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Historian Report

Date Contact Leaders Leadership Position Name of Church Church Complete Address (911 address) District When was your church founded? When was your present church built? Where are all of your church records kept? Is this location fireproof? Please list the names, towns and dates of other churches that have merged with your church Membership Books Church History Pastors Please list special observances that your church hosted in 2018 that were significant from other years. What special observances or significant events are being planned for 2019? Please send copies of the following documents to the Iowa Methodist Conference Archives, if you have not already done so.
12/10/2019
Abraham L Funchess Jr
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abraham.funchess@waterloo-ia.org

Abraham L Funchess Jr
Pastor
Jubilee UM Church Waterloo IA
1621 East 4th Street; Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Northeast
October 1993
1923
Main church office
Yes
n/a
n/a
We will update website
Yes
MLK Day observance; Poor People's Campaign gatherings; book reads
We typically celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day; with the formulation of MLK New Jerusalem (a para-church ministry), we hope to feature Tours in the local vicinity using the Jubilee UMC Freedom Center as the hub of all tourist attractions; we watched a pivotal movie in conjunction with the State Poor People's Campaign

4/29/2019
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B26A864D9FCC44FC839B703C748243F8

gracechurch1@msn.com

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Other
Oelwein, Grace UM Church Oelwein IA
9 - 1st St. N.E. Oelwein, IA 50662
Northeast
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No
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No
.
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1/14/2019
Jamie Newbury
4485EEA891404E128D3E8964BE2E8979

jamie.newbury@iaumc.org

Jamie Newbury
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Hamburg, First UM Church Hamburg IA
not received
Southwest
not received
not received
not received
No
not received
not received
not received
No
not received
not received

1/11/2019
Jamie Newbury
F71B93E670654826A80794D3C652BECA

jamie.newbury@iaumc.org

Jamie Newbury
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Emerson UM Church Emerson IA
not received
Southwest
not received
not received
not received
No
not received
not received
not received
No
not received
not received

1/10/2019
Phyllis Huff
5EDBBD90F3414FB68747F27C79118D55

phuff@iowatelecom.net

Phyllis Huff
Church Historian
Jerusalem UM Church Creston IA
1965 REA Rd. Creston, IA 50801
South Central
1895
1927
Church office
Yes
none
Membership books are with the membership secretary
I keep updating when I receive the information.
Yes
None
None at this time.

1/10/2019
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15AF777852DF43E1A926E63E1C1EAED0

sue.booth@iaumc.org

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Other
Lacey UM Church New Sharon IA
2320 Lacelle Rd Osceola, IA 50213-8076
South Central
Did not receive
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No
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No
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1/10/2019
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EE70EC8B88764CA7B67A71E1A4C2FDA6

sue.booth@iaumc.org

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Other
Macksburg UM Church MacKsburg IA
305 S West St Macksburg, IA 50155
South Central
Did not receive
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No
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No
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1/10/2019
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470CEFEDD7584865A62787C37BAB4A8A

sue.booth@iaumc.org

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Iconium UM Church Moravia IA
17352 Highway J18 Moravia, IA 52571
South Central
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No
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No
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1/10/2019
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13E61152B2034172A64EB509E3278A91

sue.booth@iaumc.org

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Hebron UM Church MacKsburg IA
305 S West St PO Box 17 Macksburg, IA 50155-0017
South Central
Did not receive
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No
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No
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1/10/2019
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E94070FB6830401B976B4E58BE9A0851

sue.booth@iaumc.org

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Other
Agency UM Church Agency IA
119 N College Agency, IA 52530
South Central
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No
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No
Did not receive
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12/17/2018
Dena Devore
C1893E03B0C84951870ED06E73F3B1CC

denalynndevore@yahoo.com

Dena Devore
Church Historian
Batavia UM Church Batavia IA
806 Third Street Batavia, Iowa 52533
South Central
1840
1940
At the church
No
na
Batavia, Iowa membership books dated 6/1/1960 and 1/1/1984. Current membership book is with membership secretary.
Our history is updated annually. Updated January 2018
Yes
Chicken biscuit supper, Fall Soup Supper, Vacation Bible School, Batavia Days, Christmas Party for children in the community, Pastor & Staff Appreciation for parish, City Easter Egg Hunt, Sandwiches & Sundaes supper
Same events listed above

12/11/2018
Jim Vorland
D24E446E3BB14DC4AFBB060FFF92497C

jvorland@netins.net

Jim Vorland
Other
Preston UM Church Preston IA
141 South Stephens Street 52069
East Central
1872
1872
In the church,parsonage, treasurer's home, and secretary's home.
No
We are a bicharge with Sabula UMC The Miles UMC closed, some members went to Sabula, some came to Preston, and some went to other churches. This was not a merger.
Preston and the old Miles record are in the Preston church basement.
1972 With some further records, but not a full upate. No firm plans. 2022 wil be 150 years, so possibly then.
Yes
Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, Soup Supper, Christmas Eve (at Sabula), Rogation Service
As above + Graduate Recognition and others as we are inspired.

12/11/2018
Janell Cannavo
B6589CD2627D48D1ADFA4A609A732E91

office@grandviewdubuque.org

Janell Cannavo
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dubuque, Grand View UM Church Dubuque IA
3342 John Wesley Dr.
East Central
1877
2003
At the church, 3342 John Wesley Dr., Dubuque, IA 52002
Yes
None
Several old handwritten membership books including baptism/wedding/funeral record books. We implemented Planning Center Online (PCO) this year, an online Church management program, where we keep all our online records.
We have both written & electronic versions of our church history.
Yes
--Damka Nigeria trip in Feb.2018 and one is planned for 2019 Fundraising to sponsor children from Damka Nigeria for school supplies and school uniforms --All Church Picnic --All Church Retreat --Soup Supper --Holiday Fair --Family Fall Festival + Trunk or Treat --Bible Sunday (all second graders receive Bibles) --Dragon Boat Festival + Food Booth --Mississippi Valley Reg. Blood Center Blood Drives (2 per year) --CROP Hunger Walk --Weekly CREW (Christians Renewed Every Wednesday) Worship and small groups which contain: a new small group for young adults (18-40yrs), an Advent Bible Study small group, Parents Group, Elementary Youth Group, Middle School Youth Group & High School Youth Group. --Back-to-school Blessings --Vacation Bible School --Tractor Pull --Summer Softball Team --Maundy Thurs Potluck --Good Friday Service & balloon release --New Member Orientations w/ New Member Sundays --Christmas Play --Child Dev.Center hosts a Thanksgiving Feast --UMM hosts a Thanksgiving Feast --Veterans Day & Memorial Day Celebrations & Display --Damka Meal + presentation
Everything we did in 2018 and more!
Janell Cannavo
12/11/2018
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E3BBFB2A04B1405393B52B7424FED8C4

umcx@iowatelecom.net

. .
Other
Arlington UM Church Arlington IA
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Northeast
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No
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No
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12/10/2018
Leila Disburg
B4CEB9CAC0AE45A29B78C446B1F0C463

ldisburg@gmail.com

Leila Disburg
Pastor
Ottumwa, Willard Street UM Chu Ottumwa IA
175 N Willard Street Ottumwa IA 52501
South Central
1888
1950
Willard Street UMC and South Ottumwa Savings Bank
No
None
Ottumwa, Willard Street UMC
None written in the recent past
Yes
Party in the parking lot, trunk or treat, blue Christmas, small group studies, bridging events, Christmas, Easter, Holy Week worship, Glove your neighbor
Unsure at this time. Depends on the status of the merger.
Leila M. Disburg
12/5/2018
Julie Vose
7B57F122AEE84F979E41B508CC3A10B8

fumcott@gmail.com

Julie Vose
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Ottumwa, First UM Church Ottumwa IA
202 E 4TH ST
South Central
1843
1883
Safe Deposit Box at South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Main Church Office, closet in the library.
No
None
From 1951 to the present
1993; working with Jessi Milner to update it.
Yes
Outdoor Community Worship Service with the other two Ottumwa United Methodist Churches. Worldwide Communion Sunday with the other two Ottumwa United Methodist Churches.
Depends on the merger vote at the 2018 Charge Conference.

12/5/2018
Gerald Glandon
4FEFA9323FA945E5845A0013B3476352

gtglandon@gmail.com

Gerald Glandon
Church Historian
Webster UM Church Webster IA
203 Main St. Webster, IA 52355
Southeast
1853
1871
In a fire safe file cabinet in the church basement
Yes
none
We have the membership books for the Webster UMC back to the start of the church
I continue to update it as needed
Yes
none
none

12/5/2018
Virginia Lyttle
E786892C72474898A66F8BC450816318

alburnettumc@fmtcs.com

Virginia Lyttle
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Alburnett UM Church Alburnett IA
221 S Main Ave PO Box 88 Alburnett, Iowa 52202
East Central
1870
1974
Fireproof File Cabinet in storage room on main floor.
Yes
n/a
Membership books are located in fireproof storage. Current book in pastor's office.
1990
Yes
Monthly Mission projects, Children's Christmas Program, Blood drives in March & July, Maundy Thursday service, Community Easter Sunrise Service, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Sunday School garden, Youth went to Summer Games, Vacation Bible School, Omelet Breakfast. Repaired & Resurface North side area to stop water leaks, All Saint's Day observance.
Special service for Graduating Seniors. Confirmation Service.
Virginia Lyttle
12/4/2018
Carolyn Hudson
5E796C0BA66047849231BFB8E9C5D2C1

carolyn-hudson@uiowa.edu

Carolyn Hudson
Church Historian
Riverside, Trinity UM Church Riverside IA
11 E 2ND street
Southeast
0 BC (the birth of Jesus) or first Methodist church in the area at Yatton 1800,s,
1917
church basement
No
United Bretheren,many of its members joined Trinity when the church closed. Riverside, Iowa 1920'S (not sure of date) I assume you mean the church in Riverside, not the "CHURCH" where all who receive the holy spirit through our Lord and we are all one Church in Jesus.
not sure.
Updated as of last year
Yes
When believers gather together in Jesus name, the times are always special
Worship, Teaching, Community, Prayer, praise, fun, food, love, laughter, Joy. etc, all are special when the holy spirit is there.
Carolyn Hudson
12/4/2018
Audrey Fultz
9BF1414B0CE94DB499AB42C82CC6740F

audreyfultz@wesleyonline.org

Audrey Fultz
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Muscatine, Wesley UM Church Muscatine IA
400 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761
Southeast
May of 1837
1912
In house.
Yes
None
We have records for this church, and also some for the German Methodist Church (1850-1912) of Muscatine.
2012
Yes
-Dedication service of our Rebuilt/Remodeled Sanctuary. -The whole church participated in "The Story".
-Visionary Family Weekend with Dr. Rob Rienow -Dedication of our new organ in the fall/winter 2019/2020

12/4/2018
Virginia Lyttle
0ECE4644DF2C4A40A0DF68CE7AE6B6A5

office@prairiechapelmarion.org

Virginia Lyttle
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Prairie Chapel UM Church Marion IA
1817 Prairie Chapel Road, Marion, Iowa
East Central
1872
1972
Fireproof safe in basement, fireproof file cabinet in basement, file cabinet in office.
Yes
unknown
Marion Circuit 1873-1890 includes Prairie Chapel, Shiloh (west of Marion), Martin Creek (east of Marion) and Wesley Chapel (Northwest of Marion)
current and up to date
Yes
Live Nativity, Hat & Mitten Tree, Sunday School Christmas Program, New Year's Eve family party, Family Fun night at the YMCA, UMW Valentines day outing, Good Friday Worship, Rummage Sale, Honored Women on Mother's Day, UMW Tour, UMW Mother/Daughter/Guest Salad Supper, Honored Men on Father's Day, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Social, Soup Supper, Trunk or Treat,
Same as 2018 plus Confirmation Service
Virginia Lyttle
12/3/2018
Sue Booth
C39F58CC156241E2B97F078EFE0AE75D

sue.booth@iaumc.org

Sue Booth
Other
Norwood UM Church Lucas IA
13937 560th St, Lucas, IA 50151-8498
South Central
United Brothern church was founded in 1853
1875
Church Library and Phyllis Baker 12303 542nd St, Lucas, IA 50151
No
Woodburn UMC
5/2016
2012
Yes
none
none

12/1/2018
Joan for Martie Bright Rodgers
1A61F6F83EFA453E8189946427394A1A

djrodgers1973@gmail.com

Joan for Martie Bright Rodgers
Other
Finley Chapel UM Church Wayland IA
1501 150th Street Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Southeast
1851
Built 1936-37; dedicated May 1, 1938
Records in the safe and file cabinet at the church
Yes
none
Finley Chapel UMC
2011
Yes
Annual Palm Sunday breakfast, vacation bible school, weekly book study; active UMW, UMW mission supper, Christmas program and candlelight service, Participated in Thanksgiving Ingathering, delivered 80 school kits to Midwest Mission in IL, book study for older members regarding the Last Third of Life. Our Pastor, Jim Stiles, died in April while serving our congregation. We had Betsey Sue Neipert as a three month interim and then Lindsey Ford who is currently serving Finley Chapel, Celebrated All Saint’s Day, Adopted a family through the WACO Ministerial Association
May work with other churches for events for special needs adults,

12/1/2018
Annette Ruhs Kruse
7E3C5D8E20F54603A32D9B5D6253E6CD

pastorannette@yahoo.com

Annette Ruhs Kruse
Pastor
Mount Auburn UM Church Mt Auburn IA
Mount Auburn UMC, Mount Auburn, Iowa
East Central
1863
1913
File drawers basement closet
No
NA
Original to current
Yes
Yes
Special Days
Special Days
Annette Kay Kruse
11/30/2018
Annette Ruhs Kruse
3F7E40C57AC54CF783E4779F63A121AE

pastorannette@yahoo.com

Annette Ruhs Kruse
Pastor
Garrison UM Church Garrison IA
105 Sycamore Ave., Garrison, Iowa
East Central
May 1872
1912
Church
No
NA
NA
Unknown
No
Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Same
Annette Kay Ruhs Kruse
11/29/2018
Carol Tull
226F2CB1E67B46DEADC0D85809CEEADF

carol.tull@gmail.com

Carol Tull
Church Historian
Embury UM Church Argyle IA
2543 160th Ave. Donnellson, IA 52625
Southeast
1869
The original sanctuary was built in 1869. Additions: Basement/Vestibule 1953, N. room/kitchen/bathrooms 1960, Fellowship Hall/Upstairs kitchen/Bathrooms/Dining room, 2007
Church office and at home of historian
Yes
N/A
Embury membership book is in the church office in a fireproof safe and also stored electronically.
Update of church history in 2015. Plans are to update the church history for the 150th Anniversary in the fall.
Yes
Six people from Embury and three from nearby churches went on a mission trip to the UMCOR station in Louisiana.
There is interest in visiting a service at the Women at the Well UMC in Mitchellville, which we have committed to part with for three years. Plans will be made for the observance of Embury Church's 150 year Anniversary in the fall.

11/29/2018
Dawn Butler
E87DDE80602A46B2A44EC4E2A43AAB87

dsbutler@windstream.net

Dawn Butler
Pastor
Keokuk, Melrose UM Church Argyle IA
3422 Argyle Road Argyle IA 52619-9641
Southeast
1872
1910
Our records are kept in a safe in the upstairs Sunday School Room and in officer's home
No
none
Our Methodist Membership Book dates back to 1872
2010
Yes
Our children in church are growing in numbers, although each and every Sunday there is a Children's Sermon ( for ALL the children of God....) it is really wonderful to have children come forward for their special message. Each child then receives a children's bulletin and/or a coloring page that directly reinforces the message of the day. The children's message is always a reflection on the Adult Sermon to follow. No one is considered too old to hear the children's message! We hosted 2 beautiful weddings in our sanctuary this year. Every year we design interesting worship services recognizing Mothers Day, Fathers day, Grandparents Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day with a full meal served after the service, We also hold a beautiful prayerful Ash Wed Service, Maundy Thursday Service and meal in our fellowship hall,Easter Sunrise Service and Meal, We have a VBS service where the children shared songs and items they made at VBS that week. Our "Missionary family" from Alaska came to visit this year and graced our church service with Christian music as a gift to us for all our support of their mission work to bring those who have never heard the name Jesus to know Him as their Lord and Savior. We observe the Hanging of the Greens, a Family Christmas Program, and Christmas Eve Service..... for all our services we write new services each year- we don't repeat the same over and over again.... Each service is a fresh new experience as we grow together as a family of God. We also host 2 community meals ...a Soup/Sandwiches Meal and a Huge Ice Cream Social with 20 different homemade Ice cream flavors plus Sandwiches and Desserts. People come from Missouri and Illinois and Iowa for this big event complete with outside huge tents, plenty of seating, and helpers that will bring your meal to your table!
we will continue to plan creative ways to worship,serve, and say the name Jesus in our community. We always listen for the Holy Spirit's guidance to lead us in directions that are fresh and new!

11/29/2018
Dawn Butler
283714E6F03D48F3B670C6DB9CA54A4B

dsbutler@windstream.net

Dawn Butler
Pastor
Keokuk, Melrose UM Church Argyle IA
3422 Argyle Road Argyle IA 52619-9641
Southeast
1872
1910
Our records are kept in a safe in the upstairs Sunday School Room and in officer's home
No
none
Our Methodist Membership Book dates back to 1872
2010
Yes
Our children in church are growing in numbers, although each and every Sunday there is a Children's Sermon ( for ALL the children of God....) it is really wonderful to have children come forward for their special message. Each child then receives a children's bulletin and/or a coloring page that directly reinforces the message of the day. The children's message is always a reflection on the Adult Sermon to follow. No one is considered too old to hear the children's message! We hosted 2 beautiful weddings in our sanctuary this year. Every year we design interesting worship services recognizing Mothers Day, Fathers day, Grandparents Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day with a full meal served after the service, We also hold a beautiful prayerful Ash Wed Service, Maundy Thursday Service and meal in our fellowship hall,Easter Sunrise Service and Meal, We have a VBS service where the children shared songs and items they made at VBS that week. Our "Missionary family" from Alaska came to visit this year and graced our church service with Christian music as a gift to us for all our support of their mission work to bring those who have never heard the name Jesus to know Him as their Lord and Savior. We observe the Hanging of the Greens, a Family Christmas Program, and Christmas Eve Service..... for all our services we write new services each year- we don't repeat the same over and over again.... Each service is a fresh new experience as we grow together as a family of God. We also host 2 community meals ...a Soup/Sandwiches Meal and a Huge Ice Cream Social with 20 different homemade Ice cream flavors plus Sandwiches and Desserts. People come from Missouri and Illinois and Iowa for this big event complete with outside huge tents, plenty of seating, and helpers that will bring your meal to your table!
we will continue to plan creative ways to worship,serve, and say the name Jesus in our community. We always listen for the Holy Spirit's guidance to lead us in directions that are fresh and new!

11/29/2018
Deanna Marks
827547D546D041D5B12A744910C70437

markiv@netwtc.net

Deanna Marks
Church Historian
Wilton UM Church Wilton IA
1401 Maurer Street P.O. Box 57 Wilton, IA 52778
Southeast
1860 - formally, we have records back to 1836
1971
Fireproof Cabinet in church building
Yes
None
United Methodist Church of Wilton starting in the 1836 - with some years missing.
Formally written - 2010 for the 150th celebration, since then there are mutilpe photo albums and records kept that will need to combines into the formal written history. We would like to have updated in 2020/2021 for the 160th as a church and the 50th in
Yes
VIM Trip to the Holy Lands, Rev. Tom and Connie Zeleny's 50th Wedding Anniversary
Rev. Anne Lippincott's 30th year in ministry and her retirement. Pastor Steve's ordination. Mission trip to Midwest Distribution Center

11/28/2018
Janet Barry
2B5E48C73F614391A04F92B6A30C0E3C

graceumc@southslope.net

Janet Barry
Church Historian
Tiffin, Grace UM Church Tiffin IA
300 W. Marengo Road Tiffin, Iowa 52340
East Central
September 15, 1872
December 11, 1966
Steel Box and File Drawer
Yes
N/A
Grace United Methodist Church, Tiffin, Iowa 52340
1872-present
Yes
Had small Group Studies on the following: Five Books
Planning to continue with observances and events. Planning to start remodeling the Church kitchen and preparing for a dedication.

11/27/2018
Kris Frank
ED94574C8B8F4FE89218C1D4077F4A00

kristine.frank@iaumc.net

Kris Frank
Pastor
Hope Parish (Pocahontas,Havelo Pocahontas IA
306 2nd Ave NW, Pocahontas, Iowa 50574
Northwest
December 2017
Pocahontas 1956, Havelock 1960, Plover 1913
Historian's File Cabinet, church library, Pocahontas
No
In December of 2017, Plover, Havelock, and Pocahontas United Methodist Churches merged to officially become Hope United Methodist Church of Pocahontas County. New incorporation papers were filed with Iowa Sec. of State and all properties transferred to the new corporation.
Membership books are kept in the Pocahontas office.
electronic - present
Yes
September 2, 2018, Farewell Service for our Plover building and celebrating 130 years of Methodist ministry in Plover. (Founded in 1888)
none

11/27/2018
Linda Mullen
2BCBE380813946998DF3558F97CE6F5E

lindasue39@mchsi.com

Linda Mullen
Other
Keokuk, Emmanuel UM Church Keokuk IA
1129 Exchange Street
Southeast
1906
1911
Safe in Office
No
Unknown or NA
In safe
2006 We are currently working on the update.
Yes
Nothing significant from other years. UMW Sunday Hanging of the Greens
Worship in the park.

