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Iowa Annual Conference

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a connection of some 158,000 people who gather in 760 communities of faith across the state, and as people of "open hearts, open minds, and open doors" are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

  1. Invitation to Laity Day 2016

    Margaret Borgen, Iowa Conference Lay Leader, extends an invitation to Laity Day with the Bishop 2016. The event is set for April 9 and will be held at Aldersgate UMC in Urbandale

  2. 'Growing Generous Disciples'

    "Generosity is one hallmark of a disciple," says Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, Interim Associate General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries.  "As a connected church," he adds, "we are doing extraordinary ministries, across the world and right in our own communities."

    Bishop Julius C. Trimble extends an invitation to the April 14, 15, 16 workshops that Dr. Sloane will present across the Iowa Conference

  3. Guiding Principles for the Iowa Conference

    Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble offers some guiding principles for the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church. "Guiding principles," he says, "keep us connected in ways that make us accountable for our treatment of others and our work together as Christians.

  4. Taking Ash Wednesday to the People

    Rev. Jeremy Poland and Rev. Jennifer Hibben, from Thrive United Methodist Faith, talk about taking Ash Wednesday "to the people" on February 10, 2016. They, and other clergy, offered ashes throughout the Des Moines area throughout the day.

  5. Day of Prayer for the General Conference

    Bishop Julius C. Trimble invites the people and faith communities of the Iowa Conference to participate in a Day of Prayer for the 2016 General Conference on Friday, February 19. (resources are found at:

  6. Advocacy Day-Change A Child's Story

    Roberta Paige talks about Change A Child's Story and how important it is to enable a child to read by the third grade. he also makes suggestions about how congregations can get involved.

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