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Bishop Trimble dismisses complaint

Bishop Trimble dismisses complaint

9/12/2016

A complaint, filed in June, by three Iowa Conference clergy against one of their fellow clergy was dismissed on August 30, 2016 by Bishop Julius C. Trimble.    His brief statement, conveyed to all parties involved, said, in part, “In accordance with Paragraph 363.e of 2012 Book of Discipline I have decided to dismiss the complaint against Rev. Anna...


Lansing area flood status update

Lansing area flood status update

9/5/2016

“We had some severe thunderstorms and the rain came down a little heavier than was anticipated,” says Rev. Kevin Smith, pastor of Lansing United Methodist Church, describing the flooding that affected a number of Iowans on August 22 & 23. “In Lansing, we had seven inches of rain overnight. We had a couple areas that had over eight inches of rain. ...


Helping with NE Iowa flooding

Helping with NE Iowa flooding

8/29/2016

On August 24, 2016 more than 8 inches of rain fell in Northeast Iowa. The Upper Iowa and Turkey Rivers have all flooded.  Causing evacuations of homes, businesses, schools and campgrounds.    The Governor of Iowa has made a Disaster Proclamation for 6 counties in Northeast Iowa.    The Hardest hit appears to be Winneshiek, Chickasaw, Allamakee, ...


Dr. Gene Hoy - State Fair veterinarian

Dr. Gene Hoy - State Fair veterinarian

8/26/2016

During the 11 days of the Iowa State Fair, visitors have a chance to see cows, sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, and other animals that exemplify farm life when they drop by the Knapp Animal Learning Center. And in charge of the center is Richland UMC member and veterinarian Dr. Gene Hoy, who does everything from checking the animals’ health status to ...


African Cultural Festival

African Cultural Festival

8/25/2016

On Saturday, August 27 from 1pm to 4pm, on the spacious and welcoming grounds of Salem United Methodist Church (3715 33rd Avenue Southwest), the people of Cedar Rapids will have an opportunity to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of multiple African cultures thanks to a partnership of local congregations and ministries, notably African Women ...


Flooding in Louisiana

Flooding in Louisiana

8/25/2016

Last week Louisiana got 25-30 inches of rain in two days, it has caused catastrophic flooding. As we watch the news from Louisiana, the reports just keep getting worse. As of Tuesday, August 23, 2016 it is estimated that over 100,000 people have been displaced by the flooding. UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee On Relief) is already at work and...


'Christian Chaos' plays the Iowa State Fair

'Christian Chaos' plays the Iowa State Fair

8/24/2016

“This is our third year playing here,” says Greg Brown, founder and leader of the band Christian Chaos, following their gig at the Iowa State Fair on August 17. “We’ve put together a set list that’s really geared more towards this type of a venue than what we would do at a fundraiser or at a youth rally or something like that.” Click to listen to ...


Trinity Huxley 'excited' community ministry

Trinity Huxley 'excited' community ministry

8/24/2016

“They get things done. When they get the idea, they pursue it and get it taken care of,” says Pastor Rick Baarda of Trinity UMC in Huxley. He’s talking about his church’s ‘Dare To’ teams: Dare to Pray, Dare to Dream, and Dare to Act It’s an idea that his church came up with about a year and a half ago, to take the idea of a dream team to the next ...


Conference Ctr Team helps at food pantry network

Conference Ctr Team helps at food pantry network

8/11/2016

A team of nine from the Iowa Conference Center sorted non-perishable items, checked expiration dates, and packaged items for the shelves at the Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry Network warehouse this week.  The visit to DMARC’s distribution center was one of a series of mission events that Conference staff participates in each year.   ...


Central District's 'Sampling Diversity'

Central District's 'Sampling Diversity'

8/10/2016

Sunday afternoon was devoted to “Sampling Diversity” on the Central District of the Iowa Conference.  Hundreds gathered at the Christian Life Center of Ankeny First UMC to sample food, view art, experience cultural dance, sing in multiple languages, talk with each other about diversity, be introduced to the new Superintendent and Field Outreach ...


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