Day Two of the 2018 Iowa Annual Conference
The highlight for many on Sunday at the 2018 Annual Conference was the Ordering of Ministry service. Bishop Michael Burk from the Southeast Iowa Synod of the ELCA gave the ecumenical greeting at that service. We also had our own conversation on The Way Forward, and heard from Conference Lay Leader Margaret Borgen.
God is the Potter who molds us-Ordering service AC2018

God is the potter who continually molds us to reflect his grace, love, and hope, Bishop Laurie Haller told those gathered for Sunday's Ordering of Ministry service. And it is in being His creation that we can find purpose and the beauty of our...

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Alignment Team report-AC2018

Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle updated the 2018 Annual Conference Session Saturday on the Aligning Resources Team's work for the Healthy Conference Initiative (HCI) component of the Conference's Strategic Priorities. The Iowa Conference has been on a...

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Treasurer's report-AC2018

There are many things happening in the Iowa Annual Conference, Conference Treasurer Maggie Biggs said in her address before the 2018 Annual Conference Session, "some of them very hopeful, some of them causing anxiety." "But I remind myself that...

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New Faith Communities report-AC2018

Rev. Bill Poland reported on New Faith Communities for the Annual Conference Session on Saturday. Poland spoke in his new role as Director of New Communities of Faith, part of the Healthy Conference Initiative (HCI) piece of the Conference's...

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Iowa UM Camps report-AC2018

Bryan Johnson shared with Annual Conference Session attendees Saturday morning about what it means to have an "Adventure of a Lifetime" with the Iowa United Methodist Camp Program. Drawing from this year's camping theme, Johnson illustrated the...

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Iowa Annual Conference Licensing School graduates-AC2018

Arnette Pint, Dean of the Iowa Annual Conference Licensing School, was excited to celebrate this year's graduates Sunday evening at AC2018. The ...

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Sunday legislation-AC2018

Two editorial amendments to ACTION ITEM #601 pertaining to the Board of Pensions Health Insurance Plan were approved, the amendments for points of ...

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Keep a Grip on Hope-Memorial service AC2018

If we remember amid life's laments that God's steadfast love and mercies never end, we can still have hope. This was the message brought by Bishop Bruce Ough to the Memorial Service at the 2018 Annual Conference Session.

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Cokesbury report-AC2018

Lindsay Drake, board member of The United Methodist Publishing House gave the report from Cokesbury. Brian Milford, President/CEO of the UM Publishing...

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Board of Pensions report-AC2018

The 2018 Iowa Annual Conference Session Board of Pensions report was given by Dave Peterson, vice-chair of the Board of Pensions and pastor at Clear ...

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Filling the truck, giving hope

By Morgan Frideres Midwest Mission is seeing the largest year of donations from Annual Conference attendees in the past three years, according to ...

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Black College Fund report-AC2018

Rev. David Glenn-Burns introduced Brittani Levine from Claflin College in South Carolina, saying the recipients of the Black College Funds are the ...

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