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January 2018

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 ...

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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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 ...

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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Youth Ski Trip

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Location: Charles City Trinity UMC
Youth Ski Trip:  /files/fileslibrary/northeast/ski+trip+flyer+2018.pdf  - to view flyer on event RSVP BEFORE FEB. 1ST 2018  

NE District - Mandatory Ethics Training Feb 3 or Feb 6, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The dates are set for the Mandatory Ethics & Boundary Training.   They are:  Saturday February 3, 2018 and Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Kimball Avenue UMC The times are: 9:00 am - to get registered so we can start promptly at 9:30 am and we will go ...

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 ...

NE District - Mandatory Ethics Training Feb 3 or Feb 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The dates are set for the Mandatory Ethics & Boundary Training.   They are:  Saturday February 3, 2018 and Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Kimball Avenue UMC The times are: 9:00 am - to get registered so we can start promptly at 9:30 am and we will go ...

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 ...

Making Disciples Throught Inter-Generational Ministry 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ministry Market:  January 9, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Have you seen the notices in “Weekly on Wednesdays” for the second annual Ministry Market? This year’s theme is “Making Disciples Through Inter-Generational Ministry.” This ...

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.

NE District Conference

Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Waverly, Heritage UMC
Sunday March 11, 2018 is the scheduled date for the NE District Conference.  We have a snow date of Sunday March 18, 2018. The time is 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The place that is helping us hold this event is Waverly, Heritage. Come to see all that is ...

Church of the Last Supper

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Living Dramatization of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"  March 18, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Nashua UMC. The public is invited.   A Lenten Drama by Ernest K. Emurian presented for the 49th Lenten Season by members of the West Des Moines UMC.

Living Last Supper at Monona, IA - 2 performances

Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:30 PM to Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Location: Living Faith Parish UMC
Come and see the Living Last Supper at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, IA   This is on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM and again on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM Fellowship and snacks will follow

Living Last Supper

Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
30th annual performance of the 'Living Last Supper' Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. Both performances begin at 7:30 PM. Saturday evening's performance will be preceded by a dinner for those who have participated in this event over the past ...

Maundy Thursday (Passover Seder Service)

Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Heritage UMC
Observe and participate in the Passover service that we believe Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room.

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 ...

2018 UMW Spring Chicken-and-Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 A La Carte or items added to basic menu Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only $4.00 Salad $1.00 Pie or Dessert $2.00 Carry outs ...

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.

Commission on the Way Forward with Bishop Laurie Haller

Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
Bishop Laurie Haller will be in the NE District on Sunday April 22, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Cedar Falls First UMC.    Special Presentation/Conversation about the Proposals from the Commission on the Way Forward with Bishop Laurie Haller and ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Geneseo UMC
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Geneseo United Methodist Church 3127 115th Street Buckingham, Iowa Phone 319-478-8788 THEME: "SonWest Roundup” AGES 3 YEARS THRU 5TH GRADE July 31st, August 1 2 5:15 p.m.— 8:15 p.m. Evening meal will be served. Noisy Change ...

District Youth Tubing & Pizza Trip

Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:45 AM
Location: Decorah River Tubes
Join us for a morning of tubing down the Decorah river and then have a yummy lunch at Mabe's pizza with youth from across the district. All Youth entering 6th grade and older are invited. Meet us in Decorah at Decorah River Tubes at 9:45 am. Contact ...

Reentry Team Training Event

Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kimball Avenue UM Church
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 Waterloo area in August to offer a Reentry Team Training. It will be at...

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 ...

North East District Mental Health First Aid Training 8-16-18

Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First United Methodist Church
Mental Health Training at:  Cedar Falls, First UMC                                             718 Clay Street,  Cedar Falls, IA When:  Thursday, August 16, 2018 Schedule for Training:  Check In:                          7:45 A.M. Instruction:       ...

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Jubilee United Methodist 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 ...

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...

Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

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 ...

Janesville UMC Turkey Dinner

Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: church secretary
To be held at the Janesville community center. Homemade pies, umw rummage sale. $9.50 per person in advance, $10.50 at the door

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 ...

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Tuesday, October 16, 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 ...

