*** If you need to meet or talk with Pastor Luke please call the church office to set up an appointment."      |      Fat Tuesday dinner & entertainment, today, February 25th starting at 4:30 p.m. for take-out orders. Dinner & entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. Menu can be found under "News."      |      Women's' Group, "Fill My Cup" will meet this Sunday, March 1st at 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The theme, "A Touch of Comfort." Bring your favorite, quilt, afghan, or blanket.      |      Pre-General Conference Presentations now available for viewing-look under "News"      |      Extra pews for sale and free kid-size chairs. More information is available under the "News" section of the website.      |      The weekly bulletin can be found under the "News" drop-down heading.       |      The Mission Room is now ready for winter items.      |      List of Food Pantry Needed Items can be found under "News" and select "Other."      |      Check out our "News" link for updated stories. ***
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Conference Vision 2032

Jan. 25, 2020 @ 4:44 pm

I'd like to share some thoughts about our Conference’s Vision 2032 that will have an impact both now and beyond, as well as some observations about a proposal for the future of the UMC that will come before the General Conference in May. Read more


2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION ACTION ALERT #2 -- January 23, 2020

Jan. 23, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

In this issue...

United Methodist Advocacy Day: Thursday, January 30, 2020,
Moral Mondays Iowa: Learn more about important bills that are being considered with expert leaders. Moral Mondays is a coalition of 25 progressive groups at the capital.
Mental Health Advocacy Day: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Funding Mental Health: Comparing Governor’s proposed budget and National Alliance on Mental Illness Iowa Chapter’s information about amount needed to fully fund mental health services for children and adults.
Current Bills in the Legislature
Advocacy ABC's
How to Contact Legislators
Find out more about these topics by clicking here.


Christians should practice ‘unusual kindness’

Jan. 21, 2020 @ 9:20 pm

“They showed us unusual kindness” is the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a 112-year ecumenical tradition seeking to encourage Christians to overcome divisiveness.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Jan.18-25. Read more


What did Wesley Practice and Preach About Money

Jan. 17, 2020 @ 3:50 pm

We know John Wesley brought revival to 18th-century England and started the Methodist Movement. We know him as a great preacher and a greater organizer. But few of us realize that Wesley made enormous sums from preaching--the sale of his writings made him one of England's wealthiest men. If you google John Wesley's Net Worth, the calculation over his lifetime is $50M in dollars. In an age when a single man could live comfortably on 30 pounds a year, his annual income reached 1,400. With such an income he had the opportunities to put his ideas on money into practice. What did he say about money? And what did he do with his own? Read more


Panel offers peek behind scenes of separation plan

Jan. 09, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

It was love of The United Methodist Church that brought 16 — sometimes hostile — people to a point of agreement for a path forward for the worldwide church. Read more


GCFA Continues Work in Preparation for General Conference 2020

Jan. 09, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has the responsibility of proposing a quadrennial budget to fund ministries of The United Methodist Church. Preparing the budget includes analyzing all petitions that have financial implications for the Church. Read more


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