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January 2022

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Epiphany Worship Service

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
View the Livestream → Bishop Laurie Haller invites all clergy and laypersons in the Iowa Conference to an Epiphany Eve Address and Worship Service, “A Different Way: Celebrating God’s Hope Made Real.”   The address will be ...

AC2022 Town Hall Meeting (Development)

Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Priority 1:  Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders (Development) The Saturday, January 8, 2022, Town Hall meeting will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. The topic of this meeting will center around Development. Rev. Bill ...

BOTH/AND - Part 2

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
After over 18 months of doing our best to live into BOTH/AND, many churches are feeling a mixture of exhilaration and exhaustion when thinking about the continuation of hybrid worship. While many have seen their reach extended, some have begun to ...
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Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Are you exploring a call to ministry? 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 ...

CANCELLED - 15 Years of Resilience and Hope—Women at the Well Worship Celebration

Sunday, February 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Women at the Well (WATW) is celebrating 15 years of being "the church that breaks down walls" on February 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Ames Collegiate/Wesley Foundation. There will be music by Richard Bruxvoort Culligan, shared greetings from the four ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation

Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Carroll, First United Methodist Church
February 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM *March 26 has been reserved as a snow date for this event. Registration fee: $20 per person Deadline to register: Friday, February 18, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every ...

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Immanuel UMC
Learn and engage in transformational ways with those in poverty going beyond food pantries. Rev. Brian Combs is a graduate of NC State and Emory University.  While no degree was awarded, his most formative education came from attending integrated ...
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Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale

Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:00 to 11:00 am Buffalo United Methodist Church 1000 30th Street NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 319-378-4258 Come and enjoy - Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk. The breakfast is FREE,...

Documentary Film Showing: "They were Champions All" - The Incomplete Story of the Algona Brownies

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:00 PM
Location: Jubilee United Methodist Church Freedom Center

PR District Conference

Sunday, May 1, 2022
SAVE THE DATE! More information will be forthcoming!

United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Team Leader Training

Friday, July 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This training will share best practicies for leading a successsful and impacteful mission experience. The training will provide important information for leading a mission journey for a youth, adult or multi-generational mission team, locally, ...

Taste of South Sudan - Storm Lake United Methodist Church

Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM  at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church Family Life Center (Enter off of Cayuga Street, under the drive-thru canopy) Come experience food beginning at 11:00 AM followed by entertainment by the SLHS South ...

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Carson UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: New Market UMC

Annual Rummage Sale at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls

Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls First UMC
Annual Rummage Sale, First United Methodist Church, 718 Clay St., Cedar Falls, Iowa. Thursday August 4th (5pm-8pm); Friday August 5th (8am-1pm); Saturday August 6th (8am-1pm). $3.00 Bag Sale or 1/2 Price on Saturday. Antiques, clothing for all ages, ...

Forging a New Path with Rebekah Simon-Peter

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Immanuel UMC
We invite you to a lunch and learn with Rebekah Simon-Peter. Raised in the Jewish religion, Rebekah Simon-Peter became a follower of Jesus and was ordained a United Methodist minister. She saw a vital need for boldness within congregations and their ...

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mt. Ayr, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Osceola UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Location: Casey UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Denison, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Shenandoah, First UMC

RVP - Circuit 1 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park UMC

RVP - Loam Circuit Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Emmanuel UMC

Vintage Garage & Vendor Fair

Friday, August 26, 2022 9:00 AM to Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
On Friday we will have our annual sack sale inside the sanctuary and there will be vendors in the parking lot. Stop in for a bargain inside at the sack sale and some wonderful hand made items from a vendor outside. Breakfast rolls and lunch are ...

Midwest Mission rice meal packing event for Ukraine

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Christian Life Center
Experience Midwest Mission   |   AUGUST 27TH   |   HANDS-ON MISSION EVENT IN ANKENY, IOWA Help us pack 8,400 Rice Meal bags that will feed 50,400 people in Ukraine. Learn about the different ways you can put your faith into action and be the hands ...
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Africa Festival of Hope at Nashua United Methodist Church

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Nashua United Methodist Church
The Nashua UMC and Republic Community Church, in conjunction with Africans in the diaspora in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, take the opportunity to invite you, your family, congregation, and your community to the Africa ...

RVP - Warren County Circuit Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Greenfield UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Jefferson, First UMC

RVP - Circuit 9 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Jefferson, First UMC

RVP - Station, Innovation & Independent Circuits Professional Interviews

Monday, September 12, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC

Matthew 25 Grant Requests Due

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Matthew 25 Grant Applications for 2023 are available.  These grants are for projects/ministries that address the needs of vulnerable populations such as those living in poverty; the imprisoned; immigrants; minority ethnic populations; children; the ...

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 2

Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Urbandale Walmart Hills

New Hope UMC God's Girlfriends Women's Retreat

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: DM New Hope UMC
Speaker for the evening will be Michelle Laughlin No cost. We do ask you to pre-register by September 4th at nhfamily@newhopedsm.org or 515-278-2097 Doors Open At 6PM

RVP - Circuit 7 Professional Interviews

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown Hope UMC

RVP - Circuit 8 Professional Interviews

Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Newton St Luke

Circuit Leaders Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
We will be holding an all circuit leader meeting at the conference center September 24 from 10-3. All clergy and lay circuit leaders are encouraged to attend. We’ve made arrangements for childcare, but we need to know by the 16th if you plan to use ...

