October 19, 2018
NEWS
McLaren urges churches to get in alignment

By Tim Tanton Oct. 17, 2018 | DES MOINES, Iowa (UMNS) View More Do you have a question about The United Methodist Church? This is the place to get answers. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, will answer your question or...

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Resources for Laity Sunday on October 21

Pastors, Lay Leaders and Worship Planners: As promised, the Board of Laity and the Communications Ministry Team has created a video and bulletin ...

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Services for Fern Underwood

"She put her community first, she put her family first and she put her God first. Her selfless service to our community deserves the utmost respect." ...

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Why We Give | UMC Giving

Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry and local outreach around the world. We care for vulnerable communities.

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Being peacemakers in this month's 5 Things newsletter...

Every month we send you just 5 ways you can better equip Vital Congregations and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Starting December 2 and running through Christmas Day, you will receive a daily devotional written by a member of the Conference Staff.
2018 Journal and 2018 Clergy Lay Directory and 2017 Book of Resolutions

The  2018 Iowa Conference Journal Clergy Lay Directory Book of Resolutions and other related documents are now available on the Iowa Conference’s website . All documents are available without a password except for the Clergy Lay Directory. If you have misplaced the login information for the Clergy Lay Directory, please email  Jill.Stanton@iaumc.org for help.
UPCOMING EVENTS
True Vine Fall Gathering of Clergy Spouses

Presentations: Diane McClanahan, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center: HERE I AM! Responding to Gods call in YOUR OWN life as you companion your ...

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Mental Health First Aid Training Event Registration

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance  abuse challenge. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness...

Habitat for Humanity UMC Day

Thrivent Financial is building a Habitat for Humanity home! This fall, various religious denominations are having a build day and Saturday, October ...

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School for Lay Ministry advanced classes

The School for Lay Ministry Commission Advanced Classes begins October 13 at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Each of the classes are available to all clergy, laity or those interested. Don't wait to take advantage of these special learning...

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School for Lay Ministry classes for 2018-19

School for Lay Ministry Classes Beginning Soon-Don't Miss Out on an Exciting Journey in Your Spiritual Growth Check out The School for Lay Ministry ...

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Fall 2018 Orders & Fellowship Event

The Fall 2018 Orders & Fellowship Event will be held Tuesday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Marshalltown, First UMC. POV (Point of View) ...

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