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December 2017

No Room at the Inn Nativity Festival

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Talking About #MeToo

Monday, January 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Altoona United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

Talking About #MeToo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Immanuel United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

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 ...

Talking About #MeToo

Monday, February 5, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Altoona United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

Talking About #MeToo

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Immanuel United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

Disciple Making Practices Workshop

Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Island UMC
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Talking About #MeToo

Monday, February 12, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Altoona United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

Talking About #MeToo

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Immanuel United Methodist Church
  Talking About #MeToo What does it look like when we talk about civil issues, with respect and care, inside the church? Women at the Well--the church inside the women's prison in Mitchellville--is hosting a series of conversations about Sexual ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

SLI Meeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the Southeast District Office

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Monday, August 13, 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 ...

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...

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 ...

Lay Servant Committee Meeting

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

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     ...

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 ...

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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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.

Monroe Uinited Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
The Annual Turkey Supper will be held at the church, 407 N Monroe featuring turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, pie and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids 6 and under. Take out is available. Contact the ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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...
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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...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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...

Central District Committee on Ministry

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

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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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...

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Iowa United Methodist Conference Center-Albright

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...

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

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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