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Building Beloved Clergy Community

Building Beloved Clergy Community

5/3/2018
A beloved community was in full bloom at the spring Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Gathering on April 26, 2018. Clergy gathered at Ames First United Methodist Church to address the common anxiety in the Iowa Conference around the upcoming General Conference sessions.   “Today is an opportunity to be together, take a deep breath, and address our common anxiety about where our church is right now,” said Rev. Scott Lothe, an Orders planning ...

'Shaping the UMC is a treasured experience'

'Shaping the UMC is a treasured experience'

11/10/2015
“I am grateful to all my colleagues who voted for me and have confidence in me,” said Rev. Lilian Gallo Seagren, who had the honor of being the very first of the six clergy elected to the Iowa Conference delegation to the 2016 Conference of The United Methodist Church.  “The thought that I am a participant in the shaping and perfecting of the United Methodist Church is a treasured experience to me,” she enthuses.  Interacting With the Delegates This September they had their first meeting, ...

#CTTalks About Christian Conferencing

#CTTalks About Christian Conferencing

11/2/2015
Today the Connectional Table begins a month-long series on Christian Conferencing as part of the #CTTalks online forum. The forum was designed to create conversation around key topics related to General Conference leading up to the event in May 2016. Each Monday in November, a video will be posted that addresses the principles of Christian Conferencing for delegations to use these as they gather together to prepare for General Conference. The first video on November 2 features Bishop Sharon ...