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October 2021

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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 ...

October Winterization Blitz

Monday, October 4, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS AND GROUPS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS GET READY FOR WINTER! Many homeowners still need assistance with basic repairs to prevent pipes from freezing and provide better protection from the elements. This ...

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 ...

Conflict Transformation Training Event

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference Conflict Transformation Team presents: Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches a one-day workshop for clergy and other church leaders Saturday, October 16, 2021—10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 516 ...

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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Fall Lunch

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Osceola UMC
Osceola UMC Fall Lunch will be on October 26, 2021. Lunch will be carry out and local delivery. Please contact the church to place your order.

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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ALD-Advanced Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Atlantic, First United Methodist Church
ALDERSGATE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT/LAYSPEAKER TRAINING ALANTIC, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 800 POPLAR ST.  ALANTIC, IA 50022 NOVEMBER 13 2021 8:30AM TO 4:30PM The following classes will be available for those wishing to certify or recertify their ...

The Blessings of Play

Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit sags a person's strength. Proverbs 17:22 Playing is as sacred as music and silence. Like prayer, laughter and play can be healing to the mind, body, and soul. when we play, we leave behind ...

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

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

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 Welcome Reception for Ron & Beth Carlson

Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reception for Ron & Beth Carlson Sunday, Sept. 18th 2:00-4:00PM @ Ankeny Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th St, Ankeny, IA 50021) *Short Program Starting at 2:45PM

RVP - Circuit 7 Professional Interviews

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

Golden Valley Lay Servant Training

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:00 PM to Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Location: Fort Madison United Methodist Church
Lay Servant Training - in person September 20 and September 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Fort Madison UM Church Registrations are due September 6, 2022 Classes are free; however, registration is highly encouraged. Lay Servant Ministries, Basic ...

RVP - Circuit 8 Professional Interviews

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

Aldersgate-DCOM

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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

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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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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