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Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

3/17/2022
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM WHERE: Immanuel UMC, 2900 49th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 Register today. LOCATION UPDATE: The event will now be held at Immanuel UMC, 2300 49th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310. Learn and engage in transformational ways with those in poverty going beyond food pantries. Rev. Brian Combs is a graduate of NC State and Emory University.  While no degree was awarded, his most formative education came from attending integrated public schools, ...

Spring 2021 Orders & Fellowship Event - Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry

Spring 2021 Orders & Fellowship Event - Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry

3/5/2021
Join us as we are built up in the Orders and Fellowship Event Thursday, March 18, 2021 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Zoom $20 registration fee How do we build or re-build relationships with and within our congregation? Our communities? At the Spring Orders and Fellowship Event, discuss how you have grown in your personal capacity as a pastor as you are going through everything associated with the COVID slog during the past year. Evaluate how to build up relationships as you see the light at the end of ...

The Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship event features Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School

The Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship event features Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School

9/30/2020
The Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship event will be from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday, October 19th & 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th. Below is the focus of this event with the event being on zoom with some small group opportunity. As you register you may opt to pay $30 for the event or $45 which includes a $15 donation for Derecho relief. Register here.  Our country grows more polarized and divided every day: in how we think, the words we use, our political system, and much more. Instead of ...

Pastor and author Lillian Daniel falls in love with Dubuque

Pastor and author Lillian Daniel falls in love with Dubuque

10/7/2019
Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, has worked as an adjunct professor and is the author of several books, but she considers herself “a parish pastor first.” She is currently the senior pastor of First Congregational Church in Dubuque, but it was a long and windy road that brought her to Iowa. From the suburbs to the city and back Rev. Daniel began as an associate pastor in Cheshire, Connecticut, which was a large, thriving suburban church. “I was there for three years ...

Two-day event brought pastoral leaders together

Two-day event brought pastoral leaders together

10/7/2019
Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel was the featured presenter at the fall 2019 gathering of the Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members of the Iowa Annual Conference.   The event, held at the Christian Life Center of Ankeny First United Methodist Church, brought together nearly two hundred pastoral leaders of the Conference for two days of thought-provoking reflection and earnest dialogue. During the opening worship, Rev. Heather Dorr asked, “When was the ...

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 ...

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