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Welcome to Annual Conference 2019

Welcome to Annual Conference 2019

5/17/2019
The 2019 session of the Iowa Annual Conference is set to begin in less than three weeks.  The 176th yearly gathering of Iowa United Methodists will be a time to worship together; commit to a common ministry with the poor; be inspired by teaching sessions and workshops; celebrate decades of ministry by dedicated clergy; remember those who have gone on into God’s eternal kin-dom during the past year; ordain and commission a new generation of clergy leadership; recognize and encourage lay ...

Church future focus of annual conferences

Church future focus of annual conferences

5/16/2019
By Jim Patterson May 15, 2019 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) Resolutions dealing with sexuality, environmental stewardship and the slogan of The United Methodist Church are among topics facing clergy and lay members at the denomination’s 2019 annual conferences. The church’s regional governing bodies meet in the spring and summer in the U.S. Some conferences in Africa, Europe and the Philippines have already met, others won’t meet until as late as December.  Many resolutions before U.S. annual ...