At the request of the Presbytery Trustees, Moderator Karen Minnis has called a special meeting of the Presbytery of East Iowa for Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Presbytery Office (1700 South First Avenue, Suite 23, Iowa City) for the purpose of acting upon two time-sensitive items. Read the full notice by clicking here.Read more
International Peacemaker Jerome Bizimana of Rwanda is visiting our Presbytery Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, bringing words of hope and reconciliation where the deepest hurts once divided. Invite him to your church! Contact Lisa Ross Thedens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-938-8807. Our Presbytery’s Peacemaking Task Force will assist you in transporting him to your church and do all we can to facilitate your event.
Rev. Bizimana Nkumbuyinka Jerome is President of Remera Presbytery in Rwanda and the initiator of the Light Group, bringing together survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide of Tutsi Rwandans. He will share how the church helps bring about reconciliation.
Rev. Bizimana Nk. Jerome studied Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Zambia in 2004 – 2005 at Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation. He is married to Jannette and father of 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls.Read more
The 223rd General Assembly will take place in St. Louis from June 15-23. Please hold those who will gather to discern God’s leading in governance of the PCUSA, especially our East Iowa commissioners: Teaching Elder Lisa Ross Thedens, Teaching Elder Trey Hegar, Ruling Elder Marta Pumroy, and Ruling Elder Kerry Jennings along with our Stated Clerk Rebecca Blair.Read more
Registration is now open for the 182nd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. Please register ASAP so that we can establish an accurate count, even if you are bringing your own meal. Meals are $10/person payable on site.
Click here to register online.
The meeting packet can be found here: 182nd Stated Meeting Packet (PDF)
See you soon!Read more
New worshiping community for skaters in Montana and fast-growing church in Georgia each receive $50,000
Serious JuJu, a 1001 New Worshiping Community for youth and skaters in northwest Montana, and Faith Presbyterian Church of the North Georgia Mountains have been named winners of the 2018 Sam and Helen R. Walton Awards.Read more
Ten South Sudanese humanitarian aid workers disappeared April 26 outside of Yei in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region. Among the missing are two staff members from ACROSS, a global partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).Read more
The Presbytery has an open job position for Communications Project Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position (up to 30 hours per week), with flexible hours and work able to be done remotely. The position includes vacation and benefits will be offered.Read more
At the 180th Stated Meeting on January 13, 2018, our Presbytery approved a new plan to help us revitalize our Presbytery culture and create broader, more flexible opportunities for service and engagement for everyone throughout the Presbytery. As we live into this new way of being, information about the plan and the implementation process may be found here.
Discovering and Claiming Our Common Calling [the full plan description] may be found here
Discovering and Claiming Our Common Calling–ANNOTATED DESCRIPTIONS may be found here
DCCC Proposed Implementation Plan may be found here
Visioning within Covenant Community [a document relating the former Presbytery structure to the new approach and structure] may be found hereRead more