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October 2017

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 4, 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, October 4, 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 ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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 ...

UMW Fall Bazaar

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Monroe United Methodist Church
The Monroe UMW will host their annual Fall Bazaar featuring home canned beef, chicken and mincemeat, frozen pumpkin rolls, noodles, apple and mixed berry pies, frozen entrees as well as baked goods and crafts. You may also join us for a coffee time ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 18, 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, October 18, 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 ...

UMW Fall Mission u, Iowa Valley Conference Center, Marshalltown

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Appalachian Trail Week of Day Hiking Monthly Meeting

Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Appalachian Trail Week of Day Hiking Join with a group of spiritual leaders to explore how the natural world visits us with messages from God and restores us in mind, body and spirit to care for each other and the creation. September 2018 Lodging: ...

Northwest District Lay Servant Training

Wednesday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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 ...

Richard Bruxvoort Colligan in Concert

Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Join us for a FREE concert open to the community. Welcome to a relaxed evening of music, stories, laughter and reflection with Richard Bruxvoort Colligan. Saturday, October 28th, 6:30-7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Sanctuary and Gathering Space. His acoustic ...
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Trunk-or-Treat

Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 29 3:00-4:00 pm First Lutheran and St. Paul’s Churches present: Trunk-or-Treat. Join us in the St. Paul’s parking lot for hot dogs, games, and safe trick-or-treating! All children and their grown-ups welcome! (No masks please).
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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 ...

Happy HoliDAZE (Holiday Fair Bazaar)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Happy HoliDAZE, St. Paul's Holiday Fair 2017 will be held on Thursday, November 2 (3:00-8:00 pm) and Friday, November 3 (10:00 am-3:00 pm), 1340 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. On Thursday, Holiday Café serving pulled pork dinner for $7 from 4:00-7:00 ...
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World Community Day, Church Women United

Friday, November 3, 2017
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Happy HoliDAZE (Holiday Fair Bazaar)

Friday, November 3, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Happy HoliDAZE, St. Paul's Holiday Fair 2017 will be continued on Friday, November 3 (10:00 am-3:00 pm) at 1340 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. St. Paul's UMW will feature their Craft Boutique, Country Store, Fancy Cookies, Free Trade Table and the ...
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Thanksgiving Ingathering - Cedar Falls Site

Saturday, November 4, 2017
CEDAR FALLS First United Methodist Church 718 Clay Street 319-266-1713 CONTACT PERSONS Jan Benson, Chair jbenson@cfu.net 319-268-9111 Kris Rash ckrash105@aol.com 319-984-5608 Chuck Norman, Youth Event Contact loveisthelaw134@gmail.com 319-230-9489...

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 ...

Annual "Fall" Church Supper

Saturday, November 4, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Walker United Methodist Church
The Walker United Methodist church, 101 Ely St., Walker, IA will hold its “Annual Fall Supper” on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5:00PM. Pork Loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, homemade applesauce, desserts and rolls. A Bazaar to include crafts, bake ...

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 ...

UMW Leadership Development Days, St. Louis, MO

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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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

St. Paul's UMC The Longest Night

Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
The Longest Night service will be held on December 21 at 7:00 pm in the Wesley Center (lower level) of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1340 3rd Avenue, Cedar Rapids). This service can be a healing balm for those who are mourning the loss of a ...
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St. Paul's UMC Christmas Eve Events

Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
10:30 am | WORSHIP: Celebrate the birth of Christ through scripture and song. Noon-2:00 pm | CHRISTMAS EVE DAY DINNER 2:30 pm | FAMILY WORSHIP: A family-oriented service including an opportunity for children to participate in the story of Jesus’ ...
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Free Community Christmas Eve Day Dinner

Sunday, December 24, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
St. Paul's Christmas Eve Day Dinner is for EVERYONE – those who are struggling, those who are thankful, those who are lonely, and those in need of good food and conversation. No one eats alone, we are here to sit with you. St. Paul's will host a FREE...
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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 ...
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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 ...

