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September 2019

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Employee & Family Resources - Services offered to the Conference

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

dCOM Training - Central & South Central Districts

Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

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 ...

Board of Church and Society

Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Riley Harrison Clark in Concert and Meal

Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
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...

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Monday, September 9, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Extended Cabinet

Monday, September 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Appointive Cabinet

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

DAAs

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Foundation Field Staff Meeting

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Appointive Cabinet

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Disaster Ministries

Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

GC Delegation

Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Commission Meeting

Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Examinations planning

Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CST)
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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All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Oakland UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission ...

SW District In Mission Together Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Greefield UMC
Training for local Mission Chairs on the new way to report your church’s mission work! ·         Simpler than Rainbow Covenant ·         Gives credit for volunteer work ·         Encourages real partnerships Come to a preview of the new “In Mission...

SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Creighton University Retreat Center
Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Creighton University Retreat Center (16493 Contrail Ave., Griswold, IA  51535-4296)     The Gift of Conflict: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but ...

Eight Year Assessment

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Joint Task Force

Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

BoOM Exec

Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

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, ...

Board of Ordained Ministry

Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Board of Ordained Ministry

Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Spanish Speaking Mission U - UMW

Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Spanish Speaking Mission U - UMW

Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

CCMC Meeting

Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Commission Meeting

Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Kaizen

Monday, September 23, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Sessions Committee

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Preaching and Worship Academy Design Team

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

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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South Central District Operational Team

Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton First UMC

Healthy Ministries Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

BOL Meeting;

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

BOL Meeting

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CORR

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

CE Staff Meeting

Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

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 (CST)
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 ...

PARC interviews

Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

PARC interviews

Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

American Camp Association LCOL Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Dakotas Walk to Emmaus, Men's Walk

Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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...

Hispanic Ministries Committee

Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

4 One Quartet - Southern Gospel Concert & Worship Service

Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Onawa United Methodist Church
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TIIMS

Monday, October 7, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center-Martin Boehm-Suzanna Wesley

Joint Task Force Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Iowa UMC Vision 2032 - Listening Session planning

Monday, October 7, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CARE Committee

Monday, October 7, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Appointive Cabinet

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

TIMMS

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

TIMMS

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Appointive Cabinet

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

RIM

Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Iowa Walk to Emmaus Men's Walk

Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

Parish Development

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Parish Development

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Transform Sunday Morning

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
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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Mission Education mtg

Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

145th Church Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
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.

Installation Service for Superintendent Doug Cue

Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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...

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Kaizen

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Meeting to discuss Flowcharts and more

Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Cedar Rapids Emmaus Men's Walk #181

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

Preaching and Worship

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CIM

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

South Central District Operational Team Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Congregational Excellence Team Meeting

Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors 20th Anniversary celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

Installation Service for Superintendent Moody Colorado

Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton, First UMC
2:30 PM- Installation Service for Superintendent Moody Colorado at Chariton, First UMC, 923 Roland Ave, Chariton. Bishop Laurie will be present at this service as well. A time for refreshments and fellowship will follow. 4:00 PM- Bishop Laurie will ...

Communications

Monday, October 28, 2019 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Conference Nominations Coordinating Committee

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

Ryan Christenson's meeting

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Nominations Coordinating Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Nominations Coordinating Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

AC Worship Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Staves UMC Annual Safe Halloween Fun night

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

SLM Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Orientation & Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Orientation & Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

SLM Orientation & Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Orientation & Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Orientation & Set Up

Friday, November 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

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...

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

40th Annual Conference-wide Ingathering

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM (CST)
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 ...

SLM CLasses

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM CLasses

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

SLM CLasses

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

SLM Classes

Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Guthrie Center, First UMC
Saturday, November 2, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Guthrie Center First UMC (405 Prairie Street, Guthrie Center, IA  50115) Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be on your own.    ADVANCED – Accountable Discipleship – by Steven W. ...

Reggie's Sleepout

Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:00 PM to Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 "Fall" Supper

Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Location: Walker UMC
Annual "Fall" Supper, Nov. 2nd - 5-7 pm. Pork Loin, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and pie for $8.00 at the door, $7.50 in advance, Children 6-12, $3.00, 5 under free. We look forward to seeing you.

