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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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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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Day One - Holy Land Tour with Bishop Laurie

January 11, 2018

Close to 100 people are traveling with Bishop Laurie Haller and her husband Rev. Gary Haller on an Educational Opportunities pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The adventure began January 9, 2018. 

They arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at about 11 am local time January 10 (which is 8 hours ahead of Iowa's Central time.)

The first stop of the day was the Roman aqueduct in Caesarea.

The group then toured the amphitheater in Caesarea.

Bishop Laurie led a Bible in the amphitheater about Peter and Cornelius and concluded with a prayer for open hearts as the group journeys in the places Jesus walked.

Dr. Arthur McClanahan's pictures from day one .
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