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February 2019

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...

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 ...

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  

Central District UMW Day Apart

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  Hospitality is the theme of the Central District United Methodist Women annual Day Apart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Burns United Methodist Church, 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. All men and women of the ...

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  

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  

Central District Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Classes

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church
Basic Class and Advanced Class opportunities. When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Where: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church                   1909 MLK Pkwy                  Des Moines, IA 50314 Click HERE to register. Welcome will begin at ...

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...

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Conference Center-Martin Boehm-Suzanna Wesley

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 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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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...

Annual UMW Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
UMW Annual Turkey Supper. Features turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pie and a drink. $5 for six and under, $11 for all others. Serving begins at 5:30.

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. ...

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!

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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 ...

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, December 2, 2019 9:00 AM

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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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 ...

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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 ...

Central District Laity Summit

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
Central District Laity Summit Saturday February 1st, 2020 Ankeny First UMC Registration closed 1-25-2020, contact Angela Hansen-Abbas. Start 2020 off with other UMC Laity and focus on skills you need to grow your church and your leadership skills. ...

NCD dCOM Meeting

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

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, ...

Map of My Kingdom - play showing at High Prairie UM Church

Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: High Prairie UM Church
From poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Vandal Theatre   Who's going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony  -- Or have you even stared to think that far ahead?   We ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

EC District Women and Youth Day Apart

Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Lovely Lane UM Church
March 28 - East Central United Methodist Women offering Day Apart - RSVP by March 20 Women and Youth across the district are invited for a day of learning, laughter, and growing together on Saturday, March 28 at Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC. The day...

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.   ...

NCD RIM Group

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

Central District Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
Central District Conference and Pre-Conference Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Ankeny, First UMC

NED Conference

Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Waterloo, Kimball Avenue 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

NCD RIM Group Meeting

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

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