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January 2018

HCI Next Retreat: Deepening Discipleship Pathways

Friday, January 5, 2018 7:00 PM to Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Location: Lake Okoboji UM Camp and Retreat Center
The theme for the 2017 Iowa Annual Conference is “Creating Difference Makers: inspiring and equipping grace-filled followers of Jesus Christ to make a difference wherever they are.”   Creating, inspiring, equipping and celebrating United Methodist ...
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Human Trafficking Awarness Day

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In response to many questions we’ve received over the past few weeks, the Conference would like to invite you to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 preparation as well as address any other questions you may ...
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Webinar: W-2 & Year-End Reporting for Local Churches

Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In response to many questions we’ve received over the past few weeks, the Conference would like to invite you to attend a live webinar that will go over the information regarding clergy W-2 preparation as well as address any other questions you may ...

HCI Next Retreat: Deepening Discipleship Pathways

Friday, January 26, 2018 7:00 PM to Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Location: Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center
The theme for the 2017 Iowa Annual Conference is “Creating Difference Makers: inspiring and equipping grace-filled followers of Jesus Christ to make a difference wherever they are.”   Creating, inspiring, equipping and celebrating United Methodist ...
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2017 Statistical Reporting Webinar

Monday, February 5, 2018
Greetings! With the 2017 Statistical Reporting season in full swing we are preparing a webinar to walk you through the process of entering statistical data along with a Question and Answer session to help you with questions you may have regarding ...

Disciple Making Practices Workshop

Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Island UMC
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Latino Task Force

Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Musserville
Latino Task Force meeting at Musserville

DCOM Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the SE District Office

World Day of Prayer

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pastors of Large Churches

Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Boone, First 703 Arden St. Boone, IA  

DCMC Meeting

Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Meeting at the District Office in Mt. Pleasant Iowa

dCOM Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the SE District Office

Committee on Superintendency

Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Lay Servant Committee Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Mental Health in Ministry Conference

Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 PM to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Order of Elder, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Spring 2018 Gathering

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First UMC Ames
Spring 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event Thursday, April 26th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA 50010 )  Online Registration Printable ...

District Conference & Pre-Learning Event

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
10-1230 - Learning Event 1230-1 - Lunch 1-3 - District Conference 3-430 - Pre-Annual Conference  

SE Operational Team (SLI) Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:00 PM

dCOM Meeting

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Southeast District Office

Music Accompanist Needed

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Geneseo UMC is in search of a music accompanist for Sunday morning Worship Service. We are looking for a keyboard/pianist. They would provide all music for Sunday Service. Please contact Deb Mumm: rdmumm@gmail.com

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Geneseo United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant should enjoy working with the public. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Publisher is preferred, along with data entry experience ...

SLI Meeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the Southeast District Office

Committee on Superintendency Meeting

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Clergy Day Away

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Columbus Junction

Professional Interviews

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Lay Gathering

Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Columbus Junction

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...

Day Apart Workshop: Working with the Third Age

Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Location: Iowa U.M. Conference Office
The Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling presents DAY APART WORKSHOP: WORKING WITH THE THIRD AGE  The Third Age refers to Adult Experience beginning at 45. This is a time when people begin reflecting on spiritual life in new ways. Recent research ...

Lay Servant Committee Meeting

Friday, September 28, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Southeast District Office

United Methodist Men Four Conference Rally

Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center
UNITED METHODIST MEN FOUR CONFERENCE RALLY Dakotas, Great Plains, Iowa, Minnesota-Men Sharing God's Love since 1998 Hosted by Iowa UMMen Details: September 28-30, 2018 Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center Friday Evening, 6:00 pm—Sunday Worship @ ...

Women at the Well Reentry Training

Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pastor Paul Witmer, Minister of Reentry and Congregational Care for Women at the Well at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women at Mitchellville, Iowa will be coming to the Bettendorf area in October to offer a Reentry Team Training. It will be ...
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Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event Tuesday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Marshalltown, First United Methodist Church (202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158 )  Online ...
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Mentor Training

Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Location: Iowa Annual Conference Center

Round Table with dCOM and BoOm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 AM
Location: Iowa Annual Conference Center

District SLI/Operational Team

Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: District Office

Nominations & Leadership Committee

Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Muscatine, Wesley

dCOM Interviews

Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:30 AM
Location: Southeast District Office

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 ...

Budget Team Listening Session: North Liberty

Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Location: North Liberty United Methodist Church
Watch the Livestream of the North Liberty Budget Listening Session at 2:45 from here: https://vimeo.com/310444847

Budget Team Listening Session: Carroll

Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Carroll First United Methodist Church

Budget Team Listening Session: Ames

Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Ames First United Methodist Church

2019 Advocacy Day with Bishop Laurie Haller

Monday, January 28, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, January 28, 2019 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Wesley UMC | 800 E 12th Street, Des Moines, IA Who should attend? United Methodist UMW and other Church Members & Pastors; others interested in advocacy work, Children/Youth Mental Health, and Medicaid ...
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Clergy Day Apart

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Crawfordsville UMC
Will be held at Crawfordsville UMC.  Snow date will be February 7th.

