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February 2019

Fear of Other Study

Sunday, February 3, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Fear of the Other We live in a culture of prejudice and exclusion but God commands us to love and embrace those who are considered “other”. Bishop Will Willamon has written a book to help us learn how to recognize and think differently about our fear...

IA Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #138

Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: West Des Moines United Methodist Church
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through ...

Fear of Other Study

Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Fear of the Other We live in a culture of prejudice and exclusion but God commands us to love and embrace those who are considered “other”. Bishop Will Willamon has written a book to help us learn how to recognize and think differently about our fear...

IA Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk #139

Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: West Des Moines United Methodist Church
he walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other...

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...

Fear of Other Study

Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Fear of the Other We live in a culture of prejudice and exclusion but God commands us to love and embrace those who are considered “other”. Bishop Will Willamon has written a book to help us learn how to recognize and think differently about our fear...

Cedar Rapids Emmaus Men's Walk #179

Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca in Solon, Iowa

Fear of Other Study

Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Fear of the Other We live in a culture of prejudice and exclusion but God commands us to love and embrace those who are considered “other”. Bishop Will Willamon has written a book to help us learn how to recognize and think differently about our fear...

Cedar Rapids Emmaus Women's Walk #180

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Camp Io=Dis-E-Ca, Solon, Iowa

South Dakota/NW Iowa Men's Walk

Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Location: Tonya Whitmore
For more information go to: dakotaswalk.org

South Dakota Emmaus Men's Walk

Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Inspirations Hills, Canton South Dakota

South Dakota/NW Iowa Women's Walk

Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
For more information go to: dakotaswalk.org

School for Practical Ministry

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:30 PM to Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Location: Wesley UMC
The purpose of the School for Practical Ministry is to provide down-to-earth teaching that can be used by clergy and lay people in the local church. This event is approved by the Iowa BoOM for 1.0 CEU and approved for Lay Servant Re-Certification. ...

South Dakota Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Inspiration Hills, Canton South Dakota

Quad Cities Emmaus Men's Walk

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Bidwell Riverside Center's Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Bidwell Riverside Center
Join us for an All You Care To Eat pancake breakfast to support Bidwell Riverside Center, hosted by Grace United Methodist Church. Food includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, and beverages. There will also be quilts and baked goods for sale. $10 tickets ...

ShareChurch Conferences: The Art of Radical Hospitality and Empowered: A Model of Care

Thursday, April 4, 2019 to Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Opens Registration for Two Conferences April 4 - 5 LEAWOOD, KS – The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is excited to announce registration is now open for two conferences hosted by ShareChurch...
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Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Iowa Chrysalis Flight #38

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church of Clarion
What happens on the Chrysalis Weekend? You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by youth and adult laity and clergy. ...

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...

Hawthorn Hill’s 10th Annual Art & More for Shelter

Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Curate
Join us April 11th for the 10th Annual Art & More for Shelter fundraiser for Hawthorn Hill. Funds raised at the event support our programs serving local homeless families through two programs: New Directions Shelter, a 30-day emergency shelter and ...
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Staves Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Staves Memorial United Methodist Church

Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary currently serving in Nepal

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Leon, Loving Chapel
Sunday, April 28th 2:00 PM Loving Chapel UMC Sanctuary - Leon Katherine Parker, UMC Missionary for 19 years Currently serving in Nepal JOIN US FOR HER PROGRAM ON HER MISSION WORK WITH YOUTH and WOMEN www.umcmission.org

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  

Pancakes for Women at the Well

Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Rippey United Methodist Church
Rippey United Methodist will host the annual "Pancakes for Women at the Well" with a free-will offering for the congregation at the women's prison in Mitchellvillle.

Spring Neighborhood Party

Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Valley United Methodist Church
Valley United Methodist Church, 4201 Ashworth in West Des Moines is sponsoring a "Spring Neighborhood Party". Neighbors and friends are invited to join us for games, fellowship, food, and a concert by Higher Power Quartet of Central Iowa. Games will ...

IA Walk to Emmaus "Face to Face"

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:00 AM to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:00 AM
Location: Our Savior's United Methodist Church
About Face to Face Face to Face began "Encounters" in Emmaus Communities across the United States in 2015. Each day, new groups are joining in this adventure of starting Face to Face in their local Emmaus communities. They are experiencing a renewed ...

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...

Iowa Walk To Emmaus Men's Walk

Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk

Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

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  

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,...

Auction & Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:00 PM
There will be an Auction and Ice Cream Social starting at 5;00 pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The Homemade Ice Cream is $5 per bowl with toppings galore and cookies and bars on the side.

