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October 2017

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Southeast District Lay Servant Training

Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Kalona United Methodist Church

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Thanksgiving Ingathering - Cherokee Site

Saturday, November 4, 2017
CHEROKEE SITE Western Iowa Technical Convention Center 200 Victory Drive (Highway 59, across from McDonalds) 712-885-0238 CONTACT PERSONS Site Chairs Arlene Roemmich 712-446-3352 aroem@midlands.net Sally Wilkie 712-437-2519 sswilkie@netins.net Pam...

Thanksgiving Ingathering - Mount Pleasant Site

Saturday, November 4, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT SITE Iowa Wesleyan College Howe Student Activity Center Broadway & North Main Streets 319-385-8021 CONTACT PERSONS Judy Brotherton, Chair 563-264-5372 judyb@machlink.com Lucas Van Tol, Treasurer 319-621-1933 l.d.vantol@gmail.com ...

Thanksgiving Ingathering - Webster City

Saturday, November 4, 2017
WEBSTER CITY Asbury United Methodist Church 921 Des Moines St. 515-832-5369 CONTACT PERSONS Scott & Cathi Griswold, Chairs 515-543-8165 griz@wccta.net Tami Hejlik, Treasurer 515-571-7858 tamera_hejlik@yahoo.com Jennifer Peterson, Youth Retreat ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, First UMC
Wednesdays  beginning September 20 to November 8 11:00 am to 12:00 noon   OR   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Aging & Ministry The cost of the class will be $10 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 13.  Checks made out to the Iowa ...

Journey to Bethlehem (a walk through live Nativity)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church
We welcome you the Journey to Bethlehem a walk through Live Nativity (there is stairs) December 9 & 10: 2-5 PM

Journey to Bethlehem (a walk through live Nativity)

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church
We welcome you the Journey to Bethlehem a walk through Live Nativity (there is stairs) December 9 & 10: 2-5 PM

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

DCOM Meeting

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

Mental Health in Ministry Conference

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

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

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

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 ...

Clergy Day Away

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

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.

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...

Lay Servant Committee Meeting

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

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     ...

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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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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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!  

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Storm Lake United Methodist Church
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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 ...

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 ...
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