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July 2018

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 ...

Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Geneseo UMC
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Geneseo United Methodist Church 3127 115th Street Buckingham, Iowa Phone 319-478-8788 THEME: "SonWest Roundup” AGES 3 YEARS THRU 5TH GRADE July 31st, August 1 2 5:15 p.m.— 8:15 p.m. Evening meal will be served. Noisy Change ...

District Youth Tubing & Pizza Trip

Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:45 AM
Location: Decorah River Tubes
Join us for a morning of tubing down the Decorah river and then have a yummy lunch at Mabe's pizza with youth from across the district. All Youth entering 6th grade and older are invited. Meet us in Decorah at Decorah River Tubes at 9:45 am. Contact ...

Reentry Team Training Event

Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kimball Avenue UM Church
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 Waterloo area in August to offer a Reentry Team Training. It will be at...

North East District Mental Health First Aid Training 8-16-18

Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First United Methodist Church
Mental Health Training at:  Cedar Falls, First UMC                                             718 Clay Street,  Cedar Falls, IA When:  Thursday, August 16, 2018 Schedule for Training:  Check In:                          7:45 A.M. Instruction:       ...

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

Faith for Energy Equity Workshop

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Jubilee United Methodist Church
You are invited to join a new Iowa Interfaith Power & Light initiative called "Faith for Energy Equity." We are kicking off this initiative with workshops for faith leaders in Iowa to connect with one another and to imagine a shared response to ...

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...

Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

Lay Servant Committee Meeting

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

Janesville UMC Turkey Dinner

Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: church secretary
To be held at the Janesville community center. Homemade pies, umw rummage sale. $9.50 per person in advance, $10.50 at the door

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Tuesday, October 9, 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 ...

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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Race: The Power of an Illusion

Tuesday, October 16, 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 ...

SW District UMW Mission Study Day

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

5 Things Your Visitors are Thinking but won't ask

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Waterloo First UMC
Every church wants to be warm, hospitable and welcoming to guests and visitors, and every church can remember guests and visitors that came once only to never come back again. Even with our best intentions in mind, many congregations don’t consider ...

Northeast District InGathering Youth Lock In

Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 PM to Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Join youth from across the Northeast District for a Lock In associated with InGathering. Arrive at 6 pm to Threehouse (2422 College Street Cedar Falls) for pizza. After settling in we will head to the Rec Center for rock climbing, swimming, and more....

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

"Cookies & Carols" Open House - NE District Full Time, Part Time, Retired Clergy and Deacons

Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  What?        “Cookies & Carols” Open House (A time of Savoring and Singing!) When?       Sat. Dec. 8, 1:00-4:00 PM Where?      District Parsonage                    205 N Highland Dr.                    Cedar Falls 50613 Who?         All Full, Part...

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: Carroll

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

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

RESCHEDULED - Northeast District Youth Ski Trip Lock In

Friday, February 15, 2019 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Join Youth from across the Northeast District for a fun ski weekend in Mankato, MN. We will gather on Friday evening for worship and games then Saturday morning hit the slopes at Mankato Ski Area. $30 (meals, and rental included). Contact trinityyout...

South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Waterloo St. Paul invites you to "Westward Road" concert

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHO:   Westward Road Concert Where:   Waterloo St. Paul's UMC                207 Louise Street,  Waterloo, IA When:  Sunday April 7, 2019 Time:   10:00 am  

South Central District UMW Mission Study

Monday, April 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Ottumwa, First UM Church

Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary currently serving in Nepal

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Leon, Loving Chapel
Sunday, April 28th 2:00 PM Loving Chapel UMC Sanctuary - Leon Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary for 19 years Currently serving in Nepal JOIN US FOR HER PROGRAM ON HER MISSION WORK WITH YOUTH and WOMEN www.umcmission.org

N.E. District Conference

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: NE District
District Conference is set.  Come see all the new information we have received. Where:  Waverly Heritage UMC Time:  2:30 pm to 5:00 pm When:  Sunday April 28, 2019  

South Central District Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

NE District Basic & Advanced Lay Speaker Training

Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time:  Saturday June 15, 2019 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Where:  West Union UMC Cost:  $10.00 - need at least 6 people to pre-register by June 1, 2019 - register on attached flyer. Bring your own sack lunch, light refreshments will be provided.  Need to...

Tubing and Pizza in Decorah

Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:45 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Decorah, First UMC
Tubing and Pizza -  When:  Saturday August 17, 2019 Where:  Meet at Decorah River Tubes (701 Winneshiek Ave., Decorah, IA)  Time:  9:45 am Cost:  $10.00 for a day of fun!  Who:  All youth - entering 6th grade or older are invited  

Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

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 ...

South Central District Operational Team

Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Chariton First UMC

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...

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Installation Service for Superintendent Moody Colorado

Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC
2:30 PM- Installation Service for Superintendent Moody Colorado at Chariton, First UMC, 923 Roland Ave, Chariton. Bishop Laurie will be present at this service as well. A time for refreshments and fellowship will follow. 4:00 PM- Bishop Laurie will ...

Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Chariton First United Methodist Church
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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...

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. ...

Mission Rally

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Lyn and Sharon Fogelman Missionaries in Uganda on the South Central District.  Jerusalem UMC More information to follow.

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 ...

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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South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

Monday, November 18, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

South Central District Conference

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Waterloo First United Methodist Church
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Our Whole Lives: Caring Through Congregations

Friday, November 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist Church
This conference is aimed at caregivers. Our speaker will lead us in exploring self-care as we move through life while helping others. Featuring nationally recognized Keynote Speaker Ben Wolfe, Former head of St Mary’s Grief Center, Duluth, past ...
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Our Whole Lives - Holy Listening: Best Practices

Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist Church
We would like to invite you to Our Whole Lives - Holy Listening: Best Practices, a Conference at Christ United Methodist Church November 23 • 8:30am - 3:00pm This conference is aimed at caregivers. Nationally renowned speaker Ben Wolfe will deliver ...

Mental Health Training

Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Springville UM Church
The East Central District is sponsoring a Mental Health Training. Topic: Peer Run Crisis Respite Homes in Rural Areas What is "Life Connections Peer Recovery Services? What Can You Learn From This Organization? How Can You Be Involved? Please come ...

Northeast District Advanced Lay Servant Training

Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM to Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Sumner UMC
2 DAY / 10 HOUR TRAINING Friday, December 6th - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 7th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   ADVANCED CLASS:  Leading in Pastoral Care Author: Brian Jackson Order from:  Bookstore.UpperRoom.org or call 800-972-0433    ...

South Central District Operational Team

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

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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Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

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