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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 ...


Bishops share vision for next quadrennium

Bishops share vision for next quadrennium

5/13/2015

The Council of Bishops, meeting in Berlin, affirmed a vision for a missional direction for the next quadrennium which includes partnering with schools to help end poverty, starting new faith communities, building a culture of call, reaching children with life-saving interventions, and equipping congregations with disciple-making processes to ...


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