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[October 2014] Last month, we gathered at the House of Bishops in Taiwan. Some of you may have followed my blogs from that occasion. What stood...MORE

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Clermont, Church of the Saviour

11-12 Coralville, New Song Church (Three Rivers Chapter Regional Confirmations)

19 Clinton, Christ Church

26 Newton, St. Stephen's Church

1-2 Spirit Lake, St. Alban’s (Northwest Chapter Regional Confirmations)

9 Algona, St. Thomas’

16 Bettendorf, St. Peter’s

23 Boone, Grace Church

23 Perry, St. Martin’s

30 Waverly, St. Andrew’s

6-7 Marshalltown, St. Paul’s (Central and South Central Chapters Regional Confirmations)

The Bishop's 2015 Visitation schedule will be available during Advent.



Diocesan Events

Oct 9 - "Art of Hosting" Training offered by MOAB
Oct 11 - Recasting Assests Jump Start at Ottumwa
Oct 18 - Godly Play Training at Cathedral in Des Moines
Oct 23 - Pre-Convention clergy gathering
Oct 24-25 - 162nd Annual Diocesan Convention
Nov 1 - Up and Running with Godly Play at Cathedral in Davenport
Nov 1 - Recasting Assests Jump Start at Perry
Nov 14-15 Board of Directors Retreat/Annual Meeting
Nov 15 Diocesan Commissions Day
Nov 27-28 Diocesan office closed for Thanksgiving

 Looking Ahead

Dec 8-12 - Young Adults Travel to Swaziland's Conference for young people. SUPPORT THIS TRIP WITH A DONATION
Or BUY A T-Shirt to support this trip

 Youth Events

Oct 10-11 New Beginnings #13 (Jr. High Youth)
Oct 24-25 - Diocesan Youth Conference, DSM, St. Paul's

Around the Diocese

Pathways to Serenity Celebrates 30 years! This 12-step retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Iowa’s Chemical Dependency Committee is usually offered twice a year at St. Thomas Moore Center in Panora, IA. The fee for the entire weekend is only 70.00 to the participants. Contact Patti Christensen at 515-223-5083 for more information.

Hope for the Hungry is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa and has as it's goal "to alleviate childhood hunger in Des Moines by 2015." The 6th annual conference of this organization on Nov 8 is also the kickoff for a documentary and study guide.

2015 Draft Budget for Discussion The Board of Directors offers the 2015 draft budget for discussion and invites congregations, chapters, and commissions to review and comment.

Guidelines for Church Audits
This annual report is due Sep 1 each year.

Altar Guild Resource The latest edition of A Light in the Sacristy is now available.

News from the Diocese of Brechin The Spring edition of Grapevine, the Magazine of the Diocese of Brechin is now available.

Training Guidelines for Licensed Ministries In 2014 the Commission on Ministry developed training guidelines for licensed ministries for use in congregations.




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Iowa Connections is the print publication of the Diocese of Iowa, and is published 5 times per year as a wrap-around of the Episcopal Journal. It is to be distributed to every family in each congregation in Iowa. Contact your church office to be added to their mailing list, or to make changes to your subscription!



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