February 15 2019
The Character Coach

As most of you know, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl over the Los Angeles Rams a week ago, 13-3, which was the lowest score ever. It was the Patriots 11 th Super Bowl appearance.

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Pre GC2019 Special Edition News

Delegates from around the world will gather to receive and act upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. They will seek a way forward on the issues surrounding LBGTQ persons.

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2019-2020 Appointments (Recently Released)

2019-2020 Appointments (Recent Released) PDF Format

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Write a Daily Devotion for Lent

To the Clergy of The Iowa Annual Conference, The 40-day season of Lent will be beginning soon and Bishop Laurie invites clergy of The Iowa Annual ...

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Remembering William Edward Lux

We have recently been informed of the passing of William (Bill) Edward Lux. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 2019, at The United ...

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Ask The UMC: How many missionaries are there? - The...

More than 350 United Methodist missionaries serve in more than 65 countries around the world. "Missionaries serve as agents of God's transformation. They do not go and fix problems on behalf of others - they go to be in ministry with the local...

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Scholarship Opportunities Iowa - Church Scholarships | IUMF

The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who are members of United Methodist Church.

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Rethink Church: Easter Outreach Resources | United...

Start planning your Easter outreach using our customizable resources. Choose from postcards, invitation cards, posters, outdoor banners and yard signs in 10 designs.

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Iowa Wild Faith & Family Night With The United Methodist Church

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7 pm | Register by March 1 | Download the Flyer
Post General Conference Debriefing Sessions

Bishop Laurie will be present at three locations around the conference to debrief and answer questions about the 2019 General Conference. Laity and clergy are encouraged to attend whichever session is most convenient for you. March 16th will be Livstreamed.

  • Sunday, March 10 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Salem UMC, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, March 16 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. New Hope UMC, Des Moines
  • Sunday, March 17 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Trinity UMC, Fort Dodge

In addition, there will be a clergy orders gathering on April 8 and 9, location TBD.
Bishop Laurie will also be present at the annual Laity Day on Saturday, April 6 at Collegiate UMC in Ames. There will be a Q&A about General Conference as part of this day.
Laity Day with the Bishop

Location: Collegiate in Ames Join other lay people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating day. Bishop Laurie will lead us in reflecting on...

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