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Pastoral Message from Bishop Laurie

Pastoral Message from Bishop Laurie

4/30/2017

  A PASTORAL MESSAGE TO THE IOWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE To the saints in Iowa, The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul; “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks ...


Consecration ‘against church law’

Consecration ‘against church law’

4/28/2017

(Friday, April 28, 5:45 pm)  The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church has decided that the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto “violates church law,” according to the United Methodist News Service (UMNS).  The bishop, however, “remains in good standing” until an administrative or judicial process is completed.  Decision 1341 of the ...


Council of Bishops issues statement

Council of Bishops issues statement

4/28/2017

April 28, 2017 TO:  All United Methodists FROM:  Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President Council of Bishops RE:  Judicial Council Decision Grace to you and peace from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the Judicial Council released its decision on a request for a declaratory decision from the South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ) in response to ...


Bishop Laurie's Letter about the Judicial Council

Bishop Laurie's Letter about the Judicial Council

4/20/2017

April 20, 2017   To the saints of God in Iowa,   Grace and peace in the name of the risen Christ! The resurrection of Jesus, which we celebrated this past Sunday, reminds us that Christ offers new life and hope in the midst of the challenges of our daily lives, our nation, our world, and The United Methodist Church.   Some of you are aware that the...


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