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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Boundary and Ethics Training SW District

Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Carroll First 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 ...

World Day of Prayer

Friday, March 2, 2018

Boundary and Ethics Training SW District

Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Red Oak First 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 ...

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  

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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:       ...

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 - ...

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 @ ...

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 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 ...

SW District UMW Mission Study Day

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Council Bluffs, Salem UMC

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 ...

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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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....

"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 ...

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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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...

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...
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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  

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...

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  

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  

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 - ...

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Oakland UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission ...

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Greefield UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission...

SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Creighton University Retreat Center (16493 Contrail Ave., Griswold, IA  51535-4296)     The Gift of Conflict: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but ...

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 ...

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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SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Guthrie Center, First UMC
Saturday, November 2, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Guthrie Center First UMC (405 Prairie Street, Guthrie Center, IA  50115) Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be on your own.    ADVANCED – Accountable Discipleship – by Steven W. ...
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SW District Lay Servant Training- November 16

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lewis United Church of Christ
Saturday, November 16, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church-401 First Street, Lewis, IA  51544 Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be provided. Cost $15 per person BASIC – Lay Servant Ministries ...
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Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Carroll First United Methodist Church
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Vision 2032: All In — A Visioning Session with Bishop Laurie

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Waterloo First United Methodist Church
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Our Whole Lives: Caring Through Congregations

Friday, November 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist Church
This conference is aimed at caregivers. Our speaker will lead us in exploring self-care as we move through life while helping others. Featuring nationally recognized Keynote Speaker Ben Wolfe, Former head of St Mary’s Grief Center, Duluth, past ...
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Our Whole Lives - Holy Listening: Best Practices

Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist Church
We would like to invite you to Our Whole Lives - Holy Listening: Best Practices, a Conference at Christ United Methodist Church November 23 • 8:30am - 3:00pm This conference is aimed at caregivers. Nationally renowned speaker Ben Wolfe will deliver ...

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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SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC
  Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC  (11 South 1st Street, Council Bluffs, IA  51503)   There will be some pre-training & post-class assignments.    Classes:      Polity, Practice, & the Mission of the United ...
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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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