11/26/2018
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052B109C232C4C079141D93279442F28

notsubmitted@didntdotheform.com

* *
Other
Charter Oak UM Church Charter Oak IA
*
Northwest
*
*
*
No
*
*
*
No
*
*

11/26/2018
Brody Tubaugh
43EE78EEEA8F47678CF2DA31EC1C0B22

brody.tubaugh@iaumc.net

Brody Tubaugh
Pastor
Shueyville UM Church Swisher IA
1195 Steeple Lane NE, Swisher, IA 52338
East Central
1856
1956
Church Library
No
Union United Methodist church, August 18, 1974
We need to spend some time cataloguing all of this. There are a variety of books.
I don't believe we have much written history over the past years. We will be finding people to begin to do this good work.
Yes
-Youth Mission Fundraisers: Pizza/Football Party, Christmas Caroling, Unified Worship Service when new pastor arrived, Visit from Missionary Doug Williams, Trunk or Treat, Watermelon to Fall Sports, Dedicated new church sign
-Trunk or Treat -All God's Children Back to School Bash -Youth Mission Trip -Support of local youth teams/activities -Gather and Serve Mission events -Confirmation Experience -A Vision Statement and Discipleship Pathway Reveal
Please allow some time for us to get these things in order. We want to celebrate our past but need some time to get things in order. Thank you.
11/26/2018
Emily Blue
F310B162ECC14BFF94675ACCB0528A3C

rev.emilyblue@gmail.com

Emily Blue
Pastor
Sherrill UM Church Sherrill IA
5501 S Mound Road Sherrill, IA 52073
East Central
1844
1894
A locked steel file in the church office.
Yes
N/A
N/A
1980 - No plans at this time
Yes
Ash Wednesday Celebration Baptisms on July 22, Sept. 9, and Nov. 18 Ecumenical Harvestfest on Oct. 7 Lord's Acre Sale on Nov. 17 Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration on Nov. 19 Christmas Celebration for all neighborhood children Dec. 15 Christmas Program on Dec. 16 Christmas Eve services
Maundy Thursday services Vacation Bible School in June Wedding in June Lord's Acre Sale Christmas Program Christmas Eve Services

11/25/2018
Annette Kruse
67CB47D31DB44F43A52EFD672DBAA3DC

pastorannette@yahoo.com

Annette Kruse
Pastor
Vinton, Stewart Memorial UM Ch Vinton IA
*216 East 4th Street, Vinton, Iowa, 52349
East Central
*See attached sheet
*1910
*At the church
No
*1946 -- United Brethren joined with the Evangelical Church; 1968 -- EUB joined with the Methodist Church
*See attached
*Up to 1920, there is a fair amount of information. After that there are bits and pieces.
Yes
*See attached.
*None yet.
*
11/25/2018
janet rieckhoff-faris
CDD58CD777DC4540B8E1169E8738F474

janetlrf@gmail.com

janet rieckhoff-faris
Pastor
Moville UM Church Moville IA
450 S. First St Moville 51039
Northwest
1872
1962
fireproof safe in pastor's office
Yes
Evangelical United Brothern 1967
We have only Methodist church membership.
It is continually updated
Yes
We did the county fair stand after not doing it for two years. We did a congregational assessment
None at this time.

11/25/2018
janet rieckhoff-faris
89BFFB573EF048EFA6342F4AC932DE6C

janetlrf@gmail.com

janet rieckhoff-faris
Pastor
Moville UM Church Moville IA
450 S. First St Moville 51039
Northwest
1872
1962
fireproof safe in pastor's office
Yes
Evangelical United Brothern 1967
We have only Methodist church membership.
It is continually updated
Yes
We did the county fair stand after not doing it for two years. We did a congregational assessment
None at this time.

11/25/2018
janet rieckhoff-faris
F22E863E971B415882E9E29748644026

janetlrf@gmail.com

janet rieckhoff-faris
Pastor
Moville UM Church Moville IA
450 S. First St Moville 51039
Northwest
1872
1962
fireproof safe in pastor's office
Yes
Evangelical United Brothern 1967
We have only Methodist church membership.
It is continually updated
Yes
We did the county fair stand after not doing it for two years. We did a congregational assessment
None at this time.

11/25/2018
janet rieckhoff-faris
59DF9391DCE145FA92F36CAEEE934877

janetlrf@gmail.com

janet rieckhoff-faris
Pastor
Moville UM Church Moville IA
450 S. First St Moville 51039
Northwest
1872
1962
fireproof safe in pastor's office
Yes
Evangelical United Brothern 1967
We have only Methodist church membership.
It is continually updated
Yes
We did the county fair stand after not doing it for two years. We did a congregational assessment
None at this time.

11/23/2018
Carol Mercer
AE9396349E794A86AEBF3923B802B7E4

farmumc@iowateecom.net

Carol Mercer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Farmington UM Church Farmington IA
407 S 4th St., Farmington, IA 52626
Southeast
1836
1952
At the Parish Office 607 S. 4th St., Farmington, IA 52626
No
Bonaparte United Church to form Two Rivers Parish in 1975.
Members removed from the Farmington UMC (Loose leaf 1950s - 2006); Membership roll (loose leaf 1950s - 2011); ongoing membership in excel (taken from above books). Current records also kept in the loose leaf membership books. The church record of the Farmington Circuit, Methodist-Episcopal Church 91878 - 1896); Church record for the Methodist Episcopal Church, Farmington, IA (1897-1905); Church record for the Farmington Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church, Farmington, IA (1906-1915)
None
Yes
All Saints Sunday, World communion, VBS, Good Friday Services, Advent, Christmas Eve.
Same as above

11/23/2018
Carol Mercer
7E0A4430497F4850983556770AEDF502

farmumc@iowatelecom.net

Carol Mercer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Farmington UM Church Farmington IA
407 S. 4th St. Farmington, IA 52626
Southeast
1836
1952
At the parish office 607 S 4th St, Farmington, IA 52626
No
Bonaparte United to form Two Rivers Parish
Members removed from the Farmington UMC (Loose leaf 1950s - 2006); Membership roll (loose leaf 1950s - 2011); ongoing membership in excel (taken from above books). Current records also kept in the loose leaf membership books. The church record of the Farmington Circuit, Methodist-Episcopal Church (1878 - 1896); Church record for the Methodist Episcopal Church, Farmington, IA (1897-1905); Church record for the Farmington Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church, Farmington, IA (1906-1915)
After 1915 theres has been no history kept. We have one page of history taken from various reports from 1915 to spring 2014.
Yes
All Saints Sunday, World Communion, VBS, Good Friday Services, Advent, Christmas Eve.
The same.

11/23/2018
Carol Mercer
7B01E7B49E3B42AEB2AF0F830BF9D771

carolmercer1@gmail.com

Carol Mercer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Bonaparte Yoke (UM-PCUSA) Bonaparte IA
412 5th St. Bonaparte, IA 52626
Southeast
1862
1902.
In the Farmington/Bonaparte Parish office, 607 S 4th St., Farmington, IA. Historical records are at the Bonaparte Church.
No
The Bonaparte Presbyterian and the Bonaparte UMC became a yoked church in 1975. Bonaparte Yoke merged with the Farmington UMC
Church record of the Bonaparte Circuit (1864-1896 approx.). Church record of the Bonaparte Circuit (1902-1920); Bentonsport circuit records of the Methodist Episcopal Church(1904-early 1920s); Church records of the Bentonsport circuit these are mixed in with the a record book of the Farmington circuit (1919 - 1942); Bonaparte Methodist Church (1935); Quarterly conference minutes (1894 - 1897); Bonaparte Methodist Church Historical record of permanent data (early 1900's-this book contains a letter with a history of the Bonaparte Methodist Church); Membership roll (approx., 1950s - present); Membership data has been entered in an excel database as of 2011 and is kept up to date.
None
Yes
All Saints Sunday, VBS, World Communion, Hanging of the Greens, Last Supper, God's Portion Day.
The same

11/20/2018
Mary Kathryn Hart
2224F6DAD39D4B1CBB3FC7059DB71928

hartmaryk@yahoo.com

Mary Kathryn Hart
Pastor
Center Chapel UM Church Keosauqua IA
Center Chapel UM Church 25047 Osage Avenue Keosauqua, IA 52565
Southeast
1841
1922
Locked file safe, Keosauqua United Methodist Church
Yes
none
None
1985
Yes
All Saints Day, Special Advent and Lenten Services, Church family picnic
All Saints Day, Special Advent and Lenten Services, Church family picnic

11/20/2018
Mary Kathryn Hart
84F8FA080C914ED39C550C988A266884

hartmaryk@yahoo.com

Mary Kathryn Hart
Pastor
Stockport UM Church Stockport IA
Stockport United Methodist Church 214 N. Main Street Stockport, IA 52651
Southeast
1897
1897
Church office
No
None
Stockport United Methodist Church
No history has been written. We will talk about compiling something about our church next year.
Yes
Weekly youth group and annual fall dinner and auction. We also participate in the Van Buren County Cooperative Ministry.
Weekly youth group and annual fall dinner and auction. We also participate in the Van Buren County Cooperative Ministry.
Pastor
11/20/2018
Denise Stevens
64748F723F8747E59F44EEAFA103096C

msds1072@q.com

Denise Stevens
Pastor
Hastings UM Church Hastings IA
400 PLATTE AVE HASTINGS IA 51540
Southwest


In Church Safe
Yes
n/a


Yes
Annual Maunday Thursday Service - it was the 54th year


11/20/2018
Mary Kathryn Hart
6668CC6469BC4356AACD9B98AE32DB56

hartmaryk@yahoo.com

Mary Kathryn Hart
Pastor
Birmingham UM Church Birmingham IA
Birmingham United Methodist Church 150 E. Cheshire Birmingham, Iowa 52535
Southeast
1837
1922
At the church, file cabinets
Yes
None
Birmingham - 1837 - Present
yes, we have a written copy. It needs to be updated. We will make that a priority for this coming year.
Yes
Vacation Bible School, Last Supper Drama, Van Buren Cooperative Ministries, Fall Supper and Auction
Vacation Bible School, Last Supper Drama, Van Buren Cooperative Ministries, Fall Supper and Auction

11/20/2018
Diane Whitson
5D7FE7F2F5FA4A05A1D490AC9730232D

dwhitson61@hotmail.com

Diane Whitson
Church Historian
Avery UM Church Albia IA
1671 700th Ave, Albia, IA 52531
South Central
1889
1889
Iowa State Bank/safety box and Avery UMC files
No
Bussey UMC April 2017
Avery Wesley Church Record #3
current
Yes
Special Choir performance (The Autobiography of a Church Pew) Sunrise Easter Service with local churches, Christmas Eve Service, Monthly dinner/social for congregation and guest
All Saints Service

11/20/2018
Valda Johnson
C81D1E495038479DB8CA57459CD61699

valjohn@netins.net

Valda Johnson
Other
Sabula UM Church Sabula IA
716 Elk Street, Sabula, Iowa 52070
East Central
1839
1860-1865
Sabula Church File
Yes
some of the Miles Methodist members joined when that church closed
Sabula Methodist Church
Written record through 1988, members are searching for information
Yes
Continued Corn Beef Dinner and Pork Dinner, delivering Blessing Plates and baskets to new residents
a special service for campers in lakeside camp ground

11/19/2018
Marjorie Wilhelm
B57E8E88AE3944F8A3F21EB0C145E361

jackmarge@iowatelecom.net

Marjorie Wilhelm
Other
Donnellson UM Church Donnellson IA
221 University St. Donnellson, IA 52625
Southeast
1900
1900-1901
In file cabinet at the Donnellson United Methodist Church
Yes
Clay Grove Methodist Church, rural Donnellson merged with Donnellson UMC in 1969. Clay Grove's last church service in their building was June 17, 1969. New Boston Methodist Church, New Boston, IA now rural Donnellson, closed their church at the end of the year in 1973.
We have the Donnellson United Methodist Church, Embury United Methodist Church, and New Boston Methodist Church records in a fireproof, locked cabinet in the office at the Donnellson UMC.
The Donnellson UMC history was updated in 2010. The Administrative Council will appoint a committee to research and update the church history. We do have a church member that serves as photographer for church activities.
Yes
The most significant even for our church during 2018 has been the realignment of the Donnellson UMC, Embury UMC, and the Fort Madison First Methodist Church. The three churches have a lead pastor, Pastor Lanette Van, and an assistant pastor, Pastor Dave Barrett. Each church has made adjustments in their church service schedule, their individual meeting schedules, and other accommodations to make this new realignment work. The two pastors have agreed to a two year commitment to serve the three churches. After two years the realignment will be assessed to see if there are other adjustments that need to be made for this arrangement to continue. To date, this newly formed realignment is working well for our church. A monthly activity for seniors and community members which includes a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., a specific program and activities like cards and dominoes later in the afternoon. We have utilized the Central Lee School District to provide some of the luncheons (Food Service Director, Family and Consumer Science Food Class III) programs such as; Building and Trades class, high school choir, update on school programs and buildings, City Marshal, City Clerk and Lee County Sheriff. The UMW made trips out in the community and are to visit the Emma Cornelius Homeless Shelter, the Fort Madison Community Hospital Rehab Department, the Donnellson Health Care Center, and the Bonaparte revitalized Community Center which is located in the old Bonaparte Elementary School. Several church attendees and members go out for lunch each Sunday, during spring through fall, to carry on their friendships and to support the community club house restaurant. Repaired the ramp and installed new carpet on the ramp and two sets of outdoor steps. Have sprayed for bus and spiders both inside and outside the church, replaced loose shingles on the bell tower and cleaned all of the gutters and downspouts. The special observances that were listed in the conference materials for 2017 have been continued and observed during 2018 also.
Journey with Jesus Lenten Event, Christmas Eve Musical Event with a special guest pianist, Community VBS, continuation of the third Tuesday Monthly Activity for seniors and other community members, Christmas outing with both Pastors and SPRC members and spouses.

11/19/2018
Mary Kathryn Hart
3548FDCF5D5F483DAB35CF000DC0A8CA

hartmaryk@yahoo.com

Mary Kathryn Hart
Pastor
Keosauqua UM Church Keosauqua IA
Keosauqua United Methodist Street 406 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA 52565
Southeast
1836
1899
Fire proof file cabinet in the church
Yes
none
Keosauqua UMC; Center Chapel UMC
2012, when we celebrated our 175th anniversary
Yes
Special worship services for Mother's Day, Father's Day, All Saints Day, Advent and Lent. Fall Harvest Dinner and Auction. Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Bible School, UMW salad luncheons in Spring, UMW Tenderloin luncheon in Fall. Thursday Bible Studies. Early Out After School Program every Wednesday.
Special worship services for Mother's Day, Father's Day, All Saints Day, Advent and Lent. Fall Harvest Dinner and Auction. Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Bible School, UMW salad luncheons in Spring, UMW Tenderloin luncheon in Fall. Thursday Bible Studies. Early Out After School Program every Wednesday.

11/19/2018
David Langfitt
226D8F9CD7F34209B42870894CAC38BD

livingfaith@iowatelecom.net

David Langfitt
Church Historian
Clinton, Lyons UM Church Clinton IA
2118 N. 2nd Street 1605 13th Ave, North
East Central
2nd Street - 1837 13th Ave N. - 1870
2nd Street - 1893 13th Ave N - 1967
At 2nd Street church
Yes
A Church Conference was held on May 1 2016 with Rev. Kiboko and Pastor Chris to merge the congregations of Lyons UMC and Trinity UMC. Another Church Conference was held on April 30, 2017 to choose a name for the new merged church. A letter was received on May 22, 2017 to accept the merger of the two churches.
2nd Street - we have membership books from the 1800's to the present stored at the parish office. 13th Ave. N. - We have membership books at the parish office.
Present
Yes
Special events held this year were UMW Motherhood Banquet, Parish Christmas service ,Children's Christmas program, All Saints Sunday celebration. Chicken dinner and Breakfast fundraisers, Parish VBS and joint services
Events are in the planning stages

11/19/2018
Michelle Goodwin
A38F3644B39C43E9AB6A97DD50630944

livingfaith@iowatelecom.net

Michelle Goodwin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Low Moor UM Church Low Moor IA
315 3rd Ave. Low Moor, IA
East Central
1868
1868
at the church
No
none
We have membership books at the church and at the parish office
New historian will be working on this
Yes
Children's Christmas program, All Saints Sunday, Parish Thanksgiving celebration and lunch, Chicken dinner and Breakfast fundraiser, 21st consecutive start of Kids Club, VBS
Events are in the planning stages

11/19/2018
Brandon Campbell
A7101A25729F434E9695421D9173C397

jett_06@hotmail.com

Brandon Campbell
Pastor
Peru UM Church Peru IA
301 Brown Street, East Peru, IA 50222
South Central
1855
1914
Church filing cabinet
No
Truro, IA
Three membership books
1994
Yes
N/A
Undecided

11/19/2018
Brandon Campbell
C20CED1959D943B2B2AE4BCE7C1CF290

jett_06@hotmail.com

Brandon Campbell
Pastor
Murray UM Church Murray IA
707 Maple Street, Murray, IA 50174
South Central
1873
1920
Church filing cabinet
No
Truro, IA
Current book at home of membership secretary, previous books at the church
2015
Yes
145 year anniversary of the founding of the Methodist Church in Murray
Undecided

11/17/2018
Josh Swaim
E652DE8FAC644DA69A73B9C39080320A

jswaim01@gmail.com

Josh Swaim
Pastor
Norway UM Church Norway IA
213 E Washington St., Norway, IA, 52318
East Central
1873
1972
plastic tubs and lock box #279 at Bank Iowa, Norway
Yes
n/a
none
written history current date
Yes
none
none

11/16/2018
byunghwoon lee
683696B7F4634D38BA2E8D2A25BCEB3A

antaktic@icloud.com

byunghwoon lee
Pastor
Des Moines, Korean UM Church Des Moines IA
1009 Guthrie Ave. Des Moines, IA 50316
Central
1972
1996
Church Office
No
none
none
Yes
Yes
• We collected coins for Noisy for mission projects for North Korea. • We had intercessory prayer meetings on Sundays.
We have plan to have a Community Appreciation luncheon in the fall.

11/15/2018
Beverly Kadlec
08417271BEEF43C19BF5E9DA0AE3CFA0

bgkadlec@q.com

Beverly Kadlec
Church Historian
Cedar Rapids, Lovely Lane UM C Cedar Rapids IA
2424 42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
East Central
1962
1963 (Fellowship Hall)
Lovely Lane Church
Yes
Same as previous
Inclusive
We keep monthly newsletters, both in hard copy & electronic form
Yes
Children's musical was performed in worship: "The Music Machine"; Farewell Worship & Communion Service and a catered brunch for Pastors Paul & Gayle Wilcox (Pastor Paul was appointed by Bishop Laurie Haller to be Superintendent of the Northeast District); renovated offices and Welcome events (ice cream social, welcome with gifts at first worship service) for Dr. Scott Meador & Pastor Jenny Seylar, continued capital campaign - now for an expanded building renovation project confirmed by a church vote.
Continued capital campaign for building renovation project

11/15/2018
byunghwoon lee
729669E7723B42BC8959781669ED313A

antaktic@icloud.com

byunghwoon lee
Pastor
Ames, Korean UM Church Ames IA
6147 us highway 69
North Central
Nov 26,1980
Built on 1984 and January on 2005 remodeling
at church office
No
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
We had 38th church founded anniversary.
We will have 39th church founded anniversary.

11/15/2018
Donna Hinch
30400F7D49C649BC8BE05A1FA1B23F9B

seccalvary@mchsi.com

Donna Hinch
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Walcott, Calvary UM Church Walcott IA
100 East James Street, Walcott, IA 52773
Southeast
June 16, 1948
1961 - Narthex & Present Sanctuary; 1987 Education Wing; 1994- Social Hall
Administrative Office
No
0
Walcott Calvary UMC dating back to 1948
To Date
Yes
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, Advent, Christmas Eve, Vacation Bible School, All Saints Day, Anniversary Sunday, Memorial Bell Choir Service.
We plan to continue with those listed with exception of special bell choir performance.

11/14/2018
Delores Bashore
3775B4DF4F40446A9B8835CDF24BE166

bashored2@gmail.com

Delores Bashore
Church Historian
Muscatine, Musserville Muscatine IA
1001 Oregon St..Muscatine, Ia 52761
Southeast
1875
1992-1994
Church Library
Yes
We were part of the blend called Fellowship United Methodist Church...now dissolved
Have several ...however they are all badly water damaged from the 1992 fire
No current written history....will work on that in 2019...written available till 1994
Yes
Southend Neighbors meet for coffee every week and in cooperation with many of these people we have hosted a Craft Event for 3 years now and plan to continue with this...we also have Bible School in the summer and have hosted a weekly kids club with San Pable UMC
We have a Blessing Box outside our church as well as a Library Box...we will continue supporting these as well as the Thanksgiving Ingathering....have not at this time worked on 2019 calendar of events...Girls Scouts meet in our church and we have provided space for our precincts elections in our hall

11/14/2018
Mary Hensen
EBDAC5F009124A38B81414382DE99F3B

mmhensen@windomnet.com

Mary Hensen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Huntington UM Church Estherville IA
1081 402nd Avenue, Estherville, IA 51334
Northwest
1900
1900
Some records were destroyed by water damage. At one time the Dolliver and Huntington churches were together and some records may be contained within the Dolliver records. The remaining records are kept by Richard & Betty Rosburg of R.R., Estherville, Iowa.
No
No churches have merged with the Huntington United Methodist Church.
All of the membership records that are available are maintained by Betty Rosburg. These records cover the Huntington United Methodist Church of Huntington, Iowa, from the time of the earliest remaining records (estimated early 1920's) to the present with some intermittent records missing through water damage, etc.
Written records would be up to the present date. We are slowly beginning the process to input records in an electronic form.
Yes
As in the past, our church members participated in the Emmet County Relay for Life activities, contributions of food and money to the food pantry, assistance with funeral dinners at the VFW, and the Christmas Program and brunch, and periodic joint events with the Dolliver UM Church. There events were not different from other years.
Similar to 2018. Other events may be added as time and the number of volunteers allow. We are planning to coordinate some activities with the Dolliver UM Church.

11/14/2018
Linda Wood
F871B6429F23404AAC847AF1C8E2D7EA

paulsen@prestontel.com

Linda Wood
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Monmouth, Faith (Baldwin/Monmo Monmouth IA
108 E Washington, Monmouth IA 52309
East Central
1866
1914
n/a
Yes
Baldwin-Monmouth 1890-1940
n/a
n/a
Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
11/14/2018
Dawn Butler
D4C8A8D9EC38481ABDAD2638ED3EE3C7

dsbutler@windstream.net

Dawn Butler
Pastor
Keokuk, Sandusky UM Church Keokuk IA
Keokuk Sandusky UM Church c/o Pastor Dawn Butler 110- S. Second Street PO Box #51 Farmington, IA 52626
Southeast
March 1957
1903
File Cabinet in the church basement
No
none
The Official Membership and Church Record of The Methodist Church (Beginning date- Sept 9, 1956)
hand written information
Yes
To continue to offer Christian outreach to the Sandusky, Keokuk, and Montrose Communities...using a "Make An Offer" approach we... *Hosted a Rummage and Clothing and Furniture Sale of many gently used household and clothing and children's toys and games. * A Savory Desserts table was also offered * We provided and delivered Thanksgiving Meals to many in our community in 2018. * We gathered over 80 new baby items to take to the missions van at Annual Conference *We also continue special music in our services from both those in our church and neighboring musicians. *We continue with Hymns and Hers music Sundays. * We continue changing our worship up including reaffirmation of our baptism, worshipping with our sister church Keokuk Melrose, Contempory Communion Services,Palm Sunday, Easter,Pentecost, Transfiguration Sunday, Veteran's Day worship, All Saint's Day special service, Hanging of the Greens, Advent and Christmas Seasons. * We hosted again our Community Soup Dinner * We again hosted our (now famous) Community Taco Dinner * Our loving goal is to grow in our faith and to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community.
We will listen for the Holy Spirit to guide us...to continue our missions...to remain as faithful Christians....and to keep our hearts open to reach out to others as new situations present themselves.

