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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
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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Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors 20th Anniversary celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thank you for supporting Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors during the past 20 years.  We would like to invite you to come to celebrate with us at an open house on Oct 26th, 2:00 - 4:00 at our office at 2024 Forest Ave, Suite 101 in Des Moines. Please ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Good Idea Webinar - The Basics of Online Worship

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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
Location: Clarion UMC, Clarion Iowa and Church of Christ, Clarion, Iowa

POSTPONED!! SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
span style="color:black; background:white">The Gift of Conflict – Session 2: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but conflict is a gift! Conflict is simply the presence of two or more ideas occupying ...

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

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

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

A (Virtual) Benefit Concert: A celebration of ministry

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
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
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

Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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
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
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,...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Laurens United Methodist Church
CAMP CLEAR LAKE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAY SPEAKER TRAINING LAURENS METHODIST CHURCH 201 W MAIN ST LAURENS, IA 50554-1309 SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 9:00AM TO 5 PM                 The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or ...

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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
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
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
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
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 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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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The Blessings of Play

Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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
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
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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Taste of South Sudan - Storm Lake United Methodist Church

Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM  at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church Family Life Center (Enter off of Cayuga Street, under the drive-thru canopy) Come experience food beginning at 11:00 AM followed by entertainment by the SLHS South ...

Africa Festival of Hope at Nashua United Methodist Church

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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 ...

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
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 – ...

Gathering of the Orders & Fellowship

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

Iowa Conference United Women in Faith Annual Meeting - “Transformative Community: Who Can We Be Together?”

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ogden Community United Methodist Church
In Person and ZOOM Livestream  Registration/Coffee 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Speaker: Irene DeMaris, Order of Deaconess and Home Missioner, Iowa Interfaith Power and Light Registrations need to be completed by Tuesday, ...

Brian McNamara will be 70 help him celebrate

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Brian McNamara will be 70 this year! To help him celebrate you are invited to send a card to him to: 305 Sunrise in Story City 50248 or join him at Pizza Ranch at 1513 Broad Street in Story City On Sunday October 16 between 12 noon- 2 pm.

School for Lay Ministry Worship Zoom Course

Saturday, October 22, 2022 to 5:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to encourage and inspire your worship team? Do you want to form a worship team?  The School for Lay Ministry (SLM) is offering a class on Worship on October 22, 2022, from 9a to 5p via Zoom. The goal of this class is to ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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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A Taste of Sabbath (In Person)

Friday, October 28, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Pasoral Counseling Center
A Taste of Sabbath Date: Oct 28 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon CST Leaders: Christine Dietz Cost: $75 Format: in-Person Deadline: Oct 22 Description: In both the Jewish and Christian traditions, we are commanded to "remember the Sabbath day." What does ...

AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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. Family gathering will begin at 1:30 p.m.  The service will ...

Armouraires Gospel Worship

Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Our Savior UMC
Armouraires Gospel group will be leading worship with Pastor Randy presiding.
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Iowa Licensing School

Sunday, April 30, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 30th - 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 my view the 2022 ...

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