March 15, 2019
LEADING FROM THE HEART
Erring on the Side of Grace

When I have some time at home over the weekend, I like to watch a little golf on TV. I love to golf but have only been able to play one round since moving to Iowa two and a half years ago. My favor...

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NEWS
Pray...and be prepared to help

"Pray, pray, pray," asks Rev, Catie Newman, disaster response coordinator for the Iowa Annual Conference, in this time of widespread flooding across the State. In the aftermath of winter snows, rising temperatures, and recent heavy rains,...

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General Conference voting irregularities under investigation

In a story reported by UM News on March 14, a review is underway to determine if ineligible votes were cast at the 2019 Special Called General Conference. According to Rev. Gary Graves, secretary of the General Conference, it appears possible...

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Appointive Cabinet statement regarding the Special...

Dear sisters and brothers of the Iowa United Methodist community, The Appointive Cabinet of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church...

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Budget Team recommendations approved

The Budget Team has completed its work. According to the Rev. Bill Poland, Budget Team Chair and Director of New Communities of Faith, several recommendations have been reviewed and approved by the Bishop's Operational Team, the Cabinet...

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Hundreds gather for post-GC conversation

Iowa United Methodists began a conversation about the 2019 special called General Conference and its impact on their faith communities with a gathering on Sunday, March 10. The first of three such sessions offered an opportunity to hear from...

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EVENTS
Post General Conference Debriefing Sessions
  • Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. New Hope UMC, Des Moines
  • Sunday, March 17 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Trinity UMC, Fort Dodge
Register today for Laity Day with Bishop Laurie

Join other people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating Laity Day with the Bishop on Saturday, April 6 at Collegiate UMC in Ames. Watch it...

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RESOURCES
MyCom Podcast Ep. 035: Rethink Communication | United...

On today's episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast, we are speaking with Phil Bowdle, author of "Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything in Your Church.

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Survey reveals need for training and education on the...

United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee - Fewer than half of United Methodist Church members are familiar with the denomination's specific supported funds. That's...

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