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April 2021

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 10, 2021
This year, we are thrilled to offer a virtual online format that allows for greater accessibility to our participants while still maintaining our high quality learning experience.   Licensing School begins on Saturday, April 10th with an virtual ...

Bi-Vocational Flourishing in Ministry Retreat

Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Bi-Vocational Flourishing in Ministry Retreat

Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

School for Lay Ministry - Methods of Biblical Interpretation

Saturday, April 17, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Central District Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
District Conference will look a little different this year as you are asked to attend with the District that you will be a part of beginning July 1st.  

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

School for Lay Ministry - Missions and Social Concerns

Saturday, June 12, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

School for Lay Ministry - Developing Theological Perspectives

Saturday, August 21, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Laurens United Methodist Church
CAMP CLEAR LAKE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAY SPEAKER TRAINING LAURENS METHODIST CHURCH 201 W MAIN ST LAURENS, IA 50554-1309 SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 9:00AM TO 5 PM                 The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or ...

Laity Training at First United Methodist Church

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Des Moines First United Methodist Church
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Leadership Institute 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection and Online
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2021, held September 29 – October 1. The annual leadership conference will be offered both online and in person at the Leawood, KS campus, ...
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"Strong & Courageous" - Fall Women's Retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC
The Health & Wholeness Committee at Lovely Lane is once again planning a fall women's retreat. Our theme this year is "Strong and Courageous." We will have worship, meditation, an art activity, and hear from our keynote speaker- Lindsay Leahy.   ...

Iowa Conference UMW Annual Meeting (In-person and ZOOM Livestream)

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference’s United Methodist Women will host their annual meeting on Zoom Livestream or in-person at the Cherokee United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Coffee and registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the ...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, October 9, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Coon Rapids United Methodist Church
ALDERSGATE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAYSPEAKER TRAINING COON RAPIDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 119 4TH AVE  COON RAPIDS, IA 50058 OCTOBER 9, 2021 8:30AM TO 4:30PM   The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or recertify their lay...

ALD-Basic Lay Servant Training

Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Audubon, First United Methodist Church
This class will be held on four Sunday's during the months of October and November from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, you must attend all four days to successfully complete the class.  Registration will close on October 6, 2021.  AUDUBON, FIRST UNITED ...

Fall 2021 Orders & Fellowship event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State Park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, October 14th from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Big Creek State Park shelters by the beach to connect with God and peers. We've asked our leaders to build groups from an area of their passion and invite ...
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Grand View United Methodist Women Holiday Fair

Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Grand View United Methodist Church
Please join us for our upcoming Holiday Fair on Sat., Oct. 16 from 8:30am-1:30pm at Grand View Church.   Lots of handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, books, puzzles, and more! Fried bread will be available until Noon. Lunch served 11am-1pm: ham, ...

Conflict Transformation Training Event

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference Conflict Transformation Team presents: Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches a one-day workshop for clergy and other church leaders Saturday, October 16, 2021—10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 516 ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Advanced ALD District Lay Servant/Speaker Training-October 23, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Corning United Methodist Church
ALDERSGATE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAYSPEAKER TRAINING CORNING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 901 NODAWAY ST. CORNING, IA 50841 OCTOBER 23, 2021 8:30AM TO 4:30PM The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or recertify their lay ...

ALD-Basic Lay Servant Training

Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Audubon, First United Methodist Church
This class will be held on four Sunday's during the months of October and November from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. AUDUBON, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 428 WASHINGTON ST. AUDUBON, IA 50025 Scheduled dates are as follows: October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021 ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Fall Lunch

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC
Osceola UMC Fall Lunch will be on October 26, 2021. Lunch will be carry out and local delivery. Please contact the church to place your order.

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Kids Helping Haiti

Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC
The Aldersgate Apostles Circuit Ministry will be holding a sale on November 13, 2021 at the Osceola UMC. 100% of the proceeds will be sent to Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti.

ALD-Advanced Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Atlantic, First United Methodist Church
ALDERSGATE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAYSPEAKER TRAINING ALANTIC, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 800 POPLAR ST.  ALANTIC, IA 50022 NOVEMBER 13 2021 8:30AM TO 4:30PM The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or recertify their ...

ALD-Basic Lay Servant Training

Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Audubon, First United Methodist Church
This class will be held on four Sunday's during the months of October and November from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. AUDUBON, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 428 WASHINGTON ST. AUDUBON, IA 50025 Scheduled dates are as follows: October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021 ...

ALD-Basic Lay Servant Training

Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Audubon, First United Methodist Church
This class will be held on four Sunday's during the months of October and November from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. AUDUBON, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 428 WASHINGTON ST. AUDUBON, IA 50025 Scheduled dates are as follows: October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021 ...

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