PEACE LIGHT FROM BETHLEHEM IS AT IRMS THROUGH DEC. 23
Dust off your lantern, oil lamp or wind-proof candle and prepare to bring the living flame of the Light from the Grotto of the Nativity to your home, church or other organization. For the fourth year, IRMS will have the Peace Light of Bethlehem for you to share throughout your church and community. You may pick up the light at IRMS December 15 through December 23 and by special arrangements on December 24.
To view the delivery of the Light to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Davenport click here, then scroll down to the video.
Each year Austrian Boy and Girl Scouts send representatives to Bethlehem to light six lanterns from the light that has burned at the site of the Nativity for over 1000 years. Three of these lanterns spread the light across Europe while three of the lighted lanterns are flown across the Atlantic Ocean via Austrian Airlines to New York where committed volunteers begin their journeys to spread “the light” across North America. The Peace Light from Bethlehem will arrive at IRMS the afternoon of December 15 where it will be available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday until December 23. Subscribing churches and others are encouraged to come to IRMS during these hours or by special arrangement on December 24 and get the light to use in their churches and communities. Bring your lantern and share the Light of Peace on Christmas eve and throughout the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany seasons. For questions about the Peace Light contact email@example.com or www.peacelight.org .
OPEN STAFF POSITION
IRMS has a position open for an individual with library, customer service, computer and problem-solving skills.
IOWA RELIGIOUS MEDIA SERVICES
IRMS is an ecumenical lending library with over 10,000 DVD, VHS, audio, book, and other resources available for use by subscribers and renters. We are committed to providing religious media resources to assist with faith formation and growth of the whole person, including exploration of the Bible and religious issues.But even more valuable than our library of resources, is the IRMS staff, knowledgeable to guide you through the process of resource selection and use. By asking discerning questions about your group and your goal, and reviewing your borrowing history, they can significantly increase your satisfaction with the resources you receive and the success when you use them.We continue to build the library of religious media to serve our subscribers with up-to-date, high quality resources. Our collection also contains several “classic,” hard to find titles. Subscribing churches pay a nominal yearly fee and then borrow resources free of charge as often as they like. Those who do not choose to subscribe may rent resources for a weekly fee.
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IRMS will be closed December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015, for the Christmas and New Years holidays
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