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St Luke UMC Makes Mission Connections

St Luke UMC Makes Mission Connections

4/7/2015

By: Pastor Audrey Westendorf Young, St Luke United Methodist Church, Newton, Iowa St Luke UMC, Newton, has been making connections with the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), Chatham, Illinois. Three separate work trips have recently been taken by St Luke members. Usually the work includes sewing school kit bags, checking for accuracy of ...


An invitation to the 2015 Annual Conference

An invitation to the 2015 Annual Conference

3/28/2015

Introduction to the 2015 Iowa Annual Conference from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo.


Laity Day with the Bishop

Laity Day with the Bishop

3/27/2015

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Register for Laity Day with Bishop Trimble  


Childhood Literacy—Poverty to Opportunity Focus

Childhood Literacy—Poverty to Opportunity Focus

3/26/2015

“We have a lot of people living in poverty in the state of Iowa, and we need to be looking at ways to improve their livelihood,” states Rev. Clint Twedt-Ball, Mathew 25’s Executive Director. He and several others have begun working towards that goal as a part of a new Poverty to Opportunity Task Force created at the 2014 Iowa Annual Conference ...


Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

3/23/2015

LAITY DAY with BISHOP TRIMBLE   Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Aldersgate UMC, Urbandale, IA    Bishop Trimble will have two topics, Five Marks of a Methodist, based on a new book of the same title by Steve Harper, and in the afternoon, Poverty to Opportunity.  Bishop Trimble is eager for dialogue and questions from laity and there ...


Impact of Special Sunday giving

Impact of Special Sunday giving

3/17/2015

There is good news to share with you about United Methodist Special Sunday giving in 2014. Overall, contributions increased 8.1 percent! Five of the six Special Sundays showed growth – a fact that brings joy to my heart! Last year, United Methodists across the connection gave nearly $5.3 million to six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings. ...


IRMS - Your Local Church Library

IRMS - Your Local Church Library

2/27/2015

In the age of the internet, the idea of being able to call up a reference librarian for an informed recommendation or to get assistance in finding a needed resource sounds like something out of a bygone era. What you might not know is that an organization called Iowa Religious Media Services (IRMS), located in Urbandale, specializes in providing ...


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