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44th Annual Mission Ingathering receives over $500,000 in value of donations

44th Annual Mission Ingathering receives over $500,000 in value of donations

11/8/2022
The 44th Iowa United Methodist Conference Ingathering for Mission will certainly make an impact! At five sites on November 5, we received 11,500+ school bags filled with supplies, 6,450 personal dignity kits (health supplies), layettes, and other kits that will be sent via Midwest Mission all around the globe. Cash donations for Church World Service blankets and other mission programs like Heifer Project and Self-Help also were received. Over $500,000 total value received in just one day — ...

The 2022 Ingathering is November 5

The 2022 Ingathering is November 5

10/18/2022
Forty-two years ago, the Iowa Annual Conference began what has become a magnificent tradition - Ingathering. As October 2022 comes to a close, it’s time to get all the kits completed, counted, and boxed up. Make sure to label the outside with your church name and number and the contents, tape them closed, and ask your pastor to bless them in worship. Celebrate, and congratulate yourselves. What a difference you’re making right now!  On November 5, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., volunteers will be ...

Now is a good time to shop for Ingathering school supply kit essentials

Now is a good time to shop for Ingathering school supply kit essentials

7/30/2022
Back-to-school is also a great time to shop for Ingathering school kit supplies. The 42nd Annual Mission Ingathering will be on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Start now filling those kits!  School Supply Kits include: 3 Notebooks - 1 subject spiral 8”x 10 1/2” 1 Ruler - 12” long with metric 6 Pencils - unsharpened 1 Pencil Sharpener 1 Eraser - 2” or larger 1 Box 12 Colored Pencils 1 Box 24 Crayons 1 Pair of Student Scissors 1 One Handle Cloth Bag * Place all items in the cloth bag or a plastic ...

UMCOR and CWS launch new menstrual hygiene kits

UMCOR and CWS launch new menstrual hygiene kits

7/28/2022
July 26, 2022 | ATLANTA For release: IMMEDIATE  Media Contact: Dan Curran for Global Ministries/UMCOR 770-658-9586 dancurran@curranpr.com  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and Church World Service (CWS) today launched a new joint menstrual hygiene kit initiative to provide essential health and dignity products to vulnerable communities across the U.S. The kits will be purchased and assembled by volunteers and supporters, and then distributed by UMCOR and CWS programs. The joint ...

Ingathering Hunger Grants are due March 15

Ingathering Hunger Grants are due March 15

3/1/2022
Iowa United Methodists are active in mission and outreach within and beyond their communities. Does your congregation have or support a local program to give hunger relief locally? A food bank? Serving community meals? Filling backpacks with healthy snacks? Every year, a portion of the giving received at our annual Ingathering is given back to programs right here in the state to help with various hunger-related projects. If your church is involved with a hunger project or wishes to begin a ...

Ingathering continues it's mission on Nov. 6th

Ingathering continues it's mission on Nov. 6th

10/27/2021
Remember that old Gospel song, “Bringing in the Sheaves”? That may have been the inspiration for our Mission Ingathering, born November 1, 1980, at Westmar College. Trailers filled with boxes of school kits and personal dignity kits have replaced the piles of corn, live animals, and quilts of four decades ago. We now have five sites and fill trailers at each location! Changes? Yes. But the purpose remains the same: to show the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering to their needs.  ...

Mission Ingathering is Saturday, November 6

Mission Ingathering is Saturday, November 6

10/22/2021
Churches have been working hard to put together kits for the 42nd Annual Mission Ingathering held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The purpose of the Ingathering is to show the love of Christ to the world people by ministering to their needs. Our times have changed. The methods and means may change. The work of being "in mission" continues. For more information about the 2021 Mission Ingathering, go to www.iaumc.org/ingathering. Ingathering 2020 brought many changes, and some of those are ...

Last minute important Mission Ingathering information

Last minute important Mission Ingathering information

10/23/2020
It is less than 3 weeks until the 41st Annual Mission Ingathering, and here are your last-minute instructions.   Please plan to bring a car or truckload of kits (and money) to one of the five Ingathering sites on Saturday, November 7.  We are looking for you, and many needy people are counting on you for help in this difficult year.  Know that all your efforts are appreciated. All kits are to be in boxes and sealed shut. There should only be one type of kit in each box, and the boxes are to be ...

Mission Ingathering 2020 is a go!

Mission Ingathering 2020 is a go!

8/21/2020
To all Iowa UM pastors, treasurers, and UMW chairs from the Mission Ingathering Task Force, Please share this important information with your Mission Chairperson and others interested in Mission Ingathering. Thank you so much. Watch for more updates.    Mission Ingathering will look different this year due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, but our purpose of showing the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering to their needs will carry on. The Mission Ingathering Task Force met ...

The 2020 Mission Ingathering continues with alterations

The 2020 Mission Ingathering continues with alterations

8/14/2020
The Mission Ingathering Committee has determined that this year’s events will be held at all five traditional sites. However, Ingathering will look very different this year because of risks related to the COVID-19 virus.  As usual, each site will collect greatly needed kits and monetary donations from churches and individuals. All other traditional parts of Ingathering (worship, lunch, education, bazaar, youth overnight, quilt, and woodcarving auctions) will not occur this year. Each site will ...

Task Force meets to plan 2020 Mission Ingathering

Task Force meets to plan 2020 Mission Ingathering

12/16/2019
It was another successful year for Mission Ingathering, having received $570,837.95 in monetary and in-kind gifts from the 40th Ingathering on Saturday, November 2, 2019.   The Mission Ingathering Task Force met today at the Conference Center to review last year’s ingathering and make changes for 2020.   “We talked a lot about the changes in the kits that we will be requesting churches make for 2020,” said Judy Brotherton, Ingathering Secretary and Mount Pleasant Site Coordinator.   The task ...

Ingathering marks 40 years in mission

Ingathering marks 40 years in mission

11/2/2019
Mission Ingathering, formerly known as Thanksgiving Ingathering, marked forty years of making a difference on Saturday, November 2.  “The Mission Ingathering is a way for Iowa United Methodists to address humanitarian problems locally and around the world, including hunger, poverty, and disaster,” according to the Ingathering statements.  It’s a way “to show the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering to their needs.”   What began as a small collection of blankets, kits, animals, and...

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