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM to Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Calvary UMC. We serve homemade cinnamon pecan roll and coffee starting at 8 am. Lunch will be served from 11 am to l pm with homemade soups, pies and sandwiches. We will feature several local vendors as well as ...

5 Things Your Visitors are Thinking but won't ask

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Waterloo First UMC
Every church wants to be warm, hospitable and welcoming to guests and visitors, and every church can remember guests and visitors that came once only to never come back again. Even with our best intentions in mind, many congregations don’t consider ...

Northeast District InGathering Youth Lock In

Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 PM to Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Join youth from across the Northeast District for a Lock In associated with InGathering. Arrive at 6 pm to Threehouse (2422 College Street Cedar Falls) for pizza. After settling in we will head to the Rec Center for rock climbing, swimming, and more....

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 ...

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 ...

"Cookies & Carols" Open House - NE District Full Time, Part Time, Retired Clergy and Deacons

Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  What?        “Cookies & Carols” Open House (A time of Savoring and Singing!) When?       Sat. Dec. 8, 1:00-4:00 PM Where?      District Parsonage                    205 N Highland Dr.                    Cedar Falls 50613 Who?         All Full, Part...

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 ...

RESCHEDULED - Northeast District Youth Ski Trip Lock In

Friday, February 15, 2019 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Join Youth from across the Northeast District for a fun ski weekend in Mankato, MN. We will gather on Friday evening for worship and games then Saturday morning hit the slopes at Mankato Ski Area. $30 (meals, and rental included). Contact trinityyout...

Winter Barbecue

Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: Geneva United Methodist Church
Come in from the cold and join us for our Winter Barbecue! Menu includes: Smoked Pork Loin (prepared by Full Throttle Smoking by Mark & Lisa Whipple) Potato Salad - Chips Baked Beans Applesauce Large selection of salads & deserts Cost is $9 for ...

South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

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

Waterloo St. Paul invites you to "Westward Road" concert

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHO:   Westward Road Concert Where:   Waterloo St. Paul's UMC                207 Louise Street,  Waterloo, IA When:  Sunday April 7, 2019 Time:   10:00 am  

Central District UMW Day Apart

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

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

N.E. District Conference

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: NE District
District Conference is set.  Come see all the new information we have received. Where:  Waverly Heritage UMC Time:  2:30 pm to 5:00 pm When:  Sunday April 28, 2019  

South Central District Conference

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

NE District Basic & Advanced Lay Speaker Training

Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time:  Saturday June 15, 2019 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Where:  West Union UMC Cost:  $10.00 - need at least 6 people to pre-register by June 1, 2019 - register on attached flyer. Bring your own sack lunch, light refreshments will be provided.  Need to...

Tubing and Pizza in Decorah

Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:45 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Decorah, First UMC
Tubing and Pizza -  When:  Saturday August 17, 2019 Where:  Meet at Decorah River Tubes (701 Winneshiek Ave., Decorah, IA)  Time:  9:45 am Cost:  $10.00 for a day of fun!  Who:  All youth - entering 6th grade or older are invited  

Central District Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Classes

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

Riley Harrison Clark in Concert and Meal

Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Riley Harrison Clark will be in Concert at Rockwell UMC, 303 Monroe, in Rockwell, Iowa. Free Meal 6:00 pm Concert 7:00 Free Will Offering will be taken for Riley. While performing and touring with the award-winning, intern...

Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

Booneville Annual Music Festival

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Booneville United Methodist Church
Booneville Annual Music Festival (Just a 5 minute drive from Jordan Creek) Booneville United Methodist Church Sunday, September 22, 2019  2:00 - 5:00 pm With the following groups performing: Brazillian Twins Jennie and David Hargrove & the South ...

EC-Your Will, Your Way

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: West Branch UM Church
Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE workshop! You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. There will also be a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health....

Mission Rally

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

Hazleton/Trinity UMW Annual Fall Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Serving choice of chicken biscuits or beef burgers with salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $6.00 -- Children $3.00 (5 years old and younger eat FREE). A La Carte or items added to basic menu: Chicken Biscuit or Beef Burger only - $4.00, Salad - ...

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