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September 2019

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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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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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40th Annual Conference-wide Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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Simpson Youth Academy Holiday Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM (CST)
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 & ...

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Good Idea Webinar - The Basics of Online Worship

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Good Idea Webinars feature Best Practices for Ministry in The United Methodist Church. They will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. except the first week, when they will be on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. These ...

Iowa Chrysalis Flight 39

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

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 (CST)

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

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

A (Virtual) Benefit Concert: A celebration of ministry

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (CST)
Location: Women at the Well
We're gathering virtually--via Zoom--around the music of our longstanding friend Richard Bruxvoort Colligan and to celebrate the ministry of Women at the Well, at this time when Pastor Lee's time as pastor is drawing to a close. We'll gather on Zoom ...
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Iowa Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #146

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

Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM (CST)
Our country grows more polarized and divided every day: in how we think, the words we use, our political system, and much more. Instead of The United Methodist Church showing the light of Christ to the world and demonstrating a way through the ...

Quad Cities Chrysalis Flight 134

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

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving in different types of ministry and ...

Spring 2021 Orders & Fellowship Event - Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry

Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (CST)
Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry, is the theme for the 2021 Order of Elders Retreat. This event will be online using zoom. Join us as Dr. Elaine A. Heath draws from Scripture and many years' experience in missional ministry,...

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

October Winterization Blitz

Monday, October 4, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS AND GROUPS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS GET READY FOR WINTER! Many homeowners still need assistance with basic repairs to prevent pipes from freezing and provide better protection from the elements. This ...

Fall 2021 Orders & Fellowship event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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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ALD-Advanced Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

The Blessings of Play

Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit sags a person's strength. Proverbs 17:22 Playing is as sacred as music and silence. Like prayer, laughter and play can be healing to the mind, body, and soul. when we play, we leave behind ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Immanuel UMC
Learn and engage in transformational ways with those in poverty going beyond food pantries. Rev. Brian Combs is a graduate of NC State and Emory University.  While no degree was awarded, his most formative education came from attending integrated ...
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ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Carson UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: New Market UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Mt. Ayr, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00 AM to 7:15 PM (CST)
Location: Casey UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Denison, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Shenandoah, First UMC

Africa Festival of Hope at Nashua United Methodist Church

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Nashua United Methodist Church
The Nashua UMC and Republic Community Church, in conjunction with Africans in the diaspora in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, take the opportunity to invite you, your family, congregation, and your community to the Africa ...

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Greenfield UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Jefferson, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Jefferson, First 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 ...

Booneville Music Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
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 – ...

Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Gathering of the Orders & Fellowship

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Pastoral Care Specialist Program: Des Moines Pastoral Counsleling Center

Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Saturday, June 1, 2024
Location: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Cedar Falls

Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Cedar Falls, First
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $27 per person Deadline to register: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - West Des Moines Valley

Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: West Des Moines Valley
October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $29 per person Deadline to register: Friday, October 7, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to and ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

CCL District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, October 29, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hope UMC of Pocahontas County
Lay Servant Training.  We will be offering 3 classes:   Basic, Advanced:  Prayer (Let the Whole World Say Amen!) and Advanced: Preaching (From Your Heart to Theirs) You will be required to pay online when you register.    Registration fee is $25.  ...

AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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. Bishop Laurie Haller will give the message and the service will...

Armouraires Gospel Worship

Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Our Savior UMC
Armouraires Gospel group will be leading worship with Pastor Randy presiding.
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Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Corning

Saturday, November 19, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Corning United Methodist Church
November 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $25 per person Deadline to register: Friday, November 11, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to ...

Bishop Laurie Haller's Retirement Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM (CST)
Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm First United Methodist Church 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa United Methodists and ecumenical friends across Iowa are invited to celebrate the ministry of Iowa Bishop Laurie Haller as she prepares to retire at the end...

Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Aldersgate Certified Lay Servant Ministry Course - Preaching (ZOOM)

Saturday, January 21, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
Advanced Course (through ZOOM) - Preaching January 21, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Book: Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place, by Sally A Brown and Luke A Powery (Available on Kindle or paper version from Amazon. Used copies also...
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, March 16, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 29, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 29th - May 5th, 2023. There will likely be an additional day or two before or after those dates for focused work on worship and preaching that will be announced in the near future.  You may view the 2022 ...

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