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

SLM Classes

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

Election Night Soup Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Location: United Church of Primghar

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.

IAC Working Group

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

United Methodist Men Chicken and Noodle Supper

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (CST)
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. ...

Mission Education

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Board of Discipleship

Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Ministerial Ethics & Healthy Ministry Task Force Meetings

Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Board of Discipleship

Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Board of Discipleship

Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

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 (CST)
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 (CST)
To be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, Solon, Iowa

Lord's Harvest United Church of Primghar

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: United Church of Primghar

Mission Rally

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Lyn and Sharon Fogelman Missionaries in Uganda on the South Central District.  Jerusalem UMC More information to follow.

Geneva UMC Annual Turkey Dinner

Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:00 PM (CST)
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!

Appointive Cabinet

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Appointive Cabinet

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Foundation Field Staff Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

SW District Lay Servant Training- November 16

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Lewis United Church of Christ
Saturday, November 16, 2019  9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church-401 First Street, Lewis, IA  51544 Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be provided. Cost $15 per person BASIC – Lay Servant Ministries ...

UMW Leadership Team

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

UMW Leadership Team

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

Kaizen

Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

South Central District Connectional Ministries Council

Monday, November 18, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton, First UMC

South Central District Conference

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Small Team Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CE Staff Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Admin Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Background Check

Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

CDOT

Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Planning and Research

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

BOP

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Sessions

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

BOP

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

BOP

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Our Whole Lives: Caring Through Congregations

Friday, November 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

CE Staff Meeting

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Central District Committee on Ministry

Monday, December 2, 2019 9:00 AM (CST)

Central District Operational Team

Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

RIM

Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

No Room at the Inn Nativity Festival

Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CST)
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Northwest District Christmas Party

Friday, December 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Board of Church and Society

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Simpson Youth Academy Holiday Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM (CST)
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 & ...

Communications Engagement Team

Monday, December 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CE Staff Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

AC Worship Committee

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CE Staff Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

CE Staff Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Kaizen

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

A-Team

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

Preaching and Worship Academy Team

Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Ingathering Task Force

Friday, December 13, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Mental Health Task Force

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

4One Gospel Quartet

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

Wellness Task Force

Monday, December 16, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Appointive Cabinet

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Francis Asbury

South Sudanese Mabaan Christmas Day in Storm Lake, Iowa

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:00 PM to Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC

School for Lay Ministry Classes

Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

SLM Classes

Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Monday, January 6, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Simpson College Student Learning Improvement Committee

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Webinar: W-2 and 1099 Reporting for the Local Church

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

BOT

Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

MABAAN Flood Relief Committee

Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

group lunch

Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, January 10, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Preaching and Worship Committee

Friday, January 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

GC Delegation

Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Joint Audit Committee Conference Call

Monday, January 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Session Committee

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Background Check Review meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30 AM to 9:50 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Ministerial Ethics & Healthy Ministry Task Force Meetings

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Program Review

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Kaizen

Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CANCELLED-South Central District Operational Team

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Chariton, First UMC

Program Review

Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Program Review

Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Mental Health Task Force

Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

GC Delegates

Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Vision 2032 II Conversation-South Central District

Sunday, January 19, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Osceola United Methodist Church
Vision 2032 with Bishop Laurie Haller, South Central District, January 19 Sunday 4:00 PM Osceola UMC. All pastors are required to attend. Please be seated together with your cluster. All chairpersons of District Committees are encouraged to attend.

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Background check meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Central District Parish Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Board of Camps

Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

CE Staff Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CE Coaching Team Meeting

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

OPCC

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Winter Barbecue

Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Continuance Interviews

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Continuance Interviews

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Continuance Interviews

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Continuance Interviews

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

PSR-Fin/Inv/Pension Committee BOP

Monday, January 27, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Board or Ordained Ministry meeting following Continuance interviews

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Board or Ordained Ministry meeting following Continuance interviews

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Mabaan Flood Relief

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

PARC interviews

Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

PARC interviews

Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

PARC interviews

Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

United Methodist Women Leadership Meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Central District Laity Summit

