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Hurricane Harvey District Wide Multi- Generational Mission

Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:00 AM to Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
The Northeast and East Central Districts of the Iowa Conference of the UMC are joining together to travel to Texas as a UMCOR disaster relief team responding to Hurricane Harvey. The mission dates are July 21-29, 2018. The cost is $450.00 per ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Monday, August 13, 2018
RACIAL EQUITY AWARENESS LEARNING EXCHANGES *       Jesus calls us to love God and love neighbor. *       Racial justice is an ongoing focus of United Methodist Women mission work. *       We are called to live out the Charter for Racial Justice in ...

Worship in the Park - Lunch - Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
HEY EVERYBODY LET’S PARTY OUTSIDE!!!!! Sunday, August 26 @ 10:00: We are going to worship, picnic and have The Ice Cream Social in the park. Yes, we are going to worship in our beautiful pavilion. And then we are going to eat together. EVERYONE IS ...

Preachin’ is the ART of Public Speaking

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Atlantic, First UMC
Monday, September 17, 2018 Atlantic, First UMC  (800 Poplar St, Atlantic, IA 50022) 9:00am to 5:00pm .7 CEU’s  event Cost $50 for Clergy or $10 for Laity. Lunch provided. Presenters: Dan Wiebesiek and Andy Rubinking Register by Tuesday, September 4th...

East Central District UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Vinton Wesley United Methodist Church
All United Methodist Women and pastors from across the district are invited to celebrate the year's accomplishments, receive leadership training, and be inspired as BOLD women and men of faith, hope and love in action. Rev. Clint Twedt-Ball will ...

Annual "FALL" Church Supper

Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Walker UMC
The Walker United Methodist Church, 101 Ely St., Walker, IA will hold its “Annual Fall Supper” on November 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Pork Loin, dressing, mashed potatoes gravy, homemade applesauce and rolls, desserts drinks. Tickets are $8.00 for adults ...

Monroe Uinited Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
The Annual Turkey Supper will be held at the church, 407 N Monroe featuring turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, pie and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids 6 and under. Take out is available. Contact the ...

Webinar: W-2 and Year End Reporting for Local Churches

Monday, January 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Webinar: W-2 and Year End Reporting for Local Churches

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Central District UMW Day Apart

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  Hospitality is the theme of the Central District United Methodist Women annual Day Apart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Burns United Methodist Church, 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. All men and women of the ...

Central District Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Classes

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church
Basic Class and Advanced Class opportunities. When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Where: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church                   1909 MLK Pkwy                  Des Moines, IA 50314 Click HERE to register. Welcome will begin at ...

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Conference Center-Martin Boehm-Suzanna Wesley

145th Church Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Walker UMC
Please plan to attend the 145th Church Anniversary Celebration at the Walker UMC. Please bring memorabilia, pictures and stories to tell of the past. Brunch will follow the 9 am Worship Service, food provided.

Greenfield Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Click here to find the flyer for the Greenfield Site - Greenfield UMC 108 SW 5th St, Greenfield, IA 50849 OR Mt. Pleasant Site - Iowa Wesleyan University Howe Student Activity Center at Broadway...

Annual UMW Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
UMW Annual Turkey Supper. Features turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pie and a drink. $5 for six and under, $11 for all others. Serving begins at 5:30.

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, December 2, 2019 9:00 AM

No Room at the Inn Nativity Festival

Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Monday, January 6, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
For the past few years, the Conference has offered an webinar providing instructions for your W-2 and Year-End Reporting needs.  We would like to invite you again to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 ...

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Central District Laity Summit

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
Central District Laity Summit Saturday February 1st, 2020 Ankeny First UMC Registration closed 1-25-2020, contact Angela Hansen-Abbas. Start 2020 off with other UMC Laity and focus on skills you need to grow your church and your leadership skills. ...

Spring Salad Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
UMW from the First United Methodist Church, 202 W Main, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, will host their 47th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday,April 23rd, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be vegetable, meat and fruit salads along with deviled eggs, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Forging a New Path with Rebekah Simon-Peter

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Immanuel UMC
We invite you to a lunch and learn with Rebekah Simon-Peter. Raised in the Jewish religion, Rebekah Simon-Peter became a follower of Jesus and was ordained a United Methodist minister. She saw a vital need for boldness within congregations and their ...

RVP - Circuit 1 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park UMC

RVP - Loam Circuit Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Emmanuel UMC

Midwest Mission rice meal packing event for Ukraine

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Christian Life Center
Experience Midwest Mission   |   AUGUST 27TH   |   HANDS-ON MISSION EVENT IN ANKENY, IOWA Help us pack 8,400 Rice Meal bags that will feed 50,400 people in Ukraine. Learn about the different ways you can put your faith into action and be the hands ...
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RVP - Warren County Circuit Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC

RVP - Circuit 9 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC

RVP - Station, Innovation & Independent Circuits Professional Interviews

Monday, September 12, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC

Matthew 25 Grant Requests Due

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Matthew 25 Grant Applications for 2023 are available.  These grants are for projects/ministries that address the needs of vulnerable populations such as those living in poverty; the imprisoned; immigrants; minority ethnic populations; children; the ...

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 2

Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Urbandale Walmart Hills

New Hope UMC God's Girlfriends Women's Retreat

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: DM New Hope UMC
Speaker for the evening will be Michelle Laughlin No cost. We do ask you to pre-register by September 4th at nhfamily@newhopedsm.org or 515-278-2097 Doors Open At 6PM

RVP - Circuit 7 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown Hope UMC

RVP - Circuit 8 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Newton St Luke

Booneville Music Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Booneville United Methodist Church
The Booneville Music Festival is back for its third year featuring six talented acts.  Performing locally, nationally and internationally, here is a little information about the musicians.   Ortonville Circus   Ortonville Circus is a string band – ...

Gathering of the Orders & Fellowship

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, September 29th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 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 ...

RVP Circuit 1 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park
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RVP Circuit 4 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC
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RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Ames First UMC

RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Ames First UMC

Music Under the Dome - Live from New York

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:00 PM to Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 AM
Dear Pastor, Church Member and Music (and cheesecake) Lovers, “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…”   New York Cheesecake, an Art Show by MainFrame Studios artists, and the New York Philharmonic’s organist In Concert October 9, in person, all for free! (A love ...

RVP Circuit 9 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC
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RVP Circuit 7 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown First UMC
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RVP Circuit 8 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Newton First UMC
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RVP Circuit 10 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 23, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames Collegiate UMC
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AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: New Hope UMC, Des Moines
The AC2022 Memorial Service to honor those before us will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Des Moines New Hope United Methodist Church located at 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA. Family gathering will begin at 1:30 p.m.  The service will ...

RVP Circuit 5 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Immanuel UMC
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RVP Circuit 2 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC
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RVP Station & Independent & Innovation Circuits Charge Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC
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