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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...

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.

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 ...

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

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...

DCMC Meeting

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

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...

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 ...

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

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!

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. ...

Quad Cities Emmaus Men's Walk

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

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

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. ...

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...
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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

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!  

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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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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 ...

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...

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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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

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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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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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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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. ...

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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