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Caring Connections for September 3 - A Conversation with Rev. Melissa Drake

Caring Connections for September 3 - A Conversation with Rev. Melissa Drake

9/3/2020

Bishop Laurie talks with Rev. Melissa Drake about what it's like to work in her home district in Southwest Iowa. Drake is the newest addition to the Appointive Cabinet.    


Caring Connections for August 26 - A Conversation with Rev. Moody Colorado

Caring Connections for August 26 - A Conversation with Rev. Moody Colorado

8/26/2020

Bishop Laurie chats with Northeast District Superintendent Rev. Moody Colorado. Originally from the Philippines, Moody talks about how his family ended up in Iowa and how "there is a hymn for everything" he needs.  


Caring Connections for July 22, 2020 — A Conversation with Rev. Ron Carlson

Caring Connections for July 22, 2020 — A Conversation with Rev. Ron Carlson

7/22/2020

Caring Connections with Bishop Laurie Haller - A Conversation with Ron Carlson from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo.  


Caring Connections for June 24, 2020—A Conversation with Rev. Carol Kress

Caring Connections for June 24, 2020—A Conversation with Rev. Carol Kress

6/24/2020

A Conversation with Rev. Carol Kress from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Bishop Laurie Haller's conversation with Rev. Carol Kress, who has served as the Superintendent of the North Central District of the Iowa Annual Conference.  Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for June 17, 2020  


Caring Connections for June 17, 2020—Bishop Laurie interviews Dr. Arthur McClanahan as he retires

Caring Connections for June 17, 2020—Bishop Laurie interviews Dr. Arthur McClanahan as he retires

6/17/2020

Bishop Laurie Haller interviews Dr. Arthur McClanahan in this episode of CaringConnections.  McClanahan is retiring as the Iowa Annual Conference's Director of Communications after 15 years.  An ordained United Methodist clergyperson who has served congregations in New York and Connecticut, he believes that communications is all about making ...


Caring Connections for June 3, 2020—Bishop Laurie interviews Rev. Terra about being SW District Superintendent

Caring Connections for June 3, 2020—Bishop Laurie interviews Rev. Terra about being SW District Superintendent

6/3/2020

Bishop Laurie interviews Rev. Terra about being SW District Superintendent from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Bishop Laurie Haller invites Rev. Terra Amundson, Superintendent of the Southwest District, to reflect upon her time as the spiritual leader of that region of the Iowa Annual Conference in this week’s episode of Caring Connections.  ...


Caring Connections for May 13, 2020—

Caring Connections for May 13, 2020—"God Isn't Far Away from Any of Us"

5/13/2020

"God Isn't Far Away from Any of Us" from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for May 13, 2020 Grace and peace in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What a beautiful time of year spring is here in Iowa! As I sit in my home office at my computer and look out the window, I see many children playing ...


Caring Connections for May 6, 2020—

Caring Connections for May 6, 2020—"Our Complete Trust in God"

5/6/2020

Our Complete Trust in God from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Caring Connections with Bishop Laurie from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for May 6, 2020 Grace and peace to each one of you. This week I have been pondering Psalm 31, which is one of the lectionary lessons of this week. The Psalmist writes:  I ...


Caring Connections for April 29, 2020—

Caring Connections for April 29, 2020—"Keep on Caring"

4/29/2020

Caring Connections with Bishop Laurie from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for April 29, 2020 Grace and peace! We are almost into May, and it is a joy to see our world coming back to life as the trees and flowers burst forth in color. At the same time, we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. ...


Caring Connections for April 22, 2020—

Caring Connections for April 22, 2020—"Learning New Ways of Being the Church"

4/22/2020

Learning New Ways of Being the Church from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo.   Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for April 22, 2020 Grace and peace in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our congregations in Iowa continue to amaze me by their creativity and determination to be the hands, feet, voice, and heart of Jesus in their ...


Caring Connections for April 15, 2020—

Caring Connections for April 15, 2020—"Thank you Jesus"

4/15/2020

"Thank You for Jesus" from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for April 15, 2020 “He is risen!” “He is risen indeed.” This traditional Easter greeting is one that many of our churches use on Easter morning as we greet one another in the name of the risen Christ. This past Sunday, however, we were not able to ...


Caring Connections for April 8, 2020

Caring Connections for April 8, 2020

4/8/2020

Reach Out During Holy Week from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for April 8, 2020 To my brothers and sisters in Christ in Iowa and beyond, grace and peace during the Holy Week. I’d like to share a scripture with you from John chapter 13, which took place as Jesus and his disciples were eating a last supper ...


Caring Connections for April 1, 2020

Caring Connections for April 1, 2020

3/31/2020

God's Love is Faithful from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Listen to Caring Connections Podcast for April 1, 2020 Good Afternoon, Iowa! It’s Wednesday, April 1, and this is Caring Connections which is also April Fools Day. I’d like to read a few verses from Psalm 18, one of lectionary passages for Palm Sunday     Give thanks to the Lord because...


Caring Connections for March 25, 2020

Caring Connections for March 25, 2020

3/25/2020

Caring Connections - March 25, 2020 from Iowa Annual Conference on Vimeo. Bishop Laurie Haller offers words of encouragement to bolster caring connections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  She shares four stories of churches building relationships and making a difference.  “May God bless each one of you,” she prays, “and keep you safe.”   ...


New video resource – Caring Connections with Bishop Laurie

New video resource – Caring Connections with Bishop Laurie

3/20/2020

Bishop Laurie and conference leaders are starting a short video series sharing how our connection is still strong even if we are not physically connected. It will begin on Wednesday at 2:00 pm. You can watch them on Facebook (@iowaumchuch) or follow us on Vimeo (@iowaannualconference) or bookmark this page that will have all Caring Connections ...