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January 2019

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: Carroll

Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Carroll First United Methodist Church

Clergy Day Apart

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Crawfordsville UMC
Will be held at Crawfordsville UMC.  Snow date will be February 7th.

Church Officers Training

Saturday, February 9, 2019 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
Various locations and times for the dates.  Please see the Monday Musings for more information.

Lay Servants Chair Meeting

Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Meeting will take place at the SE District Office

Leadership Development & Nominations

Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

DCMC Meeting

Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the SE District Office

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Central District Committee on Ministry

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

Installation Service for Superintendent Doug Cue

Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: First UM Church
1:30 PM- District Choir Rehearsal for the DS Installation Service. Mark Kimzey will be directing the choir during the installation service and has offered an invitation for all who would like to participate to join. 2:30 PM- Installation Service for...

South Marion Bazaar

Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: SOUTH MARION UMC
Everyone is welcome to come to our Annual Bazaar - Supper is a Free Will Donation and served from 5:00-7:00 pm. Menu includes: Soups (Chili, Vegetable Beef, Broccoli Cheese and Creamy Potato with Ham), Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Homemade Bars, Coffee, ...
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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...

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. ...

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.

United Methodist Men Chicken and Noodle Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
This is the yearly supper the Slater United Methodist Men serve on election day. Homemade noodles with freshly cooked chicken and homemade chicken gravy, along with a hot vegetable and roll. An assortment of freshly baked desserts tops off the meal. ...

Geneva UMC Annual Turkey Dinner

Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: Geneva United Methodist Church
Come Hungry and Join Us for our Annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday! Turkey, mashed potatoes, salads, roll, desserts and drink. Cost: $9 for ages 13 and up; $5 for kids ages 6-12; and Free for kids ages 5 and under Hope to see you there!

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 ...

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

Winter Barbecue

Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Please join us for our annual Winter Barbecue Geneva United Methodist Church Sunday, January 26th at 12:00 PM Menu includes: Smoked Pork Loin (prepared by Full Throttle Smoking by Mark Lisa Whipple) Potato Salad - Chips Baked Beans Applesauce Large ...

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. ...

NCD dCOM Meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Faith UMC

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 ...

Mainstream UMC - "Protocol" Conversation with Rev. Dr. Mark Holland

Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Iowa Falls, First UMC

Vacation Bible School Fair - March 1 - Mobile United Methodist Missionaries (MUMM)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Creston First UMC
You can do Vacation Bible School!    Even if you think, “We don’t have kids!” they are there, and they need you.  It could be only 2 or 3 kids, but they still need you. And their parents might, too.   Brian Dembowczyk writes in Gospel Centered Kids ...

NCD Nominations Committee meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NCD Mission Committee meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 4:30 PM
Location: Webster City, Asbury UMC

NCD RIM group

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBD

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 1

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

Map of My Kingdom - play showing at High Prairie UM Church

Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: High Prairie UM Church
From poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Vandal Theatre   Who's going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony  -- Or have you even stared to think that far ahead?   We ...

Vacation Bible School Fair - March 15 - Mobile United Methodist Missionaries (MUMM)

Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mount Pleasant First UMC
You can do Vacation Bible School!    Even if you think, “We don’t have kids!” they are there, and they need you.  It could be only 2 or 3 kids, but they still need you. And their parents might, too.   Brian Dembowczyk writes in Gospel Centered Kids ...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 3

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

Integrated Leadership Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00 PM to Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Oakland Community Center
The focus of the workshop is family systems theory and how to be a non-anxious leader in anxious times, a very timely subject for leaders and lay persons in the UMC right now. The workshop is being led by Rev. Bill Selby, Director of the Center for ...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 4

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

Foolish Church - All District Read

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: Mason City, Grace UMC
March 28: Mason City, Grace Church – Book Discussion with Author at 1:00-3:00 PM - Lee will be at MC, Wesley UMC for worship Saturday night (5:00) and Sunday, March 29 morning (at Clear Lake UMC). About the book:  Messy, raw, and real aren’t the ...

EC District Women and Youth Day Apart

Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Lovely Lane UM Church
March 28 - East Central United Methodist Women offering Day Apart - RSVP by March 20 Women and Youth across the district are invited for a day of learning, laughter, and growing together on Saturday, March 28 at Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC. The day...

NED Basic Lay Servant Training - Session 5

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
This will be a five-session format of the course during Lent.   Pastor Scott Keele Kober will be leading the class sessions.  In the Basic Course, topics such as servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, ...

NCD Lay Servant Trainings

Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Iowa Falls, First UMC
ALL Materials are to be purchased ahead of time by student through Cokesbury on-line,  The UpperRoom bookstore or Amazon. If there are questions, please feel free to contact the District Office (alanna.warren@iaumc.org) or call (515) 832-2784.   ...

NCD RIM Group

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: TBD

Central District Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Ankeny, First UMC
Central District Conference and Pre-Conference Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Ankeny, First UMC

Basic Lay Servant Training

Friday, April 24, 2020 7:00 PM to Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: Linn Grove
Basic Lay Servant Training Opportunity - Open to All Districts This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries.  Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the ...
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April 2020 Lay Servant Training

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church of Wilton
Courses offered and books used in the class: Basic - This course is the foundation for all courses in Lay Servant ministries and should be taken first. Participants Book: DR626*978-0-88177-626-3 - $11.00   Embracing Personal Prayer - Explore prayer ...

NCD Conference

Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:30 PM
Location: Fort Dodge, Trinity UMC
Fellowship from 2:30 PM-3:00 PM District Conference will begin at 3:00 PM

NCD RIM Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: TBD

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