“Being BOLD for Christ!” That’s the theme of this year’s United Methodist Women Mission u, and we invite Iowa women, men, youth, and children to share in a spiritual study on “Embracing Wholeness,” or your choice of study of the social issue “What About Our Money? A Faith Response,” or the geographical study of the Missionary Conferences of the U.S. Mission u qualifies for CEUs for pastors or professionals.
We have two dates from which you may choose: Summer Mission u, July 15-17, Sunday afternoon 2:30 p.m. to Tuesday afternoon; or Fall Mission u, October 19-21, Friday afternoon 3:30 p.m. to Sunday afternoon. Both are held at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown, with several reasonably-priced hotels nearby for the two overnights.
In the summer, we have schools for children and youth, studying “Money Matters!” In the fall, Korean classes will be held. This year our classes for Latinas will travel around to gatherings of Hispanic women.
For a brochure and registration form, click on this link on the Conference Website: http://www.iaumc.org/missionuformerlysocm. Your local United Methodist Women also have the information.
Ask anyone who’s attended: it’s a wonderful experience to spend a couple of days learning, singing, worshiping, and eating delicious food, with United Methodist Women from around Iowa. Be BOLD! Come to Mission u!
Active Shooter Training/Resources-Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
There is no way that we can be prepared for everything that "could" happen. We can discuss and be ready for many things. In 2017 a total of 108 fatalities happened in places of worship, in the United States.
There is no "one" training or Plan that will work for every church/community. Here are some resources, others are available online, through your insurance agency and through your local law enforcement agencies.
Click HERE to read more about these resources.
Evangelism and New Ministry Development
Camp Registration for summer 2018 is now open!
For more information go to https://www.iaumc.org/camps
Need help with VBS? Try MUMM!
I know it’s early. It’s been snowy and icy, and you may not be ready to think about summer and Vacation Bible School. However, it’s never too early to plan.
“But we don’t have kids!” you may say. You may not see them in church, but there are kids in your community, and they need you. And because of their energy, imagination and hope, we need them. So now is definitely the time to think about Vacation Bible School. And MUMMs can help.
Let us know if you’d like to hold a Vacation Bible School in your community. Because we have to plan and set our schedule, contact me via call or text at (712) 370-5068, or e-mail me at email@example.com now to ensure a spot on our calendar. We’ll partner with you to plan a program that works for your community.
Or if you’d like to learn more about how we do VBS, catch us at one of our VBS Fairs:
2-4 p.m., Sun., March 4 at Atlantic First UMC
2-4 p.m., Sun., March 11 at Mount Pleasant First UMC
I’d also be happy to share the MUMMs story and let you know how you can support our ministry. There are many ways to get involved if you’d like to be part of it.
Blessings and Shalom,