11/13/2018
Dennis Mumm
F9FB774CE4BB47A1986D0492841D6594

None

Dennis Mumm
Other
De Witt UM Church De Witt IA
222 12th Street, De Witt, Iowa 52742
East Central
1843
1959
Locked file cabinet; Computer with USB back-up
Yes
None
Book 1: 1856-1866; Book 2: Methodist Episcopal Church De Witt Station 1866-1872; Book 3: 1927-1965 Book 4: The Methodist Church, De Witt, IA 1970-1988; Book 5: De Witt United Methodist Church 1988 to Present.
Yes, June 2018
Yes
May 27,2018 :All Saints Sunday/Memorial Day June 24, 2018: 175th Church Anniversary October 14, 2018: Heritage Sunday (Celebration of 50 Year Members)
Re-Commitment Sunday; Confirmation; JAM;
See Attachments
11/13/2018
Raymond Doser
3782D1B632154C34A5D05919C7D6CF9A

pastor.ray1985@yahoo.com

Raymond Doser
Pastor
Lovilia UM Church Lovilia IA
P.O. Box 73 1602 E Avenue / Lovilia, Iowa 50150
South Central
1893 -- We are not sure if that was the Methodist or the United Brethren congregation, or both
1894 -- it was the original U.B. (> E.U.B > U.M.C.) church building.
Most records are in a metal file cabinet in a closet at the east end of the upper story. Others in a lock box at the local bank.
No
The Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren merged after 1968. The Evangelical and United Brethren had earlier merged, but we are not aware of a local Evangelical congregation. Also, we are not aware of other mergers that might have taken place.
We have some in the church storage space, but probably not all.
I am told it was done less than 30 years ago, but we have not located what we have been looking for. Also, a previous pastor tried to do it electronically, but lost it.
Yes
None
None

11/12/2018
Phyllis Huitt
EEA6834EDEA744BFA6FD354BCB904CB3

simpsonumeth@msn.com

Phyllis Huitt
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Des Moines, Simpson UM Church Des Moines IA
2600 Capitol Avenue
Central
1888
Educational Wing - 1960; Sanctuary - 1970
church office,
No
none
Simpson UMC - current and old membership books, including baptisms, marriages, deaths, etc.
1988
Yes
Combined Simpson/Epworth Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services Scout Sunday - Scouts helped with service Two families volunteered to serve Easter Breakfast Pastor Brenda Goodall taught 6-week Lenten Study for Epworth & Simpson - Simpson during the day, Epworth in the evening AA Celebration held at Simpson UMC Prepared, delivered and served 2 meals to Willard Teachers during parent/teacher conferences Prepared and delivered meals to New Direction Shelter twice and gave them personal care items and 9 pieced quilts. We work on the quilts year round Graduates were honored during worship service, followed by reception Gave 5 scholarships to persons seeking a higher education Hosted Farewell Brunch for Pastor Brenda's foreign exchange student. Volunteers reac to Willard Kindergarten students on a weekly basis Gave pencils, book marks and ice cream treats to our Willard students at end-of-year picnic. Two volunteers served as judges for Talent Show at Willard School Sponsored a family for Christmas Held Summer carnival, sidewalk sale and free community meal for neighborhood families Held one week of VBS for neighborhood children, with attendance of 12-20. Hosted Trunk or Treat in parking lot on Oct. 30 and served free community meal for neighborhood families Picnic with Epworth UMC and Burundi Congregations "JOY" Group (Just Older Youth) have a monthly activities including visiting/;singing to our shut ins in the spring and at Christmas time. Members hiked and congregation supported Hunger Hike UMW member and Pastor attended UMW Mission u UMW member serves as Communications Coordinator for Central District UMW Administer Flea Market at State Fairgrounds 10 months of the year. Some of our members have a short worship service at the Flea Market as well. UMW holds a spring Rummage/Bake Sale Church holds a fall Rummage/Bake Sale Church holds a spring dinner and craft sale UMW holds a fall dinner and craft sale Fairground Neighbors Assoc. hold monthly meetings at Simpson TOPS group hold weekly weigh-ins/meetings at Simpson Parked cars in our parking lot during Iowa State Fair Adult Sunday School Class had Pastor Brenda's foreign exchange student as guest speaker, telling about her home country UMW held meetings 10 months with interesting lessons using the UMW Program book Simpson is now the voting place for our precinct
Summer Carnival with free community veal, followed by VBS Trunk or Treat and free community meal 2 dinners and 2 Rummage/Bake sales Give scholarships to young people in our congregation seeking higher education "JOY" Group activities monthly Members hike in Hunger Hike and support Reggie's Sleep-out Continue to administer Flea Markets at State Fairgrounds Scout Sunday observance Continue to be a voting place for our precinct 3 congregations worship and picnic
You have our documents
11/12/2018
Wendy Lubkeman
CD27A2710E1D4FCFB20BD34BDA8337A3

wendy.lubkeman@iaumc.org

Wendy Lubkeman
Other
Central District Ankeny IA
Johnston River of Life UMC, PO Box 303, Johnston, IA 50131
Central
Was not submitted
Was not submitted
Was not submitted
No
Was not submitted
Was not submitted
Was not submitted
No
Was not submitted
Was not submitted

11/12/2018
Thomas Berryman
D5AB3181A57D44C196822ABEC70164E4

islandumc@gmail.com

Thomas Berryman
Pastor
Island UM Church Muscatine IA
2598 Stewart Road, Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Southeast
1868
1996
Church Office
Yes
None
Work in progress
2018
Yes
150th Anniversary, third weekend in June, 2018
None

11/11/2018
Jim Davis
AA3C269661734D6D9A667203C18A68C2

vmncp@netins.net

Jim Davis
Pastor
Victor UM Church Victor IA
305 Washington Street, Victor, IA 52347
East Central
1870
1916
Fireproof filing cabinet in basement and parish office
Yes
Victor Emmanuel Methodist Church - June 1, 1966
Church office
None at this time
Yes
N/A
N/A

11/11/2018
James Davis
22DD6FAEE3CC4F2C9FC870A87BC49572

eyeowaypastor@gmail.com

James Davis
Pastor
Ladora UM Church Ladora IA
705 Main Street, Ladora IA, 52251
East Central
2016
Unknown
2008
No
The Ohio/Ladora Heritage UMC is a merger of the Ohio UMC and the Ladora UMC
Two located, both incomplete, dates ranging from 1878 to present
None at this time
No
Helped in Celebration of Ladora Sesquicentennial
None

11/11/2018
Mark Heath
DF2C30EB8CEA45BA8BAE66FACA404E13

mdh547@yahoo.com

Mark Heath
Pastor
Lu Verne UM Church Lu Verne IA
308 3rd St. Lu Verne, Iowa 50560
North Central
1878
1897
At the church and in the lock box
Yes
Lu Verne EUB Church
Lu Verne ME Church, Lu Verne Methodist Church, Lu Verne UMC, Lu Verne EUB
1999
Yes
none
none

11/11/2018
Mark Heath
1F80BCCB55424E2B968F5C561BAE5D7D

mdh547@yahoo.com

Mark Heath
Pastor
Lu Verne UM Church Lu Verne IA
308 3rd St. Lu Verne, Iowa 50560
North Central
1878
1897
At the church and in the lock box
Yes
Lu Verne EUB Church
Lu Verne ME Church, Lu Verne Methodist Church, Lu Verne UMC, Lu Verne EUB
1999
Yes
none
none

11/10/2018
John Howerton
DA76B30CE9414E2DB056344E5C862FFE

palorev@gmail.com

John Howerton
Pastor
Palo UM Church Palo IA
118 Clinton Street Palo, IA 52324
East Central
1857
1870
Fellowship Hall Conference Room, church historian's home, Pastor's office and home, financial secretary's home, church treasurer's home.
No
NA
All membership books lost in flood of 2008.
Present
Yes
NA
NA

11/10/2018
Christy Ehrle
CD54F5A5DEDE480DA578EC581148DF28

graceumc@iowatelecom.net

Christy Ehrle
Pastor
Moravia, Grace UM Church Moravia IA
101 East North St. Moravia, Ia. 52571
South Central
1856
1928
Deed to church and parsonage in a lock box at Iowa Trust and Savings Bank. All other information is dept in the church office.
Yes
E.U.B in Moravia 1968
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (closed) Salem United Methodist Church (closed) Grace United Methodist Church
1851-present
Yes
Blue Christmas service All Saints Sunday
Blue Christmas Service All Saints Sunday Confirmation graduation service

11/9/2018
Sonja Parsons
C4C17FB159F24ACDA3A1F147A58B0EB9

stpaulwb@windstream.net

Sonja Parsons
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Williamsburg, St. Paul's UM Ch Williamsburg IA
803 Clearview Drive PO Box 559
East Central
1888
2008
fireproof cabinet in a storage closet off the sanctuary
Yes
Pilot Grove, early 1900's, nothing since
4 membership books in the church office
written up to 2008-2009
Yes
nothing new this year
unsure

11/9/2018
Patty Griggs
C3CF16BC325447E5AD5FECF5B3821D2B

cc1stumc@gmail.com

Patty Griggs
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Central City, First UM Church Central City IA
216 Commercial Street, Central City, Iowa 52214
East Central
1850
Sanctuary in 1886
Church office
No
none
First UMC, Central City and Waubeek UMC
2000
Yes
none
We will host the community VBS in the summer

11/9/2018
Joanie Tedrow
A0E113583F544B86AFBAE56ECDB8F14C

pvumc@farmtel.net

Joanie Tedrow
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Prairie View UM Church Ollie IA
27131 Hwy 78, Ollie IA 52576
Southeast
1994
1995-1996
Some at the church office, some are in the lockbox at Pilot Grove Savings Bank in Packwood, IA.
Yes
Prairie View UMC - Ollie, IA 1994-present, Ollie UMC-Ollie, IA; Packwood UMC-Packwood, IA
Prairie View UMC - Ollie, IA 1994-present, Ollie UMC-Ollie, IA; Packwood UMC-Packwood, IA
to present date 2018
Yes
Annual Turkey Dinner; Annual Sweetheart Dinner; Thanksgiving Ingathering in Mt Pleasant; Volunteers to Bidwell-Riverside; Pekin Ministerial Association's REACH back to school & Christmas Distributions; Provide Milk Money to the Pekin School for needy students; PAWS of Hope/Weekend Food program for needy students in the Pekin School system in cooperation with the Pekin Ministerial Association.
We plan to continue several of the observances & events from 2018 in 2019.

11/9/2018
Linda Jordan
B5E81E1BD2664DE79A4F8A093620E429

guthriecenter-umc@iaumc.net

Linda Jordan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Bowman Chapel UM Church Guthrie Center IA
2397 Bowman Ave.
Southwest
1887
1966
Church Office
Yes
0
We have membership books dating to 1966. The others were lost in the church fire
Same
Yes
Harvest Dinner, Confirmation, Ecumenical VBS, Ecumenical Lenton Service, Ecumenical Christmas Concert
Same as above

11/8/2018
Brent Hanna
3233456EF8F44ACCA9CEEFFE15F26262

hannab1974@gmail.com

Brent Hanna
Pastor
Columbia UM Church Columbia IA
505 Church Street, Columbia, IA 50057
South Central
1852
1857
The history books are at the home of Mrs. Velma Murr. Each officer deetermines where kept.
No
None
Membership Secretary keeps those records.
Kept current
Yes
Shared Good Friday with the Columbia Baptist Church. Shared Ash Wednesday with First UMC of Knoxville. We recognize our deceased members during a Memorial Service.
We plan to honor our veterans.p

11/8/2018
Bev Sage
443C77970FF94A23B431CF5C5C1635FA

dwsbj2@aol.com

Bev Sage
Church Historian
Mt. Hope UM Church Waterloo IA
2003 E Mount Vernon Rd., Waterloo, IA 50703
Northeast
1881
1881
Some in church office at Mt. Hope, some in parish office located at Dunkerton First UMC
No
none
Original membership book - 1881. Two others that follow.
To the present. Mostly in photos with explanations.
Yes
We celebrated all Christian and United Methodist Special Days We observed the Advent and Lenten, Christmas and Easter seasons with music and special events. We held an Easter breakfast, had guest speakers, held our annual UMW summer tour. Locally helped by giving and helping the disadvantaged residents of Country View. This involved helping with Bingo, fishing and shopping trips, donating clothes and many other things and supporting when needed. We give to local women's shelter plus Women at the Well. We give to the local Food Bank. We donate many kits to the In Gathering. We also collected winter wear and blankets for refugees moving to Waterloo.
Continued times of joint worship with our sister church Dunkerton First UMC. Continued support of Country View residents in whatever way we can. Continue to assemble school and hygiene kits for In-Gathering.

11/8/2018
Jordan Derhammer
3C7EBBD4349F44AF8176C2088CE6ECA3

pastorjordan.washingtonchapel@gmail.com

Jordan Derhammer
Pastor
Cedar Falls, Washington Chapel Cedar Falls IA
7035 W Bennington Rd
Northeast
10/3/1857
11/3/1901
Church basement and treasurers house
No
N/A
Several books in the basement cabinet
No - planning on sitting down and finding a way to put it electronic
Yes
Turkey Supper Cleaning retreat for the Wesley Foundation
Turkey Supper

11/8/2018
Patty Eastman
E21F8134A77A44A1900FAD5CA73AB97E

graceumc1@dunkerton.net

Patty Eastman
Pastor
Dunkerton, First UM Church Dunkerton IA
206 W Dunkerton St., Dunkerton, IA 50626
Northeast
1898
1898; Education wing in 1978-1979
resource room at the church
No
none
only membership book I am currently aware of is the book presently being used
one at this time
Yes
In April the women's group hosted their Spring Women's event. A program on Mother's Apron Strings was presented. Women/girls from the community and surrounding area were invited. We reached and beyond our goal of 70 people. In June we provided dozens of treats for the community Alive and Running 5k for suicide awareness. Members also participated in the race. Some members volunteered their time to help with registration and other duties. We joined with Mt. Hope UMC, for Christmas Eve worship. We joined together again for special times to worship during Lent and throughout the year. Missions Committee sponsored a baked potato with all the toppings luncheon in March. Free-will offering was collected going to support our missionaries Larry and Jane Kies. In October the missions committee sponsored a soup/sandwich luncheon following church. The free-will offering went to UNICEF. We assembled and delivered 35 school kits and 26 hygiene kits for Bishop's In-Gathering. We were a 3rd mile Rainbow Covenant church for 2017 and anticipate to be so again in 2018.
Will continue to join with Mt. Hope for special worship times during Lent, Christmas, and other times during the year. Women's group will be sponsoring their Spring Event again in April, 2019. Plan to begin making blankets again for immigrants coming into the Waterloo area.

11/8/2018
Karen Petersen
F0FF4C59D43040FE8E7FD2ED25E01766

lindenumc3@gmail.com

Karen Petersen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Waterloo, Linden UM Church Waterloo IA
301 Butler Avenue Waterloo IA 50703
Northeast
1910
1924
Church office, files and cabinets, some on computer; original history in safe which was stolen. We never got it back from the police department at Black Hawk County when it was retrieved. Police still have the safe.
No
NA
1910-1923; 1923-1945; 1945-1981; 1981-1996; 2000-present
Yes-in a memorial book supplied by Mariam Einfelt.
Yes
Birthday potlucks monthly; 2 rummage sales/luncheons; craft sale/luncheon; County election place; Neighbors for Life meetings; Newsletter; 4 Study groups-Lent, Advent, and 2 Spiritual Gifts. Prayer Shawl Ministry. Partners in Education with Highland school. Caroling to shut-ins.
2 rummage sales and luncheons craft sale and luncheons, election, location for the reading program; newsletter, outdoor service, Bible study groups, Prayer Shawl Ministry

11/8/2018
Stephanie Schlimm
9E120B6DB3CE4428A5A4A7F55558335C

pastorstephanie.umc@gmail.com

Stephanie Schlimm
Pastor
Epworth UM Church Epworth IA
102 E. Main Street; Epworth, IA 52045
East Central
1851
1900
Church Office, Basement Closet and DBT Lock Box
No
None.
Uncertain. Digital files of Current membership books are on computer.
Need dedicated volunteer to sift through files of years past.
Yes
Celebration of Children's Ministry. Upcoming Community Christmas Event.
None at present.

11/8/2018
Lori Ferguson
7997FA8D7F54449DA5E0DFA43F327C62

wesley@wesleyumc-vinton.org

Lori Ferguson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Vinton, Wesley UM Church Vinton IA
516 Second Avenue Vinton, Iowa 52349
East Central
1853
1922
In a fireproof safe in church office area
Yes
n/a
Vinton Methodist Episcopal, Vinton Methodist, Wesley United Methodist several books dating from 1870 to present
written, present
Yes
none
none

11/7/2018
Linda Jordan
29A1F32C5C4F4A49B5B84B5B286AF348

guthriecenter-umc@iaumc.net

Linda Jordan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Guthrie Center UM Church Guthrie Center IA
405 Prairie St.
Southwest
1856
1891
Church Office
Yes
Wichita, IA
We have membership books dating back. to 1954
2018
Yes
Confirmation Class, Ecumenical VBS, Ecumenical Lenton Service, Ecumenical Advent/Lunches/Service, Various concerts through out the year, Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Courses, HCI Laity Meetings, HCI Program, Harvest Dinner, Trunk/Treat, HCI Community Thanksgiving Dinner
See Above

11/7/2018
Janice Peterson
0DF149F5D14D498381BC3AD9709DDD07

janpete@evertek.net

Janice Peterson
Church Historian
Royal UM Church Royal IA
408 Church St., Royal, Iowa 51357
Northwest
1889
1972
Church Office
No
none
History book & membership books are currently in the Royal United Methodist Church Office.
History is to date.
Yes
usual observances
Ecumenical Lenten Breakfasts, World Day of Prayer, Community election night soup supper.

11/7/2018
Sharon Busch
0A903CF913E24E5A97C6000B5FED620E

Asburysec@Imonmail.com

Sharon Busch
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cedar Rapids, Asbury UM Church Cedar Rapids IA
350 27th Avenue SW
East Central
1957
1959
locked in the church building
No
John Hus merged with Asbury on July 1, 1958
They are located in the church office.
2017
Yes
N/A
N/A

11/7/2018
Sharon Busch
73A76065B152410B84E2A71A4A049EA0

Asburysec@Imonmail.com

Sharon Busch
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cedar Rapids, Asbury UM Church Cedar Rapids IA
350 27th Avenue SW
East Central
1957


No answer



No answer



11/7/2018
Karen Drake
55A0531F2C374A419B5C903C173F0DD3

office@coralvilleumc.org

Karen Drake
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Coralville UM Church Coralville IA
806 13th Ave. Coralville IA 52241
East Central
1958
1st unit in 1977; 2nd unit in 1977; new sanctuary wing with kitchen & community room completed in 2011
Legal records in safety deposit box at Hills Bank, Coralville, IA Church office has a locked, fireproof safe. Most current records at computerized on church software
Yes
NA
Church office in a locked, fireproof safe. Most current records at computerized on church software, backed up externally
1983 - no plans currentl
Yes
Vacation Bible School Youth Mission Trip Neighborhood Outreach Street Party Trunk or Treat Neighborhood Outreach Continued partnership with Coralville Community Food Pantry for Community Meals
Vacation Bible School Youth Mission Trip Neighborhood Outreach Street Party Trunk or Treat Neighborhood Outreach Continued partnership with Coralville Community Food Pantry for Community Meals

11/7/2018
Karen Drake
5185DAE00113413FAFF2BC37B2B28CAA

office@coralvilleumc.org

Karen Drake
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Coralville UM Church Coralville IA
806 13th Ave. Coralville IA 52241
East Central
1958
1st unit in 1962; 2nd unit in 1977; new sanctuary wing, including kitchen & community room completed in 2011
Legal records in safety deposit box at Hills Bank, Coralville. Church office has a locked fireproof safe. Most current records are computerized on church software.
Yes
NA
In locked safe in church office. Computerized on church software which is backed up externally
1983.
No answer



11/7/2018
David Morris
5B3DAC4B438A4EA7BB938E470D27B5D8

david.morris@iaumc.net

David Morris
Pastor
Mount Union UM Church Mount Union IA
110 Roads, Mount Union, IA
Southeast
1871
1943 with addition in 1966
File and Safe in Church Office.
Yes
Mt Union UMC: 1871 to present Trinity UMC-rural, south of Mt Union: 1870-1970 Canaan - rural, west of Mt Union
Mt Union UMC, Trinity UMC, Canaan
up to 2000
No
None
None

11/7/2018
cherry Hall
CE6A4F4092E145D9AFAFAB054071B55A

cheryhall78@gmail.com

cherry Hall
Other
Pisgah UM Church Pisgah IA
420 Front St, Pisgah IA 51564
Southwest
1856
1900
Chruch office and Store room
No
n/a
1937 to Current
it is
No
none
none

11/7/2018
Heather Marconi
FE48D1ED529943CC875BED175BB1E685

fumchurch@iowatelecom.net

Heather Marconi
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Knoxville, First UM Church Knoxville IA
313 East Montgomery Street, Knoxville, IA 50138
South Central
May 28, 1856
1895 Dedicated April 1968
Church library file cabinet, some early records pertaining to the organization of the church are kept in a safe located in the church office area.
Yes
*
12 membership record books dating back to 1960
2018
Yes
*
*
Heather Marconi
11/6/2018
David Morris
F1AF453CCB1140E4BC8FFDEEDCD44663

david.morris@iaumc.net

David Morris
Pastor
Winfield UM Church Winfield IA
204 E Pine St, Winfield, IA 52659
Southeast
1849
1908
File in Church Office
Yes
Winfield UMC
Winfield UMC, Winfield, Iowa
no complete history
No
None
None

