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Riverview Park District Mailing Address:  PO Box 307, Kellogg, IA 50135

Riverview Park District Events Here

Riverview Park District Newsletter - Get the latest news in the February Riverview Park District Newsletter.   

Riverview District Conference 2023
Mark your calendar for the RVP District Conference scheduled Sunday, May 7th, 2023 @ 2:30PM via Zoom!

2023 RVP Lay Servant Trainings
View and Register for the Riverview Park District Lay Servant trainings for 2023 HERE.
  • BASIC COURSE - March 18, 25 and April 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm 
  • ADVANCE COURSE: PREACHING - August 12, 19 and 20, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm 
  • ADVANCE COURSE: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way - November 2, 9 and 16, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
In Mission Together 2022 Reports Due Feb. 15th

The 2022 In Mission Together On-Line Report and links to mission projects can be found at Scroll down to see the report form for the Riverview Park District.
   *Stories about a favorite mission project may be submitted at any time, please refer to the “Stories To Share” section on the conference In Mission Together webpage to e-mail the Mission Education Chair, Sue Hattel. The stories may inspire other churches to try something similar.
   Questions? Please contact Deb Lewis, Riverview Park District Mission Secretary at (641) 990-3974 or

Bishop Kennetha Bigham-Tsai Installation Service

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at 3:00 pm @ Ames Collegiate UMC (2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014) & Livestream
Light refreshments and fellowship to follow the service.

2022 Statistical Reports Due Feb. 28th
Churches are asked to submit their statistical tables on-line at Most important, on the website, is the User Guide which has instructions including the Username and Password. Churches that closed in 2022 must also submit their information.

2022 Fund Balance Reports Due March 1st

The NEW Fund Balance Reporting System can be accessed by logging into the Church Dashboard and selecting Fund Balance Report. Here you will find instructions on filling out and submitting the report.

For those who would like the fillable 2022 Fund Balance Report, it can be found at HERE or on the Conference website under Forms and submitted to the District Office.

2023 Spring Orders & Fellowship Event
Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ Des Moines Immanuel UMC (2900 49th St. Des Moines, IA 50310) & Hybrid
More Information HERE

Scholarships OPEN Now
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence. Download our scholarship flyer and bulletin insert to help spread the word. Find More Application Information HERE
  • Every year, UMHEF awards $2+ million to students planning to attend one of the 100+ UM-related colleges, universities, and seminaries across the country. Don’t let finances get in the way of achieving your dreams of a quality education! Apply by March 1 at

Iowa UM Volunteers in Mission Committee - Building Connections Work Project
The Iowa United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Committee is introducing a new, innovative program that will connect willing hands with church projects. “Building Connections” will allow local churches, who have priority needs but lack the people power to address the issues to seek help, from ready and willing volunteers. 
Find More Information HERE.


Laity Day postponed to April 2023   -   Read More HERE.


2023 Iowa Licensing School Scheduled for April 30th – May 5th, 2023   -   Read More HERE

Annual Conference 2023
The 2023 Iowa Annual Conference will be held June 2 - 4, 2023 at the RecPlex in West Des Moines and offered as a hybrid experience for those choosing to join remotely.
The Call to Order and Episcopal Address will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 2. Clergy Session will be earlier that morning at a time and location to be determined and Laity Session will be at 7:00 PM that evening at the RecPlex.  More Information about 2023 Annual Conference Here.

Riverview Park District Equalization Chart HERE


Ride RAGBRAI with the #BeUMC Team - July 22-29, 2023
Join our official #BeUMC Team! More Information HERE

Special Iowa Annual Conference Session - November 18, 2023

As announced at the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference session in June, the Bishop, in consultation with the Sessions Committee, called a Special Iowa Annual Conference Session for November 18, 2023, for the sole purpose of disaffiliation.  For the timelines and more information about disaffiliation, click HERE.




Van Meter UMC Director of Children's Ministries Employment Opportunity   -   Read More HERE.

West Des Moines UMC Director of Music Employment Opportunity   -   Read More HERE.

Des Moines Union Park UMC Part Time Accompanist Employment Opportunity   -   Read More HERE.

Grinnell UMC Director of Discipleship Employment Opportunity   -   Read More HERE.

Grinnell UMC Director of Worship and Care Employment Opportunity   -   Read More HERE.