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Christian Unity

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Rules of Order

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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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Camp Hope 2018

April 10, 2018

Camp Hope, a camp for children and youth with family members who are or have been incarcerated, is happening again this summer at Wesley Woods Camp and Pictured Rocks Camp. This three-day camp focuses on having fun in a safe space where campers can just be kids, and also learn about Christ's love for them.

The Camp Hope team knows the difference that this program makes in the lives of its campers, so a Camp Hope experience is completely covered through scholarships. The Board of Church and Society, Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries, churches, and individual donors have made this a possibility.

"We've had up to 40 youth in the past, but we have funds to send up to 80 youth to this camp, so would love to get more involved," said Reverend Dave Hobbs, Camp Hope volunteer and pastor at First U.M. Church of Chariton.

To get more information or register, contact the Conference Camp Office by calling 800-765-1651, or by emailing If you would like more information about how to donate, contact Leadership Development Minister for Camping and Christian Formation Bryan Johnson at