May 9, 2019

Dear Friends in the Iowa Annual Conference,

The Council of Bishops completed their spring meeting this morning, and I would like to share with you two documents. The first is a press release that summarizes the content of our discussions. The second document, “A Common Word from the Council of Bishops,” shares the collective heart of the Council as well as a pastoral and prophetic word. May God’s grace fill you with hope and joy as you continue to share the love of Jesus and make a difference in your communities, the state of Iowa, and the world.  

Bishop Laurie
Come ye that love the Lord, and let your joys be known,
Join in a song with sweet accord, Join in a song with sweet accord.
And thus surround the throne, and thus surround the throne.
We're marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We're marching upward to Zion; the beautiful city of God.

Council of Bishops Press Release May 9, 2019

A Common Word from the Council of Bishops

From the Office of the Bishop of The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church