St. Paul's UMC Waterloo Beef and Noodle Dinner and Bake Sale

Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: St. Paul's UMC
Homemade Beef and Noodles, coleslaw, boiled potatoes and a delicious dessert Adults: $9.00 Children (Under 12) $4.00
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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 - ...

ANNUAL PORK CHOP DINNER

Friday, September 20, 2019
CENTER GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3140 BRUNSKILL ROAD, DUBUQUE, IA 52003 ANNUAL PORK CHOP DINNER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 4:30 - 8 PM ADULTS $12; AGES 6-12 YEARS $4 Dinner includes grilled Iowa Chop, potatoes, corn, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, ...

Leadership Institute 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019
Location: The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2019, held September 25-27 at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. The Church of the Resurrection, along with leading bishops, pastors and laity across the US, believes that the decision ...
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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 ...

Dakotas Walk to Emmaus, Men's Walk

Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

4 One Quartet - Southern Gospel Concert & Worship Service

Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Onawa United Methodist Church
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Iowa Walk to Emmaus Men's Walk

Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

Dakotas Walk to Emmaus, Women's Walk

Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

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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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.

Cedar Rapids Emmaus Men's Walk #181

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, Solon, Iowa

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Women's Walk

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an ...

Conference Nominations Coordinating Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Location: Conference Center
Conference Center meeting for District Nominations chairs and agency representatives

Staves UMC Annual Safe Halloween Fun night

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Staves Annual Safe Halloween Fun night Games, prizes and lots of candy Free Hot Dog Dinner to all Staves church 2747 E Madison Des Moines October 30 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Contact Debbie Wise 515-360-2840 Sign up for a chance to win an adult Walmart card ...

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 ...

Reggie's Sleepout

Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:00 PM to Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Location: Drake University Stadium
Your Opportunity to Make a Difference. THE EVENT: REGGIE’S SLEEPOUT Sleep out to help end homelessness. Create a Team. Raise money. Build a box. Meet new friends. Share an experience you’ll never forget. Bring a box, pop-up tent (no stakes) or ...
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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 ...

3rd Annual Empty Bowls: A Benefit for Bidwell Riverside Center

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 PM to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Location: Bidwell Riverside Center and Hawthorn Hill
Join Bidwell Riverside Center for its 3rd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at the Temple for the Performing Arts on Thursday, November 7, from 6-8 p.m. Empty Bowls seeks to shed light on the food insecurity faced by our neighbors and raise funds to ...
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Cedar Rapids Emmaus Women's Walk #182

Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
To be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, Solon, Iowa

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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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 & ...

4One Gospel Quartet

Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Peterson UMC

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 ...

School for Lay Ministry Extended Learning Opportunities

Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The School for Lay Ministry Commission is once again excited to offer Extended Learning Opportunities at Cornell College this fall. Classes are open to all clergy, laity or anyone interested so please get the word out. We hope many can take ...

NED Leadership Training Workshops

Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
Sign up for two workshops by calling: (515) 832-2784 or by emailing: alanna.warren@iaumc.org Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020    

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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Growing Communities of Love 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Location: Disney Embassy Suites, Anaheim South
Growing Communities of Love 2020, a conference to Unleash Your Leaders, Energize Your Ministries, Transform Your Church Culture & Grow Your Church. Over sixty churches across the country have turned to Mary Scifres Ministries for the help that is ...

Explore Calling: A Guide to Helping Others Answer the Call

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Saint Paul School of Theology
Saint Paul School of Theology is invested in nurturing pastoral leaders. We want to be a resource for you as you nurture a culture of call in your congregation. Join us Wed, February 12 at 12 PM CST for this introductory webinar led by Dr. Anne ...
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School for Lay Ministry Extended Learning Opportunities

Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM
The School for Lay Ministry Commission is once again excited to offer Extended Learning Opportunities at Cornell College this fall. Classes are open to all clergy, laity or anyone interested so please get the word out. We hope many can take ...

Spring 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:00 AM to Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Whether the United Methodist Church ends up in one, four, or even more pieces, we must admit that the Connection has not been functioning well in the Iowa Conference. Join us as Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, helps us begin to ...
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Iowa Chrysalis Flight for Boys & Girls

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM
What happens on a Chrysalis weekend? You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying, and participating in small groups. Discussion center around fifteen talks given by youth and adult laity, and clergy. ...

Evangelical Society Lecture

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Saint Paul School of Theology
Join us on Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 am on the Kansas Campus in room C133 for this year's Evangelical Society Lecture featuring guest speaker Dr. Kimberly Alexander. She is an Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent University ...
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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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