December 7, 2018
The Peaceable Kingdom

I was not sure what to expect. When our mission team from Iowa traveled to Zimbabwe in October, Gary and I had a chance to go on a safari ride early one morning. Because of my schedule, we arrived ...

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'Fusion Tonight' features Conference Leaders

Fusion Tonight brings late-night television to the pews as Jon Cooper hosts worship every Wednesday night at Cedar Falls First United Methodist Church...

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Okoboji Camp: Update from the Director

Camp Reaches Many Lives Derek Bergman, Okoboji U.M. Camp Site Director This past summer we had 665 campers register and attend one of our summer ...

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Budget Team Feedback and Listening Sessions

Budget Team Proposal Letter - read

The Budget Team has set time for feedback and listening sessions which will begin with our Boards and Agencies here at the Conference Center on December 8. In January there will three one and half hour feedback/listening sessions at the following dates and locations: 
  • January 13, 2019: North Liberty United Methodist Church from 2:45 – 4:15 PM
  • January 20, 2019: Carroll, First United Methodist Church from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
  • January 26, 2019: Ames, First United Methodist Church from 10:30 – 12:00 Noon 
Response to Budget Team Proposal

Ryan Risdal Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries Chairperson Iowa Conference, United Methodist Church Dear Friends: As Chair of the ...

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Holiday/Christmas Free Meal Information

The Iowa Annual Conference Communications Ministry Team would like to share a list of churches/locations across Iowa who are offering free meals for people who are struggling with food insecurity this Holiday season. Please fill out this brief...

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Holiday Hours

The Conference Center in Des Moines will be closed to the public beginning Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st, and will resume regular...

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Using Canva to create eye-catching (but easy) church...

This screencast tutorial introduces you to online design tools, Canva and Crello. Learn how churches can get a free Canva for Work account to easily design graphics.

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