January 25, 2019
NEWS
Justice, and Only Justice, You Shall Pursue

"Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you." (Deuteronomy 16:20) Where is justice today? I'm embarrassed that I had never heard of The Green Book before I watched the ...

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Announcing new Associate Directors of Congregational...

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that Rev. Ryan Christenson and Rev. Melissa Drake will be the two new Associate Directors for Congregational Excellence. Describing the role, Bishop Laurie Haller said, "the Associate Directors for...

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Lubkeman to be Cabinet Exec Secretary

Wendy Lubkeman will become the Executive Secretary to the Cabinet. In that role, she will provide a wide range of administrative support for the ...

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Nominations for 2020 General/Jurisdictional Conference

The General Conference of the United Methodist Church meets every four years to make important decisions about the mission emphasis, denominational structure and other topics that impact the global church. The 2020 General Conference will be held ...

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RESOURCES
Podcast - One Church Plan - United Methodist Church

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Seeing a Way Forward Series | United Methodist News Service

Many United Methodists feel uncertainty as the denomination heads toward the special General Conference on Feb. 23-26, 2019. United Methodist News Service is featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a...

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EVENTS
Budget Team Listening Session: Ames



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2019 Advocacy Day with Bishop Laurie Haller

Monday, January 28, 2019 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wesley UMC | 800 E 12th Street, Des Moines, IA Who should attend? United Methodist UMW and other ...

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School For Lay Ministry Final Advanced Class

The final Advanced Class will be held on March 9-10 at Cornell College. The class is entitled "The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation." 
 
"Transforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self.  We will explore how to prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict and how to engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes. Interwoven with the practical instructions are stories that illustrate the potential for this new "just peace" approach."
 
Participants will need to order and read "The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation" by Thomas Porter. ISBN 9780835810265. This book is available through the Upper Room Bookstore, Amazon.com and Cokesbury.

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri where hundreds of delegates from around the world will gather to receive and act upon a report from the...

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Youth 2019 - The National United Methodist Youth Conference

The YOUTH Event is the National Gathering for United Methodist Youth, it will be in 2019 and traces its' roots all the way back to the first YOUTH event of 1988. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each...

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