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Poland looks to build community

Poland looks to build community

9/26/2017
Starting in January, Rev. Bill Poland, currently serving as the Assistant to the Bishop for Administration, will become the Director of New Faith Communities. He’s excited about the opportunity and looks forward to engaging with people throughout the Iowa Annual Conference as he works to help “build systems for building new faith communities.” New Position This is actually a brand new position that grew out of a study of the Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) where it was determined that there ...

Taking Ash Wednesday to the streets

Taking Ash Wednesday to the streets

2/23/2017
Churches Find Ways to Bring Ash Wednesday Out from Behind the Church Doors -    On March 1, 2017, area churches, will station themselves across the city to celebrate Ash Wednesday by sharing ashes in unlikely places. People will be stationed everywhere from interstate off ramps, parking garages, coffee shops, hospitals, homeless shelters, buses and skywalks. Glitter ashes will also be available outside the Blazing Saddle. This experience provides the opportunity for people to experience Ash ...