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December 2017

St. Paul's UMC The Longest Night

Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
The Longest Night service will be held on December 21 at 7:00 pm in the Wesley Center (lower level) of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1340 3rd Avenue, Cedar Rapids). This service can be a healing balm for those who are mourning the loss of a ...
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St. Paul's UMC Christmas Eve Events

Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
10:30 am | WORSHIP: Celebrate the birth of Christ through scripture and song. Noon-2:00 pm | CHRISTMAS EVE DAY DINNER 2:30 pm | FAMILY WORSHIP: A family-oriented service including an opportunity for children to participate in the story of Jesus’ ...
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Free Community Christmas Eve Day Dinner

Sunday, December 24, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
St. Paul's Christmas Eve Day Dinner is for EVERYONE – those who are struggling, those who are thankful, those who are lonely, and those in need of good food and conversation. No one eats alone, we are here to sit with you. St. Paul's will host a FREE...
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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 ...

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 ...

MLK Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 to 7:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
This year at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration we will gather to consider MLK's legacy, hear his message with fresh ears, and accept his prophetic call to resist injustice in the forms it presents itself as we commit to work for ...
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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 ...

Finger Labyrinth Workshop

Saturday, January 27, 2018 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Finger Labyrinth Workshop, January 27 The Mobile Clay Lab from the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is coming to St. Paul's! We will learn about labyrinths--their history and how to use them. Each participant will make their own finger labyrinth...
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Transform Your Life & Relationships: How to Live the Nonviolent Journey

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
12:30-2:30 pm (Free meal 12-12:30 pm), or, 6:00-8:00 pm (childcare provided 6-8 pm). What if you could live a more peaceful life? Learn the power of creative nonviolence to transform your life and personal relationships. A dynamic presenter, Kit ...
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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 ...

Chainsaw Training

Saturday, February 10, 2018
The East Central District of the Iowa UMC is hosting a chainsaw training event on February 10, 2018. This event is open to all current members of a chainsaw team as well as new members. New members will receive the mandatory safety training during ...

Boundary and Ethics Training SW District

Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Carroll First UMC
Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will be inviting reflection and conversation around the challenges for clergy in setting boundaries during our upcoming quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training. Recognizing that ...

Boundary and Ethics Training SW District

Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Red Oak First UMC
Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will be inviting reflection and conversation around the challenges for clergy in setting boundaries during our upcoming quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training. Recognizing that ...

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 ...

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 ...

SW District UMW Mission Study Day

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Council Bluffs, Salem UMC

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 ...

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: Carroll

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

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Oakland UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission ...

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Greefield UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission...

SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Creighton University Retreat Center (16493 Contrail Ave., Griswold, IA  51535-4296)     The Gift of Conflict: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but ...

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.

EC-Your Will, Your Way

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: West Branch UM Church
Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE workshop! You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. There will also be a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health....

SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Guthrie Center, First UMC
Saturday, November 2, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Guthrie Center First UMC (405 Prairie Street, Guthrie Center, IA  50115) Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be on your own.    ADVANCED – Accountable Discipleship – by Steven W. ...
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SW District Lay Servant Training- November 16

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lewis United Church of Christ
Saturday, November 16, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church-401 First Street, Lewis, IA  51544 Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be provided. Cost $15 per person BASIC – Lay Servant Ministries ...
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Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Carroll First United Methodist Church
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Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
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SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC
  Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC  (11 South 1st Street, Council Bluffs, IA  51503)   There will be some pre-training & post-class assignments.    Classes:      Polity, Practice, & the Mission of the United ...
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