In Mission Together

In Mission Together encourages United Methodist Churches to prayerfully support United Methodist mission on local, conference, national, and international levels, through giving, and sharing in relationship, to fulfill Matthew 25 (“Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”) and Matthew 28 (“Go into all the world and make disciples.”)


SIMPLE REPORTING:

  • Reporting your giving and mission work is now as simple as can be!
  • All you need to do is click on the RED FORM below listed by district, fill out the form and it will be sent directly to your District Mission Secretary.
  • No stamps and nothing lost in the mail! If you have questions, please contact your district representative below.
  • The idea behind In Mission Together is that there is no wrong answer.
  • You can add as little or as much detail as you desire. 

1. GIVING: 

  • Report your in-kind and financial donations.
  • Suggested giving goal is $3 per member for local, conference, national, and international categories for a total of $12 per member.  
  • Iowa Conference Advance Specials

2. SERVING IN RELATIONSHIP/PARTNERSHIP:  
This category goes beyond financial giving.  It involves interactions and relationship with those being served.  Sitting down and engaging in conversation is relationship building.  Doing this repeatedly over time is serving in relationship.

  • In all service, try to establish relationships.  On the form describe how or in what way you are in relationship with those you serve.
  • Partnering is shared empowerment.  It’s a deeper and much more involved process.  There is a long-term commitment.  Listening to the needs of the organization or group is essential.  Sharing and planning is done together.
  • Report your experiences, volunteer hours, gifts in local, conference, national, and international areas.
  • It is understandable that not all churches may be in a real partnership.  
  • Consider sharing an In Mission Together story with others.

PROJECTS AND MISSIONARIES:

  • Local projects may include food pantries, schools, local relief, or non-profit organizations.
  • Lists of suggested United Methodist Conference mission projects can be found at iaumc.org/ministries.
  • Lists of suggested United Methodist national and international projects may be found at umcmission.org
  • Information about United Methodist Missionaries at umcmission.org.

3. SHARING YOUR IN MISSION TOGETHER STORY:

We want to hear your In Mission Together stories -- about what you do   and how you do it! Learning about groups/churches “doing” mission, may give ideas to implement in other local churches and communities.

Submit written stories along with a photo(s) that you may have or video clips with the purpose of the articles to be published by Conference Communications and shared with Iowa United Methodists.

Send to: Sue Hattel (shattel220@aol.com) Conference Mission Education Chair                                                                                                                

*Stories may be submitted throughout the year.

Forms are due by February 15 with recognition given at District Conferences. 

Click here to download form-fillable pdf. Print and mail to District Missions Secretary in your district (listed below.)

Position/Forms District's Personal Address Phone/Email

Mission Ed Chair/Conference Secretary of Global Ministries

Sue Hattel

3070 Kane Court Dubuque, Iowa 52001

H 563-556-1394
C 563-599-4497
shattel220@aol.com

Aldersgate District's Form

Deb Goerndt

1446 Nighthawk
Afton, Iowa 50830

641-344-8145
dgoerndt@gmail.com

Camp Clear Lake District's Form Sue Hattel (Interim) 3070 Kane Court Dubuque, Iowa 52001 H 563-556-1394
C 563-599-4497
shattel220@aol.com
Riverview Park District's Form Kay Oliver 5460 Greenwood Ave
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327
515-266-1791
oliverbkay@gmail.com
Pictured Rocks District's Form Ken & Barb Bazyn 3994 T Ave
Chelsea, Iowa 52215-9069
641- 489-2315
kenbazyn@netins.net
Golden Valley District's Form Rev. Steve Lamb 27131 Highway 78
Ollie, Iowa  52576-8657
563-599-6230
sheep4@mchsi.com