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'Fusion Tonight' features Conference Leaders

'Fusion Tonight' features Conference Leaders

12/6/2018
Fusion Tonight brings late-night television to the pews as Jon Cooper hosts worship every Wednesday night at Cedar Falls First United Methodist Church. Recently, several pastors were invited to speak during a series called "My Last Sermon", including Rev. Bill Poland, director of new communities of faith, and Rev. Dr. Lanette Plambeck, director of clergy and leadership excellence. Pastor Nate Nims and Rev. David Glenn-Burns also were featured. "There must be something to this 'love' thing," ...

Creston UMC grows congregation, ministries

Creston UMC grows congregation, ministries

3/3/2017
by Roxanne Strike Creston is a rural town located in the South Central District of the Iowa Conference. In churches of all denominations, rural churches can have trouble with growth, but the Creston First United Methodist Church experienced the opposite. In just a year, the church has had 4 baptisms, 17 new members, created new instrumental groups, hired a new choir director and nursery director and raised money for veterans.   “It’s hard to put into words the energy and passion people have,” ...