The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) stands deeply opposed to the Traditional Plan as adopted at Special Conference 2019. We are thankful for the election of persons to the 2020 General Conference demonstrating gifts and graces to stand and deliver justice, confront evil and live out the authentic compassion of Jesus and love of God.
August Events Update (see memo link at left for more)
Hiroshima Day Commemoration Walk - Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, August 6 at Noon
Citizens of all ages are invited to join in this walk. Participants will meet at 1st Avenue and 1st Street NE. The March to downtown Cedar Rapids will take about 45 minutes. Bring signs that remind others of the devastation of the first use of nuclear weapons.
Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
Friday, August 9 - 7 PM “Choosing a Future of Peace” with
Dr. Maureen McCue from Physicians for Social Responsibility
Gather at the Japanese Bell south of the Iowa State Capitol.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and flowers for laying at the bell.
Rain location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 800 E. 12th St.
Four Days in August - Tuesday, 8/6 (8AM) -Friday, 8/9 (8AM)
Vigil hosted by Des Moines Catholic Worker and Veterans for Peace
St. Ambrose Cathedral, 8th & High Street, Des Moines
Rally and Direct Action begins 11:00 AM on August 9
Drone Command Center, 3100 McKinley Ave.
Prayer Vigil for Detention - Decorah
A Prayer Vigil in support of immigrants, refugees and children
Wednesday, August 7 - 11:45 at Carl Seiland Wayside Park
Explore Immigration in the United States- Des Moines
Plymouth UCC at 7PM for film and discussion:
August 9: “Harvest of Empire” (fundraise for AFSC)
September 13: “America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid”
“Paris to Pittsburgh” Film – Davenport & DSM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aldersgate UMC, Des Moines - Tuesday, September 24
Women at the Well Summit – Des Moines
Saturday, August 24th at Immanuel UMC – 10AM-3PM
Jeff Wright to Speak at CURE – Des Moines
Sunday, August 25 - 2:00 PM, Trinity UMC, 8th and College