The Church at It’s Best

The Church at It’s Best
June 21, 2016

The Church at It’s Best—Reaching Out in Mission Supported by Church and Community Workers

For seventeen years the Iowa Annual Conference has supported a Church and Community Worker assigned to Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors. The first person was Judy Kading, then came Allison Brown, followed by Trina Scott Zuor and now Brynne Howard. The contributions of these Church and Community Workers, who are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries, have helped to make Justice for Our Neighbors a ministry that has made a difference for immigrants and refugees here in Iowa. Each person made a unique contribution and moved the ministry forward.

Church and Community Worker Supported by Apportionment Dollars

On July 1 Brynne Howard will leave the position of Church and Community Worker. She will continue with JFON in a different capacity, utilizing her skills as an immigration attorney. The Personnel Committee of the Justice for Our Neighbors standing committee of the Conference Board of Global Ministries hopes to find another Church and Community Worker. To that end, they are working with Kathleen Masters of General Board of Global Ministries.
 
Your apportionment dollars have supported the Church and Community Worker position. Without the commitment to mission of churches and individuals in the annual conference, this ministry could never have gotten started, nor grown to the point where it is now. When churches pay their apportionments, they make mission happen!  At Justice for Our Neighbors we thank you!

See How We Are Doing

See 2015 Case Data for JFON – click here
See 2016 Case Data through April – click here

JFON Featured in Iowa Lawyer Magazine

The April 2016 issue of the Iowa Lawyer magazine featured a two-page article on JFON. Click here to read!


Contacting us

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St. Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 974-8900 | communications@iaumc.org