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October 2021

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church
The Iowa Conference’s United Methodist Women will host their annual meeting on Zoom Livestream or in-person at the Cherokee United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Coffee and registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the ...

October Winterization Blitz

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

Fall 2021 Orders & Fellowship event

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Big Creek State Park
Join the Fall Orders & Fellowship event Thursday, October 14th from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Big Creek State Park shelters by the beach to connect with God and peers. We've asked our leaders to build groups from an area of their passion and invite ...
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Conflict Transformation Training Event

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

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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Fall Lunch

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

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Congregational Excellence team invites you to join two webinars to continue learning about Developing Online Faith Communities. The webinars will be hosted by Cathy Townley, who has years of experience coaching churches through the digital age. ...
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ALD-Advanced Lay Servant/Speaker Training

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

The Blessings of Play

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

Epiphany Worship Service

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

AC2022 Town Hall Meeting (Development)

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

BOTH/AND - Part 2

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

Friday, January 28, 2022 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
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 ...

PR-Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
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 ...

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...
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15 Years of Resilience and Hope—Women at the Well Worship Celebration

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

AC2022 Town Hall Meeting (Alignment)

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Priority 2: Directing Our Resources to Our Common Goals (Alignment) The Saturday, February 12, 2022, Town Hall meeting will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. The topic of this meeting will center around Alignment. Maggie Biggs, Treasurer and ...

PR - Advanced "Hybrid" Lay Servant Training - February 25-26, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: ThreeHouse Campus Ministry
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Campus Ministry - Empowering Congregations to Support Students at Colleges and Universities Friday, February 25 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Saturday, February 26 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  (You must attend both days to ...
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PR - Advanced "Hybrid" Lay Servant Training - February 25-26, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: ThreeHouse Wesley Foundation
Advanced Lay Servant Training: Campus Ministry - Empowering Congregations to Support Students at Colleges and Universities Friday, February 25 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Saturday, February 26 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  (You must attend both days to successfully...

Conference United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice event

Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 Conversations to Build Awareness February 26, 2022  10 am – noon  Virtual event  Organized by the Charter for Racial Justice Committee of the Iowa Conference United Methodist Women  Using videos from the East Ohio Conference Black Pastor’s ...

Introduction to Conflict Transformation

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

Riverview Park BASIC Lay Servant Training Course (through Zoom)

Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Via Zoom
BASIC COURSE (through ZOOM) March 12, 19, and 26, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Book:  Lay Servant Ministries (Participant’s Book) by Sandy Jackson Can be purchased from Cokesbury or Upper Room Bookstore IF you have any questions please contact the ...
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AC2022 Town Hall Meeting (Deployment)

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Priority 3: Creating World-Transforming Communities of Faith (Deployment) The Saturday, March 19, 2022, Town Hall meeting will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. The topic of this meeting will center around Deployment. Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson, ...

Going Beyond Food Pantries - Spring 2022 Orders & Fellowship Event

Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: New Hope 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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PR District Conference

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

Ald District Conference

Sunday, May 1, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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