MFSA Iowa Chapter Memo - May 2014 Download / Print Memo
What’s at Stake? What Do You Think?
MFSA’s second Spring Regional Gathering will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 10:00 AM at Wesley House,
2718 University Ave., on the Drake Campus in Des Moines. Panelists include John Zimmerman, candidate for Johnson County Attorney; Devon Paige, Drake student; Dr. David Kaptan, from Powell Chemical Dependency Center. Please join us for this important discussion!
Mr. Hilary Shelton to Keynote MFSA’s Awards Event
Mark your calendars for MFSA’s Awards Event on Saturday, June 7, at 5:00 PM, in Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Level 3, with keynote speaker Mr. Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy.
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Annual March for Peace and Social Justice
“Imagine: Bridges, Not Walls”
This year’s March will begin at 12:10, on Monday, June 9. It will start at the south side of Hy-Vee Hall and proceed to Hansen Triangle, corner of Watson Powell, Jr. and 2nd Ave.
Sponsors of the March include MFSA, the Board of Church and Society, the Board of Global Ministries, UMW, COSROW, the committee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns and Do No Harm. Participants include Bishop Julius Trimble, Dr. Lellene Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and others.
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The Iowa Justice For Our Neighbors and Mission Education Standing Committees invites you to lunch during the Iowa Annual Conference, at Noon on Saturday, June 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1548 8th Street in Des Moines. Charissa Shawcross, the North Central Jurisdiction Mission Interpreter will be the speaker. Reservations for the lunch can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The price will be established after the caterer has been engaged.
Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform
Please join a prayer vigil for immigration reform each Tuesday, at 12:15 PM, at Rep. Tom Latham’s office, 2700 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.
Children of Abraham Dialogue
“How Each Religion Sees the Other” is the topic for the Dialogue to be held on Sunday, May 4, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Temple Judah, 3221 Lindsay Lane SE, in Cedar Rapids. Presenters include Father Fred Shaheen, St. George Orthodox Church, Imam Taha Tawil, Mother Mosque of America, and Rabbi Todd Thalblum, Temple Judah. The event is sponsored by the Inter Religious council of Linn County.
Loess Hills Prairie Seminar
This Seminar will be held May 30 – June 1 at the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area, Northeast of Onowa. For more information, please contact Gloria Kistner at: 712-222-6080 or at: email@example.com. Registration information is available at at the Northwest AEA website.
“Walking with Palestinian Christians for Holy Justice and Peace
The first-ever UM Church-wide Conference on Israel/Palestine will be held at Ginghamsburg UMC, Tipp City, Ohio, on Thursday and Friday, August 7 – 8. The Conference, co-sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries and Ginghamsburg UMC, will include prayer, fellowship and study. For more information, please go to: http://ginghamsburg.org/grow/ministries/books-conferences/palestinian-christian-conference.
The Conference will be followed immediately at the same location on Friday and Saturday, August 8 – 9, by the first All-Inclusive Gathering of the Quadrennium for UM Kairos Response! Participants will include Palestinian Christians. Rev. Alex Awad, dean of Bethlehem Bible College is planning to be there. For more information, please go to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Witnessing for Peace
A vigil for peace is held every Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, at 1st Ave. and 1st St. NE, in Cedar Rapids. (It’s across from the old Federal Building at the Tree of Five Seasons.) The witness is held regardless of the weather. You are invited to bring your own sign or hold one of theirs. For more information, please contact Bob at 319-360-5119.
Iowans participate in a "Day of Prophetic Action" on immigration policies. Photo by Jay Mallin, United Methodist Board of Church and Society
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