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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 ...

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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NW District RIM group

Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: NW District Office

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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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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NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 3 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Hawarden United Methodist Church (803 13th St, Hawarden, Iowa 51023)   Classes:                Basic Lay Servant Training                Advanced:  Planning Worship Advanced:  Devotional Life in the Wesleyan ...

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 ...

NW District Spiritual Leadership Incubator

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Marcus, Grace UMC
Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:30 pm-6:00 pm (gathering  at 2:00 pm; keynote by Tom Carver begins at 2:30 pm) Marcus, Grace UMC (303 E Fenton St, Marcus, Iowa) What is an incubator? “An environment to prepare for new life.” The purpose of this ...

World Day of Prayer

Friday, March 2, 2018

NW District Mandatory Ethics Training

Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, Wesley UMC
If we want to bear healthy fruit in our congregations and our communities, we need to be healthy ourselves.  Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to living into that reality.  Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling ...

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  

NW District MANDATORY Ethics Training

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
If we want to bear healthy fruit in our congregations and our communities, we need to be healthy ourselves.  Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to living into that reality.  Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling ...

SC District Bishop Laurie Haller at Chariton, First UMC

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bishop Laurie will be at Chariton, First UMC on March 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM-12:00 to discuss the work of The Commission on The Way Forward. Please come and learn, discuss and ask questions about the work of the committee.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Rustin Ave. United Methodist Church
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Proceeds to benefit Shesler Hall Henry Muller Hall Pancakes, sausage and beverages. Free will offering accepted.

SC District Mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ottumwa, Wesley 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 ...

Bishop Laurie's Report on the Commission on the Way Forward

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
Bishop Laurie will be present to facilitate conversation around the Commission on a Way Forward. A commission was formed at the 2016 General Conference to help our denomination discern a way to remain united amid our differences around human ...

South Central District Conference and Pre-Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Knoxville, First UMC
The South Central District Conference and Pre-Conference will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Knoxville, First UMC beginning at 9:00 am and lasting until 12:00 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 ...

South Central Lay Servant Training-Rescheduled

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SC District Lay Servant Ministries Training-April 28, 2018-Chartiton, First UMC-This class was originally scheduled for February 10, 2018 but due to weather was postponed until April 28, 2018.   Chariton, First UMC 923 Roland Ave, Chariton, IA 9:00 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Faith for Energy Equity Workshop

Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sunnybrook Community 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 ...

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM to Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Annual mission fundraiser - serving taverns, coneys, chips, homemade pies and beverages

Labor Day Creamed Turkey Dinner

Monday, September 3, 2018 11:00 AM to Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Creamed turkey over homemade biscuits, coney dogs, pie and ice cream.

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 ...

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 ...

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 @ ...

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
Saturday, September 29 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Spencer, Grace United Methodist Church (311 2nd Ave W, Spencer, Iowa)   Classes:              Basic Lay Servant Training              Advanced:  Dancing with Words              Advanced:  Leading Prayer     ...

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 ...

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM to Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Calvary UMC. We serve homemade cinnamon pecan roll and coffee starting at 8 am. Lunch will be served from 11 am to l pm with homemade soups, pies and sandwiches. We will feature several local vendors as well as ...

Archer's Lord's Acre Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Archer United Methodist Church is hosting its 67th Annual celebration of Lord’s Acre Day! The theme is “We Gather Together.” Everyone is cordially invited to attend! Date: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 Time: • Worship – 10 AM • Lunch – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Monday, October 29, 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 ...

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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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 ...

United Church of Primghar's Lord's Harvest

Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LORD’S HARVEST “Rise Up Build” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 9:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. COFFEE FELLOWSHIP LIVE AUCTION KIDS CARNIVAL NOON- 1:00 LUNCH (Taverns Cream Chicken) (free will offering) Everyone is Welcome!

NW District Clergy Day Apart

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: LeMars UMC
Lanette Plambeck, Director of Clergy and Leadership Excellence for the Iowa Annual Conference will be leading the day.  Here is what she says about the day apart: “It is my belief all clergy – no matter our location in ministry – desire to be at our ...

Election Night Soup & Pie Supper

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Election Night Soup Supper Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5-7 pm At the United Church of Primghar A freewill offering will be accepted.

Northwest District Clergy and Family Christmas Party

Friday, December 7, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
The Northwest District Ministry Team and District Superintendency Committee would like to invite all clergy and their families to the Northwest District Christmas Party!  It will be held at Cherokee, St Paul's UMC on Friday, December 7 beginning at ...

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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Winter Barbecue

Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: Geneva United Methodist Church
Come in from the cold and join us for our Winter Barbecue! Menu includes: Smoked Pork Loin (prepared by Full Throttle Smoking by Mark & Lisa Whipple) Potato Salad - Chips Baked Beans Applesauce Large selection of salads & deserts Cost is $9 for ...

South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

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

One Board Model Training

Monday, March 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Sheldon United Methodist Church
Come and learn about the One Board Model to use in your local church.  All Clergy and Laity are welcome!

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Early UMC
Saturday, April 6 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Early United Methodist Church Classes will be Basic, Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity) and Accountable Discipleship.  The cost will be $20 per person.  It will need to be paid online at the time of ...

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...

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

NW District Conference

Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
The Northwest District Conference will be held in the afternoon of April 28.  This will be a time of celebration of our District Ministries and planning for the future!  

