September 7, 2018
Learning How to Fly Again - the Sequel

I get in the car on Sunday, June 27 and head off to Conception Abbey in Missouri with a little anxiety. Remembering my last blog post before my time away, I pray, "God, I do not know how you are go...

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Upcoming COWF gatherings

Bishop Laurie's Update on the Commission on a Way Forward Dear Friends, Grace and peace! I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful summer here in Iowa. At the same time, I would ask for your prayers for those parts of our state that experienced ...

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Arguments mount on Way Forward plans | United Methodist...

Judicial Council flooded with written arguments about constitutionality of legislation going to special General Conference

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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Harvey | United Methodist...

As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News will highlight bishops' perspectives on where we are as a denomination, starting with Louisiana Area Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey.

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How Iowa UM's are responding to natural disasters

Iowa United Methodists are helping neighbors who are surviving summer flooding and tornadoes. Some 3000 homes sustained water damage and 27 tornadoes unleashed damaging winds. Hear Rev. Catie Newman talk about how people are reaching out help and how you can be prepared for the next storm.

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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JFON's Annual Fundraising and Award Ceremony

"Keeping Families Together" is the theme of the 2018 Justice for Our Neighbors Annual Fundraiser and Awards ceremony which will be held Saturday, ...

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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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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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DATE CHANGE for The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness

The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness has moved their First Retreat (Track 1) from October 29-31 to November 14-16 still meeting at Ankeny First United Methodist Church. Originally scheduled for Oct 29-31 that conflicts with next Clergy Orders...

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