December 1, 2017
2017 Advent Message from Bishop Laurie

Download, share and use in worship Bishop Laurie's 2017 Advent Message.

The Bell is Ringing

A cell phone went off right in the middle of the church conference I was leading as a district superintendent. It happened eight years ago, right before Thanksgiving, at the Salem and Bradley Indian Missions in the West Michigan Conference.

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United Methodist stance on taxes

Like much of the current debate in Washington, The United Methodist Church is calling for changes in the tax code. A resolution, adopted by the 2016 ...

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Iowa Religious Media Services hosting the Peace Light

During these contentious times, what will you do to be a Messenger of Peace in your community? Have you discovered a meaningful way to share the light of Bethlehem where you live? For the seventh year, Iowa Religious Media Services is hosting the ...

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Mobility Worldwide

Joe Marnin of Anita, Iowa, is a difference maker who was featured in the Southwest District newsletter earlier this fall. Some years ago, he met Mel West, the founder of the P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transportation) Organization, and his life was...

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Bread and Wisdom

That's all. Just thank you. For being the beautiful person God created you to be. For all the ways you bring joy and justice and comfort and hope into the world. For acts of kindness and words of challenge. For asking questions and proclaiming faith.

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Desktop computers for sale

The Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist church has available for purchase 8 Dell OptiPlex 790 desktop computers. They are available for ...

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Tell us your story

Share your ministries with the rest of us to show how your church has made a difference. Don't forget to include at least one photo if you can. We look forward to telling your story. Submit your stories using the form below!

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HCI Next Retreat: Deepening Discipleship Pathways

The theme for the 2017 Iowa Annual Conference is "Creating Difference Makers: inspiring and equipping grace-filled followers of Jesus Christ to make a...

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Ethics - School for Lay Ministry extended learning...

The SLM Commission is offering an Extended Learning Opportunities at Cornell College in January. Classes are open to all clergy, laity or anyone ...

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Come and See Holy Land Tour

Palestinian Christians are asking us to come and see. That is what we will do. April 16-27, 2018 First United Methodist Church in Des Moines is ...

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