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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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     ...

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM to Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Calvary UMC. We serve homemade cinnamon pecan roll and coffee starting at 8 am. Lunch will be served from 11 am to l pm with homemade soups, pies and sandwiches. We will feature several local vendors as well as ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,...

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...

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...

Central District Committee on Ministry

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

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Iowa United Methodist Conference Center-Albright

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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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 ...

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...

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. ...

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Foolish Church Weekend - North Central All-District Read

Friday, November 15, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: Ames, First UMC
November 15-17: A Foolish Weekend, hosted at Ames First UMC and sponsored by Iowa CEF (Christians Engaged in Faith Formation). Join us in Ames for a weekend of activities exploring what it means to be the church, foolishly present with neighbors we’...

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Webster City Asbury United Methodist Church
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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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Waterloo First United Methodist Church
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Foolish Church - North Central District Read

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Faith UMC
November 24: Faith UMC, Humboldt Center – Book Discussion with Author 1:00- 2:30 PM  and Preaching at Faith Parish for morning services. About the book:  Messy, raw, and real aren’t the words most of us use when we say what’s good about our ...
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Central District Operational Team

Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

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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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 (5:30) and Sunday, March 29 morning (at Clear Lake UMC). About the book:  Messy, raw, and real aren’t the ...

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