October 20, 2017
NEWS
Website homepage to feature new look

Beginning Friday, October 20, the homepage of the Iowa Conference website will feature a new look. With clearer access to interior sections the refreshed presentation will include links to separate sections for the vision, mission, and wildly...

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Iowans generous in disaster response

Iowa United Methodist communities of faith were very generous in their giving to disaster response in September. Giving from 155 congregations amounted to $59,386.41, of which $3,952.93 was designated for an international response and $55,433.48...

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News from the Office of the Bishop

At the same time, the missionaries suffered many hardships, leaving behind extended family, friends, and successful careers to follow God's call. Their sacrifice and devotion was unparalleled. Some missionaries lost wives and children to disease. ...

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UMCOR grants to boost hurricane relief efforts - The...

The United Methodist response to the devastating 2017 hurricane season is getting a boost through new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. During their Oct. 12-14 meeting, directors of the denomination's Board of Global...

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Advent through Christmas-Coming Home Worship Series

In the United States, Christmastime and thoughts of home just go together. "I'll be Home for Christmas," and "There's No Place Like Home for the ...

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Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Dr. Mary Lautzenhiser Bellon provides confidential counseling and consultation for clergy and ministerial professionals in Iowa.

Nonprofit seeks to reduce food insecurity

There are 99,000 Polk County residents who are food insecure1. Of those people, 72,000 have enough to eat thanks to supportive services such as Bidwell Riverside Center’s food pantry. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Iowa UMC Clergy Women's Convocation

Sunday Nov 12. 6 PM - Tuesday Nov 14. 11 AM First UMC Ames $50 event registration Lodging on your own RSVP TODAY! Great Women Preachers of Iowa lead...

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Commission on Race and Religion Workshop

When Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Add to my calendar Google, iCalendar/Outlook, Outlook Online, Yahoo Where Conference ...

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School for Lay Ministry extended learning opportunity

The SLM Commission is once again excited to offer some Extended Learning Opportunities at Cornell College this fall. Classes are open to all clergy, ...

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Upcoming events at Wesley Woods

Fall Festival Spend an afternoon at the Woods! The Wesley Woods staff is excited to host our first Annual Fall Festival and Open House Saturday, ...

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