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What Does It Mean To Be A United Methodist?

Sep 10, 2019

What does it mean to be a member? Read more


Northwest-Southwest District Information

Sep 09, 2019

The latest news from the UMC Northwest-Southwest District. Read


News From Bishop Laurie Haller

Sep 01, 2019

To read the latest update from Bishop Laurie Haller click here.


Subscribe to United Methodist Now: Inspiration for Daily Living

Aug 29, 2019

United Methodist Now is a biweekly e-newsletter for church members to highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages, and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. To subscribe click here.


UMC Next Plan Would End LGBTQ Restrictions

Aug 19, 2019

A group of centrists and progressives is offering a plan that would eliminate The United Methodist Church’s restrictions against LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, while allowing local churches that disagree to depart and organize into new forms of Methodism. Read more...


What to Expect at General Conference 2020

Aug 16, 2019

With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, organizers hope to improve proceedings at General Conference 2020. Click here.


Ask The UMC: How are decisions made at General Conference?

Aug 15, 2019

How are decisions made at General Conference? Find out the answer by clicking here.


Commission on General Conference Added to Confusion

Aug 15, 2019

For those United Methodists who think our denomination was not confused enough, we can thank the Commission on the General Conference for confounding us a little further. Read more


Group Drafts Separation Plan for Denomination

Aug 14, 2019

The United Methodist Church’s conflict over homosexuality is irreconcilable and calls for amicable separation into different denominations, according to a 12-person group of centrists, traditionalists and progressives that began meeting in late June. Read more here


Improper Voting at GC2019 Voids Key Vote

Aug 12, 2019

General Conference organizers have determined enough improper voting likely took place at the 2019 special session to nullify a key vote on how congregations can leave The United Methodist Church. Read more


Just A Minute

Aug 12, 2019

"Take just a minute and refresh...Perfect for a morning pause or a midafternoon rest. Click on a subject and open your heart."Crashing, Joy, Kindness, They See You, Convictions, Love to Laugh, Waiting on God, Are You Dwindling, Are You Listening, He Loves Us, In Need Of A Friend, Quit Worrying, Say You're Sorry,


Iowa Conference Newletters & Announcements Sign-Up

Aug 11, 2019

You can choose from 14 different newsletters & announcements to be sent right to your email from the Iowa Conference UMC. Just click here and make your selection(s).


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

Aug 07, 2019

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.


Conferences Mull Denomination’s Future

Jul 17, 2019

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.


Tips For Being A Discerning Church

Jun 20, 2019

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.


The 5 Church Performance Measures that Matter

May 23, 2019

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.


Understanding Salvation

May 23, 2019

Ask The UMC: Are we saved if accepting God’s grace happens gradually, not in one moment?United Methodists understand that people have different experiences of awakening and turning to God. Some may have a sudden, powerful experience. For others, it’s more gradual.Here’s how our official document on baptism, By Water and the Spirit, explains it: Click here to read the entire article.


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