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 Retreeat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Continuance Interviews Snow Date

Monday, February 3, 2020 to Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Continuance Interviews Snow Date

Monday, February 3, 2020 to Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Continuance Interviews Snow Date

Monday, February 3, 2020 to Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Snow Date - Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting following Continuance Interviews

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Snow Date - Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting following Continuance Interviews

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Episcopal Office

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

NCD dCOM Meeting

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

CFA meeting

Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CFA Budget Committee

Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

ME Training

Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

ME Training

Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Disaster Ministries

Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Growing Communities of Love 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

CE Staff Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Preaching and Worship Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

AC Worship Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

AC Worship Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CE Staff Meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Explore Calling: A Guide to Helping Others Answer the Call

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
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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SW District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC
  Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm Council Bluffs, Broadway UMC  (11 South 1st Street, Council Bluffs, IA  51503)   There will be some pre-training & post-class assignments.    Classes:      Polity, Practice, & the Mission of the United ...

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

ME Training Snow Date

Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Kaizen

Monday, February 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

AC working team

Monday, February 24, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Licensing School meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Planning and Research

Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Baby Shower for Cassie & Sutton Parks

Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

AC Motion / Announcement Submission Testing

Friday, February 28, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Painting Class

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Osceola United Methodist Church
Painting Class to raise funds for Osceola United Methodist Youth Mission Trip to Mexico, MO. We are painting a beautiful patriotic sky with a farm silhouette. All supplies, refreshments, and fun included! Cost $20 Please call in advance so that we ...

Delegation

Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

TIIMS Leaders

Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Conference Center Tour - Grinnell UMC

Monday, March 2, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

Admin Team

Monday, March 2, 2020 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry training

Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Transitional Intentional Interim Training

Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

CDOT

Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Parish Development

Friday, March 6, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Parish Development

Friday, March 6, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, March 6, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

School for Lay Ministry Classes

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

SLM Classes

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Classes

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

SLM Classes

Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

SLM Classes

Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Classes

Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Nacho Average Employee Appreciation Lunch

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Foundation Field Staff Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

ADP Training for Okoboji

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Communications

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Martin Boehm

Early Response Team (ERT) Re-Certification Training

Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley
Cost $25.00 includes a background check and a new badge.   Meeting at the Iowa United Methodist Church  Conference Center,  2301 Rittenhouse St, Des Moines, Iowa    For more information or to sign-up Contact:  Pastor Catie Newman, IAUMC Disaster ...

ERT Training

Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley
ERT  Training  (Early Response Team) A Caring Christian Presence in the midst of Disaster Cost $40.00 includes a background check, lunch, materials, and badge Meeting at the Iowa United Methodist Church  Conference Center,  2301 Rittenhouse St, Des...

ERT Training

Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley
New Certification,  Saturday, March 14, 2020   8:00 am – 5:00 pm Cost  $40.00  includes background check, lunch, materials and badge Meeting at the Iowa United Methodist Church  Conference Center, 2301 Rittenhouse St, Des Moines, Iowa    For more ...

Mission Education

Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Route 180

Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

School for Lay Ministry Commission Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

CE Coaching Training

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

SLM Commission Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Mingo UMC Online Services

Sunday, March 22, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
Location: Mingo United Methodist Church
Sunday Worship Services Location: Mingo United Methodist Church in Mingo MUMC will have a prerecorded service online via our YouTube channel. Services and other worship opportunities are located on our website at www.mingoumc.org and our Facebook ...
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Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Good Idea Webinar - The Basics of Online Worship

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Clarion UMC, Clarion Iowa and Church of Christ, Clarion, Iowa

Iowa Chrysalis Flight for Boys & Girls

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM (CST)
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. ...

BOGM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Spring Thrift Sale & Beef Burger Luncheon for April has been postponed

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to Saturday, April 4, 2020

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Retiree

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Retiree

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Retiree

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CANCELED: Evangelical Society Lecture

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Saint Paul School of Theology
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Retiree Seminar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Retiree Seminar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Retiree Seminar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Retiree

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Retiree

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Retiree

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

BOGM snow date

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Iowa United Methodist Foundation

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

POSTPONED!! SW District Day Apart

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)

Spring Salad Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
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, ...