11/6/2018
J Thomas Capper
A760B2DAD9DD4005B0B5E12CA998CA4B

rxcapper@netins.net

J Thomas Capper
Other
PLEASANT HILL
1418 Angle Road SW Kalona, IA 52247
East Central
1861
1898
1418 Angle Road SW Kalona, IA 52247
Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes
n/a
n/a

11/6/2018
Rubi Guido
A78EB0247415465386FD1E76E3940091

rubirguido@hotmail.com

Rubi Guido
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
NC DISTRICT HISPANIC MINISTRY
202 Mckinley St Corwith, IA 50430
North Central
2001
It was built in 1979-Started purchase in Dec 2012. Finalized purchase on April 2013
At the Britt UMC
No
None
None
We are beggining our membership records.
Yes
None
None

11/6/2018
R.R.S. Stewart
48A82DB471104339B36CA89833260C51

countess14@hotmail.com

R.R.S. Stewart
Church Historian
Dubuque, St. Luke's UM Church Dubuque IA
1199 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
East Central
1833
1896-7
Archives Room, second floor (southwest corner) and church office, main floor (east end of hall).
No
Grace United Methodist Church of Dubuque merged with St. Luke's on 6 June 1965. Faith United Methodist Church of Dubuque, former Evangelical Free Church, merged with St. Lukes on 1 August 2006.
Membership book in office covering latter half of 20th Century (above Administrative Assistant's workspace). Other books covering early 21st Century in same cabinet. Current membership list online with OnRealm database. Other data in archives.
The history was updated in 2008 - with the booklet titled: The 175 Year History from 1833 to 2008 of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Dubuque, Iowa.
Yes
Monthly celebrations of our 185th year recalling past history of the church and its people. In June was Heritage Sunday, where we highlighted the stories behind the people who donated our Tiffany Windows. In July, we had a performance of "Messiah", which a previous choral director had had performed every year. In August, a retired pastor in the church portrayed Barton Randall, our founding pastor. In September, we celebrated our Tower Chime and past/current chimers and had a joint performance of the Tower Chime with the Handbell Choir. In October, we had cornerstone Sunday to mark the the laying of the cornerstone of the present building in May 1896 and the opening of the time capsule in it in October 1983. In November, we will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and have an all-church lunch to mark the end of our commeration. From May to October, we have offered and scheduled tours of the Tiffany Windows, our Sanctuary and other treasures.
We will again offer tours Tours for the Tiffany Windows, our Sanctuary and other treasures for the American Queen, American Duchess, Twilight Riverboat and other groups that wish to visit the church.
Barb Bishop and Betty Phillips are also Co-Historians for St. Luke's UMC
11/6/2018
jim shirbroun
789469BA46E74496B6CB9917017FC977

jim@gracesiouxcity.org

jim shirbroun
Pastor
Sioux City, Grace UM Church Sioux City IA
1735 Morningside Ave Sioux City, IA 51106
Northwest
10/1/1888
1/31/1960
File cabinet in main church office Bank safe deposit box
Yes
None
in process
tba
Yes
Celebrations of: 130th Anniversary of Grace UMC 50th Anniversary of United Methodism Members of Grace for 50+ years
TBA
tbd
11/6/2018
Janice Bolger
18CAFA5B3D1744FC9AE7B6CBA2BBB6CC

faithumc@iowatelecom.net

Janice Bolger
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Centerville, Faith UM Church Centerville IA
23851 Highway 5, Centerville, IA 52544
South Central
June 20, 2004
Completed in 2008, first worship service in building on October 2, 2006
Important records are in bank safety deposit box
Yes
none
Faith UMC, Centerville -- 2004-2018
January 1, 2018
Yes
A prayer shawl ministry was restarted. Celebrated our work on the "Change a Child's Story" during worship. Restarted recognizing the saints on "All Saints Sunday" that have passed on during the last year.
A winter fun night of line dancing and other activities.

11/6/2018
Randy Moser
4FB169FCD7164DC39E7177E5090C86CA

moserr50@yahoo.com

Randy Moser
Pastor
Evansdale, St. Mark's UM Churc Evansdale IA
610 S. Evans Rd., Evansdale, IA 50707
Northeast
August 29, 1955
November 9, 1958
Church office
No
none
St. Mark's UMC, Evansdale
12/31/2015
Yes
Welcome of new pastor Randy Moser
Nothing at this time.

11/6/2018
Diana Miller
8EB4D06FCB0B43839ADA22BF8136F259

office@umcpella.com

Diana Miller
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Pella UM Church Pella IA
1414 University St, Pella, IA 50219
South Central
1883 (closed 1925) New Charter 1986
1994
Firesafe filing cabinet in a secure office at the UMC of Pella
No
N/a
1 Hard Copy, CPU software (Fellowship 1)
2015
Yes
N/a
Tulip Time Booth and Flight Breakfast during Tulip Time

11/6/2018
Kathy Hodson
FE5BA65E4BB14ED9932E22120621CC17

dkhodson3@gmail.com

Kathy Hodson
Other
Iowa City, First UM Church Iowa City IA
214 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City, IA 52245
East Central
1839
1906-1908
Church Office (electronically), Archives Room, Treasurer's Office
No
None

Up to current date
Yes
None
None

11/6/2018
Stephen Pudinski
8141478BE8624AA19DD33FA74C98BE0F

stephen.pudinski@iaumc.net

Stephen Pudinski
Pastor
Tipton, First UM Church Tipton IA
607 Lynn St, Tipton, IA 52772
East Central
July 1846. First church building was raised in 1849.
The current church building was dedicated on October 23, 1904. The Education wing was added and dedicated April 19, 1967.
Locked fire-safe cabinet in the education wing/office.
Yes
Unknown at this time
Membership books of Tipton Methodist Episcopal and Tipton United Methodist church dating back to 1868.
As a new pastor to this church, I am trying to locate an updated history after 1996.
Yes
World Communion Sunday with the local Lutheran church
Services for the major church celebrations, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, Longest Night Services, Christmas Eve services. Confirmation in May 2019, attending National Methodist Youth Gathering in Kansas City in July 2019.

11/6/2018
Jennifer Bupp
13A3137E5B98440AB28917803B365F1D

office@redoakfumc.org

Jennifer Bupp
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Red Oak, First UM Church Red Oak IA
600 E. Hammond St., Red Oak, IA 51566
Southwest
1857
1903
First United Methodist Church 600 E. Hammond St. Red Oak, IA 51566
No
None
Membership records are maintained in the church office. As of 1-1-18, all records are kept on Servant Keeper.
A detailed booklet is on file for years 1857-1984. A brief version (1855-present) was written for HCI in 2018.
Yes
None
None

11/6/2018
Diane Whitson
40B0364155404629B81E9488A97E2EA4

dwhitson61@hotmail.com

Diane Whitson
Church Historian
Avery UM Church Albia IA
1671 700th Ave, Albia, Ia 52531
South Central
1889
1889
Iowa State Bank and AUMC
No
Bussey UMC, Bussey, Ia 2017
2018 written
adding to it was we go
Yes
Special Choir, Sunrise Service
All Saints service

11/6/2018
Donna Sievers
DD14DEC01AC6471384111BD655BB0214

mileyre2@aol.com

Donna Sievers
Church Historian
Richland UM Church Richland IA
106 W South Street, Richland IA 52585
Southeast
1839
1926
Fireproof Safe in Pastor's Office
Yes
None
We have membership records dated back to 1926 all previous books were destroyed on October 17th, 1925 during a fire that destroyed the church.
November 2018
Yes
Annual Tea for Richland School Alumni All Saints Observance of members and friends of RUMC who have passed on American Legion bi-monthly meeting site Sponsor Boy Scout Troop and provided meeting site when needed Monthly Cowboy Church service, Kids' Ropin' & designing of brands Soup Suppers, Cookie Walk & Easter Bake sale Assist with annual REACH Back-to-School and Christmas giveaways (shopping and packaging) House the local food pantry (The Lord's Cupboard) Recognized WWII Veterans Quarterly Veteran's Tea Family Movie Night Bi-Annual Nursing home visits Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Local VBS 4th of July Community Service in the Park Hedrick BBQ Days Worship Service
Annual Tea for Richland School Alumni All Saints Observance of members and friends of RUMC who have passed on American Legion bi-monthly meeting site Sponsor Boy Scout Troop and provided meeting site when needed Monthly Cowboy Church service, Kids' Ropin' & designing of brands Soup Suppers, Cookie Walk & Easter Bake sale Assist with annual REACH Back-to-School and Christmas giveaways (shopping and packaging) House the local food pantry (The Lord's Cupboard) Quarterly Veteran's Tea Family Movie Night Bi-Annual Nursing home visits Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Local VBS 4th of July Community Service in the Park Hedrick BBQ Days Worship Service

11/5/2018
Willie Abrahamzon
E239BAE9A7E74F95A3094CF7D0CA7C2E

h.m_abrahamzon@yahoo.com

Willie Abrahamzon
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
New Albin, Grace UM Church New Albin IA
138 2nd St. SE
Northeast
1874
1906
Home office of secretary and historian.
No
There are none, Grace was founded as a Methodist Episcopal church and was the first church established here in New Albin.
We have four membership books belonging to Grace ME, and Grace UMC. The first book dates back to the 1870's.
As we look forward to celbrating 150 years of Grace in new albin (2024). We are planning to compile whatever historical information we have available in preparation for that milestone. During this process we will also form an electronic database.
Yes
This year we hosted four special events featuring local lay-speakers, guest clergy, as well as special music.
Our plan is to continue to do the same type of special events in the year to come. These events when advertised to the public have helped us to grow our congregation.

11/5/2018
Jane Edwards
FF1CA49BF0C24939A0BEEFF84D986244

hills@bernardtel.com

Jane Edwards
Church Historian
Dubuque, Center Grove Dubuque IA
3140 Brunskill Road, Dubuque, IA 52003
East Central
1852
1886
Church Office
Yes
Reed's Chapel, Dubuque, IA merged 1963
Dubuque Center Grove 2 books
2006, no plans now
Yes
none
Welcome new pastor if we ever get one.

11/5/2018
Anna Frohling
5425145900934914A0AE661F2BEC751F

oumc@iowatelecom.net

Anna Frohling
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Osceola UM Church Osceola IA
130 W Grant St, Osceola, IA 50213-1623
South Central
1854
1968
Most records are kept in the church office where we have a fire safe file cabinet. We also have a safe deposit box at First National Bank (formerly Clarke County State Bank) and Reynoldson & Van Werden Law Office have some records.
Yes
none
We have a Manual of Information and Membership List of the United Methodist Church of Osceola, Iowa dated 1981. We have pictorial directories from 1985-86 to the latest which is 2014. We have a history of the Osceola UMC from 1854-1992. We also have The First 150 Years of the Osceola UMC (1854-2004) that was updated July 2011 and again in October 2014. We have a membership book and membership records on the computer.
2014
Yes
Lon Lewis was our interim pastor from November 19, 2017-June 30, 2018 due to the death of Pastor Julie M Poore. On July 1, Amy Johnson became our pastor. She has brought laughter and new life to our church. We held a Souper Bowl of Caring - collected items and cash donations for the food pantry at Clarke Community School; Camping Sunday, helped support several youth going to camp, hosted World Day of Prayer, Easter basket silent auction. Youth served an Easter breakfast. Puppets of Praise presented an Easter presentation and our Sunday school children presented an Easter program. They also both presented a program at Christmas. We held a May breakfast. We held a reception for high school seniors.We held a garage sale. We held community lunches to raise money. We participated in "Trunk or Treat". Youth went on a mission trip. We had a successful Vacation Bible School and school clothes giveaway. Our VBS mission project was collecting personal care items for the nursing home and money for Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center to help them rebuild their dock at Lake Ahquabi and for water safety equipment. At the school clothes giveaway we also gave new backpacks filled with school supplies and packages of new socks & underwear. We held a "Rockin' In the Fall" to begin our fall worship schedule. We held another successful harvest dinner and auction. We supported CROSS Ministries. We took 72 health kits, 40 school kits and blanket money to the Thanksgiving Ingathering; 25 layette kits were taken to Annual Conference. We collected books for the Blank Children's Hospital Festival of Trees & Lights. We presented Bibles to our 3rd graders. The MS/HS youth group held a soup lunch after the Sunday school Christmas program. They adopt a family to buy Christmas presents for. They made meals for the Salvation Army to give to the homeless people in Des Moines. We collect money, toys and warm clothing for the Clarke County Toys for Christmas program (church members are leaders). Cards are sent to shut-ins and church members on their birthday and anniversary. We have a brown bag lunch on Thursdays. Our FROG (Faithful to Resources of God) Team continues to help us green our church. Chair yoga meets on Mondays and Thursdays, Hatha yoga meets on Mondays and Thursdays. The yoga classes are taught by former students of Pastor Julie. Prayer shawl ministry, birthday party at Southern Hills Specialty Care (nursing home), Christmas gift bags to shut-ins, cookie sale, mitten tree. A group of ladies started sewing monthly to work on layette kits and "days for girls" kits. Pastor Rosa Maria Rodriguez pastors the Latino congregation and we work together on some events. Responding to personal needs of church members and those in need. On September 2, Fern Underwood died at the age of 103. A memorial service was held on November 3. She was our church historian for many years. We hosted the Community Thanksgiving Service and the annual Community Christmas Cantata. Our apportionments for 2018 were paid in full October 31!
We will continue most of the above events and are open to new opportunities and ministries.

11/5/2018
Alecia Hilmer
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pastor@southslope.net

Alecia Hilmer
Pastor
North Liberty, First UM Church North Liberty IA
85 N. Jones Blvd North Liberty, Iowa 52317
East Central
1841
2000, with 2018 new construction and renovation
File cabinets
No
n/a
Current book
Plans are underway to update the history from 1990-present
Yes
Significant from other years: Women's Retreat Youth and confirmation retreats Soft Opening on August 26 Dedication Sunday on October 21 Additional small groups and Wednesday night activities Couples Ministry Many, many things off-site
Addition of annual specialty retreats -- Marriage, family, men's, etc.

11/5/2018
Raelonna Patrick
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raelonnapatrick@gmail.com

Raelonna Patrick
Pastor
Lamont, Grace UM Church Lamont IA
745 Washington Street Lamont Iowa 50650
Northeast
1856
1900
In Closet in Church and in Pastors office
No
none
We have found the membership books, but do not know if they are up do date. I just got them.
2015ds and other things
Yes
all Saints Sunday, veterans Day Service. We are doing new things all the time. The Youth are Helping Do things. Ash Wednesday.
We will be doing Holy Thursday/Good Friday With the Youth acting out the Scripture in a drama and serving communion from the table. We are a two point Charge so this alternates churches.

11/5/2018
Marjean O'Bannon
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slumcoffice@gmail.com

Marjean O'Bannon
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Storm Lake UM Church Storm Lake IA
211 East 3rd Street
Northwest
1870
1906
Locked file cabinet in the office conference room.
Yes
Storm Lake, Truesdale, Newell
N/A
2006
Yes
None
None

11/5/2018
Linda Morris
7A916B20DCE74AC396315B7449F8039E

Linda.morris@iaumc.net

Linda Morris
Pastor
Wapello UM Church Wapello IA
319 N. Main St. Wapello, Iowa 52653
Southeast
1839 - German Methodist & 1846 episcopal Methodist. Merged in 1929
1939 church building: 1965 education wing: 2009 fellowship hall
fireproof safe in church library
Yes
none
Wapello United Methodist Church
2000
Yes
Back to Church, Fall Festival, Hanging of the Greens
Blessings of the animals, Blessing of the Back Packs, Puppet Show, Chief Wapello Days lunch (UMW), Lenten and Christmas services, Monthly free community dinners, healing service;

11/5/2018
JACQUELINE UNKRICH
B8C7B6BC562E4DD697632A7BD5EA90AE

JACQUELINE.UNKRICH@KENWOODPARKUMC.ORG

JACQUELINE UNKRICH
Church Historian
Cedar Rapids, Kenwood Park UM Cedar Rapids IA
154-34TH ST NE, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402
East Central
SPETEMBER 17, 1893
OPENED JUNE 29, 1958
CHURCH OFFICE AND ATTIC STORAGE AREA ABOVE THE 33RD ST ENTRYWAY
Yes
NONE
KENWOOD PARK UMC
2019 WE WILL GET OUR BOOKS IN BETTER ORDER AND BEGIN A HISTORICAL UPDATE
Yes
125TH ANNIVERSARY OF KPUMC ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 PASTOR MICHAEL METZ RETIRED. WELCOMED REV. JACKIE BRADFORD TO KPUMC UMW BAKELESS BAKE SALE SUCCESS ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS WITH COMMUNITY SPEAKERS KPUMC SEWING QUILTS TO PERSONS IN NEED, CONSECRATION CELEBRATION BRUNCH, ON GOING LINN COUNTY FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS, BACKPACK BLESSINGS, REACHING OUT TO CHURCH PEOPLE, 5TH SUNDAY NOISY OFFERING, UMC SPECIAL OFFERINGS, EASTER EGG HUNT, BLESSINGS OF INGATHERING HEALTH KITS
SPONSOR AFRICA UNIVERSITY STUDENT UPDATE MEMORIAL BOOK UMC SPECIAL OFFERINGS NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTOR HISTORY OF KPUMC ALBUM TO BE CREATED MEMORIAL SUNDAY OBSERVERANCE

11/5/2018
Christine Wiese
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cdwholstein@yahoo.com

Christine Wiese
Church Historian
Holstein UM Church Holstein IA
208 S. Kiel Holstein, IA 51025
Northwest
1886
1948 Sanctuary; 1967 Fellowship Hall & offices
Church basement in a fireproof file cabinet. UMW records in kitchen cabinet
Yes
We received records from Galva UMC in March 2017 but did not merge.
Up to date back to founding in 1886
2008 - Christine Wiese is working to bring it up to date.
Yes
Summer of 2018 - 5 churches joined in an ecumenical service at the Holstein city park - this was a first in the life of our community. Many folks from our congregation were involved in the worship service on Laity Sunday on 10/21/18. All Saints Sunday was observed on 11/4/18.
None at this time.

11/5/2018
Debra Miller
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administration@centervillefirst.org

Debra Miller
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Centerville, First UM Church Centerville IA
410 N. Main St. Centerville, Iowa 52544
South Central
1846
1906
In Fire Proof Safe at the Church
Yes
None
Centerville First
2006
No
None
None so far

11/5/2018
Pastor Bob Voels
FC4FE6E1328D495AB4010C10E23DC965

cedar.fremont@gmail.com

Pastor Bob Voels
Pastor
Fremont UM Church Fremont IA
526 East Main Street
South Central
1850
1966
Fremont UMC, Fremont Lockbox at Bank Iowa, Fremont
Yes
N/A
Fremont UMC, Fremont: 1994-Present Fremont UMC, Fremont: 1964-1994 Fremont UMC, Fremont: 1950-1964 Fremont UMC, Fremont: 1900-1950
2018
Yes
We did not host any special observances or significant events this year that were outside the scope of our mission. Everything we did was within the context of living out our vision, that all people in Fremont know they are loved by God.
At this point, all activity is being focused on living out our vision.

11/5/2018
Barb Walter
14D2AD6F57E147EB974ED5BC4191D023

bjwalter@mahaska.org

Barb Walter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Eddyville UM Church Eddyville IA
1001 Main Street, Eddyville IA 52553
South Central
1843
1975
In a closet/cabinet in the basement of the church
No
None
United Methodist Membership Record Book
2003 None
No
none
none

11/4/2018
Luke Evans
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cableboy87@gmail.com

Luke Evans
Pastor
Thompson UM Church Thompson IA
377 2nd Ave, Thompson, IA 50478
North Central
1898
Unknown
On Site at the Church
No
N/A
Date back to early 1900's
Written history to when the church was founded
Yes
12/10-Youth Christmas Program 6/24-Pastor Deb's Farewell 8/23-Luke's Welcome
Youth Christmas program

11/4/2018
Luke Evans
BCABC09E5DE74A0196CA4F59695AC494

cableboy87@gmail.com

Luke Evans
Pastor
Buffalo Center UM Church Buffalo Center IA
215 1st St. NW Buffalo Center, IA 50424
North Central
December 5, 1852
1930 with the education wing in 1965
At Church office
No
N/A
We have 5 books beginning in the late 1800's until present.
Set up a committee to work on updating the records.
Yes
12/10-Youth Christmas Program 6/24-Pastor Deb's Farewell 8/26-Pastor Luke's welcome 11/4-All Saint's Sunday
Hanging of the Greens-11/25 Youth Christmas Program

11/4/2018
Barbara Nelson
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jbnelson@fbcom.net

Barbara Nelson
Church Historian
Delmar UM Church Delmar IA
305 Delmar Avenue, Delmar, IA 52037
East Central
April 13, 1872
1906
Most are in the church.Not in a fireproof area.0 Financial records are in a Clinton National Bank Delmar, IA 52037 lock box (abstracts, legal documents, various records.)
Yes
0
Delmar United Methodist Church
1997, more than likely since then, but need to locate the records.
Yes
We had a dedication service and a meal for members, guests, construction workers and community for our 4 restroom and handicapp accessible construction project.
None.

