May 20, 2020
Stuck Like a Dope with a Thing Called Hope

I've been thinking lately about hope, which seems to be in short supply at the moment. Where is hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as infection rates continue to rise in some areas of our state, country.

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Letter regarding Iowa's agricultural challenges

Greetings in the name of the Risen Christ! Here in the great state of Iowa, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 and a challenging farm economy have combined to form an unparalleled convergence of grief, injury, and anxiety...

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Plans vary to get annual conference business done |...

Even with COVID-19, United Methodist annual conferences around the world need to get business done by the end of the year. The regional bodies of the denomination will get that done in a wide variety of ways: in-person meetings, virtual...

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Remember the Mabaan

Amidst a pandemic, tragedies which seem smaller in scope are often overlooked. The Mabaan of South Sudan are in danger of being forgotten by their country and the world. Let's be sure they aren't forgotten by their friends in Iowa, the Iowa...

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Benefit Concert: A Celebration of Ministry

Music event in Mitchellville, IA by Women at the Well UMC on Friday, May 29 2020

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What’s Up With Camps? Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m.

Bryan Johnson, Director of Camping and Christian Formation for the Iowa Annual Conference will be sharing what is going on with camps this summer. It was announced at the end of April there will be no onsite camping at Wesley Woods or Camp Okoboji this summer. Join us using this link . The host will be Rev. Ron Carson, District Superintendent of the Northwest District. The webinars will be recorded and posted here   and will be posted on social media. Podcast of the webinars are available. 

Cokesbury offers virtual vacation Bible school option...

As churches continue practicing social distancing into summer, the United Methodist Publishing House is offering a way for them still to host vacation Bible school. On May 6, Cokesbury's Vacation Bible School division announced it is revising the ...

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