Joint Task Force

Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

BoOM Exec

Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Parish Development

Friday, April 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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OCE Staff Meeting, Day 1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

OCE Staff Meeting, Day 2

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Quad Cities Emmaus Women's Walk #124

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

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Sessions Committee

Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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A (Virtual) Benefit Concert: A celebration of ministry

Friday, May 29, 2020 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (CST)
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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Good Shepherd Parish Worship Live Stream

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Live stream worship from the churches of the Good Shepherd Parish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXxUEqimaXnyfwNRLiupikc2utLcSpmDfbclid=IwAR2_zdo07QFsbw_27NVDJ8W4hZal-sdgjsFbgj-b-Sxqv7ptelMmtsZEPig
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OCE Staff Meeting Day 1

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

OCE Staff Meeting Day 2

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

Hispanic Latino Ministries

Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Iowa Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk #146

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

CAT Interpretation Team (In Person, If Possible)

Friday, July 17, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

OCE Staff Meeting - day before training

Friday, July 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Jacob Albright

CE Staff Meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Indianola First UMC Taping

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

weeding

Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: New Hope UMC

SLM Commission

Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Ingathering Task Force

Friday, August 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Congregational Care Training

Friday, September 11, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Congregational Care Training

Friday, September 11, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Congregational Care Training

Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Samuel Wesley

Congregational Care Training

Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CF&A Budget Committee

Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

CF&A

Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Administrative Services Teams Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Philip Otterbein

Fall 2020 Orders & Fellowship Event - Rebuilding the Connection

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

All-Staff Team Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

CE Coaching Team

Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Foundation

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Susanna Wesley

Quad Cities Chrysalis Flight 134

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

Women at the Well Course - Reentry Training

Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Reentry Training Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:30-4:00 pm Saturday, January 9, 2021, 1:30-4:00 pm Are you interested in helping women recently released from prison to begin their new journey with support and confidence?  More reentry teams, made up ...

Bread that Satisfies: Comfort Food for COVID and Beyond (TIIMs Time for Renewal Series)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Iowa Annual Conference Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry (TIIM) standing committee is hosting a new Time for Renewal series of Zoom events. The next one is on November 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11: 30 am. It is open to all TIIMs graduates...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

Women at the Well Course - Reentry Training

Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:30 PM to Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM (CST)
Reentry Training Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:30-4:00 pm Saturday, January 9, 2021, 1:30-4:00 pm Are you interested in helping women recently released from prison to begin their new journey with support and confidence?  More reentry teams, made up ...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

School for Lay Ministry - Basic Class

Saturday, January 16, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

Bishop Laurie Haller’s Conversations on the Ministry of Local Church and Conference Finances

Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
As a follow up to Bishop Laurie Haller’s Epiphany Address, she will be hosting virtual conversations on the ministry of local church and conference finances.   These conversations will be held at four different times on two Saturday mornings. Please ...

Bishop Laurie Haller’s Conversations on the Ministry of Local Church and Conference Finances

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
As a follow up to Bishop Laurie Haller’s Epiphany Address, she will be hosting virtual conversations on the ministry of local church and conference finances.   These conversations will be held at four different times on two Saturday mornings. Please ...

2021 Advocacy Day

Monday, January 25, 2021

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

Bishop Laurie Haller’s Conversations on the Ministry of Local Church and Conference Finances

Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CST)
As a follow up to Bishop Laurie Haller’s Epiphany Address, she will be hosting virtual conversations on the ministry of local church and conference finances.   These conversations will be held at four different times on two Saturday mornings. Please ...

Bishop Laurie Haller’s Conversations on the Ministry of Local Church and Conference Finances

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
As a follow up to Bishop Laurie Haller’s Epiphany Address, she will be hosting virtual conversations on the ministry of local church and conference finances.   These conversations will be held at four different times on two Saturday mornings. Please ...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, February 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

School for Lay Ministry - Church History

Saturday, February 13, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, February 15, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

Women at the Well LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Restorative Justice Trainings (prerequisite for ministry trainings) LaRose Restorative Justice Book Study Tuesday's beginning January 5, 2021 - February 16, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering this series of classes on Tuesday evenings through ...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, February 22, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, March 1, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

School for Lay Ministry - Nurturing through Christian Education

Saturday, March 13, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, March 15, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

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

Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (CST)
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,...

