Dates to Mark on Your Calendar
September 10, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM At the Stone Shelter in Red Haw State Park outside of Chariton we will have a reception and all the “fittings” to have an ice cream sundae and to have a chance to talk with Bishop Laurie Haller.
October 3, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Registration is due to the District Office by September 26th. Ken Willard: Creating a Discipleship Pathway in Your Church
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Rules of Order
Conference connection ministry council, planning and research.
JFON-Justice for Our Neighbors
At Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), we work on behalf of the Iowa Annual Conference United Methodist Churches to transform the lives of immigrant and refugee families with high quality immigration legal services that are free to our low income clients in the tradition of UMCOR, the agency which started JFON here in Iowa 17 years ago.
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"Something Bigger Than Ourselves" - A Statement from the Appointive Cabinet
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Please join me in praying for President Trump, who will be making a decision, perhaps tomorrow, around continuing DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA is an immigration policy, founded in 2012, that allows certain children and youth who entered the US as minors to receive a two-year time of deferred action on deportation and a work permit. There are currently about 800,000 children and youth, nicknamed “Dreamers,” who are protected under this program. If the program ends, their legal status could be taken away.
Ending DACA would affect nearly a million Dreamers who know no country other than the US. DACA participants are diligent students, well-employed workers, and are contributing in a positive way to American society. They are our friends and neighbors. May our leaders act with grace, courage, and compassion.
Bishop Laurie Haller