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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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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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

NW District Spiritual Leadership Incubator

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Marcus, Grace UMC
Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:30 pm-6:00 pm (gathering  at 2:00 pm; keynote by Tom Carver begins at 2:30 pm) Marcus, Grace UMC (303 E Fenton St, Marcus, Iowa) What is an incubator? “An environment to prepare for new life.” The purpose of this ...

NW District Mandatory Ethics Training

Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sioux City, Wesley UMC
If we want to bear healthy fruit in our congregations and our communities, we need to be healthy ourselves.  Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to living into that reality.  Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling ...

NW District MANDATORY Ethics Training

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Spencer, Grace UMC
If we want to bear healthy fruit in our congregations and our communities, we need to be healthy ourselves.  Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to living into that reality.  Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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,...

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...

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 ...

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....

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 ...

Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Storm Lake United Methodist Church
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Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
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