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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...

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 ...

Central District Committee on Ministry

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

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...

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. ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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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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NED 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    ...

NCD UMW Team meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019 9:30 AM
Location: TBD

NCD Board of Laity & Lay Servant Committee meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019 10:00 AM
Location: Story City, Grace UMC

NCD Ministry Team Committee meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NCD - District Connectional Ministries Committee (DCMC)

Monday, December 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NE District Christmas Party

Monday, December 9, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Waverly, Trinity UMC
NE Pastors, Deacons, Retired Clergy, and significant others are invited.  Will need to know # of attendees. Child Care will be available. Will need to know number of children and ages. Send RSVP to Alanna Warren – alanna.warren@iaumc.org or call ...

NCD Parish Development Committee

Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Faith UMC

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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NCD RIM Group

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: TBD

NCD Missions Committee

Monday, January 13, 2020 4:30 PM
Location: Webster City, Faith UMC

Central District Parish Development

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

NED Leadership Training Workshops

Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
Sign up for two workshops by calling: (515) 832-2784 or by emailing: alanna.warren@iaumc.org Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020    

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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Laity Summit

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
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NCD RIM group

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: TBD

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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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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NCD RIM group

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

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 (5:30) and Sunday, March 29 morning (at Clear Lake UMC). About the book:  Messy, raw, and real aren’t the ...

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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NCD RIM Group

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

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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NCD RIM Group Meeting

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

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Friday, August 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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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 - ...

THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Monday, September 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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THANKSGIVING ADY IS OPEN YOU CAN GO TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT OR YOU ARE INVITED.

Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Iowa First UMC Des Moines,
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