Compassion, Economy, Mission, Poverty, The Great Commission, Whole Community

The Worthy Poor

The following is a guest post from Eric Schubert, a provisional member of the Iowa Annual Conference, serving as lead pastor at Greenfield United Methodist Church in Greenfield, IA. I recently gave a sermon series in my church based on the Scriptures about being citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20) and ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians… Continue reading The Worthy Poor

Compassion, Discipleship, Police, Reconciliation, Social Justice, The Great Commission, Transforming the World

God sides with Michael & Trayvon

Our children are our future, they are our hope and they hold our hearts in their little hands. When they grow up, they are still our children and we still want to protect them. If there is one basic human feeling that we should all understand in guts its the common human desire to protect… Continue reading God sides with Michael & Trayvon

Central Iowa, Climate, Compassion, East Central Iowa, Economy, Health, Mission, North Central Iowa, Northeast District, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Iowa Storm Response

With reports of severe weather rolling in every day, I wanted to share this update from Rev. Catie Newman, Disaster Response Coordinator of Iowa. Click these links for a report on the damages in Iowa June 16 and June 18 . For contact information and information on how your faith community can best respond: Suggested Action Steps… Continue reading Iowa Storm Response

Abundant Life, Compassion, Creation, Discipleship, Economy, Faith, Gifts, Mission, New People, New Places, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Wellness, Whole Community

Talk Is Cheap

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC There are a lot of opinions out there. There are a lot of different ways to use our reason and our intellect to convince ourselves that we are OK, or that… Continue reading Talk Is Cheap