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Town hall meetings—a bright future ahead

Town hall meetings—a bright future ahead

1/28/2015

By: Rev. Dr. Arthur McClanahan Treasurer Terry Montgomery led a series of sixteen “town hall meetings” across the Iowa Conference in the concluding months of 2014. The sessions, that also included members of the Design Task Force, offered “a clear sense of a positive future ahead for us with so many people wanting to have success,” he observed. ...


Two Churches Touch Their Community with Blessings

Two Churches Touch Their Community with Blessings

12/23/2014

For over 100 years, the small towns of Slater and Sheldahl in Story County Iowa have hosted a 4th of July celebration. Thousands of people pour into the towns during that weekend to enjoy the huge parade, food, ice cream and fireworks. The Slater and Sheldahl UMC decided to become more visible during the celebration by partnering with a local ...


Belonging to an 'imagined community'

Belonging to an 'imagined community'

12/6/2014

Click here to see a photo album from day 3  By Dr. Arthur McClanahan “Christians are called to belong to an imagined community where they understand themselves as strangers.” So began the third day of the Global Migration Consultation, being held in Freudenstadt, Germany.  Dr. Michael Nausner’s concept of a theology of migration also ...


Bishop Trimble's Advent Message

Bishop Trimble's Advent Message

12/2/2014

Bishop Julius C. Trimble, Resident Bishop of the Iowa Conference, invites people to a time of prayer and concern for others during the Advent season...Watch


Deportation contrary to our character

Deportation contrary to our character

11/24/2014

President Barack Obama announced executive action to remedy protracted inaction on immigration reform on Thursday night November 20. This good news was indeed a word of Mercy pointing toward a focus on hope and not fear. In our President’s words, “Mass deportation is impossible and contrary to our character.” President Obama echoed scripture that ...


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