August 3, 2018
Connecting communities to enable disciple making.
Plans prayerfully pondered by United Methodists

The special called 2019 General Conference, set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, will focus on moving the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around homosexuality. Proposed plans offer a way to stay together and ways to split.

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LGBTQ advocates conflicted on way forward

When it comes to the One Church Plan, advocates for LGBTQ equality in The United Methodist Church don't necessarily see eye-to-eye. Those differences were on display during the July 26-29 "For Everyone Born" convocation, which drew some 325 LGBTQ ...

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Faith. Fruit. Fire.
God's hope for the world made real through faithful leaders,
fruitful communities, and fire-filled people.
Helping African Nationals grow in their faith

News From the Congregational Excellence Team St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids is on the cutting edge of new church development in ...

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Merged United Methodist congregations bring growth, renewal

Time, changing neighborhoods and the 2008 flood took a toll on a pair of west-side Cedar Rapids United Methodist churches. Trinity United Methodist's church, built in 1908, was heavily damaged in the flood and razed on Good Friday 2009. The...

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Hope for Harvey Mission Team

Early Saturday morning, July 21, 2018, teens and adults from the Northeast and East Central Districts loaded two motor coaches in Cedar Rapids and ...

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Changes in Iowa Nigeria Partnership

Attention Church Treasurers, Mission Chairs, and Pastors, As you may have heard the Iowa Nigeria Partnership Taskforce has disbanded, as ...

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Be a Difference Maker by helping send a child to camp

Attending church camp is a HIGHLIGHT for many children as part of their summer activities! Going to camp is insanely fun, physically challenging, ...

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Inspire. Equip. Connect.
Events and trainings to inspire, equip and connect communities of faith to cultivate
world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.
Mental Health Initiative

The Bishop's Mental Health Task Force invites you to join in the journey to fulfill one aspect of the resolution brought to the floor of Annual Conference 2017, #9342 Mental Illness, found on page 33 of the Book of Resolutions.

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Race: The Power of an Illusion

RACIAL EQUITY AWARENESS LEARNING EXCHANGES * Jesus calls us to love God and love neighbor. * Racial justice is an ongoing focus of United ...

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Preachin' is the ART of Public Speaking

Monday, September 17, 2018 Atlantic, First UMC (800 Poplar St, Atlantic, IA 50022) 9:00am to 5:00pm .7 CEU's event Cost $50 for Clergy or $10 for ...

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Reentry Team Training Event

Pastor Paul Witmer, Minister of Reentry and Congregational Care for Women at the Well at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women at Mitchellville,...

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Faith for Energy Equity Workshop

You are invited to join a new Iowa Interfaith Power & Light initiative called "Faith for Energy Equity." We are kicking off this initiative with ...

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This year, from October 9-12 Iowa will serve as host to the National Christians Engaged in Faith Formation Conference called '' (...

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What we believe.
A series that highlights some of the things that we, 
as United Methodists, hold in common.
The General Rules of the Methodist Church - The United...

In the latter end of the year 1739 eight or ten persons came to Mr. Wesley, in London, who appeared to be deeply convinced of sin, and earnestly groaning for redemption.

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One Church, Many Contexts

Ministry Matters™ is a community of resources for church leaders. Whether your church has ten pews or a thousand seats, a praise band or a pipe organ, one-room-Sunday school or a network of small groups, a huge staff or just you. Free subscribers ...

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