Tuesday, November 08, 2005

World Mission Sunday, February 26, 2006

Always the Last Sunday in Epiphany, World Mission Sunday is a great opportunity to promote global mission in your parish. This year’s theme is Anglican Women: Relevant, Radical and Responsive. Inspiration for the theme comes from the Anglican delegation sent by the Anglican Consultative Council to the 49th UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2005.

Resources for 2006 will be mailed to each parish soon, and additional materials (bulletin shells and inserts, study materials, sermons, etc.) will be posted here. You are not restricted to this year’s theme; materials for previous years also are posted on the site.

The scripture passage on this year’s poster will be I Corinthians 11:11. Propers: Year B, I Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 27 or Psalm 27: 5-11; 2 Peter 1:16-19 (20-21); Mark 9:2-9.

Join the Iowa Global Mission Network!

Want to stay informed about global mission opportunities in the diocese and learn ways to grow an international focus in your parish? Connect with other global-minded Episcopalians, share ideas and resources, and publicize your parish’s global ministry events through the Global Mission Network. To join, send an email to karenenichols@gmail.com.

What Can One Person, Parish, or Diocese Do to End Extreme Poverty?

Rev. Mike Kinman can tell you. Mike is the new Executive Director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR), a national network promoting global justice through prayer and action. Mike’s uplifting weekly e-newsletter, “What Can One Person Do?," is full of ideas for working toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. To join his mailing list, go to the EGR website, or email Mike at Mkinman@gmail.com. [UPDATED 02/03/06 with new email address for Mike Kinman.]

Monday, November 07, 2005

Under Construction

Welcome to Mission Minutes, the web journal of Iowa Episcopalians in global mission. Here we will share our mission stories and experiences, plus ideas for expanding our involvement in cross-cultural ministry. Send your thoughts to karenenichols@gmail.com, or click on the "Comments" link below. We look forward to hearing from you.