11/4/2018
Jessica Rockhold Gaul
8CA0F87AA9C74643B69C80261816EFFB

jessrockhold@gmail.com

Jessica Rockhold Gaul
Pastor
Melcher/Dallas, New Hope UM Ch Melcher IA
203 W Center St Melcher-Dallas, Iowa 50163
South Central
1915
1986
In a safe at the church
Yes
Melcher UMC merged with Dallas UMC
New Hope United Methodist Church
The writtern history has not been updated for a number of years and we have no electronic history.
Yes
Participation in the city wide garage, the funds are used for missions
At this time we have not discussed special observances for the coming year

11/4/2018
Jessica Rockhold Gaul
10723F6BE0A64ACF9C0165D3B1F8F78D

jessrockhold@gmail.com

Jessica Rockhold Gaul
Pastor
Pleasantville, St. Paul's UM C Pleasantville IA
104 S Columbus St Pleasantville, IA 50225
South Central
1906
1953
People's Bank and at the church
Yes
No other churches have merged with St. Paul's UMC
St. Paul's UMC The membership books disappeared for a while and have not been updated for some time.
2012 for the church directory
Yes
The church led 4 Kids Club activities this summer
We plan to continue with our regular events and have not discussed new special observances or significant events

11/4/2018
Kolleen Queener
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kolleen.queener@iaumc.net

Kolleen Queener
Pastor
Hinton UM Church Hinton IA
PO Box 1017, 201 W. Grand St
Northwest
1899
1968
In the church.
No
None
All membership records are located in the church building.
Unknown
Yes
2nd Annual Community Daddy-Daughter Dance Traditional church calendar observances (All Saints Sunday, etc)
None

11/4/2018
Scott Kober
012729A7387744C38FAE540F8103D786

scott.kober@aboutfirst.com

Scott Kober
Pastor
Cedar Falls, First UM Church Cedar Falls IA
718 Clay St Cedar Falls Iowa 50613
Northeast
1857
1895 (oldestpart with many additions in 1950, 1996 & 2012
Important and historic records are kept in fireproof safe down in the vault.
Yes
Trinity United Methodist
First United Methodist Church of Cedar Falls only
2012 recruiting of a church historian and team.
Yes
None
None

11/4/2018
Kolleen Queener
50572EB0B04A4BE68CD4CA4CEFC863E4

hintonumc@ymail.com

Kolleen Queener
Pastor
Merrill, Melbourne UM Church Hinton IA
PO Box 1017 27987 Jade Ave Hinton IA 51024
Northwest
1860
1860, with additions and renovations
The church
No
None
We have all membership books.
2011
Yes
We have the same observances each year: Heritage Sunday (September) & traditional church calendar celebrations/observances.
None

11/4/2018
Nick Grove
A8531DD3F9BA44B3AE1A24E44F524242

Pastornickgrove@gmail.com

Nick Grove
Pastor
St. Charles Parish (UM-D) Saint Charles IA
PO Box 208 305 W Main Street St. Charles, IA 50240
South Central
1857
1906
St. Charles Parish Office
No
St. Charles Christian Church, 1970/1990 St. Charles Presbyterian Church, 1970
We have one membership book in they office and the beginnings of an electronic copy.
We have a writing of the history of each of the churches and the Parish together.
Yes
Quarterly congregational meetings Outreach events to our community during holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) Monthly Potlucks Concert by Worship Leader
Mission Trip Young Christian's Weekend Potlucks and outreach/care events

11/3/2018
Leland Urelius
31F66DE81E8F4E4295695DF7BA91DA54

leonu@lvcta.com

Leland Urelius
Church Historian
Harcourt UM Church Harcourt IA
118 West 2nd St., Harcourt, IA 50544
North Central
1900
1896
Church office
No
Dayton United Methodist Church - Dayton, IA 50530
Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church 1900-1957 Methodist Church 1952-1963 United Methodist Church 1963-2018
updated 2000
Yes
Appreciation Day Worship Service and Kid's Event with Christmas Store
Memorial Day observances honoring those who have passed Appreciation Day with Community Worship Service Kid's Event for local children including a Christmas Store

11/3/2018
Martha Anderson
29C994BF1F0740988284AC42D5B063E9

pastormarthasc@aol.com

Martha Anderson
Pastor
Sioux City, Trimble UM Church Sioux City IA
1424 27th Street
Northwest
1903
1951 basement/1956 sanctuary
Various places
Yes
none
In process
current through collection of monthly newsletters
Yes
We celebrated 115 year anniversary.
VBS, Happy Halloween Party, Block Party

11/3/2018
Tom Moore
08DF06D42B774BA09D673782A7EC45C2

tmoore0536@gmail.com

Tom Moore
Other
Sioux City, Church All Nations Sioux City IA
3100 W 4th St. Sioux City IA 51103
Northwest
12-31-1981
1865 Richland South Dakota
3100 W 4th St. Sioux City IA 51103
Yes
N/A
Church Directories starting 1990
1990-2018
Yes
Easter / VBS / Halloween / Christmas Eve / Christmas Dinner - program
Easter / VBS / Halloween / Christmas Eve / Christmas Dinner - program

11/3/2018
Shari Harwood
CC4CB0DB42DC478F9A4A1B8FD3A7828D

harwood@southslope.net

Shari Harwood
Church Historian
Clover Ridge UM Church Walford IA
125 5th St. North, P.O. Box 87, Walford, IA 52351
East Central
no change from what was reported last year
no change from what was reported last year
no change from what was reported last year
Yes
no change from what was reported last year
no change from what was reported last year
Current
Yes
We celebrated our 20th year in our building, Alpha, new sign for the church, in addition to continuing all the others we had last year.
We will probably do many of the events/observances we did last year.
Shari Harwood, Historian
11/3/2018
Trish Kennedy
BC14D8A3146F4812AE4C76CDDE20DA79

traerumcsec@gmail.com

Trish Kennedy
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Traer UM Church Traer IA
506 5th St.
Northeast
1868
1906
Storage room off of the sanctuary
No
N/A
Traer Methodist Church and Traer United Methodist Church
Written up to 2006
Yes
N/A
N/A

11/2/2018
Jihoon Lee
5F287DB0C6CA470EAD873FE21FC83F55

leejoice@hotmail.com

Jihoon Lee
Pastor
Pershing, Zion UM Church Knoxville IA
1752 Why. G62, Knoxville, IA
South Central
1864
?
Iowa State Savings Bank Lock Box Knoxville or in church
Yes
none
Ruth Little and Attica Church
1965
Yes
Parish Easter Sunrise Service Parish Vacation Bible School
Parish Vacation Bible School

11/2/2018
Michael Blackwell
E8C57787FCCB49C59BE2A87A73E50E6E

midwbl@gmail.com

Michael Blackwell
Pastor
Fort Dodge, Trinity UM Church Fort Dodge IA
838 N. 25th Street
North Central
1682
1958; addition in 1996
In a locked file cabinet in the church, in a locked storage closet, and in a bank safety deposit box
Yes
None
In drawer--Membership record books for local church; Current membership records are electronic.
October 2012; no specific updating plans at the moment
Yes
Confirmation Sunday; Graduation & Scholarship Sunday; midnight services Easter and Christmas; Christmas Cantata; Children's Christmas program; Musical Heritage weekend; Worship in the Park
Same as above

11/2/2018
Barb Walter
2B53160F68C74CD0916850484B54812E

bjwalter@mahaska.org

Barb Walter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Beacon UM Church Beacon IA
417 Kilbourn, Beacon, IA 52534
South Central
1875
1966
Bank box at TruBank or at Jean Westercamp's house in a cabinet; older church records are in the church office
No
none
United Methodist Membership Record Book
1990 we have no plans at this time
Yes
none
none

11/2/2018
Beth Roberts
696CD71E0C7845DDB7DF546B07C1442F

bethroberts.umc09@yahoo.com

Beth Roberts
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dow City, First UM Church Dow City IA
100 S. Howard Street, Dow City, IA 51528
Southwest
January 25, 1870
1879
Church and home
Yes
None
All membership books are kept in the church office in Dunlap
Written to 2014 None at this time
Yes
Vacation Bible School, Memorial Day Worship, Community Thanksgiving Service
Observe Dow City's Sesquicentennial

11/2/2018
Barb Walter
49BFB3B865FC4FDAAFEE6EAB11936829

bjwalter@mahaska.org

Barb Walter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lacey UM Church New Sharon IA
205 Broadway, New Sharon, IA 50207
South Central
1875
1880
at the church
No
none
United Methodist Membership Record Book
2009 no plans at this time
Yes
None
None

11/1/2018
Beverly Riordan
97CF1D3152DF4C17B21D7E5CF48038B9

Fiddler733@aol.com

Beverly Riordan
Church Historian
Pierson UM Church Pierson IA
320 Main Street; Pierson, IA 51048
Northwest
1886
1893
Church Office
No
Pierson, Providence-Good Hope 1890-1920; Pierson Methodist Episcopal 1924; Pierson Methodist; Pierson United Methodist
See above listing
2012
Yes
None
None

11/1/2018
Jihoon Lee
89CE41BC2979499EB78344901F677B67

leejoice@hotmail.com

Jihoon Lee
Pastor
Attica UM Church Knoxville IA
1745 S Attica St, Knoxville, Ia 50138
South Central
1872
?
Church Office and Iowa State Savings Bank
Yes
none
Sue Mallory Church Office
?
Yes
none
none

11/1/2018
Corinne Ball
56D339A0A4464A03A8D252552DF62382

fcumc@wctatel.net

Corinne Ball
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Forest City UM Church Forest City IA
305 South Clark St, Forest City, IA 50436
North Central
1874
1951
church office, lay ministry office, attic closet
No
NA
church directories, scrap books, photo albums, membership books, office computer
2017
Yes
SPECIAL SERVICES Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday at FC – CL joins in Good Friday at FC – CL joins in Easter Sunday Confirmation Sunday Graduation Sunday (May) Memorial Weekend (May) – Sunday – list of deceased veterans in each bulletin All Saints Sunday (November) – recognize deceased members from previous year and list memorials given in their honor Veteran Sunday (November) – play military branch songs and service people stand to their specific song Thanksgiving Eve Service at FC – CL joins in Children’s Christmas Program – entire service – FC Christmas Eve Communion & Candlelight Service at FC – CL joins in OTHER EVENTS & PROGRAMS Lenten Study – Sundays during lent at FC – CL joins in Advent Study – Sundays during advent at FC – CL joins in Discipleship/Bible Studies Good Friday noon ecumenical service at Waldorf Atrium – ministerial oversees Relay for Life – Team God Squad – they determine their activities and fundraisers – usually have a “garage sale” in the fellowship hall in May or June UMW Salad Luncheon (June) – FC Pie & Ice Cream Social (July during WIT Rally) – FC annual fundraiser UMW Guest Night (September) – FC Light the Night – Alternative Halloween Party for community – confirmation students required to help UMW Annual Bazaar (1st Saturday in November) 5th Sunday Brunches – FC fundraiser Alpha Course for teens Vision Presentation Meeting Pastor Les Green's 40th Ordination Anniversary Celebration
Most of the same events and observances as in 2018

11/1/2018
Leah Sexton
7457958836F24D5C932F17F2190CC0B5

office@spiritlakeumc.org

Leah Sexton
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Spirit Lake UM Church Spirit Lake IA
1812 Gary Ave
Northwest
1875
1979
Church office file cabinet
Yes
Montgomery UMC and Superior UMC
Our district office should have Montgomery UMC and Superior UMC
it's up to date to 2017
Yes
Then Feed Just One meal packing event
potentially more mission work

11/1/2018
Judy Eslick
4EE3F5A8AC2E4C38AE221623C307B9E3

daytonumc@lvcta.com

Judy Eslick
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dayton UM Church Dayton IA
107 3rd St. NW; Dayton, IA 50530
North Central
1857
1955
Vertical cabinet in upstairs room in the church
No
None
Swedish Methodist Episcopal - Dayton 1870-1920 Grace Methodist - Dayton 1900-1955 Dayton United Methodist 1968-2018
November 2018
Yes
Memorial Sunday; Community Thanksgiving Service; Church used by non-Methodist individuals for funerals and weddings due to handicap accessibiliby; Trunk 'r Treat (safe Halloween) attended by 110 children and their parents this year; Baked potato bar; Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper; Children's Christmas Program; Christmas Eve Service; Breakfast on wheels buritto breakfast (Labor Day) Sunday School Bake Sale
Same as above except the Thanksgiving service will be held at UMC

11/1/2018
Caroline Thompson
612AD7BF84344A3E96D09304FB8FDD6C

dirofcommunications@fumcfamily.com

Caroline Thompson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Faith (Humboldt,Gilmore City,R Humboldt IA
2009 States Avenue
North Central
1872 (Humboldt Center)
Humboldt-1890; Gilmore City-1955; Livermore-1903; Rutland-1890
Each center has their own records but things like church's celebration booklets and old documents from back in the late 1800's are in a fire proof safe at the Humboldt center.
Yes
Gilmore City - founded in 1879; Livermore - founded in 1878; Rutland - founded in 1872. All 3 centers were "blended" in 1990 with the Humboldt Center.
Bradgate 1902-1924 Historical Record-Bradgate Methodist Episcopal Church 1929-1953 Membership Records Book 3 1935-1987 Membership Record System for the Local Church 1945-1963 Historical Record of Permanent Data 1946-1980 Membership Roll Gilmore City 1881-1914 Blank book; black & red 1902-1989 Membership & Church Records 1921-1967 Membership & Church Records 1923-1951 Historical Record of Permanent Data 1935-1955 Membership Roll Humboldt 1910-1924 No cover 1922-1957 Membership Roll 1028-1961 Historical record of Permanent Date Book (2) 1953-1974 Membership & Church Records 1975-1985 Membership & Church Records 1985-2012 Membership Record System for the Local Church 2014 The Church Register 1961-1988 Blank book (may be Humboldt; no: indication which center) Livermore 1937-1953 Historical Record of Permanent Data 1950-1963 Membership Roll Book Ill 1952-1972 Membership &Church Records, Books 4 1957-2007 Membership Record System for the Local Church 1961-1998 Livermore Membership Book (Restored 2004) 100 year Anniversary Service Rutland 1890-953 Rutland Membership Roll (includes transfers from St. Paul's) 1916-1930 Membership Record Book 3 (St. Paul record; church sold in 1930) 1934-1987 Membership & Church Records 1949-1953 Gibson's Baptism Records 1973-1983 Gibson's Baptism Records 1983-1985 UM Church Certificates of Baptism 50th and 100 Anniversary Booklets
We are continuing to update the records.
Yes
None
Possibly Livermore Center's 140th Anniversary

11/1/2018
Travis Stevick
D32D11D14D18415D967A69FF7CC4AC8B

Pastorstevick@gmail.com

Travis Stevick
Pastor
Swaledale UM Church Rockwell IA
302 Main Street, Swaledale, IA, 50477
North Central
-
-
-
No
-
-
-
No
None
Open Food Bank

11/1/2018
Reba Reed
BF494374A3954789BAC54F2F093E4E97

newvamed@iowatelecom.net

Reba Reed
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Medora UM Church New Virginia IA
10804 Hwy G76, New Virginia, IA 50210
South Central
1998 moved from country over by Winterset to present location
Do not know exact date.
?
Yes
?
Medora UMC
?
Yes
Bazaar and Auction, ?
Making plans for Sunday School class rooms to be built on upstairs.

11/1/2018
Travis Stevick
BAA17336B64342BEBC3E7A177372ED60

Pastorstevick@gmail.com

Travis Stevick
Pastor
Rockwell UM Church Rockwell IA
303 Monroe St, Rockwell, IA, 50469
North Central
-
1995
Church Office
No
-
-
-
No
-
-

11/1/2018
Kathryn Newhall
459CD8944F8E4A07ADFE798497CE93E4

katnewhall@gmail.com

Kathryn Newhall
Pastor
Cedar Rapids, Buffalo UM Churc Cedar Rapids IA
1000 30th St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
East Central
1876
1956
with historian
No
n/a
one book - with Marlene Himes
2016 - written and electronic
Yes
n/a
n/a

11/1/2018
Joyce Webb
A6BC5637A1254929BF28E0C11E4D637E

revjlwebb76@gmail.com

Joyce Webb
Pastor
Scranton UM Church Scranton IA
1000 Lincoln St, PO Box 367, Scranton, IA 51462
Southwest
1871
1903
A file cabinet at the church and a lock box at People's Savings Bank in Scranton
No
NA
Membership records are kept in a file cabinet in the church office.
2010. A new historian will be appointed to update the record in 2019.
Yes
none
none

11/1/2018
Jeanne Staley
F9D63DFF0D2E4505B6F4884BABF52482

ncircuit@windstream.net

Jeanne Staley
Church Historian
Cedar Valley UM Church West Liberty IA
1791 155th Street / West Liberty, IA 52776
Southeast
1861
1871
Safe in basement of church
Yes
n/a
Kept in safe
up to 2015 - working on update
Yes
Blessing of the Animals
50 yr commemoration of the education wing

11/1/2018
Carolyn Harwood
A1218D1B04B4470BB5C1B34F10071CE0

lpcumchurch@gmail.com

Carolyn Harwood
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
La Porte City, St. Paul UM Chu La Porte City IA
501 Sycamore St.
Northeast
1855
1958 Education wing 1968 Sanctuary
Church Office in fireproof safe, basement in fireproof file cabinet
Yes
In 1968 the Evangelical United Brethren Church changed its name to Faith United Methodist Church and First United Methodist became St. Paul United Methodist Church. In 1972 Faith United Methodist joined St. Paul United Methodist and retained the name St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Membership books are in file cabinet as well as electronically backed up on cloud service.
2005 No plans currently.
Yes
------
None at the present time.

11/1/2018
Julia Kiley
851F507437574ABEAAD172F0ED10E7A7

windblown24u@hotmail.com

Julia Kiley
Other
Woodward UM Church Woodward IA
108 W. 5th Woodward, Iowa
Central
1882
1984
Church office safe
Yes
N/A
Membership book for the Woodward Methodist Church beginning in 1877, prior membership book was stolen in 1876.
We have current (September 2018) membership listing on Church Windows software on our church office computer.
Yes
All Saints, Church Fellowship, Community-wide service in the park, Baptism and Membership
All Saints, Church Fellowship, Baptism and Membership. We are also considering expansion of community-wide activities.

11/1/2018
Mary Swalla Holmes
DBA1C2DF337E426F8FE03F108D0B86F0

mswallaholmes@gmail.com

Mary Swalla Holmes
Church Historian
Madrid, Hopkins Grove UM Churc Madrid IA
14605 NW Madrid, Iowa 50156
Central
1851
1904
Church basement/safe deposit box
Yes
none
1
Update this year
Yes
Heritage Festival Worship on the Trail Christmas Open House Easter Egg Hunt
Snowball Party Heritage Festival Worship on the Trail Easter Egg Hunt

11/1/2018
Kandi Beaman
B05A2A794B654803B6430F00806F6843

umcadel@msn.com

Kandi Beaman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Adel UM Church Adel IA
909 Prairie Street
Central
1860
1886
Records are kept in various places - the pastor's office and attic primarily. There are many legal and important historic documents in the safety deposit box at Wells Fargo, and there are some in a fireproof safe in the church office.
Yes
Do not know of other towns that have merged.
We are not sure about the "membership books." There are several old books/ledgers in our church attic, and we have a 100th Anniversary book that is detailed in the membership/history of the church.
There have not been plans made to update the church history.
Yes
None
Building Improvement/Remodel Dedication - Entry to our Sanctuary

11/1/2018
Charleen Raber
ADFF434930BE4EB5A383721E78795AD8

kumc@comm1net.net

Charleen Raber
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Kanawha UM Church Kanawha IA
402 N. Main St. - Kanawha, IA 50447n
North Central
1898
1922
Church office
No
None
kumc
current
Yes
Bountiful Blessings Sunday
Christmas, Easter, Bountiful Blessings Sunday

10/31/2018
Gary Fridley
C2D52B4BD78C4DFFA420E6A39AA1E922

Fiddler733@aol.com

Gary Fridley
Pastor
Meadow Star UM Church Washta IA
6506 C Avenue; Washta, IA; 51061
Northwest
1885
1954
Church
No
None
Three
2017
Yes
unplanned
undecided

10/31/2018
Jihoon Lee
B0BD143B682C4DD9BA6366A928D58436

leejoice@hotmail.com

Jihoon Lee
Pastor
Olive Chapel UM Church Knoxville IA
Olive Chapel UM Church, 1351 Upton St. Knoxville, IA 50138
South Central
1884
1889
Officer's Homes and Attica United Methodist Church
No
None
Olive Chapel - Rural Knoxville
June 1, 2014 No plans at this time
Yes
None
None

10/31/2018
Sherry Moffit
0E86B2242FBA4F0A95E2DC42C47629AA

smoffit@netins.net

Sherry Moffit
Church Historian
Champion Hill UM Church North English IA
3132 TT Avenue, North English, IA 52316
East Central
1865
1866
United Methodist archives in Des Moines
Yes
0
One membership book and the original is in the lockbox.
2015
Yes
We host a Christmas Eve service that brings in many neighbors and others that have ties to Champion Hill Church or the area.
Christmas Eve service

10/31/2018
Steven Daiker
49F1B613BACF4677838193D197AB2A18

stdkr59@gmail.com

Steven Daiker
Pastor
Ross, Calvary UM Church Audubon IA
5987 Main st audubon iowa 50025
Southwest
1893
1969
church
Yes
Viloa Center 1968
Ross Viola Center
2018
Yes
none
none

10/31/2018
Kathy Kluis
D7614F3531494B08AB954A6C39EFA0CD

audfirstumc@gmail.com

Kathy Kluis
Pastor
Audubon, First UM Church Audubon IA
428 Washington Ave., Audubon, IA, 50025
Southwest
December 1878
Dedicated March 11, 1962
IN a locked fire-proof cabinet in the church library.
No
None
Late 1800's to present
No
Yes
A church directory was complied.
Significant Event - Year long lay lead book study on the "Small Healthy Church".