South Central District Conference

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

Show and Shine - Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Rock Branch UMC
The 3rd Annual Rock Branch Car Show and Shine - Ice Cream Social features cars, tractors, brownies, ice cream! You might even see pickups and motorcycles!! Rock Branch UMC is "The Church of the Open Country" at 1610 Lee Avenue, rural Correctionville,...

Riley Harrison Clark in Concert and Meal

Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Riley Harrison Clark will be in Concert at Rockwell UMC, 303 Monroe, in Rockwell, Iowa. Free Meal 6:00 pm Concert 7:00 Free Will Offering will be taken for Riley. While performing and touring with the award-winning, intern...

South Central District Operational Team

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

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 ...

NW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Northwest District Lay Servant/Speaker Training Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Sioux City, First United Methodist Church   Cost: $20/person (includes lunch)  You must pay online when you register!!  There will be no money accepted the day of...

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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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.

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

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

South Marion Bazaar

Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: SOUTH MARION UMC
Everyone is welcome to come to our Annual Bazaar - Supper is a Free Will Donation and served from 5:00-7:00 pm. Menu includes: Soups (Chili, Vegetable Beef, Broccoli Cheese and Creamy Potato with Ham), Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Homemade Bars, Coffee, ...
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Special Guest: Dr. Steve Meyer, Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries

Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sutherland United Methodist Church is pleased to invite all who are available to hear our guest speaker, Dr. Steve Meyer, founder of Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries. Originally from Hartley, Iowa, Dr. Meyer will be speaking about ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Harvest Turkey Dinner

Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Laurens UMC
Laurens United Methodist Church 1st Annual Harvest Turkey Dinner Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Watergate Salad & Ice Cream. 13 yrs. old & adult ~ $10 5 yrs. 12 yrs. old ~ $ 7 under 5 yrs. ~ FREE Carry outs ...

United Methodist Men Chicken and Noodle Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
This is the yearly supper the Slater United Methodist Men serve on election day. Homemade noodles with freshly cooked chicken and homemade chicken gravy, along with a hot vegetable and roll. An assortment of freshly baked desserts tops off the meal. ...

Mission Rally

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

Geneva UMC Annual Turkey Dinner

Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: Geneva United Methodist Church
Come Hungry and Join Us for our Annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday! Turkey, mashed potatoes, salads, roll, desserts and drink. Cost: $9 for ages 13 and up; $5 for kids ages 6-12; and Free for kids ages 5 and under Hope to see you there!

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

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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Northwest District Christmas Party

Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
The Northwest District will be hosting a Christmas Party for All Clergy and their families! Friday, December 6, 2019 Cherokee, St Paul's United Methodist Church 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm We will have dinner, singing of carols and a white elephant ...

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 ...

CANCELLED-South Central District Operational Team

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

Vision 2032 II Conversation-South Central District

Sunday, January 19, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Osceola United Methodist Church
Vision 2032 with Bishop Laurie Haller, South Central District, January 19 Sunday 4:00 PM Osceola UMC. All pastors are required to attend. Please be seated together with your cluster. All chairpersons of District Committees are encouraged to attend.

Winter Barbecue

Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Please join us for our annual Winter Barbecue Geneva United Methodist Church Sunday, January 26th at 12:00 PM Menu includes: Smoked Pork Loin (prepared by Full Throttle Smoking by Mark Lisa Whipple) Potato Salad - Chips Baked Beans Applesauce Large ...

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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NCD dCOM Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Faith UMC

NCD Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Rockwell City UMC
ADVANCED LAY SERVANT TRAINING      2 Books required  “Each One A Minister, Using God’s Gift for Ministry” By: William J. Carter Cokesbury ISBN: 9780881773750 - Upper Room: DR375   “Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts” By: Charles V. Bryant Cokesbury ...

Foolish Saturday in Marengo

Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Marengo UM Church
We'll spend the day digging into Lee Roorda Schott's book; Foolish Church, which challenges us to more faithfully lead our churches as communities of love and forgiveness that welcome folks we might have overlooked. She'll share the four rules of ...

Mainstream UMC - "Protocol" Conversation with Rev. Dr. Mark Holland

Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Iowa Falls, First UMC

NCD Nominations Committee meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NCD Mission Committee meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 4:30 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NCD RIM group

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBD

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 1

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

South Central Lay Servant Training

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Save the Date!  Details to follow at a later date.

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 3

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

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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South Central District Committee on Ministry

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 4

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

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

Foolish Church - All District Read

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: Mason City, Grace UMC
March 28: Mason City, Grace Church – Book Discussion with Author at 1:00-3:00 PM - Lee will be at MC, Wesley UMC for worship Saturday night (5:00) and Sunday, March 29 morning (at Clear Lake UMC). About the book:  Messy, raw, and real aren’t the ...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 5

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

NCD Lay Servant Trainings

Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Iowa Falls, First UMC
ALL Materials are to be purchased ahead of time by student through Cokesbury on-line,  The UpperRoom bookstore or Amazon. If there are questions, please feel free to contact the District Office (alanna.warren@iaumc.org) or call (515) 832-2784.   ...

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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NCD RIM Group

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBD

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

South Central District Conference

Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC
South Central District Conference and Pre-Conference Gathering Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Chariton, First UMC

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 ...

NCD Conference

Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:30 PM
Location: Fort Dodge, Trinity UMC
Fellowship from 2:30 PM-3:00 PM District Conference will begin at 3:00 PM

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

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

NCD RIM Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: TBD

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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