MLK Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 to 7:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
This year at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration we will gather to consider MLK's legacy, hear his message with fresh ears, and accept his prophetic call to resist injustice in the forms it presents itself as we commit to work for ...
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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 ...
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Finger Labyrinth Workshop

Saturday, January 27, 2018 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Finger Labyrinth Workshop, January 27 The Mobile Clay Lab from the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is coming to St. Paul's! We will learn about labyrinths--their history and how to use them. Each participant will make their own finger labyrinth...
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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 ...

Transform Your Life & Relationships: How to Live the Nonviolent Journey

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
12:30-2:30 pm (Free meal 12-12:30 pm), or, 6:00-8:00 pm (childcare provided 6-8 pm). What if you could live a more peaceful life? Learn the power of creative nonviolence to transform your life and personal relationships. A dynamic presenter, Kit ...
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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 ...

Chainsaw Training

Saturday, February 10, 2018
The East Central District of the Iowa UMC is hosting a chainsaw training event on February 10, 2018. This event is open to all current members of a chainsaw team as well as new members. New members will receive the mandatory safety training during ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hurricane Harvey District Wide Multi- Generational Mission

Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:00 AM to Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
The Northeast and East Central Districts of the Iowa Conference of the UMC are joining together to travel to Texas as a UMCOR disaster relief team responding to Hurricane Harvey. The mission dates are July 21-29, 2018. The cost is $450.00 per ...

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 ...

Worship in the Park - Lunch - Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
HEY EVERYBODY LET’S PARTY OUTSIDE!!!!! Sunday, August 26 @ 10:00: We are going to worship, picnic and have The Ice Cream Social in the park. Yes, we are going to worship in our beautiful pavilion. And then we are going to eat together. EVERYONE IS ...

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...

East Central District UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Vinton Wesley United Methodist Church
All United Methodist Women and pastors from across the district are invited to celebrate the year's accomplishments, receive leadership training, and be inspired as BOLD women and men of faith, hope and love in action. Rev. Clint Twedt-Ball will ...

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 ...

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     ...

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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Annual "FALL" Church Supper

Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Walker UMC
The Walker United Methodist Church, 101 Ely St., Walker, IA will hold its “Annual Fall Supper” on November 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Pork Loin, dressing, mashed potatoes gravy, homemade applesauce and rolls, desserts drinks. Tickets are $8.00 for adults ...

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 ...

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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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...

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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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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

Central District Operational Team

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

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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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 ...

Central District Parish Development

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

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. ...

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 ...
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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

Spring Salad Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
UMW from the First United Methodist Church, 202 W Main, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, will host their 47th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday,April 23rd, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be vegetable, meat and fruit salads along with deviled eggs, ...

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,...

Central District Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
District Conference will look a little different this year as you are asked to attend with the District that you will be a part of beginning July 1st.  

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

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 ...

Harrington Lecture featuring Dr. Eboo Patel

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: online
“We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy” We live in a molten era where so much is changing and therefore anything is possible. Will America become a nightmare or a dream? So much depends on leaders like you. Are you ready to be an ...
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Leadership Institute 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection and Online
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2021, held September 29 – October 1. The annual leadership conference will be offered both online and in person at the Leawood, KS campus, ...
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"Strong & Courageous" - Fall Women's Retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC
The Health & Wholeness Committee at Lovely Lane is once again planning a fall women's retreat. Our theme this year is "Strong and Courageous." We will have worship, meditation, an art activity, and hear from our keynote speaker- Lindsay Leahy.   ...

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 ...

Dubuque Center Grove Pork Chop Dinner

Friday, October 8, 2021 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Dubuque Center Grove
Center Grove Church is excited to once again host their annual Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, Oct.8 from 4-7:30pm at the church (3140 Brunskill rd., nxt to Old Chicago).   Tickets are $15 for adults and children 6-12yrs are $7, and can be purchased ...

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 ...
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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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