Women at the Well Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study

Monday, March 22, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Howard Zehr Restorative Justice Book Study Monday's beginning February 8, 2021 - March 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm We are offering another series of classes on Monday evenings through this Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr who was...

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 10, 2021
This year, we are thrilled to offer a virtual online format that allows for greater accessibility to our participants while still maintaining our high quality learning experience.   Licensing School begins on Saturday, April 10th with an virtual ...

Bi-Vocational Flourishing in Ministry Retreat

Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - John-Charles Wesley

Bi-Vocational Flourishing in Ministry Retreat

Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Conference Center - Chapel

School for Lay Ministry - Methods of Biblical Interpretation

Saturday, April 17, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Central District Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM (CST)
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 ...

School for Lay Ministry - Missions and Social Concerns

Saturday, June 12, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

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. ...

School for Lay Ministry - Developing Theological Perspectives

Saturday, August 21, 2021
The School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source ...

Lay Servant/Speaker Training

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Council Bluffs, Broadway

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Mt. Ayr, First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

RVP - Circuit 1 Professional Interviews

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

RVP - Loam Circuit Professional Interviews

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

Vintage Garage & Vendor Fair

Friday, August 26, 2022 9:00 AM to Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Indianola First UMC

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

RVP - Circuit 9 Professional Interviews

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

ALD-Professional Interviews

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

RVP - Station, Innovation & Independent Circuits Professional Interviews

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

RVP - Circuit 4 Professional Interviews Day 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Urbandale Walmart Hills

New Hope UMC God's Girlfriends Women's Retreat

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Marshalltown Hope UMC

RVP - Circuit 8 Professional Interviews

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

Circuit Leaders Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)
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 (CST)

Gathering of the Orders & Fellowship

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Cedar Falls

Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

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

Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Our Savior UMC
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

CCL District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, October 29, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hope UMC of Pocahontas County
Lay Servant Training.  We will be offering 3 classes:   Basic, Advanced:  Prayer (Let the Whole World Say Amen!) and Advanced: Preaching (From Your Heart to Theirs) You will be required to pay online when you register.    Registration fee is $25.  ...

AC2022 Memorial Service

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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. Bishop Laurie Haller will give the message and the service will...

Armouraires Gospel Worship

Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Our Savior UMC
Armouraires Gospel group will be leading worship with Pastor Randy presiding.
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Introduction to Conflict Transformation, Part 1 Workshop - Corning

Saturday, November 19, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

Bishop Laurie Haller's Retirement Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM (CST)
Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm First United Methodist Church 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa WATCH THE LIVESTREAM United Methodists and ecumenical friends across Iowa are invited to celebrate the ministry of Iowa Bishop Laurie Haller as she ...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held virtually via Zoom. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement ...

CCMC January Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

People's Rally in Waterloo

Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Jubilee, UMC
All are welcome! Preaching with Power for Community Transformation The People's Rally Moderated by Uni Professor and Pastor Rev. Dr. Belinda Creighton-Smith Guest Speakers: Chassidi Martin, Royal Legacy Christian Academy; Michael D. Blackwell, ...
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10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast

Monday, January 16, 2023 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (CST)
Location: Knapp Center on Drake University campus
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of our 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast is The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice. This event will gather various community residents, leaders, and agencies to join in fellowship ...
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Aldersgate-DCOM

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

United Women in Faith - Leadership Team and Mission u Core Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

Commission on Ministry with People with Disabilities Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2023 7:00 PM (CST)
The Commission on Ministry with People with Disabilities will be held on Zoom by invitation only. 

Conference Nominations Coordinating Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 28, 2023
The Conference Nominations Coordinating Committee will be meeting virtually via Zoom on Saturday, January 28, 2023. This meeting is by invitation only.

