News in the Conferences

Welcome to our news center! Here you can subscribe to our eNews to stay up to date on the events and stories from the Conferences. You can also read the eNews archives, individual articles, and obituaries. Looking for or want to share job opportunities and items in our congregations? Visit our Classifieds page.

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Catch Up on Past E-Newsletters

Highlights of What’s Happening Around the Conferences

PSA for Phishing Emails

There have been several financial scams in the Quad Cities area involving not for profits being asked to changed direct deposit info from “vendors and providers.” One of our churches in the area experienced (and successfully avoided!) a similar scam. This is a good...

Legal Counsel for Boy Scouts of America

The Insurance Board has been fielding inquiries about liability coverage related to claims from hosting a Boy or Cub Scout Troop at churches. The recent litigation/bankruptcy involving Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has resulted in the shifting of more liability on the...

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Obituaries in the Conferences


Richard Crooks – January 1st, 2021


Dwight Snesrud – December 28th, 2020

Steve Uzzell – December 21st, 2020

Robert Adams – December 18th, 2020

Ramona Brooks – November 19th, 2020

Richard Zulauf – October 16th, 2020

John Clark – October 10th, 2020

Gene Becker – October 7th, 2020

Jan Kline – October 6th, 2020

Bernard Wesley Sayler – September 25th, 2020

Tim Mlsna – September 11th, 2020

Frederick Arthur Moore – September 4th, 2020

Donald Stoebner – August 7th, 2020

Donna Boren – August 6th, 2020

Bob Bromley – May 2nd, 2020

Annabeth McClelland Gay – April 29th, 2020

Kathy Torgersen – April 14th, 2020

Carol Taylor – March 1st, 2020

John O. Gradwohl – February 23rd, 2020

Kathryn Alene Rust – February 13th, 2020

Meghan Powers – January 13th, 2020


Jack Seville Jr. – December 21st, 2019

Judy Bishop – December 17th, 2019

Clip Higgins – November 25th, 2019

Mike Cleeton – November 24th, 2019

Mark Phillip Schowalter – October 29th, 2019

Jerry Tibbs – October 26th, 2019