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Are you participating in the Iowa State Fair?

Are you participating in the Iowa State Fair?

6/25/2019
Every year hundreds (maybe thousands!) of Iowa United Methodists are present and participate in the Iowa State Fair. In the past, we have met up with several people showing animals, hosting food booths, entering photo competitions, and more. Please email us and let us know if you or your United Methodist church will be participating in some way, receiving an award or be honored at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. 

A New Way to Support Camping

A New Way to Support Camping

5/15/2019
A New Way to Support Camping Iowa United Methodist Camps are excited to launch the Kindling Club, a new way to ensure the sustainability of camping across the state for the next generation of youth and adults. Okoboji, Pictured Rocks and Wesley Woods United Methodist Camps have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives over the past 100+ years. Many people, myself included, look at their time at camp as the single most formational faith experience of their lives. If you weren’t already aware,...

Iowa Conference creating bi-district offices

Iowa Conference creating bi-district offices

3/29/2019
As a result of the Budget Team’s recommendations, the Iowa Conference will be creating bi-district offices and reducing the number of District Administrative Assistants. Iowa will continue to maintain eight districts with eight District Superintendents. The locations of the bi-district offices will be announced at a later date. "What is already happening is that we have been creative in realigning our resources in order to empower and develop more leaders. As a District Superintendent, I have ...

A note from Rev. Ron Carlson

A note from Rev. Ron Carlson

10/5/2018
Written by Rev. Ron Carlson, Northwest District Superintendent   "I am because we are." While we are in the middle of this season of interviews and charge conferences, I am also getting ready to travel to Africa University with our Bishop. In the midst of transition and searching for a new normal, I am questioning the sanity of this adventure at this time. There is so much going on here in the district and I will be gone for about two weeks. Often, the preparations and the current reality ...

Native American Sunday

Native American Sunday

4/3/2018
One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church, Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society. The special offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences and across the United States and provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans. When you give generously on Native American Ministries Sunday, you equip seminary students who will honor ...

Kids helping kids

Kids helping kids

5/25/2017
The United Methodist Church of LeMars in Northwest Iowa has a special kids group. The Kids 4 Christ program is made up of children ages 3 to those in 5th grade. The group recently raised $1,050 to donate to other children through the Children’s Miracle Network. “We don’t want to limit our ministry only within our building,” said Rev. Okitakoyi Lundula. “We make it so we are there for the community and beyond the local church.” Kids 4 Christ meets every Wednesday with 45 children attending ...

Native American Sunday

Native American Sunday

4/11/2017
Native American Ministries Sunday is April 30, 2017.  This offering is taken the third Sunday of Easter and funds urban ministries with Native Americans, scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist seminaries and annual conference Native American ministries.  One half of the special offering received in April by United Methodist Churches across the nation is sent to General Board of Global Ministries for distribution. The other half remains within the Iowa Conference and ...