*** Help celebrate Craig & Kathy Harris' 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, August 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall).      |      "Helping Hands" Supper will be held on Sunday, August 25th starting at 4:30 p.m. Help always needed and appreciated.      |      Choir Practice will begin Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. Welcoming New Voices!      |      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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News

Immediate Release Information On Investigation Meeting, Thursday, August 8th

Aug. 07, 2019 @ 9:48 pm

The Committee on Investigation for the Iowa Annual Conference is meeting Thursday, August 8, 2019, with United Methodist clergyperson Rev. Anna Blaedel and several support persons. To read the complete news release click here.

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A PASTORAL LETTER TO THE IOWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Aug. 05, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

My heart was heavy this morning at Epworth Assembly in Ludington, Michigan, when the American flag was lowered to half-staff. Read the entire article by clicking here.

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Conferences Mull Denomination’s Future

Jul. 17, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

Several United Methodist annual conferences meeting this summer looked at plans for a new Methodism centered around how to divide The United Methodist Church. Read more by clicking here.

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UMC Bishops Pose Five Questions to Judicial Council on Traditional Plan

Jun. 27, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect of certain petitions adopted as the Traditional Plan by the 2019 General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February. Read more by clicking here.

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Tips For Being A Discerning Church

Jun. 20, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

Discernment is a helpful tool for churches facing change. Taking the time for spiritual discernment may not come naturally to churches accustomed to quick and predictable decision-making. Philip J. Brooks offers ways to start the process. To read the article please click here.

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The 5 Church Performance Measures that Matter

May. 23, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

Modern church leaders face a unique set of challenges. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, recently commissioned research to identify those challenges and help leaders overcome them. Click here to read the entire article.

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