'Celebrating Our Call'
"The Annunciation: Celebrating Our Call," based on Luke 1:26-38, is Bishop Laurie Haller's sermon for the opening worship service of the 2017 Iowa Annual Conference Clergywomen's Convocation. The event was held at First United Methodist Church, Ames, IA.
Bishop Laurie Haller at the Retired Clergy and Spouses gathering
Bishop Laurie Haller spoke with retired clergy and spouses at their fall gathering, held October 31. Just recently returned from a trip to South Korea, she expressed her appreciation to the clergy and spouses for their service, introduced her newly-retired husband, Rev. Gary Haller, spoke about the Conference's vision, mission, and wildly important goal, and discussed the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. The event was held at New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines.
New director 'called to share God's love through experiences at camp'
"I feel called to work in a faith-based camp, sharing God's love and the beauty of God's creation through experiences at camp, being able to reach people in new places," says Chip Hutler, new site director for Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center. "By getting people into a camp environment, getting them outdoors, giving them the opportunity to relax and retreat and lay some burdens down at camp, they open their heart and their mind and their faith experience Christ and a different walk in their journey."
Bishop Laurie Haller's greeting for Laity Sunday
Bishop Laurie Haller extends thanks laity of the Iowa Annual Conference for their service and offers encouragement to be differece makers
2017 Service for the Ordering of Ministry
The Service for the Ordering of Ministry of the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. Bishop Laurie Haller was the preacher for the service
Opening Worship Service form the 2017 Iowa Annual Conference
The Opening Worship Service of the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference. Bishop Laurie Haller presented her Episcopal Address during the service.