May 27, 2020
IOWA NEWS
What footprints will you leave?

When I first saw it, I was upset and disappointed. Across the road from the episcopal residence in Clive, preparation for a new subdivision is underway. Over the past several months, Gary and I have watched as a mile stretch of road has been...

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Letter from Bishop Laurie: Reentry Update and Resources

Beloved of God, I greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. In just a few short days we will be celebrating Pentecost Sunday. The Greek word pentecoste means "fiftieth day" and marks the time when the Holy Spirit...

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Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference | ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for General Conference following the postponement of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The quadrennial legislative...

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North Central Jurisdiction announce plans for episcopal...

Yesterday, two announcements were made regarding significant events in The United Methodist Church. The Commission on the General Conference announced the postponed 2020 General Conference will be held August 29-September 7, 2021, at the...

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Filipinos on the margins hurt by COVID-19 | United...

In the Philippines, COVID-19 is hurting people on the margins, with millions of poor and daily wage earners experiencing "the uncertainty of food supply and the certainty of hunger," said Rubilyn Litao, a United Methodist deaconess. Litao was...

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RESOURCES
Stewardship in a COVID-19 World? Thursday, May 28th at 2 p.m.

Wondering how COVID-19 will impact stewardship going forward? Rev. Scott Keele-Kober and Rev. Dr. Scott Meador will be our guests for a Good Idea Webinar May 28 at 2 p.m. Join us using this link:  https://tinyurl.com/IAUMCNewStewardship . This team have been co-teaching stewardship at the School for Lay Ministry for a number of years and will be presenting some of their teaching to us with a special focus on the impact of COVID-19. Our host will be Lynn Calvert, President of The United Methodist Women and Dean of the Iowa School for Lay Ministry. The webinars will be recorded and posted here  www.iaumc.org/goodideawebinar  and will be posted on social media.  Podcast of the webinars are also available. 
Sparkhouse Digital | Sparkhouse

Create an early childhood, Sunday school, or youth ministry program that accommodates your unique needs. Pick and choose across Sparkhouse curriculum, and leverage our unique calendar and planning tools to schedule based on your program.

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