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November 2017

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 ...

SC District Mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC
Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will be inviting reflection and conversation around the challenges for clergy in setting boundaries during our upcoming quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training. Recognizing that ...

Soup Supper & Cookie Walk

Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
In conjunction with the Holiday Stroll held in downtown Marshalltown we will once again have our annual Soup Supper. Homemade chicken noodle soup and chili will be served and a free will offering will be taken. The Cookie Walk will begin at 4:00 pm ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SC District Bishop Laurie Haller at Chariton, First UMC

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bishop Laurie will be at Chariton, First UMC on March 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM-12:00 to discuss the work of The Commission on The Way Forward. Please come and learn, discuss and ask questions about the work of the committee.

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.

SC District Mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ottumwa, Wesley UMC
Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will be inviting reflection and conversation around the challenges for clergy in setting boundaries during our upcoming quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training. Recognizing that ...

South Central District Conference and Pre-Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Knoxville, First UMC
The South Central District Conference and Pre-Conference will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Knoxville, First UMC beginning at 9:00 am and lasting until 12:00 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 ...

South Central Lay Servant Training-Rescheduled

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SC District Lay Servant Ministries Training-April 28, 2018-Chartiton, First UMC-This class was originally scheduled for February 10, 2018 but due to weather was postponed until April 28, 2018.   Chariton, First UMC 923 Roland Ave, Chariton, IA 9:00 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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     ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Tuesday, October 9, 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

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 ...

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 ...

South Central District UMW Mission Study

Monday, April 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Ottumwa, First UM Church

Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary currently serving in Nepal

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Leon, Loving Chapel
Sunday, April 28th 2:00 PM Loving Chapel UMC Sanctuary - Leon Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary for 19 years Currently serving in Nepal JOIN US FOR HER PROGRAM ON HER MISSION WORK WITH YOUTH and WOMEN www.umcmission.org

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!  

South Central District Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Chariton, First UMC

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 ...

Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Jefferson, First UMC
Our Iowa State PAUMCS organization traditionally has a meeting once a year.  We lost our fearless leader, Natalie Rekemeyer to another job.  We miss her.  Anyway, there is an opportunity for a meeting in Mapleton, Iowa coming up.  The cost is $35 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...
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Mission Rally

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Lyn and Sharon Fogelman Missionaries in Uganda on the South Central District.  Jerusalem UMC More information to follow.

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