May 8, 2020
IOWA NEWS
UPDATED: Denominational Leaders Unite: Congregations...

Denominational Leaders Remain United: Congregations should refrain from in-person gatherings As church denominational leaders, representing more than 1.2 million Christians throughout the state of Iowa, we are grateful for the opportunity...

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Denominational Leaders remain united urging Iowa...

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release May 7, 2020 Denominational Leaders remain united urging Iowa congregations to refrain from in-person gatherings despite visit to Iowa from Vice President on Friday On April 28, twenty-one denominational leaders ...

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Statement by GCORR and GBCS on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

The February killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, is another incident that torchlights the darkest moments of our history. The recurrence of these killings, coupled with the fact that justice is seldom served, is a strong...

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Colfax UMC asked to 'up the ante' to help community

12 families, including 19 children, aren't going hungry over the weekend because of the generosity of the people of the Colfax United Methodist Church and other congregations in the community. "We just knew there was a need and we'll take care of ...

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Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church...

The Iowa Annual Conference Crisis Operations Team is providing this Re-Entry Plan for the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church. This plan is guided by John Wesley's Three Simple Rules, which provides a message and methodology of how to...

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RESOURCES
Next webinar topics are: Beyond the Basics of Online...

Beyond the Basics of Online Church - Ready to take your online worship to the next level? Maybe you started online ministry because of Covid-19 but now you are thinking about how this ministry might reach new people when the pandemic ends?

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Listen to the Good Idea Webinar Podcasts
Listen to podcasts of the current 13 episodes of  Good Idea  webinars on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and  Spreaker. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and hear the growing series of interactive presentations designed to provide resources and address issues and concerns of pastors and laity during the COVID-19 crisis.  

The Good Idea Webinars are a joint effort of the Office of Congregational Excellence, Office of Leadership and Clergy Excellence, the cabinet, and lay leaders Lynn Calvert and Angela Hansen-Abbas. The podcasts are a production of the Communications Ministry Team.