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In Mission with Christ Through Each and All

[July 18 2014] Bishop Alan Scarfe of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa and Bishop Julius C. Trimble of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church offer the following statement. 
Let the Children Come
The unfolding humanitarian crisis of more than 57,000...

16 – Bishop’s Teaching time with the Sioux City Chapter, Sioux City, Calvary

17 - Sioux City, Calvary (Sioux City Chapter Regional Confirmations)

24 - Anamosa, St. Mark's
7Des Moines, St. Mark's Church


13 - Bishop’s Teaching time with the Southeast Chapter, Ft. Madison, St. Luke's Church


14 - Ft. Madison, St. Luke's church (Southeast Chapter Regional Confirmations)

28 - Burlington, Christ Church



Diocesan Events

Aug-SepFall Chapter Meetings - Iowa Mission Chapters meet
Aug 16-17 -
Bishop's Regional Teaching Weekend
with Sioux City Chapter
Aug 30-Sep 1 - Happening, Mason City, St. John's
Sep 13-14 -
Bishop's Regional Teaching Weekend with Southeast Chapter
Sep 26-27 - Ministry Development Teams Retreat at St. Andrew's Church in Des Moines
Oct 2-4 - Pathways Retreat for the Recovering Community

 Looking Ahead

Oct 24-25 - 162nd Annual Diocesan Convention
Nov 14-15 - Board of Directors Retreat and Annual Meeting
Nov 15 - Diocesan Commissions Day

 Youth Events

Aug 30-Sep 1 - Happening, Mason City, St. John's
Oct 24-25 - Diocesan Youth Conference, DSM, St. Paul's

Around the Diocese

Aug 14 - Province VI sponsors webinar on Human Trafficking

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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