10/31/2018
Beth Roberts
5554BE82AFEF4A0EACA62BAA338C39A0

bethroberts.umc09@yahoo.com

Beth Roberts
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dunlap, First UM Church Dunlap IA
701 Eaton Street, Dunlap, Iowa 51529
Southwest
August 1867
1913
Resource room next to church office
No
None
From
Written up to 1990, need to form a committee to update
Yes
None
None

10/31/2018
Corinne Ball
6163CC89302142A1B6FC80C9A3D70543

fcumc@wctatel.net

Corinne Ball
Other
Crystal Lake UM Church Crystal Lake IA
215 South Summit Ave, Crystal Lake, IA 50432
North Central
1899
1928
church office, on a flash drive, and at Titonka Savings Bank
Yes
none
Local membership and UMW of Permanent Data Book 1909-1946 Membership Register, Nos. 952 1903-1992 Membership Roll in Loose Leaf No. 189 1939-1995 Membership Record System for Local Church 1995 to present Present membership records also entered on computer for Crystal Lake UMC at the Forest City UMC office.
2017
Yes
Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast; Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale; "Windy Creek Gospel and Bluegrass" Concert; Christmas Eve Service
Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast; Windy Creek Gospel and Bluegrass Concert; Christmas Eve Service; Soup Supper (winter)

10/31/2018
Merrill Muller
85982763A6904608A52E00CA9655DBA5

mgmuller25@gmail.com

Merrill Muller
Pastor
Merrill, First UM Church Merrill IA
401 Main Street Merrill, IA 61038
Northwest
1880
1976
fire proof file in furnace room in church
Yes
Stanton Methodist Church
Volume 1 Membership Roll 1880-1895 stored in locked file cabinet Membership Roll 1895-1902 in locked file cabinet Historical Membership Records Book 1902-1947 The Permanent Register of Church-School members 1947-1976 stored in locked file cabinet United Methodist Family Membership Roll - April 1, 1976 to February 10, 2011 stored in locked file cabinet Membership Plus Version 12-February 10, 2011 to present stored on computer and backed up on laptop computer.
2015
Yes
Palm Sunday was ushered in by the children carrying palms to worship. Easter Sunday was celebrated with an Easter Breakfast (put on by the men) before our Easter worship service. Family Ministries Committee continued to observe Mother's Day, Graduation from high school and college, Father's Day Logan Held received scholarship. We hosted the Dysart Family, sharing their love of Christ through music and the Word. "Super Hero for God" themed VBS with was a success in our community. Special recognition from moneys received during VBS was awarded during worship to Josh's Ride. Worship Ministry Team continues to enhance our worship with seasonal decor and banners. New church directory is being complied by our church staff. Blessing of backpacks was held during worship service before school started.
Continue to do programming with Adaville UMC, such as Maundy Thursday Service, Church Conference, and etc. Welcome visitors to our worship service. In service to our community, the Lions Club meets in our fellowship hall. To continue our prayer chain. To continue in our daily process of growing to be more and more like Christ.

10/31/2018
Karen Johnson
FBABEC7AEC084026881C755EF0BBC46C

karen_john21@yahoo.com

Karen Johnson
Church Historian
Chelsea UM Church Chelsea IA
501 Station Street
Northeast
1869
?
Fireproof safe
Yes
NA
Members from 1883-1943
In progress
Yes
Ground Hog Supper (or Breakfast) Co-host Chelsea Car Show (8 years) Harvest Dinner
Continuation of Kids' Club Ground Hog Supper Chelsea Car Show Harvest Dinner
.
10/31/2018
John Emery
5D546DE9F2F340FCB50969EACC69BB72

jemery@dbq.edu

John Emery
Pastor
East Dubuque, Wesley UM Church East Dubuque IL
1 Wesley Way East Dubuque, IL 61025
East Central
x
x
x
Yes
x
x
x
Yes
x
x
x
10/31/2018
DeLane Wright
201C2A867C454528A6732FDFD384F39C

delanedwright@gmail.com

DeLane Wright
Pastor
West Liberty UM Church West Liberty IA
113 E 5th St
Southeast
1853
1971
West Liberty UMC
No
none
All records for West Liberty UMC only Book One: 1843-1871 Book Two: 1872-1894 Book Three: 1895-1907 Book Four: 1907-1915 Book Five: 1915-1925 Book Six (in three volumns) 1926-1945 Book Seven: 1946-1971 Book Eight: 1972-1988 Book Nine: 1988-2002 Subsequent records are digital
1997
Yes
none
none

10/31/2018
Mark Lewis
13F98F949928482E896D877ADB905036

lewmar622@hotmail.com

Mark Lewis
Pastor
Shambaugh UM Church Shambaugh IA
404 Main St. Shambaugh, IA 51651
Southwest
1884
1889
Safety Deposit Box
Yes
n/a
Church and Safety Deposit Box
All records are up to date.
Yes
none at this time
none scheduled

10/31/2018
Pastor Bob Voels
C8A295FC40FE47C89C26F7E5BE1304A5

cedar.fremont@gmail.com

Pastor Bob Voels
Pastor
Cedar UM Church Cedar IA
2802 305th Street Cedar, IA 52543
South Central
1868
1902
Locked in the church building at Cedar, IA Some in the Parish Office at the Fremont UMC, Fremont, IA
Yes
N/A
Cedar UMC, Cedar: 1990-Present Cedar UMC, Cedar: 1964-1989 Cedar UMC, Cedar: 1950-1964 Cedar UMC, Cedar: 1920-1950 Cedar UMC, Cedar: 1908-1919
2014 We plan to update our church history in 2019
Yes
Celebrated Cedar UMC 150th Anniversary on September 16, 2018
Nothing planned yet

10/31/2018
Cindy Kerkhoff
22A64860F3DE408FA0C55B0385F0DFD8

gliddenumc@windstream.net

Cindy Kerkhoff
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lanesboro, Community UM Church Lanesboro IA
202 N. 3rd St., Lanesboro, IA 51451
Southwest
1894
1903--the building was moved to Lanesboro from the country
In a fireproof vault in the church office
Yes
Glidden UMC and Lohrville UMC joined us to form a 3-point parish in 2016
All of the books are up-to-date and are kept in the church office in a fireproof safe.
2013
Yes
None
None

10/31/2018
Christy Enderlin
6041741E82364546A6A55367D28BA7E5

scooter32202@gmail.com

Christy Enderlin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sutherland UM Church Sutherland IA
214 W. 2nd Street, Sutherland, Iowa 51058
Northwest
1882
1884
Records in fireproof file cabinet at office. History at church in historical cabinet.
Yes
NA
Sutherland United Methodist Church
Partial written record
Yes
Monthly communion, fellowship dinner, monthly food pantry support, Lenten soup dinner, Monday prayer service, Bible study for Advent and Lent, Kathy's caps and mitten tree, noisy offering for packpack program at school, Labor Day dinner, Blanket Sunday, Ingathering, Caroling at Christmas, monthly family game night and potluck, God's Closet created to disperse clothing to needy, Covey Church celebration including members of founder's descendents.
Monthly communion, fellowship dinner, monthly food pantry support, Lenten soup dinner, Monday prayer service, Bible study for Advent and Lent, Kathy's caps and mitten tree, noisy offering for packpack program at school, Labor Day dinner, Blanket Sunday, Ingathering, Caroling at Christmas, monthly family game night and potluck, continue and expand God's Closet outreach program - clothing gathered and dispersed to those in need, annual worship at Covey Church

10/31/2018
Janet Knight
20F8EC486D3546E09ED3EA868E6F3B35

glenjanetknight@gmail.com

Janet Knight
Church Historian
Coon Rapids, First UM Church Coon Rapids IA
119 4th Ave, PO Box 148, Coon Rapids, IA 50058
Southwest
1867
1952-1953
Some are kept in a locked fire proof cabinet in the church office. Legal records are in a lock box at Iowa Savings Bank, Coon Rapids, IA
Yes
Star Methodist Church located in rural Coon Rapids in 1964.
Have membership books dating back to late 1880's
2018
Yes
none
none planned at this time

10/30/2018
Eric Townsley
EDFF3B4C101643A68ECAA4FB7437A10D

ericntownsley@gmail.com

Eric Townsley
Other
Van Horne, Salem UM Church Van Horne IA
205 3rd Ave, Van Horne, IA 52346
East Central
unsure
unsure
Church
No
unsure
unsure
unsure
No
none
none

10/30/2018
Steven Swenson
3AF102DE0B0D46D6A015866499F14680

steven.swenson@iaumc.net

Steven Swenson
Pastor
Ocheyedan UM Church Ocheyedan IA
687 3rd St., Ocheyedan, IA 51354
Northwest
Organized in 1872.
1965
Fire Proof safe at church
Yes
None
Most recent membership book is 2003
don't know. Try to form a committee this winter.
Yes
None
None at this time
What year do you have the history of this church too?
10/30/2018
Barbara Kalm
B83F45C7CC71468997E11E6F3EC86E21

dbjkalm@centurylink.net

Barbara Kalm
Church Historian
Solon UM Church Solon IA
122 N West St
East Central
1840
1884, remodeled/additions - 1953, 1979, 1991, Family Life Center - 2003
church basement store room(not fireproof), and church safe(fireproof)
Yes
n/a
Power Church database (hardcopy book from prior years in church office)
History updated, and SUMC Church history book nearing completion
Yes
Hosted Christmas Tree Walk for community, more active member participation for events held in Fellowship Hall on same day.
Christmas Tree Walk

10/30/2018
Reba Reed
3FA88D0C7ACA4C8B8E9EE21A01F5E1CE

newvamed@iowatelecom.net

Reba Reed
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
New Virginia UM Church New Virginia IA
301 West Street, New Virginia, IA 50210
South Central
1855
1986
New Virginia United Methodist Church
Yes
Medora, Medford, Liberty
New Virginia, Medford, Liberty
Current History
Yes
Seasonal services, UMW luncheons and activities, Parade Float in Old Settlers Parade, Church Supper/Fall Auction, Wedding, Baby Showers, Youth group and Youth Group activities, Parish meetings/events.
Above

10/30/2018
JoLynne Reimert
E8A94D97D5EE425CAA6DD1F63DC84D3B

joanneashley1861@yahoo.com

JoLynne Reimert
Church Historian
Anthon UM Church Anthon IA
401 E, Bridge St. , Anthon, Iowa 51004
Northwest
1891
1983
file cabinet in office
No
none
Membership Record System for the Local Church, town of Anthon - 1912-1018
written 2015
Yes
New this year: Blackwood Concert, Patriotic sing along, Hosted city band, Organic farm tour, Townwide Senior birthday party, honoring 90 year olds, Confirmed class of 7 youth on Pentecost, Trip to Omaha Zoo with youth. Baptism, Hosted two Funday Sundays for kids, Fundraiser pot luck for youth to Washington D.S., provided church space interdenominational Bible Study, Began hosting monthly Cancer Support Group, purchased new banners.
Active shooter protection workshop, Mother daughter tea activity, Area wide religious concert,

10/30/2018
Mark Lewis
64BE5A7C9B194813A1E34E75DEBE4CC1

lewmar622@hotmail.com

Mark Lewis
Pastor
Northboro UM Church Northboro IA
301 MAIN ST. NORTHBORO, IA.51647
Southwest
1874
1884
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX
Yes
N/A
BOOKS AT CHURCH
NONE
Yes
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
NONE AT THIS TIME

10/30/2018
Susan DeJong
917442B1C35F43CE9C2D0749775DAA02

centralumas@gmail.com

Susan DeJong
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Oskaloosa, Central UM Church Oskaloosa IA
201 N. Market St Oskaloosa, IA 52577
South Central
1844
1896
Fire Safe in the Education Wing, north end
Yes
Simpson Church - Oskaloosa 1868-1880
All membership books are accounted for, including those from the Simpson Church of Oskaloosa from 1868-1880
Our church is up to date to 1994. No plans at this time to further update.
Yes
None
None that we are aware of at this time.

10/30/2018
Ben Wedeking
5622E427A7454E8CA01F69C73F6F119F

ben@grimesumc.com

Ben Wedeking
Pastor
Grimes UM Church Grimes IA
801 W 1st ST, Grimes IA 50111
Central
1987
1992, Addition in 1996
Office and safety deposit Box
No
NA
Book 1 and Book 2
Current
Yes
Seder Meal, Hunger Fight, Watoto Children's Choir, VBC, Breakfast with Santa, One Starry Night, Passion Conference, Youth Mission Trip, Confirmation Sunday, Baptisms by Immersion Service, Holiday Bazaar
Seder Meal, Hunger Fight, VBC, Breakfast with Santa, One Starry Night, Passion Conference, Confirmation Sunday, Holiday Bazaar
Pastor
10/30/2018
Karen Larson
B204E1B907284F3AB44D5751D836D5F3

revkmlarson@gmail.com

Karen Larson
Pastor
Waterloo, Kimball Avenue UM Ch Waterloo IA
1207 Kimball Avenue Waterloo IA 50702
Northeast
1882
1954, new addition in 1999
Office safe or the Library
Yes
none
1889-1925 1925-1982 1983-present Kimball Avenue UMC
1956 with scrapbooks and pictorial directories to present
Yes
Hosted the Interfaith Thanksgiving service at KAUMC with 7 other houses of worship participating
none

10/29/2018
Steven Swenson
4AF316C1E5964D868794E9EBDA10709E

steven.swenson@iaumc.net

Steven Swenson
Pastor
Sibley UM Church Sibley IA
711 11th Ave NE, Sibley, IA 51249
Northwest
9-1-1875
1985
Sibley State Bank safe deposit box
Yes
none
Just the Sibley Methodist membership books.
Going to form a committee this winter to work on this.
Yes
Celebrated new carpet installed throughout all the church building and new painted walls throughout all the church building.
none at this time
where is the Sibley church at with it's recorded history there with you?
10/29/2018
Christine Schatzle
50A8024D55434121A328C4C7092D0774

unitedparish16@aol.com

Christine Schatzle
Church Historian
Coggon United Parish (UM-D) Coggon IA
208 3rd Street N.
East Central
1977
1926
kept in the church office
No
Disciple of Christ church and United Methodist churches ot form the United Parish. no other church have merged with us
2 membership books 1 is UMC Church 1 for United Parish Church-Coggon
yes
Yes
We honored mothers, fathers and, graduates during worship. Had a float and handed out waters in the Coggon Harvest Home parade. Hosted a night of music by the Dysart family served a light supper for the community and sent a meal with the family as they left. Had a special worship service where we went out to the churches potato garden and dug potatoes for the community food bank. Celebrated the birthday of two members one turned 93 this year the other turned 100.
will be welcoming two new members in November and on Palm Sunday will be welcoming 5 new members through the confirmation class. Will be working to bring back the Dysart family again possibly for a Christmas show or in the spring of 2019.

10/29/2018
Raelonna Patrick
536A26A79ECD4E3F8E0A50E74D7E54ED

raelonnapatrick@gmail.com

Raelonna Patrick
Pastor
Aurora UM Church Aurora IA
506 Luella Street Aurora Iowa 50607
Northeast
1856
1900
In the closet, in the side room.
No
none
Membership books and records are in the closet
it is up to date
Yes
The youth from Lamont came with me and did a Holy Thursday/Good Friday action drama to the reading of the scriptures and served the congregation communion at the table. We alternate between the two churches special services. This was very personal as our graduating senior portrayed Christ, and many left in Tears. We will have all saints, and a veterans service as well, and ThanksGiving on Tuesday?
The Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas Eve, a Homecoming?(invitation to bring People in to the church in the spring or summer worship music family fun we are in the early thought process)

10/29/2018
Mary May
D8845B8CD24B4A899884025ACFCA376D

JMay1@msn.com

Mary May
Church Historian
Viola UM Church Viola IA
221 Center St. Viola, IA 52336
East Central
1870 - 1880
1903
In the Church
No
There are none.
We have records dating to 1920 that are complete, and we also have older membership books dating back to the late 1880's - they are not complete. They have some mention of churches and families at Martelle, Fairview, Pleasant Valley and Viola. We have quarterly reports dating from 1885, including Viola, Fairview, Martelle and Williams School.
In booklet through 2003. Plan to update in 2019
Yes
The "Special Observances &Significant Events" we recognize in our Church are all pretty much traditional, and we consider them all Special & Significant! 1. We have special services for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday/Tenebrae, plus Thanksgiving Eve with Communion. 2. Early Easter morning service with breakfast following, all ages taking part. Easter lilies were placed in the Sanctuary & at the Cross, in memory & honor of friends and family. 3. Memorial Day Sunday we recognize those no longer with us. 4. Hosted our 3rd Annual Gospel Fest - with musicians from a wide area sharing their talent outside in our Pavilion. A large crowd attending!! 5. Trunk or Treat for surrounding area 'kids of all ages!' 6. Collection of gifts, food & cash donations for various charities at Christmas and Thanksgiving. 7. Christmas Eve Worship & Candle-Lighting Service, all ages taking part. Many poinsettias in Sanctuary honoring loved ones. 8. Helping a family who were dealing with extreme health issues - very generously with love, prayers and financial assistance, for a couple of months. 9. Collecting food donations of Jones Co. HACAP food pantry, also for Linn Co. Veterans. 10. Monthly Praise Night with our Church musicians, and area musicians coming from as far as 50 miles to spend a night of worship with music.
Another Gospel Fest in the summer. And repeating the previous years events!

10/29/2018
Kat Rogers
BE587A1FEA0C4C45B64DB848E682C5C3

kat@umcmanchester.com

Kat Rogers
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Manchester UM Church Manchester IA
413 E BUTLER ST
Northeast
1855
1956
Church Administrative Office
No
N/A
Manchester United Methodist Church Manchester Iowa
N/A
Yes
165 A
None at this time

10/29/2018
Susan Higdon
A010F81500394A21AFBC476BB09BC0CA

higdonsm@gmail.com

Susan Higdon
Pastor
Rowley, First UM Church Rowley IA
201 Rowley Street Rowley, IA 52329
Northeast
August 30, 1869
1881
Rowley Saving Bank; Rowley Methodist Church
Yes
N/A
Membership books date to founding
Present (2017)
Yes
Harvest Supper held September 19, 2018. Completed confirmation studies during the 2017/2018 academic season with our Ecumenical Rowley Youth group; and our two Methodist youth members were confirmed on June 3, 2018. Ecumenical services with Presbyterian church at Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, and Rowley Days.
Ecumenical services with Presbyterian church at Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, and Rowley Days. 150th Church Anniversary Celebration.

10/29/2018
Nona "Jill "Martens
D1CF517DBD514D8588644CBBA16B7CE1

glmnjmvm@gmail.com

Nona "Jill "Martens
Church Historian
Booneville UM Church Booneville IA
31135 High St. Booneville, Iowa 50038
Central
Worship began in 1846. Official founding 1887-1888
September 1889. Fellowship Hall added in 1973
History records are kept in a fire proof file cabinet at the church. Current financial records are kept with the treasurer and financial secretary. Membership records are kept with the membership chairperson.
Yes
No mergers currently
Historian does not have the membership books
Written History through 2017
Yes
Only events unique to 2018 listed. For all special events/observances see printed booklet Dec 16 “Wreaths Across America” at Veterans Cemetery Dec Caroling at Valley West Mall in conjunction with Salvation Army bell-ringing by Betts family March 11 Baptism of Brynn Olivia Enderton. Parents, Richard and Melinda May 6 3 new members joined our congregation: Mary Ott and Sarah & Gary Gilbreaith Aug 2 Baptism of Heidi Nelson and Olivia Rose Nelson Sept 16 The first Booneville Church Music Festival: A free outdoor outreach event for the community. Well attended by about 150 people
Several annual out-reach events and special worship experiences will take place.

10/29/2018
Amber Kooiker
7167F270066947509B098E21D67E5921

rockrapidsumc@premieronline.net

Amber Kooiker
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rock Rapids UM Church Rock Rapids IA
302 S. Carroll St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Northwest
November 8, 1874
1895
Fireproof file cabinet in church office and basement storage room
Yes
None
Membership books are kept in the church office files
Following years are documented with news articles and photos. The contents are listed by year and are kept in volumes located in the basement storage room.
Yes
The Lenten Services held this year were presented in drama form. "The questioning of the conviction of Christ" was a series performed by members of the congregation. A newly formed group of the United Methodist Church serves a "Sack Supper" for the Atlas Food Ministry in our community. The group prepares 100-125 "Sack Suppers", then hands them out to the families that come for the monthly food pantry distribution in our county. The "Sack Suppers" have included grilled hamburgers, ham and cheese sandwiches, taco in a bag, peanut butter and jelly, fruit, chips, energy bars, etc.(and prayers). The public has been very pleased with this ministry. Heritage Days is an annual event in Rock Rapids held in June. The United Methodist Church hosts a Salad Luncheon for the community. In addition to this annual luncheon, the Church had a parade entry this year. The parade entry consisted of a tractor and flatbed. Members of the Choir and children rode on the flatbed and sang hymns and Sunday School songs throughout the parade route. Many others walked along side and handed out postcards and candy. The Annual Tractor Ride was also held in September. The church participated in the "Cat" Survey in the fall. We have set goals for the coming years and continue to learn where we can improve our church experiences. A 6 week Adult Bible Study was held in January. "Creed" (What Christians Believe and Why) was presented by our Lay Leader. This fall the "Dare to Dream" series was presented through Bible studies for youth and adult classes as well as sermon series. Currently, the stewardship series, "Defying Gravity" is being presented. There are also plans for an Advent Bible study.
See above.

10/29/2018
Jill Mack
A8DD0D4753CA47358DF904C027AF8CF2

eup91@iowatelecom.net

Jill Mack
Pastor
Earlville United Parish Earlville IA
111 N WEST STREET
Northeast
In 1968, the United Methodist Church and the Congregational Church joined to become the Earlville United Parish, a federated congregation.
1991
at the church, both paper files and electronic records
No
none
Earlville United Parish, Earlville, IA 1968-present
2015; we plan to update everything to electronic this winter and put a copy in the safety deposit box at the bank
Yes
none
none

10/28/2018
Val Anderson
5CEDE1999462498EBF686948F200B6D4

valyobel@yahoo.com

Val Anderson
Church Historian
Garner UM Church Garner IA
885 Maben Garner, IA 50438
North Central
1870 German Methodist/1876 English Methodist/1923 First Methodist Episcopal
1959 Fellowship Hall/1962 Sanctuary
Church and Ted Hovda's Office, Garner, Iowa
No
Liberty Methodist Church Hayfield Methodist Chuch Ventura United Methodist Church
2008, 2004, 1997, 1975
2015
Yes
In March we hosted a special discussion meeting for area church officiated by Bishop Haller on The Way Forward. In June we sent 10 people to Rockford, Ill. to work at the Rockford Mission. In October we held a Make a Difference Day helping area residents with fall clean up
We are planning on working at revising our mission statement and expanding our ministry to youth and young adults

10/27/2018
Ken Demlow
5AEE38386BA14A9ABC9FEF92F7905AB9

kjdemlow@yahoo.com

Ken Demlow
Pastor
Hillsdale UM Church Glenwood IA
27068 Kimberling Ave., Glenwood, IA 51534
Southwest
1874
1957
In the church
No
None
Hillsdale Membership book - Hillsdale UMC
2017
Yes
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Harvest Home Celebration, All Saints Day, birthdays and anniversaries
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Harvest Home Celebration, All Saints Day, birthdays and anniversaries

10/27/2018
Edith Lenehan
FC351EC6A55746ED92F01CF027ECB5A3

edithlenehan@hotmail.com

Edith Lenehan
Other
Elma UM Church Elma IA
207 Plum Street, Elma, IA 50628
Northeast
1911
1940
People's Savings Bank, Elma, IA lock box
Yes
N/A
Our membership book is located in the Church
January 2018
Yes
* Pastor Bev Kester gave worship services at the Elma Colonial Manor * Attended In-Gathering * Worship committee members delivered paper copy of sermons and bulletins to our members at the Manor and Assisted Living * Memorial committee sent birthday and anniversary greetings to members * Pastor Bev contributed articles to a local paper * Pastor Bev has translated some sermons to Spanish via an application she has.
Continue the momentum of what we have started.

