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Discounted Church Resources for Sale

The Long and Winding Road Gets Shorter A message from IRMS Executive Director Sharon Strohmaier: At the end of this week, Iowa Religious Media Services (IRMS) will initiate the process of dissolving as a corporation. Since we could find no … Continue reading

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Grow Your Church with MissionInsite

The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences are excited provide to our local churches — free of charge — access to the powerful MissionInsite tool which helps your church discover and interpret demographic data that will help you plan new … Continue reading

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More Disaster Recovery Help Needed

Flooded areas in Iowa and Nebraska are still in need of support as clean-up and recovery continues from Spring flooding. The UCC Disaster Ministries, working in collaboration with other organizations, specializes in long-term recovery efforts. The needs along the river … Continue reading

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Iowa BOD Takes Action Following Annual Meeting

The Iowa Conference Board of Directors (BOD) met on July 17 to return to agenda items on which the Iowa Conference Annual Meeting was unable to vote on because it did not have the number of voting delegates required by the … Continue reading

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Bring Synod 32 Home!

Now that General Synod 32 is complete, plan an adult education series, new member class, confirmation study or church newsletter article using these resources: General Synod video FREE Exploring UCC Polity Resource Facilitator’s Guide General Synod 32 Resolutions Videos of … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Diverse, Complicatedly Holy

A Reflection on General Synod 32 I stood at the back of the convention hall with a cup of coffee in hand. I watched people strolling in, chatting among themselves, then suddenly growing silent as they heard the music in … Continue reading

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Iowa Board to Take Action Following JAM Discussion

During our celebratory Joint Annual Meeting June 14-16  for the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ, we worshiped and learned together in the new Countryside Community Church UCC, part of the Tri-Faith Initiative in … Continue reading

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South Dakota UCC Hosts Global Mission Partner in August

The South Dakota Conference is pleased to host Michael Joseph in August. He has just completed a ministry in Columbia through the UCC/DOC Global Ministries and is available to share more about his experiences with local churches in the area.  … Continue reading

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Joint Annual Meeting by the Numbers

Fun recap of our inspiring Joint Annual Meeting in numbers. Continue reading

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Celebratory JAM Includes Budget Talks

During the first-ever joint annual meeting, the the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota conferences also held their annual business meetings that includes conversations about each conferences’ budgets. Each conference presented their final budget reports for 2018, current 2019 budgets, and proposed budgets for 2020. Continue reading

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