Church Officers Training

Saturday, February 9, 2019 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
Various locations and times for the dates.  Please see the Monday Musings for more information.

Lay Servants Chair Meeting

Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Meeting will take place at the SE District Office

Leadership Development & Nominations

Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

DCMC Meeting

Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the SE District Office

Laity Day with the Bishop

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Collegiate United Methodist Church
Location: Collegiate in Ames Join other lay people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating day.  Bishop Laurie will lead us in reflecting on the February General Conference as we look to the future.  Lay delegates to General Conference have...

Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event Tuesday, April 9th from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. at Ames, First UMC (516 Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010) Online Registration Printable Registration General...

Fall 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:00 AM to Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center
Tuesday, October 1st at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, October 2nd at 3 p.m. Ankeny, First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021) Registration fee is $45 and includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Childcare is available but ...

Transform Sunday Morning

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids
Bring your team (program staff, worship associates, artists, musicians and other interested people) to discover ways to enliven and deepen your congregation’s worship services. Based on presenter Marcia McFee’s book Think Like a Filmmaker, this ...
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Installation Service for Superintendent Doug Cue

Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: First UM Church
1:30 PM- District Choir Rehearsal for the DS Installation Service. Mark Kimzey will be directing the choir during the installation service and has offered an invitation for all who would like to participate to join. 2:30 PM- Installation Service for...

40th Annual Conference-wide Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM
The 40th Annual Mission Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at five locations throughout the state—First UMC in Cedar Falls, St. Paul’s UMC in Cherokee, Greenfield UMC, Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, & Asbury UMC in ...

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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Simpson Youth Academy Holiday Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Simpson College - Great Hall
Please join us for Simpson Youth Academy's third annual Lessons & Carols Dinner! Share a great meal, meet participants, and hear reflections on Advent from our students. Buying a ticket also gets you a free, reserved seat for the beautiful Lessons & ...

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 ...

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center
Candidates for ministry in the Iowa Annual Conference  have the opportunity to participate in a candidacy retreat as part of their candidacy process. All candidates who enter the process as of January 1, 2018, are required to attend a candidacy ...
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Vacation Bible School Fair - March 1 - Mobile United Methodist Missionaries (MUMM)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Creston First UMC
You can do Vacation Bible School!    Even if you think, “We don’t have kids!” they are there, and they need you.  It could be only 2 or 3 kids, but they still need you. And their parents might, too.   Brian Dembowczyk writes in Gospel Centered Kids ...

Map of My Kingdom - play showing at High Prairie UM Church

Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: High Prairie UM Church
From poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Vandal Theatre   Who's going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony  -- Or have you even stared to think that far ahead?   We ...

Vacation Bible School Fair - March 15 - Mobile United Methodist Missionaries (MUMM)

Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mount Pleasant First UMC
You can do Vacation Bible School!    Even if you think, “We don’t have kids!” they are there, and they need you.  It could be only 2 or 3 kids, but they still need you. And their parents might, too.   Brian Dembowczyk writes in Gospel Centered Kids ...

Integrated Leadership Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00 PM to Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Oakland Community Center
The focus of the workshop is family systems theory and how to be a non-anxious leader in anxious times, a very timely subject for leaders and lay persons in the UMC right now. The workshop is being led by Rev. Bill Selby, Director of the Center for ...

Spring 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:00 AM to Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Whether the United Methodist Church ends up in one, four, or even more pieces, we must admit that the Connection has not been functioning well in the Iowa Conference. Join us as Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, helps us begin to ...
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Iowa Chrysalis Flight 39

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Location: Clarion UMC, Clarion Iowa and Church of Christ, Clarion, Iowa

EC District Women and Youth Day Apart

Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Lovely Lane UM Church
March 28 - East Central United Methodist Women offering Day Apart - RSVP by March 20 Women and Youth across the district are invited for a day of learning, laughter, and growing together on Saturday, March 28 at Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC. The day...

Laity Day with Bishop Laurie

Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
First UMC in Ames will be the host church for this year’s Laity Day with Bishop Laurie.  The date, announced last summer, is Saturday, April 4.  The full day of activity will include Bishop Laurie’s presentations, worship, missional topics, lunch ...
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The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: 13720 Roe Avenue
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will host The Art of Hospitality Conference April 23 – 24, 2020. The conference takes place at Church of the Resurrection’s Leawood, KS Campus and focuses on the ministry of welcome and intentional ...
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Quad Cities Emmaus Men's Walk #123

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Basic Lay Servant Training

Friday, April 24, 2020 7:00 PM to Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: Linn Grove
Basic Lay Servant Training Opportunity - Open to All Districts This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries.  Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the ...
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April 2020 Lay Servant Training

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church of Wilton
Courses offered and books used in the class: Basic - This course is the foundation for all courses in Lay Servant ministries and should be taken first. Participants Book: DR626*978-0-88177-626-3 - $11.00   Embracing Personal Prayer - Explore prayer ...

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Iowa Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #146

Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk #147

Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Quad Cities Chrysalis Flight 134

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

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