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The Blessings of Play

Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit sags a person's strength. Proverbs 17:22 Playing is as sacred as music and silence. Like prayer, laughter and play can be healing to the mind, body, and soul. when we play, we leave behind ...

Epiphany Worship Service

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
View the Livestream → Bishop Laurie Haller invites all clergy and laypersons in the Iowa Conference to an Epiphany Eve Address and Worship Service, “A Different Way: Celebrating God’s Hope Made Real.”   The address will be ...

AC2022 Town Hall Meeting (Development)

Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
Priority 1:  Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders (Development) The Saturday, January 8, 2022, Town Hall meeting will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. The topic of this meeting will center around Development. Rev. Bill ...

BOTH/AND - Part 2

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
After over 18 months of doing our best to live into BOTH/AND, many churches are feeling a mixture of exhilaration and exhaustion when thinking about the continuation of hybrid worship. While many have seen their reach extended, some have begun to ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Are you exploring a call to ministry? 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 ...

CANCELLED - 15 Years of Resilience and Hope—Women at the Well Worship Celebration

Sunday, February 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Women at the Well (WATW) is celebrating 15 years of being "the church that breaks down walls" on February 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Ames Collegiate/Wesley Foundation. There will be music by Richard Bruxvoort Culligan, shared greetings from the four ...

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Immanuel UMC
Learn and engage in transformational ways with those in poverty going beyond food pantries. Rev. Brian Combs is a graduate of NC State and Emory University.  While no degree was awarded, his most formative education came from attending integrated ...

Documentary Film Showing: "They were Champions All" - The Incomplete Story of the Algona Brownies

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Jubilee United Methodist Church Freedom Center

PR District Conference

Sunday, May 1, 2022
SAVE THE DATE! More information will be forthcoming!

Midwest Mission rice meal packing event for Ukraine

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: United Methodist Christian Life Center
Experience Midwest Mission   |   AUGUST 27TH   |   HANDS-ON MISSION EVENT IN ANKENY, IOWA Help us pack 8,400 Rice Meal bags that will feed 50,400 people in Ukraine. Learn about the different ways you can put your faith into action and be the hands ...
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Africa Festival of Hope at Nashua United Methodist Church

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Nashua United Methodist Church
The Nashua UMC and Republic Community Church, in conjunction with Africans in the diaspora in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, take the opportunity to invite you, your family, congregation, and your community to the Africa ...

Matthew 25 Grant Requests Due

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Matthew 25 Grant Applications for 2023 are available.  These grants are for projects/ministries that address the needs of vulnerable populations such as those living in poverty; the imprisoned; immigrants; minority ethnic populations; children; the ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Are you exploring a call to ministry? 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 ...

AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: New Hope UMC, Des Moines
The AC2022 Memorial Service to honor those before us will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Des Moines New Hope United Methodist Church located at 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA. Bishop Laurie Haller will give the message and the service will...

Bishop Laurie Haller's Retirement Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM (CST)
Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm First United Methodist Church 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa WATCH THE LIVESTREAM United Methodists and ecumenical friends across Iowa are invited to celebrate the ministry of Iowa Bishop Laurie Haller as she ...

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 29, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 29th - May 5th, 2023. There will likely be an additional day or two before or after those dates for focused work on worship and preaching that will be announced in the near future.  You may view the 2022 ...