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Conference memorial service: On behalf of a grateful church, thank you

Conference memorial service: On behalf of a grateful church, thank you

6/6/2015

The Service of Gathering and Remembrance at the 2015 Annual Conference Session was one of gratitude toward those who passed away this year, and also a call for those who remain to look beyond death. The hymn Give Me Jesus brought the faithful to worship for the service, followed by Bishop Julius Trimble reciting Words of Grace from Scripture, Matt....


Episcopal Address—Have you received your invitation?

Episcopal Address—Have you received your invitation?

6/6/2015

Have you received your invitation? “Jesus has extended to us an invitation,” Bishop Julius Trimble told Iowa Annual Conference Session attendees at the outset of his episcopal address. “Jesus invites us to come close and then go out,” he said. “RSVP saying yes is not always easy, but absolutely necessary, if we profess Jesus Christ as our savior ...


Late Conference Lay Leader remembered as “unabashedly United Methodist” with a great love for Jesus

Late Conference Lay Leader remembered as “unabashedly United Methodist” with a great love for Jesus

6/6/2015

The remembrance of late Conference Lay Leader David Decker was a “bittersweet part” of the Laity Session at the 2015 Annual Conference, Conference Lay Leader Margaret Borgen said at the Saturday morning session. “It’s sad because Dave Decker is not here with us,” she stated. “It’s sweet, because we smile with every memory.” Conference lay members ...


Treasurer's report—financial health of Conference has made marked increase

Treasurer's report—financial health of Conference has made marked increase

6/6/2015

The financial health of the Iowa Annual Conference has made a marked increase in the last year, according to the Treasurer’s Report at the 2015 Annual Conference Session. Conference Treasurer Terry Montgomery gave his report along with presenting a working budget to Conference Session attendees, emphasizing the substantial oversight undergone by ...


Mission Comes From HCI

Mission Comes From HCI

5/15/2015

Sometimes a congregation has the will to do something important in their community, yet they can’t quite find the way. Clear Lake United Methodist Church was one such congregation—but with the help of the Healthy Church Initiative (HCI), they are now serving people in Clear Lake through their food pantry. “They had a lot more hungry kids in a ...


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