Grace United Methodist - Tiffin 150th Anniversary

Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:00 AM
Grace United Methodist - Tiffin Iowa is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, Sesquicentennial. Service 9:00 a.m. Tree Planting Ceremony 10:30 a.m. and Brunch. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Booneville Music Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Booneville United Methodist Church
The Booneville Music Festival is back for its third year featuring six talented acts.  Performing locally, nationally and internationally, here is a little information about the musicians.   Ortonville Circus   Ortonville Circus is a string band – ...

Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Gathering of the Orders & Fellowship

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, September 29th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 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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Pastoral Care Specialist Program: Des Moines Pastoral Counsleling Center

Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Saturday, June 1, 2024
Location: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, ...

2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

Iowa Conference United Women in Faith Annual Meeting - “Transformative Community: Who Can We Be Together?”

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ogden Community United Methodist Church
In Person and ZOOM Livestream  Registration/Coffee 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Meeting 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Speaker: Irene DeMaris, Order of Deaconess and Home Missioner, Iowa Interfaith Power and Light Registrations need to be completed by Tuesday, ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Cedar Falls

Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $27 per person Deadline to register: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to ...

RVP Circuit 1 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: DM Sheridan Park
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RVP Circuit 4 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: DM Immanuel UMC
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RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Ames First UMC

RVP - Story County Circuit (10) Professional Interviews Day 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Ames First UMC

Spiritual Experiences in Dreams: Our Dreams & Dreams in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:00 PM to Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Spiritual Experiences in Dreams: Our Dreams & Dreams in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 (virtual) Registration deadline - September 29 Leader: Mary Bellon Cost: $120 ($30 per class. Includes non-refundable $40 ...

2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

"Live from New York"

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join us as we are finally able to hold our 175th anniversary organ concert, delayed by covid. At 3:00 there will be a "Met Gala" featuring cheesecake and an art show by Mainframe Studio. At 4:00 we are honored to have Kent Tritle at the organ for a ...

Music Under the Dome - Live from New York

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:00 PM to Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 AM
Dear Pastor, Church Member and Music (and cheesecake) Lovers, “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…”   New York Cheesecake, an Art Show by MainFrame Studios artists, and the New York Philharmonic’s organist In Concert October 9, in person, all for free! (A love ...

RVP Circuit 9 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Knoxville First UMC
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2022 RVP Lay Servant Advanced Training Course

Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVANCE COURSE (through ZOOM) - Leading Worship October 1, 8 & 15, 2022 (9:00AM to 12:30PM) (Book: Worshipping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman) More Information & Registration Questions? Feel free to contact Bernie Colorado, Lay Servant ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - West Des Moines Valley

Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: West Des Moines Valley
October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $29 per person Deadline to register: Friday, October 7, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to and ...

RVP Circuit 7 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshalltown First UMC
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RVP Circuit 8 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Newton First UMC
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School for Lay Ministry Worship Zoom Course

Saturday, October 22, 2022 to 5:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to encourage and inspire your worship team? Do you want to form a worship team?  The School for Lay Ministry (SLM) is offering a class on Worship on October 22, 2022, from 9a to 5p via Zoom. The goal of this class is to ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Are you exploring a call to ministry? 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 ...
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Harvest Home Festival Sunday, October 23 11:30-1 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2022 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Our Savior UMC
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RVP Circuit 10 Charge Conference

Sunday, October 23, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames Collegiate UMC
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A Taste of Sabbath (In Person)

Friday, October 28, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Pasoral Counseling Center
A Taste of Sabbath Date: Oct 28 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon CST Leaders: Christine Dietz Cost: $75 Format: in-Person Deadline: Oct 22 Description: In both the Jewish and Christian traditions, we are commanded to "remember the Sabbath day." What does ...

AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: New Hope UMC, Des Moines
The AC2022 Memorial Service to honor those before us will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Des Moines New Hope United Methodist Church located at 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA. Family gathering will begin at 1:30 p.m.  The service will ...

Armouraires Gospel Worship

Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Our Savior UMC
Armouraires Gospel group will be leading worship with Pastor Randy presiding.
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RVP Circuit 5 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Granger Immanuel UMC
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RVP Circuit 2 Charge Conference

Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Indianola First UMC
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RVP Station & Independent & Innovation Circuits Charge Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Ankeny First UMC
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Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Corning

Saturday, November 19, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Corning United Methodist Church
November 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration fee: $25 per person Deadline to register: Friday, November 11, 2022 Conflict happens. It is a reality in every church and every relationship—especially if they’re healthy ones. We will respond to ...

Aldersgate-DCOM

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, March 16, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Iowa Licensing School

Sunday, April 30, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 30th - May 5th, 2023. There will likely be an additional day or two before or after those dates for focused work on worship and preaching that will be announced in the near future.  You my view the 2022 ...

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