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April 2019

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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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Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors 20th Anniversary celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thank you for supporting Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors during the past 20 years.  We would like to invite you to come to celebrate with us at an open house on Oct 26th, 2:00 - 4:00 at our office at 2024 Forest Ave, Suite 101 in Des Moines. Please ...

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 ...

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...

40th Annual Conference-wide Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM
The 40th Annual Mission Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at five locations throughout the state—First UMC in Cedar Falls, St. Paul’s UMC in Cherokee, Greenfield UMC, Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, & Asbury UMC in ...

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 ...

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!

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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Northwest District Christmas Party

Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cherokee, St Paul's UMC
The Northwest District will be hosting a Christmas Party for All Clergy and their families! Friday, December 6, 2019 Cherokee, St Paul's United Methodist Church 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm We will have dinner, singing of carols and a white elephant ...

Simpson Youth Academy Holiday Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Simpson College - Great Hall
Please join us for Simpson Youth Academy's third annual Lessons & Carols Dinner! Share a great meal, meet participants, and hear reflections on Advent from our students. Buying a ticket also gets you a free, reserved seat for the beautiful Lessons & ...

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. ...

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Center
Candidates for ministry in the Iowa Annual Conference  have the opportunity to participate in a candidacy retreat as part of their candidacy process. All candidates who enter the process as of January 1, 2018, are required to attend a candidacy ...
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NCD dCOM Meeting

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

Good Idea Webinar - The Basics of Online Worship

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Good Idea Webinars feature Best Practices for Ministry in The United Methodist Church. They will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. except the first week, when they will be on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. These ...

Iowa Chrysalis Flight 39

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Location: Clarion UMC, Clarion Iowa and Church of Christ, Clarion, Iowa

POSTPONED!! SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
span style="color:black; background:white">The Gift of Conflict – Session 2: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but conflict is a gift! Conflict is simply the presence of two or more ideas occupying ...

The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: 13720 Roe Avenue
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will host The Art of Hospitality Conference April 23 – 24, 2020. The conference takes place at Church of the Resurrection’s Leawood, KS Campus and focuses on the ministry of welcome and intentional ...
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Quad Cities Emmaus Men's Walk #123

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 AM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Spring Salad Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
UMW from the First United Methodist Church, 202 W Main, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, will host their 47th Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday,April 23rd, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be vegetable, meat and fruit salads along with deviled eggs, ...

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM

A (Virtual) Benefit Concert: A celebration of ministry

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Women at the Well
We're gathering virtually--via Zoom--around the music of our longstanding friend Richard Bruxvoort Colligan and to celebrate the ministry of Women at the Well, at this time when Pastor Lee's time as pastor is drawing to a close. We'll gather on Zoom ...
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Iowa Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #146

Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk #147

Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Our country grows more polarized and divided every day: in how we think, the words we use, our political system, and much more. Instead of The United Methodist Church showing the light of Christ to the world and demonstrating a way through the ...

Quad Cities Chrysalis Flight 134

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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 in different types of ministry and ...

Spring 2021 Orders & Fellowship Event - Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry

Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Building Up: Our Capacity, Our Relationships, Our Ministry, is the theme for the 2021 Order of Elders Retreat. This event will be online using zoom. Join us as Dr. Elaine A. Heath draws from Scripture and many years' experience in missional ministry,...

Central District Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
District Conference will look a little different this year as you are asked to attend with the District that you will be a part of beginning July 1st.  

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. May 8,15, 22 and 29 (Saturdays) from 9:00 am to 11:45 am through Zoom. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, August 21, 2021
Advanced "Accountable Discipleship" This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace, and the importance of the class leaders in the development of the Methodist movement. ...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Laurens United Methodist Church
CAMP CLEAR LAKE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAY SPEAKER TRAINING LAURENS METHODIST CHURCH 201 W MAIN ST LAURENS, IA 50554-1309 SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 9:00AM TO 5 PM                 The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or ...

Fall Dinner & Auction

Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Clover Ridge UMC
Join us for our famous Amana Ham Potatoes Dinner with salads, rolls dessert. (Take out available.) After dinner, enjoy our auction with all kinds of great items from area businesses friends! Tickets: $10 ($5 children 10)

Leadership Institute 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection and Online
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2021, held September 29 – October 1. The annual leadership conference will be offered both online and in person at the Leawood, KS campus, ...
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"Strong & Courageous" - Fall Women's Retreat

Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UMC
The Health & Wholeness Committee at Lovely Lane is once again planning a fall women's retreat. Our theme this year is "Strong and Courageous." We will have worship, meditation, an art activity, and hear from our keynote speaker- Lindsay Leahy.   ...

Iowa Conference UMW Annual Meeting (In-person and ZOOM Livestream)

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference’s United Methodist Women will host their annual meeting on Zoom Livestream or in-person at the Cherokee United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Coffee and registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the ...

Fall 2021 Orders & Fellowship event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State Park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, October 14th from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Big Creek State Park shelters by the beach to connect with God and peers. We've asked our leaders to build groups from an area of their passion and invite ...
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Grand View United Methodist Women Holiday Fair

Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Grand View United Methodist Church
Please join us for our upcoming Holiday Fair on Sat., Oct. 16 from 8:30am-1:30pm at Grand View Church.   Lots of handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, books, puzzles, and more! Fried bread will be available until Noon. Lunch served 11am-1pm: ham, ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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