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Experience the Bethlehem Peace Light

Experience the Bethlehem Peace Light

12/5/2016

In these times of uncertainly, what better gift is there than a Light that represents the hope of peace? During this time of year, so often fueled by material desires, twinkling lights, and shiny ornaments, Iowa Religious Media Services invites you to accept the Light of Peace, as a visual symbol of hope and expectation.   Iowa Religious Media ...


#HerTruth

#HerTruth

11/30/2016

The North Alabama Commission on the Status and Role of Women developed a video called #HerTruth where clergywomen's stories of the struggles they've faced in ministry are read by clergymen. The North Alabama COSROW encourages congregations to watch the video together using the provided discussion guide for fruitful conversations. Clergywomen are ...


CORR's Banquet with the Bishop

CORR's Banquet with the Bishop

11/29/2016

“We’re so blessed, this group, the Commission on Religion and Race, to have our bishop with us tonight,” said Pastor Dan Fernandez recently at CORR’s “Banquet with the Bishop” event, where the group got to spend some time with the new bishop of the Iowa Conference, Bishop Laurie Haller. Pastor Fernandez was impressed by what she had to say about ...


UM Student Day Nov. 27

UM Student Day Nov. 27

11/17/2016

Across the country, the people of The United Methodist Church are serving the people God loves in Jesus’ name. We’re doing it at home, but so often we’d like to do more. We want to serve those in other places who are suffering. We want to offer spiritual words of hope and life. And we want to be well-equipped to do both! But the reality for most ...


Iowans file complaint against Bishop Trimble

Iowans file complaint against Bishop Trimble

11/16/2016

(This story was updated on November 17 with the addition of a quote from Bishop Trimble.) Seventeen lay and clergypersons from the Iowa Conference have filed a formal complaint against Bishop Julius C. Trimble citing his “disobedience to the order and discipline of The United Methodist Church” and an unwillingness to do the work of ministry ...


NE District Preaching Conference

NE District Preaching Conference

11/15/2016

“So thankful to hear a variety of new thoughts and ideas on how to preach.” “We all face similar challenges and can face them together with honesty and boldness.” “Don’t be scared of preaching without notes.  The format Rhoda [Preston] gave was helpful.”   Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser of Discipleship Ministries was the keynote preacher at the NE ...


In Mission Together: A 50/50 Partnership

In Mission Together: A 50/50 Partnership

11/10/2016

​More information about In Mission Together - click here. Listen to the conversation with Judy Marnin - click here. “In Mission Together (IMT) is being instead of doing. We create relationships. We have person-to-person interactions rather than just going and doing something like building a wall or painting a church,” says Judy Marnin. “It delves ...


Iowans serve on General and NCJ Boards

Iowans serve on General and NCJ Boards

11/7/2016

Ten Iowa United Methodists are serving on commissions for denominational agencies and north central jurisdictional groups for 2016-2020.  Many were among the persons – lay and clergy, selected by the 2015 Annual Conference session to represent the Conference at the recent General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Denominational representation ...


Northwest District works together at the Cherokee Ingathering

Northwest District works together at the Cherokee Ingathering

11/7/2016

Click here to see a photo album from the 2016 Thanksgiving Ingathering. Several volunteers of all ages woke early on a Saturday to help package donations brought from about 100 churches across Northwest Iowa. School Kits, Flood Buckets, Layette Kits and more were assembled and loaded onto a truck for transportation to a depot in Louisiana. “We ...


Ingathering shows how much people care

Ingathering shows how much people care

11/6/2016

Iowa United Methodists are generous. They care.   For the 37th consecutive year a heart for mission and love for others has been evident through Iowa Conference’s Thanksgiving Ingathering.  Kits designated for UMCOR and the Iowa-Nigeria Partnership, cleaning buckets, cash offerings, quilts, and “country store” items poured into the five sites - ...


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