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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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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On Monday, October 2, Addison Gaskin and Barbara Hartsock, two drivers for the family-run Weinrich Trucking business, stood in the parking lot of Altoona United Methodist Church, waiting to have their rig filled with nearly 400 clean-up buckets, plus boxes full of hygiene kits, that volunteers had assembled to help hurricane victims. (Later in the day, more than 300 additional clean-up buckets were collected from First United Methodist Church in Marion.)
“It’s 53 foot long, and it’s about 8, 9 feet tall, so we can actually get quite a bit in there,” said Barbara of the truck, which they were readying to drive to Chatham, Illinois. From there, the buckets will be sent off to Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, where locals need all the help they can get to clean up their homes. The buckets—full of cleaning supplies—have a value of over $45,000, contributing to a total of $450,000 that United Methodists have now given to disaster relief efforts.