10/27/2018
Leona Barker
38B3141622EB4B2682240A37F2DB07FB

nancyloub@msn.com

Leona Barker
Other
Council Bluffs, Hazel Dell UM Council Bluffs IA
23109 205th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Southwest
2/19/1885
1913
At the church and at Leona Barker's residence.
No
None
Hazel Dell UMC has one membership book.
Updated as best possible 2017
Yes
Ash Wednesday Service Christmas Eve Service Good Friday Service Ingathering 3 children given bibles Vacation Bible School Holiday Families Treat bags for shut-ins 1weddings Halloween treat bags for the children at Children's Square-Council Bluffs UMW TEAM meeting Collected socks and underwear for UMW district meeting Collected health supplies for Phoenix House in Council Bluffs Collected food and supplies for Crescent Food Bank in Crescent, IA Collected tooth brushes and tooth paste for Phillips Cupboard at Broadway UMC in Council Bluffs
Unknown

10/27/2018
JANICE ALGER
A13F5860EFFC41589480F461D2D7951B

JACOBEAN2003@YAHOO.COM

JANICE ALGER
Church Historian
Gillett Grove, Community UM Ch Gillett Grove IA
426 CHICAGO AVE, GILLETT GROVE, IA 51341
Northwest
SEPTEMBER 1900
APRIL 1979
FILE CABINET IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT EXCEPT THE MEMBERSHIP BOOK IS WITH THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
No
None
• Gillett Grove Records - Membership dating back to 1903 • Membership Roll book started January 1944 - December 1972 • Membership Register and Church Records started January 1, 1972 to date
February 2002 - None at the time, information is being accumulated.
Yes
• Maundy Thursday Service • Easter Service • Plan to have a Memorial Observation for members who passed away this year first Sunday in November • Plan to have Christmas Eve Service
• Maundy Thursday Service • Easter Service • Plan to have a Memorial Observation for members who passed away this year first Sunday in November • Plan to have Christmas Eve Service

10/27/2018
Daniel Grauer
732C6A94AFBE43AB88D128B90605785B

dan.grauer@iaumc.net

Daniel Grauer
Pastor
Council Bluffs, Epworth UM Chu Council Bluffs IA
2447 Avenue B, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Southwest
April 26, 1889
1909/1939/1955/1965. we have 4 sections/additions to the current building
Locked History Room
No
None
We have 1 Membership book that has been found and Membership loose pages with Member Information. There is not one accurate roll of the Membership. I have asked about the location of any other Membership books, but with no response. We have a Membership Secretary again after over 20 years with a lack, so maybe she will continue to make some headway in this matter.
Updated through 1989
Yes
Fundraising, Church Carnival, Trunk or Treat, Spring & Fall Rummage Sales, several all UMC (Council Bluffs) Combined Worship Services each year. Community Ecumenical Joint Lenten Services, All Saints Day, Care & Share Donations, Youth meeting on Thursday evenings during the school year , Adult Bible/Book Studies throughout the year, partnership with Thomas Jefferson High School.
Several Christian concerts, 5th Sunday Potlucks, Thanksgiving and Christmas Mission projects, Combined service with our Hispanic Brethren, Bingo one time per month from (Oct. - Mar.),

10/26/2018
Pam Bach
0BA49302012B42E280FC588819378963

pambeasleybach@gmail.com

Pam Bach
Other
DeSoto UM Church De Soto IA
421 Dallas Street, De Soto IA 50069
Central
1868
1945
At the church and in safety deposit box at Earlham Savings Bank in De Soto IA
Yes
N/A
Only known book is located in the church office
Current
Yes
N/A
Same as 2018--God's Portion Sale, Fall Bazaar and Chicken Noodle Dinner, Monthly Community Potluck Dinners

10/26/2018
TODD HARTSOCK
C586CD9EC4B141E4A9B426E014D90AE9

thartsock@reagan.com

TODD HARTSOCK
Pastor
Titonka UM Church Titonka IA
348 Main St N Titonka, IA 50480
North Central
1898
August 27, 1950 - Lay of Corner stone Ceremony. April, 1951 - First Service in basement - July1, 1951 - First Service in Sanctuary
The original Membership and Church Record book, 1950 to present is kept at the home of Shirley Trenary, 1703 310 St Titonka, IA, on the second shelf of the bookcase in the family room in the basement. Membership records, secretary records of council are at the same place. With the exception of the years 2015-present, a copy of the original record books are stored at the Iowa Weleyan University's library at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Records may be accessed by calling the library (319)-385-6318 and asking for assistance.
Yes
Doan UMC, Titonka
Titonka UMC Membership and Record Book, 1950-present
1998
Yes
None
None
.
10/26/2018
Jennifer Umbaugh
EB32F5073D5C45A5A730D7DCFE22595A

Wintersetumc@msn.com

Jennifer Umbaugh
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Patterson UM Church Patterson IA
150 N. 6th St. Patterson, IA 50218
South Central
1858
1914
Nancy Tuttle's home; membership books for 1925-present in church office in Winterset
Yes
Winterset First United Methodist Church
Patterson United Methodist Church, Patterson, IA 1925-present books
1990 back; 2014 pamphlet
Yes
United Methodist Women South Central District Meeting
x

10/26/2018
Becky High
4F48AB31CDE04E4D9BCFFCAE0D3CC585

pastorbecky.high@marionchristcommunity.church

Becky High
Pastor
Marion, Christ Community UM Ch Marion IA
3000 Alburnett Rd., Marion, IA 52302
East Central
1989
1995
On site
No
None
Membership names maintained digitally
Currently working on the plans
Yes
Capital Campaign
30th Anniversary Celebration

10/26/2018
Judi Doonan
01F607FB89AC4D4A867C3823A5411B83

jkdoonan@metc.net

Judi Doonan
Church Historian
Monroe Chapel UM Church Walnut IA
241 Umbrella Rd., Walnut, IA 51577
Southwest
1893
1893
Harlan UMC, Monroe Chapel UMC, and Judi Doonan's home
Yes
None
These are kept at Harlan United Methodist Church
Current
Yes
None
None
Not sure what needs to go here, but it needs something, so here it is. :)
10/26/2018
Patty Schwegler
F17E1967C12648938E50599A1F1626D9

pattys@asbury-bett.org

Patty Schwegler
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Bettendorf, Asbury UM Church Bettendorf IA
1809 Mississippi Blvd., Bettendorf, IA 52722
Southeast
1950
Original Building - 1952; Additions in 1958, 1964 and 1997
Church Library
No
Community of Joy UMC, Bettendorf IA
Asbury UMC, Bettendorf, IA 1950-2018
2018 No plan for updating at this time.
Yes
Meet and Greet meetings held in homes to welcome new senior pastor. Dedication of Pleyel double grand piano. Believed to be the only double grand piano in playing condition in the entire Western Hemisphere, it will enhance and elevate Asbury's excellent music ministry and will be sought out by pianists eager to see and perform on this rare, unique instrument.
Youth Sunday, All Saints Memorial Sunday, Jazz Sunday, Scout Sunday, GRACE Events, Teacher Appreciation, Confirmation, Graduate Recognition, Stewardship Commissioning Sunday, Garden Ministry Appreciation Meal & Recognition, Blessing of the Backpacks, State of the Church Conversations, World Communion Sunday, Blanket Sunday, Teacher Commissioning, Bible Presentation Sunday, Adult Study Celebration, Seasonal Sermon Series & Studies, Grief Share Training & Program

10/25/2018
Kay Garman
1DD7A580152946E7A553528293757A70

kayg@netins.net

Kay Garman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
New Hope Parish (Aredale-Brist Dumont IA
703 Locust Street, Dumont IA 50625
Northeast
1877
1877
Church offices in Dumont and Aredale
No
Aredale, Bristow, Dumont
Aredale, Bristow, Dumont
none
Yes
none
none

10/25/2018
Mark Lewis
E9525E1A436C471C8FB55DDFA2B14D2D

lewmar622@hotmail.com

Mark Lewis
Pastor
Braddyville UM Church Braddyville IA
100 Mulberry St., Braddyville, IA 51631
Southwest
1884
1884
Safety Deposit Box, Page Cty State Bank, Clarinda,IA
Yes
n/a
All books current to present
current to present
Yes
n/a
none yet

10/25/2018
Norma Bolton
7CE4A15ECFC946449CE0A4FA1EDA780F

bolton.norma29@gmail.com

Norma Bolton
Church Historian
Oakland UM Church Oakland IA
200 N. Main St. PO Box 606 Oakland, IA. 51560
Southwest
1865
1909-Addition built and completed in 1961; Sanctuary remodeled and completed in 2006
Church office; Safety Deposit Box, Nishan Heritage Museum
Yes
None
Church Computer and Attic; Home of Norma Bolton; All forms submitted at District Conference
2015
Yes
All Saints Sunday, Monthly Missions Offerings, Men's Prayer Breakfast, Hanging of the Greens, Angel Tree, Teacher Recognition Sunday, Bible Given to 3rd Graders, Christmas Eve Service, Easter Prayer Vigil, VBS, We take all Special Offerings, Sunday School Christmas Program, Event Planning Session, All Church Birthday Party, Graduation and Scholarship Sunday, Youth Group, Adult Bible Study
All of the above plus Confirmation

10/25/2018
Mark Lewis
0EC43E6452FC4908B20F01543C73D711

lewmar622@hotmail.com

Mark Lewis
Pastor
Blanchard UM Church Blanchard IA
411 Main St. Box 110, Blanchard, IA 51630
Southwest
1881
1882
Church and safety deposit box
Yes
n/a
Have books, no other data available
n/a
Yes
n/a
n/a

10/25/2018
Scott Squires
4F5F0ABB5EF7476A94EF409DD1AB5A70

sk.squires@hotmail.com

Scott Squires
Pastor
Sioux City, Crescent Park UM C Sioux City IA
2826 Myrtle Street Sioux City, Iowa 51103
Northwest
1903
1929
in our church archive room
No
None
Baptism, Wedding, and Memberships
2007
Yes
Country and Western Service, Queen Esther Girls Group Night, Cinco De-Mayo,
New Programs: Outdoor Service in our Church Parking Lot with special music, Christmas Concert. We plan to offer a repeat of last years programs
Rev. Scott Squires
10/25/2018
Colleen Goodwin
54E293B55EC240D88FED3E17855AAE36

dancoke@wccta.net

Colleen Goodwin
Other
Somers UM Church Somers IA
617 6th Street
North Central
1887
1887
Filing cabinet at Church Office
No
First Church Farnhamville 400 Garfield Avenue Farnhamville IA
United Methodist Church Somers IA
none
Yes
Good Friday service, Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve
Ash Wednesday

10/24/2018
Linda Von Fumetti
628E6D04382B46F0966052583CF60891

pastorlindav@gmail.com

Linda Von Fumetti
Pastor
Dubuque, Rockdale Dubuque IA
1500 Old Mill RD Dubuque, IA 52003
East Central
1839
1874
church safe
Yes
na
Church safe, computer and specific drawer
in process
Yes
none
none

10/24/2018
Ken Demlow
88304B65C3A3480481672FDD35654A5C

kjdemlow@yahoo.com

Ken Demlow
Pastor
Silver City UM Church Silver City IA
210 Oak St, Silver City, IA 51571
Southwest
1886
1927
Church
No
None
Silver City UMC membership books, Silver City, IA
2016
Yes
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, All Saints Day, Youth Sunday
Same
We have a new Church Historian - I will talk with her about getting these documents to you.
10/24/2018
Sherrie Ilg
3E8501F31AA0440CA591E2B37A5D770B

silg@stpaulsumc.org

Sherrie Ilg
Pastor
Cedar Rapids, St. Paul's UM Ch Cedar Rapids IA
1340 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
East Central
1839-1840
1913-1914; Educational Wing - 1962
As a result of our recent renovations, St. Paul’s will be reviewing its storage of records system to determine how we can be the best steward of our storage area. We anticipate that this would be a blend of storing our most important documents in both physical and digital format but that is yet to be determined. We no longer have off site storage at Tucker Realty. With the renovations we will have updated architectural drawings that will require safekeeping. We have three safes on premise for the storage of those items that require a more secure deposit with recognition of fire protection within that consideration.
Yes
0
Membership books for Cedar Rapids Methodist Episcopal Church; St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church (originally Cedar Rapids ME); St Paul's Methodist Church; and St. Paul's United Methodist Church
2014 History Book with yearly updates on Charge Conference forms
Yes
• St. Paul’s was honored to be one of seventeen historic churches nationwide awarded participation in the National Fund for Sacred Places. Participation includes a matching grant of up to $250,000 and a package of customized consulting services through a partnership of Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation funded by the Lilly Endowment. Partners for Sacred Places is the only national non-sectarian nonprofit focused on helping communities preserve their historic religious properties and maximize their use and potential as vital community assets. Partners’ mission is to build a shared sense of responsibility for the future of sacred places. • A $5000 supplemental planning grant from the National Fund was used to develop a promotional video to be used as an outreach tool to share the St. Paul’s story with the community. The video, entitled “You Belong,” has been shared and used in a number of ways to communicate who we are, what we are about, and invite others to join us. • The annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration was hosted on January 15. This celebration featured a panel discussion on systemic racism in Cedar Rapids, a meal followed, and the evening concluded with a worship service, featuring speaker Stacey Walker, Linn County Supervisor. • A Local Artists Gathering was hosted on February 26 in the new Arts space. This special reception and appreciation event was held to explore our renovated spaces and partnerships with St. Paul’s and one another. • Pastor Keith Pitts and the St. Paul’s team received Don Hampton Group Award. Nominated by the Linn County EMA for their work, this group is making a difference in our communities. The awards event was sponsored by the Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council. • The Pastors led Easter Listening Circle at St. Paul’s to hear some of our stories that have formed us and shaped us. The process created a safe, sacred place to listen and to share. We’ll even move towards our understandings of current topics, including human sexuality, since various understandings are the center of United Methodist’s conversations at a world-wide level. • On April 22 Michael Daugherty, professor of music composition at the University of Michigan and world-renowned composer conducted the premiere of a new work for organ and trumpets. Michael’s musical experience was shaped by his experience growing up in Cedar Rapids and at St. Paul’s. • On Sunday, April 22 volunteers gathered for St. Paul's Our BIG Service Project and packed 6,000 bags of food for Kids Against Hunger. Praise God! • On May 4 the second annual “Taste of St. Paul’s” luncheon was held, contributing to UMC missions. • On May 12 Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg. Pastor Sherrie received her Doctor of Ministry from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. • The Neighborhood Meal & Enrichment Program was hosted once again by St. Paul’s. Free meals are served to anyone who is hungry Monday through Friday from 12-1:00 in Wesley Center. • The Star-Spangled Organ Concert was held on June 24 at St. Paul’s. This is a regular event of the Freedom Festival and featured several members of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Mark Baumann, our Director of Music Ministries, was the master of ceremonies and performed in concert. • The unity through diversity of St. Paul’s was celebrated with a picnic at Bever Park on August 4th. The African National Youth Choir provided entertainment. The mid-high mission trip was TRANSFORMED during the week of June 25. Youth from St. Paul’s volunteered at Matthew 25’s Transform mission by working on landscaping at Taylor Elementary School. • The Youth Mission team participated in the "Hope for Harvey" Houston Mission Trip, July 21-29, 2018. • The first in several years Block Party with food, live music, photo booth, and good conversation was held in the Wesley Center on October 7. • Christmas Melodies (Holiday Fair 2018) was held on Nov. 2 and 3 to support UMW missions. Both days, St. Paul’s UMW featured their Craft Boutique, Country Store, Cookie Walk, Free Trade Table and the African National Table, theme luncheon and Style Show.
We do not know all the God has planned for us in 2019 but we can expect exciting and vibrant ministries to continue at St. Paul’s. There will be similar types of celebrations as were held in 2018. The PILGRAMAGE will continue to grow and the new spaces for ministry will be celebrated throughout the community. In early February, 2019, we will have our biennial international mission trip to Puerto Rico. The work will include construction and physical manual labor. Generous scholarships are available for participants, and no passport is required!
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10/24/2018
Darcia Lange
536135C0E1324DFCBE79491DC8F978D5

darcialange77@gmail.com

Darcia Lange
Church Historian
Seymour UM Church Seymour IA
301 North 5th St, Seymour, Iowa 52590
South Central
January 1854
1916
Filing Cabinets and cabinets in church office`
No
Promise City United Methodist Church
One complete current book. Several older books are stored in office desk and cabinets.
We have witten history through September 2017
Yes
Pastor Appreciation Sunday; Ecumenical VBS & Service at Old Settler's Celebration; Community Clean up Day; Veteran's Day Program
Same as above

10/24/2018
Rick Williams
2C6F65EA1FA54389900DC4284D70B9C9

williard@netzero.com

Rick Williams
Other
Des Moines, Christ UM Church Des Moines IA
5723 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Central
land bought in 1946, church built in 1947
1954 - 1959
room in basement
No
Christ Evangelical United Brethren, same address date ??
Christ Evangelical United Brethren
2017 all records are written
Yes
not sure
not sure

10/24/2018
Melody Webb
DCCF3DAD5B3D43BFA8B3B7D22B373C91

melody.m.webb@live.com

Melody Webb
Pastor
Polk City UM Church Polk City IA
1421 West Broadway, Polk City, Iowa 50226
Central
1981
1984
in our Finance office
Yes
none
We have an electonic membership book on our office computer.
none
Yes
2019 - Healing Service, Rally Sunday, Back to Church Sunday, Free hot dogs at Polk City Square Lighting, Blue Christmas Service
2020 - Soul Reset Retreat, Alpha, Financial Peace, Dinner Groups, Bar+Church

10/24/2018
Dawn Lowe
B9AAA3CF48D148B481A4E180BDC539AA

admin@waterloofirst.org

Dawn Lowe
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Waterloo, First UM Church Waterloo IA
614 Randolph Street, Waterloo, IA 50702
Northeast
1846
1911
safe in church
Yes
Grace UMC 1997 Calvary UMC 2004
Grace UMC 1997 Calvary UMC 2004
2001
Yes
- Communion every 1st Sunday of the month - Sunday before Ash Wednesday - Jazz Sunday Service - Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Good Friday Ecumenical, Easter Sunday Services - Camp Sunday - Mother's Day, Music Sunday, Pentecost - Father's Day - Gospel Sunday - Rally Day - World Communion - All Saints Sunday, Thanksgiving - Advent, Kids Christmas Pageant, Christmas Choir Cantata, Christmas Eve Service, Christmas
same as above

10/24/2018
Alex Bruening
BEF17F0046D34DC3B18DA228DC1EDF5A

welcomehome@jtt.net

Alex Bruening
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Jesup, First UM Church Jesup IA
455 6th Street, PO Box 271, Jesup, IA 50648
Northeast
Incorporated 11-16-1924, Church established 1860
1960 with an addition in 1995
Church office computer and hard copies and original membership books in file cabinet
No
N/A
Methodist-Episcopal, 1881-1904; 1870-1880; 1912-1919; 1929-1964; 1937-1956; Jesup Methodist 1943-1967; 1967-present
1864-present
Yes
N/A
N/A

10/24/2018
Don Preston
D07F63CDF3984B05A448D1939D1C1013

betheltrinityumc@gmail.com

Don Preston
Pastor
Bolan, Trinity UM Church Kensett IA
4214 Tulip Lane, Bolan, IA 50448
North Central
1895
1949
Fireproof safe on property
Yes
None within the memory of any living member. We do not have membership records from any other congregation.
only our own
current
Yes
United Methodist Women Recognition for 3 Oldest Men of the Church
Nothing special for next year, but 125 years coming in 2020
pastor
10/24/2018
Don Preston
4688E8B292094B6E9B57509834A8633F

betheltrinityumc@gmail.com

Don Preston
Pastor
Manly, Bethel UM Church Manly IA
503 E South St, PO Box Q, Manly, IA 50456
North Central
1879
1990
on site in fireproof safes
Yes
None within the memory of any living member. We do not have membership records from any other congregation.
only our own
current
Yes
We presented our traditional Advent celebration "Journey to Bethlehem". This Bethlehem BC Village event has been occasionally produced here over the past 30 years
none planned at this time
pastor
10/24/2018
Deb Koester
E82C984766C34717B0A780B7471753AE

debKoester@hotmail.com

Deb Koester
Church Historian
Gladbrook UM Church Gladbrook IA
715 Lincoln St, Gladbrook, IA 50635
Northeast
1933
157
Corporate papers in a lock box at Great Western Bank in Gladbrook. Others in places in the church.
Yes
not applicable
Gladbrook UMC, Gladbrook, IA 1950-present
Don't have. We are working on it.
Yes
Kids Club, Memorial Service, All Saints Day Sunday, Trunk or treat, Election Night Soup Supper, Senior Youth Fellowship Mission Sunday, Angel Tree Holidays, Community Vacation Bible School, Welcome Sunday for our new pastor, a continuation of HCI, Veterans Sunday celebration, Sunday School Sunday and recognition of Christian Educators, Confirmation Class, Easter Sunday, Lenten Celebration, Advent celebration, Christmas Celebration, Thanksgiving Sunday, Wedding of McKenzie and James
Planning for Special Sundays in the Liturgical Cycle, special events and confirmation Sunda.

