News from the Southwest

We are trying something new in the Southwest District.  We will no longer be publishing a monthly newsletter.  We will be posting information on this page as it becomes available.  You will want to check back to this page frequently to see any updates.  When important information comes up, we will continue to send emails to those signed up for the newsletter list and it will be posted on Facebook.
updated October 14, 2019


Global Health

The 2020 Iowa Annual Conference will be focusing on Global Health and we are excited to share about two very deserving groups who are making a difference in the lives of others, here in Iowa and around the world.

Iowa Mission of Mercy is a large scale, two-day community dental clinic where dental professionals and general volunteers donate their time to provide free oral health care to individuals who face barriers to receiving dental care.  The clinic moves to different areas of the state each year.  In 2019, the clinic was in Davenport and in 2020, it will be in Des Moines.

As United Methodists, we are committed to creating abundant health for all- a global connection striving for mental, physical and spiritual well-being.  Lifesaving health ministries are enriching the lives of people around the world, from South America to Africa, from India to the Philippines and the US.  This means a prosthetic solution in Sierra Leone, personal transportation Zambia and shade and fresh water in Brazil.

We hope you will and your churches will consider raising money for the Global Health Initiative.  This could be through a Christmas or Easter offering, a special collection, a fundraiser or any other creative way.  Money can be sent directly to the Iowa Annual Conference and please designate the 2020 Global Health.  The offerings will be split between the two organizations.