In Mission Together

In Mission Together encourages United Methodist Churches to 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. 

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 Advanced Specials

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.  

PROJECTS:

  • 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

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.)

Report Giving District

Name 

Address 

Phone/E-mail 

         

Central
Form
Central

Kay Oliver 

5460 Greenwood Ave
Pleasant Hill, Ia 50327
515-266-1791
oliverbkay@gmail.com
       
East Central
Form
East Central

Barbara Wilcox 

316 S 2nd St
West Branch, IA 52358
319-643-5609
barbarawilcox@yahoo.com
       
North Central Form North Central

Doug Harding 

PO Box 266
Colo, IA 50056-0266
641-377-2534
319-288-1126
Douglas.Harding@iaumc.net
       
Northeast
Form
Northeast

Ken & Barb Bazyn

3994 T Ave
Chelsea, IA 52215-9069
641- 489-2315
kenbazyn@netins.net
       
Northwest
Form
Northwest

Beth Odor 

930 W 12th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-363-6048
bethodor@gmail.com
       
South Central
Form
South Central

Janice Bolger 

PO Box 1088
Centerville, IA 52544
641-436-1801
janice.bolger@gmail.com
       
Southeast
Form
Southeast

Dorothy Henson 

1103 South B St
Fairfield, IA 52556

641-209-9406
cell: 641-233-7084
dogahenson@yahoo.com

       
Southwest
Form
Southwest

Cathy Nutting 

PO Box 66
Orient, IA 50858 

515-975-7609
641-622-2229
cjnutting22@gmail.com
       
Iowa Conference Mission Secretary (aka Mission Education Chairperson) Elizabeth Odor 903 W 12th St.
Spencer, IA 51301-3151

712-363-6048
bethodor@gmail.com