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October 2017

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 ...

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: ...

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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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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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 - 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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Central District Committee on Ministry

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

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.

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...

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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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. ...

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, ...

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. ...

"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.   ...

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 ...

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