East Mills Baccalaureate was held May 9, 2021, at the High School gymnasium in Malvern. Ardeth Henderson and Rita Godfrey assisted Chair Scott Hillyer in hastily organizing the event, approval for which was delayed due to covid restrictions and finally approved in April. The Committee, which usually holds one organizational meeting in January (which had to be cancelled this year), is composed of pastors and lay people who are eager to express spiritual support to our graduates in the form of a service each year. The pastors of the district have been stressed to the limit, and many are pastoring several churches or on an interim basis. We need laity to step up and help keep this project viable! If you are willing to help meet this need, please contact Scott, Ardeth or Rita!!
Our pastor Joni Hickey welcomes you to all three of her churches in Malvern, Iowa; Strahan (rural Hastings) Iowa; and Wesley Chapel (rural Hastings) Iowa. She lives with her husband, Randy, near Thurman, Iowa. She became our pastor in June 2018. We’re excited to be her first clergical appointment!
Feel free to get in touch with Pastor Joni at anytime.
The three United Methodist churches under the auspices of Pastor Joni are part of a larger network within the UMC organizational structure. Click here to learn more.
P.O. Box 370
Malvern, IA 51551