 PM...


Registration Open for Global United Methodist Clergywomen Gathering

Registration Open for Global United Methodist Clergywomen Gathering

4/28/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 27, 2016 – United Methodist clergywomen from around the world will gather in Houston August 29-31 to celebrate 60 years of full clergy rights for women in the Methodist tradition, and 20 years of the full-clergy-membership diaconate for United Methodist deacons. The gathering is the culmination of regional gatherings of ...


Matthew 25 honors Mt. Vernon UMC Church of the Year

Matthew 25 honors Mt. Vernon UMC Church of the Year

4/27/2016

Matthew 25 held their annual Celebration Event on April 5, 2016, in commemoration of a successful year supporting their neighbors and to honor a volunteer, church and corporate partner of the year. This year Mount Vernon United Methodist Church was named Matthew 25 Church of the Year. "It is truly the volunteers that push forward Matthew 25's ...


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