CCMC February Meeting

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

CCL Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Fort Dodge, First UMC
BASIC LAY SERVANT TRAINING     February 11, 2023 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM     $25. 00 to cover registration and noon meal     Fort Dodge, First United Methodist Church     127 N 10th Street     Fort Dodge, Iowa     515-576-7586 Please bring your ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
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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Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
REGISTRATION CLOSED. The Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay ...
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LIFT EVERY VOICE IN LOVE: Concert Feb. 11 with Broadway, Met Opera's Roosevelt André Credit

Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: First United Methodist Church
BROADWAY, METROPOLITAN OPERA, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE ARTIST IN CONCERT & WORSHIP FEB. 11-12 First United Methodist, Des Moines Methodists, get ready! Roosevelt André Credit is a force of God’s love and exuberance and he is coming to bless us in ...
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BROADWAY, METROPOLITAN OPERA AND TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE ARTIST IN CONCERT AND WORSHIP : “LIFT EVERY VOICE IN LOVE”

Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Des Moines First UMC
Methodists, get ready!  Roosevelt André Credit is a force of God’s love and exuberance and he is coming to bless us in concert at Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:00 pm at First United Methodist in Des Moines, 1001 Pleasant St.  “Roo”, a friend of First Church’s...

Pictured Rocks 3 N 1 Circuit Training Day

Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM to 4:08 PM (CST)
Location: Charles City Trinity UMC
It has been several years since we have had any in-person training for our local churches. The now combined circuits of the NE Pictured Rock District has taken the challenge to do training for our churches. We discussed several topics that would help...

Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
The Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay Servant Ministries book ...
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Bishop Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai's Installation Service

Sunday, February 19, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Ames, Collegiate

Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Thursday, February 23, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
The following Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay Servant ...
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Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2023 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held in person. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement Enriching lives, ...

Pictured Rocks District Basic Lay Servant Training

Friday, March 10, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – BASIC COURSE: This class is the beginning foundation for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of ...
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CCMC March Meeting

Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Pictured Rocks District Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – BASIC COURSE: This class is the beginning foundation for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of ...
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Aldersgate-DCOM

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

Riverview Park Basic Lay Servant Course - Via Zoom

Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
BASIC COURSE March 18, 25 and April 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom  Book:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy Jackson
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Riverview Park Basic Lay Servant Course - In-Person

Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
BASIC COURSE March 18, 25 and April 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy Jackson
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team and Mission u Core Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

Spring 2023 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event - Learn from Iowa ACEs 360

Thursday, March 30, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Immanuel UMC
Thursday, March 30th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel UMC, (2900 49th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310) or via zoom Iowa ACEs 360 provides research, tools, and a network to empower you—and our entire state—to take informed actions that help all ...
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CCMC April Meeting

Saturday, April 8, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held virtually via Zoom. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement ...

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 29, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 29th - May 5th, 2023. You may view the 2022 information and assignments at https://www.iaumc.org/iowalicensingschool. Additionally information for the 2023 licensing school should be available mid December ...

CCMC May Meeting

Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held in person. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement Enriching lives, ...

Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: Preaching - In Person

Saturday, August 12, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
ADVANCE COURSE: PREACHING August 12, 19 and 20, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton Guthrie
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: Preaching - Zoom

Saturday, August 12, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
August 12, 19 and 20, 2023  9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom Book:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton Guthrie
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team and Mission u Core Meeting

Saturday, August 19, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

United Women in Faith Aldersgate (SW) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 9, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Golden Valley (SE) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Bloomfield UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Pictured Rocks (NE) District Annual Meeting

Friday, September 22, 2023
Location: Cedar Falls First UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Riverview Park (C) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Knoxville, First UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Camp Clear Lake (NW) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Location: Spencer
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Cedar Rapids at St. Pauls
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way - In Person

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
November 2, 9 and 16, 2023 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  Living our Beliefs by Kenneth L Carder
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way - Via Zoom

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
November 2, 9 and 16, 2023  9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom  Book:  Living our Beliefs by Kenneth L Carder
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team Meeting

Saturday, November 11, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

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