Conversations on a Way Forward for Local Church



Video Invitation

Written Invitation

Our Purpose is Love

Beginning Sept. 23, Bishop Laurie Haller will travel across the state of Iowa to update the conference on the three plans being voted on at the Special Called General Conference in Feb. 2019.

You are invited to join her at one of the listening sessions being held in each district.

  • Southeast District: Sept. 23, Washington UM Church from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • East Central District: Sept. 23, Cedar Rapids Salem UM Church from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • South Central District: Oct. 7, Knoxville First UM Church from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Southwest District: Oct. 8, Atlantic First UM Church from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • North Central District: Oct. 27, Webster City Asbury UM Church from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Northwest District: Oct. 28, Spencer Grace UM Church from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Northeast District: Nov. 18, Cedar Falls First UM Church from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Central District: Dec. 2, Ankeny First UM Church from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 More information on the three plans, Praying Our Way Forward, and resources for hosting discussions in your local church can be found at

Power Point Invitation for Local Churches 

Click to download a Power Point Presentation to be shown to invite congregations to upcoming Conversations on a Way Forward District meetings with Bishop Laurie.

COWF Gathering Handouts, Audio and Video 

COWF Resources for Local Churches