10/24/2018
Terry Beltz
F191D3B40AA04AE4B05E56B4A1174B08

tbeltz@southslope.net

Terry Beltz
Pastor
Oxford UM Church Oxford IA
202 E main St Oxford, Iowa 52322
East Central
Aug 28, 1977 the federation church separated and became the Oxford United Methodist Church
1874
most records are kept at the church. Others resided with a member that passed away
No
I'm not aware of any
There are 4 membership books in the pastoral office from the 1960's and 1970's
we have no electronic copy. We plan to begin work winter of 2019
Yes
Summer VBS, pet dedications, community hog roast, garage sale, auction, soup supper, fish fry, ice cream social, began Sunday school
Summer VBS, pet dedications, community hog roast, garage sale, auction, soup supper, fish fry, ice cream social, Sunday school

10/23/2018
Susan Eiken
50C89F3284D749499519715E9CFBCAA9

newlondonunitedmethod@mediacombb.net

Susan Eiken
Church Historian
New London UM Church New London IA
301 N Walnut Street, New London, Iowa 52645
Southeast
1835
1914
Filing cabinets in the church offices and meeting room, photo albums are stored and displayed throughout the church, some records are in an artifact display case, and others are in a safe deposit box at Danville State Savings Bank, New London branch office.
No
None known.
New London Methodist Church (1923-1968) New London, Iowa New London United Methodist Church (1968-2000) (2001-2018) New London, Iowa
2018
Yes
UM Men hold a monthly breakfast meeting – key note speakers this year included Chad Wahls, NLCSD superintendent and Derek Zander, IWU Athletic Director, and UM Women hold a monthly meeting with special programs. UMW hosted a May Fellowship Dinner inviting the Presbyterian women also for a Mother’s Day supper and program on May 9, 2018. The ladies hold a quarterly Bingo and Birthday party with the residents of the New London Care Center. The ladies have a garage sale/luncheon/bake sale on May 5, 2018. UMW held an outing on March 30, 2018 to have lunch and attend the “Last Days of Jesus” walk at the Donnellson UMC. The Fun & Fellowship group hold monthly events to promote Christian relationships through fun, family friendly events. These include but not limited to nature outings to creeks, parks, ponds, and nature centers to enjoy God’s beauty and bounty. Vacation Bible School was co-hosted with the Presbyterian Church July 22 through July 25, 2018. Each week is made special with our congregation hosting Fellowship hour after services with coffee and treats for attendees. Special Worship Services this past year included: 12-24-17 – Southeast Iowa Singers special musical service for the community. 3-27-18 – Shrove Tuesday pancake meal and services for the community hosted by our UMM. 3-29–18 – Maundy Thursday Services and Soup meal inviting our Presbyterian neighbors also. 4-1-18 – Easter Services with a special sunrise breakfast hosted by our F&F group. 4-29-18 – Holy Humor Sunday was held with the congregation participating with their favorite stories, videos, and the way God spreads joy in our lives. 5-13-18 – Mother’s Day services held in our Fellowship Hall with video programs, special music, and fellowship. 5-16-18 – Baccalaureate Services held for the community high school graduates. 5-27-18 – Memorial Service honoring our loved ones whom passed the previous year. 5-27-18 Recognition and appreciation of Sunday School teachers and Sunday School Youth. 6-10-18 – Hymn Singalong led by our congregation members of our favorite hymns. 6-24-18 – Lotegeluaki Ole L. Lengai Musical Worship Service highlighting African missionary work. 8-5-18 – Special service with the message presented as a skit on promoting our evangelism. 8-19-18 – Blessing of the Students and their Backpacks for our youth returning to their new school year.
We will continue with projects, services, and meaningful events and we will try new things in 2019 as we did in 2018. This will be the 40th Anniversary of our Fun & Fellowship group so we are planning celebrations around that milestone. We are planning a Block Party for our neighbors as a form of outreach.
Membership Book dates have been revised on this form.
10/23/2018
Lee Schott
FC49B1DFE59B45FA8F152A33CEB9FB08

revlas333@gmail.com

Lee Schott
Pastor
Women At The Well UM Church Mitchellville IA
420 Mill St. SW, Mitchellville, IA 50169
Central
2007
We use space in the Sacred Place, which built around 2001, inside the prison
At the prison and/or at the pastor's residence
Yes
N/A
Membership records are maintained in computer files at the prison.
No formal history has been written.
Yes
*Pastor Lee was recognized as a Des Moines Register 2018 "Person to Watch" and she and Women at the Well were featured on the front page of the January 7, 2018 Sunday Register. *Reconfigured staff to combine reentry and congregational care role into one full-time position, with Paul Witmer, effective 4/1/2018. *Led Civil Conversations on #MeToo (sexual assault and sexual harassment), mental health, bullying, and human sexuality. *Celebrated first anniversary of the 6/23/2017 start of weekly worship in Unit Y at our worship service on 6/26/2018. *Held a 3-session Vacation Bible School, "Hero Central," July 30-August 1, with 133 different participants and an average attendance of 91 residents and 5 volunteers.
*Release of Pastor Lee's book in early 2019.
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10/23/2018
Joan Thomas
105948B0C291404D8374D550237F62FD

jrthomas85@hotmail.com

Joan Thomas
Pastor
Greene Yoke (UM- Br.) Church Greene IA
107 N. Water St., Greene, IA 50636
Northeast
1870's
1870's
Parsonage in fireproof safe
Yes
None
Greene United Methodist Church
September 2018
Yes
We hosted a farewell for Pastor Ann Donat as she retired and welcomed Pastor Joan Thomas.
None at present time.

10/23/2018
Chung Sil Hong
4F50C6DADA6E4D11B2C827211319C857

kimchungsil47@gmail.com

Chung Sil Hong
Church Historian
Quad Cities Korean UM Church Bettendorf IA
2200 Central Ave. Bettendorf, IA 52722
Southeast
1977
1948 (We bought this building at 1983)
Church school and Wells Fargo Bank
Yes
N/A
Directory yearly
Saved electronic and December 31, 2017
Yes
Joint worship with Grace Korean Church for Easter in April 1, 2018 Outdoor worship and picnic for our extended families(adopted Korean children) in July 29, 2018 41st anniversary worship(9/16) and revival meeting(9/28-30) in September 2018
Joint worship with Grace Korean Church for Easter in April 21, 2019 Outdoor worship and picnic for our extended families(adopted Korean children) in July 28, 2019 42nd anniversary celebration in September 15, 2019 Great visitation and revival meeting in September 2019

10/23/2018
Joyce Havens
1F4D55CF3F63401F844B7B58E9B47A4C

delhiumc1@iowatelecom.net

Joyce Havens
Other
Buck Creek (Delhi) UM Church Hopkinton IA
2316- 315th St., Hopkinton, IA 52237
Northeast
1844
1844
Delhi UMC
Yes
None
Delhi UMC
None
Yes
None
A John Wesley Camp Meeting Revival schedule for May 2019

10/23/2018
Melissa Shaver
0434B7751D564D6BB41AD45230290E36

mishaver2@gmail.com

Melissa Shaver
Church Historian
Centennial (Ivy) UM Church Altoona IA
P.O. Box 624 Altoona, IA 50009
North Central
1868
1876
In the Ministers office in the basement of the church
Yes
None that I am aware of.
See Membership Stuart
This year we are using Facebook
Yes
1/2018 Switched Sunday School back to 9:15 am before Church 1/2018 Started campaign for appointment of a full time minister. 2/7 - 5/2018 True Believers and Youth Group On Wednesday Evening Started 2/3/2018 United Methodist Men Group Started Meeting 3/19/2018 Charge conference vote for Pastoral Appointment (Vote passed 34 yes & 15 no) 3/2018 Added a new Shed to our property, using memorials to pay for it. 4/4/2018 Dave Ramsey Financil Peace Univercity Class 5/13/2018 Mircacle Sunday Campain was a success to increase financial giving for appointment of fulltime mininster 5/2018 Women before work study at 6:30 am at the Church 5/27/2018 Graduation Sunday - Jordan Carroll, Kaylee Olgren & Mason Morgan 6/3/2018 Baptism of Kinslee Adey 6/7/2018 Pastor Wendy Graduated with her Masters of Divinity. 6/10/2018 Pastoer Wendy was commissioned as a Provisional Elder by the Bishop at Annual Conference 6/17/2018 Baptism of Oakley Maxwell 7/8 -12/2018 Bible School - Splash Canyon Theme 7/28/2018 Ivy Church Float in Altoona's 150th Celebration 8/25/2018 Centennial Reached out and went to houses to invite to the WOW Block Party 9/5/2018 WOW Block Party 9/9/2018 Rally Day -"May the Faith Be With You" 9/12/2018 WOW (Worship on Wednesday) Started 7:00 - 7:30pm 10/6/2018 Garden Pole Painting Class
Looking into new Audio/Visual upgrade into the Sanctuary.

10/23/2018
Jon Finney
E6BE784A1C614BC3A4F8B27858B4DE02

finneyjd@netins.net

Jon Finney
Church Historian
Douds, Christ UM Church Douds IA
14491 Rt. V64 Douds IA 52551
Southeast
Douds & Leando merged on November 11, 1951
Consecrated on November 24, 1957
Church, Bank lock box, Homes
Yes
Mt. Moriah - 1958
Various membership books at church. Current books at home of membership chair.
Updated in 2017
Yes
June 24th - Community Sunday Service at Historic Mt. Moriah Church Sept. 27th - Community Sunday Service at Historic Oak Grove Church. Dec. 2nd - Community Christmas Service Monthly Meal Outreach Summer Bible School
Same as 2018 except Christmas Service

10/23/2018
Julie Andersen
1EF0EF5E7C524C85AFB6601F8741B452

jul.andersen@yahoo.com

Julie Andersen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rockford, First UM Church Rockford IA
21 3rd St. NW, Rockford, IA
Northeast
1874 - first church was built
1914 - and was dedicated in 1915
Display case in narthex and church office on site and some in Iowa Methodist Conference Archives
Yes
Flood Creek Methodist Church, Rockford Methodist Church, Rockford First United Methodist Church
Flood Creek Methodist Church, Rockford Methodist Church, Rockford First United Methodist Church
written history up to 1990 - since then have had scrapbooks, newsletters and pictures - plans are to continue maintaining our newsletters and pictures and have also added facebook
Yes
We continue to celebrate similar observances each year: Halloween Safe House for trick or treaters and families; blessing of Ingathering Kits; All Saints Sunday; UMYF Election night soup supper; UMW Sunday with Spiritual Bazaar offering blessed; Hanging of the Greens Sunday; Christmas Eve UMYF Candlelight Service; Scouting Sunday; Church World Service - Blankets and Tools; Spaghetti Fundraiser by the men of the church; Lenten services during the week as well as Maundy Thursday and Good Friday; Easter UMYF Sunrise service and breakfast; 50 year recognition for membership; Graduation Sunday; Pentecost; Ecumenical Vacation Bible School; Rockford Fun Days rib dinner meal; UMW Guest Night; Jewel Kids throughout the school year; UMYF meetings throughout the school year; World Communion Sunday; Children's Sabbath handing out bibles to our 3rd graders; Party in the Park Sunday with the gospel group providing a concert; Laity Sunday; Amy's Food Pantry open once a month; Sunday School children singing in church once a month; Coffee Café fellowship after service each week before and after service; sponsored a clothing drive and had clothing available for the community at no charge We added a Faith and Family night every other month inviting people throughout the community to come and share through word and song with each other and providing a time for snacks and fellowship following. We also offer a Men's Breakfast once a month on the same Saturday as the Food Pantry is open and then we have breakfast available to people who come to use the pantry as a community outreach.
We plan to continue our traditional observances as well as the ones we have added in the past year. We are planning a way to include a Saturday or Sunday evening worship on a regular basis.

10/23/2018
Humberto Gonzalez
80C17BFEFE2F4C0C807694BA99455CE5

pastorhumberto77@gmail.com

Humberto Gonzalez
Pastor
Council Bluffs, Fe y Esperanza
2447 Avenue B. Council Bluffs IA. 5501
Southwest
September 3, 2006
N/A
Google Drive
Yes
NONE
Membership
History in progress
Yes
2nd Anniversary of the church in March 18, and Christmas event
2nd Anniversary of the church in March, Easter and Christmas events
Rev. Humberto Gonzalez (2018-...).
10/23/2018
Steve Hansen
61F61F8A0BD44B8A89A7E29AE66CD4B8

pastorsteve@mcwesley.org

Steve Hansen
Pastor
Mason City, Grace UM Church Mason City IA
200 14th St. NW
North Central
1913
1981
in church office
No
none
in office
brief in 1913 directory
Yes
none
none

10/23/2018
Steve Hansen
84490696DC2B4130B0DDDB91847D4B15

pastorsteve@mcwesley.org

Steve Hansen
Pastor
Mason City, Wesley UM Church Mason City IA
1405 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
North Central
1936
1939-1940
on site in safe
Yes
Olivet Methodist Church, 1936 Zion Methodist Church, 1936
membership books are in safe
2007 (brief)
Yes
none
none

10/23/2018
Nancy Hanby
5F0D67C076714AB391927E09CE97C4D1

umc@mchsi.com

Nancy Hanby
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Estherville UM Church Estherville IA
102 S. 8th St. Estherville, IA 51334
Northwest
1859
1972-1973
In 2 two-drawer files in the library and 4 units on wall for people to see.
No
N/A
Kept by Administrative Assistant in Fire King in the main office.
2015
Yes
None
None
Administrative Assistant
10/23/2018
Terri Ala
F2F1F763F95B4ED0831F9DEAB4A3C0ED

terri.stpauls@gmail.com

Terri Ala
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Waterloo, St. Paul's UM Church Waterloo IA
207 W. Louise St, Waterloo, IA 50703
Northeast
July 16, 1906
Education Unit and Fellowship Hall 1962; Sanctuary 1974; New Life Center 1998
Various places: 2 closets in the choir room, files in the church historian's home, files and book in the church secretary's office & on her computer
No
Grace UMC - some members transferred to St. Paul's UMC in 1996 after it closed; Calvary UMC, Waterloo - some members transferred to St. Paul's in 2005 after it closed
Large Book in the church office which also includes baptisms, several pictorial directories, 2 similar books with articles of incorporation, current membership list on paper membership directory in the secretaries office and also on her computer.
We are currently looking for a new historian to take over for the current one and we are working on updating our records.
Yes
Easter Sunday, All Saints Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Brown Bag Sunday (food donations for the Food Bank Thanksgiving offering), Hanging of the Greens, Sunday Celebration of St. Paul's Anniversary and Birthdays of the congregation.
Easter Sunday, All Saints Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Brown Bag Sunday (food donations for the Food Bank Thanksgiving offering), Hanging of the Greens, Sunday Celebration of St. Paul's Anniversary and Birthdays of the congregation.

10/23/2018
Marion Sindt
B194E2181232467D9E402E71C73CCCC6

msindt36@gmail.com

Marion Sindt
Pastor
Noble UM Church Griswold IA
62999 Victoria Rd Griswold, IA 51535-6660
Southwest
A "class" in 1870; Cong. in 1882; Evangelical in 1923; Evangelical United Brethern in 1946; United Methodist in 1968
1882
Closet in church office
No
N/A
Anita Mission, Anita, IA Milford Circuit, First Serman 1844 East side of Nodaway river east of the present town of Grant Organized in 1875; Edna Grove at the first quartly Conference of Milford Circuit
Don't know
Yes
Easter Sunrise service followed with breakfast with Grant UMC
none

10/23/2018
Carl Benge
BA63FA0808CD4EA69BCFE95DA4835CE2

carl.benge@iaumc.net

Carl Benge
Pastor
Morning Sun UM Church Morning Sun IA
Centenary Morning Sun UMC 106 E. Division St. Morning Sun, IA
Southeast
1871
1871
In a fireproof safe in the church office
Yes
1. Marsh Methodist Church 2, Yarmouth United Methodist Church, Yarmouth, Iowa kept since that church closed in 1983. 3. Fairview Methodist 4. Centenary United Methodist Church, Morning Sun, Iowa current records.
1. Yarmouth United Methodist Church, Yarmouth, Iowa kept since that church closed in 1983. 2. Centenary United Methodist Church, Morning Sun, Iowa current records.
2016
Yes
Confirmed 3 new members in April of 2018...Sarah Benge, Bayla Thomsen, and Abigail Cooley 95th Annual Harvest Dinner in October of 2018
n/a
The full name is Centenary Morning Sun UMC
10/23/2018
Mark Lewis
5D29E86939E349FA948E5D7A8ADCD170

lewmar622@hotmail.com

Mark Lewis
Pastor
Coin UM Church Coin IA
205 Crook St., PO Box 158, Coin, IA 51636
Southwest
1881
1882
Church and Safety Dep. Box
Yes
N/A
Have no Membership books, no other info available
2006 to present
Yes
N/A
N/A

10/23/2018
Pastor David Kruse
8E0F0F76E8534C04AD3B4814A9B48341

pastordave84@gmail.com

Pastor David Kruse
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Walker UM Church Walker IA
101 Ely Street, Walker, IA 52352
East Central
1874
1880-1881
Church office- Fire proof cabinet
Yes
None
Walker UMC - Two identical books held at separate sites
Recods kept electronically
Yes
Same each year
World Day of Prayer, Bible Sunday, Christ the King, World Communion Sunday, All Saints Day

10/23/2018
Donna Flint
0FF110625DC44DD1ADE652729E409ECB

delhiunc1@iowatelecom.net

Donna Flint
Church Historian
Delhi UM Church Delhi IA
304 Market St.
Northeast
1852
1883 - Remodeled in 1984
Historian file cabinet - in church
No
N/A
Delhi UMC record books kept at Delhi UMC
Written in 1984 (booklet)
Yes
UMW Invitational tea, (6 churches & other women's groups invited) blessing of backpacks & teachers, blessing of prayer shawls, some were donated to local hospital, our church will join St. John's church for an ecumenical service for Thanksgiving, blessing of Ingathering kits, UMW Christmas luncheon.
Delhi Community garden in partnership with Maquoketa Valley school & the city of Delhi; John Wesley Camp Meeting Revival in May at Buck Creek; Beginning a Lake Dock Ministry at Lake Delhi.

10/23/2018
Carl Benge
D4613DBEDA1546BE905C1B94AB41E622

carl.benge@iaumc.net

Carl Benge
Pastor
Oakville UM Church Oakville IA
Oakville United Methodist Church 407 2nd St Oakville Iowa 52646
Southeast
1851
1890
Fire-proof cabinet in church office.
Yes
Hawkeye Methodist Church Edwards Methodist Church Oakville Presbyterian (1897)
Red book for Oakville UMC, Oakville, Iowa. The earliest entry is the year 1900 with B. G. Hankins, pastor to our current pastor Carl K. Benge
2017
Yes
Confirmed a new member Myah Ford in April of this year
n/a

10/23/2018
David Wittmann
BE605477B6A2496ABABA6CA65AE576C2

newhopeumc@machlink.com

David Wittmann
Pastor
Muscatine, Spangler Chapel UM Muscatine IA
1899 N. Mulberry Rd. Muscatine, Ia 52761
Southeast
1868
1880
Karen Luedtke, 3809 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, Ia 52761
Yes
none
Spangler Chapel 1868 to current
Printed history up to 1980. Should update soon.
Yes
none
unkown at this time,

10/23/2018
Sandi Brus
7A99AF9FCB264010A25F4530AADC2440

ssbrus310@hotmail.com

Sandi Brus
Other
Manilla, United Church of (UM- Manilla IA
559 - 5th Street, Manilla, IA 51454
Southwest
PCUSA - 1886, UMC - 1887; UCM - 1993
Original part prior to 1886, moved to Manilla in 1887
Office and Fellowship Hall
No
None
Unknown
Up to present
Yes
Feb. 21 - Evelyn Cadwell Funeral July 7 - Kenny Steckelberg/Stephanie Swanson wedding Sept. 21 - Trailer of supplies to South Dakota Reservation Harvest Home Celebration
Harvest Home Celebration

10/23/2018
Nancy Schmidt
4CF0FBC737134F6ABB8444352A80DA22

nschmidt@iowatelecom.net

Nancy Schmidt
Church Historian
West Chester UM Church West Chester IA
403 Franklin Street West Chester, IA 52359
Southeast
1847
1915 with addition completed in 2012
Most stored in former office of WCUMC, which has been converted to store archives. Historian has current membership and newer items that are being collected for history archives.
No
None
Membership books date back to early 1900s for West Chester United Methodist Episcopal Church (then), which is now West Chester United Methodist Church.
We have up to date e-versions of narrative history.
Yes
All Saint Day Recognition, Christmas Eve, Children's Christmas program, Vacation Bible School, Election Night Supper, Noisy Sunday Collection (takes place on the last Sunday of each month, collecting money for local missions), Mother's Day Observance, Father's Day Observance, World Communion Sunday, Communion on the first Sunday of each month, Fellowship Sunday every other month
All Saint Day Recognition, Christmas Eve, Children's Christmas program, Vacation Bible School, Election Night Supper, Noisy Sunday Collection (takes place on the last Sunday of each month, collecting money for local missions), Mother's Day Observance, Father's Day Observance, World Communion Sunday, Communion on the first Sunday of each month, Fellowship Sunday every other month

10/23/2018
Lori Shannon
705417D35AFA48A290BD2168714BEB76

jshannon@mmctsu.com

Lori Shannon
Pastor
Gray UM Church Audubon IA
Gray United Methodist Church 309 Main Street Gray, Iowa 50110
Southwest
1885
1885
church basement--charter and original documents in safe deposit box at Templeton State Bank, Templeton Iowa
Yes
none
unknown as to how many
1995. A committee has been chosen to update it.
Yes
none
none

10/23/2018
Lynn Mueller
2897DD82D15F452EA838BD2771602F10

glenwoodiagraceumc@juno.com

Lynn Mueller
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Glenwood, Grace UM Church Glenwood IA
P.O. Box 450 112 N. Walnut St. Glenwood, IA 51534
Southwest
1853
1905
In Church offices, Fellowship Hall cabinet and room east of chancel in sanctuary
No
NONE
Same as previous years
2012. Historical Committee is work on updating church history
Yes
- Blessing of Pets at worship in the park - The Case for Christ study - Shared Lenten Worship (Wednesday nights) and meals with congregations & leaders of the Mills County Ministerial Association. Also the Maundy Thursday Living Last Supper and Good Friday services. - Offered 6 cooking classes for students beginning 5th grade and older. - Had mission presentations on Belize and Haiti in worship - Had a Tailgate themed back to Sunday school & back to worship Sunday - Had a Hawaiian themed service - Held a Market place style Vacation Bible School - Held an Attic Treasures Sale - Pastor began offering Out Of Office Hours monthly in local businesses so for people can have the opportunity to visit with her about what ever topic comes up outside the church building - Pastor began teaching a women's Bible study called Wine, Women and the Word at Vine Street Cellars - Historical Committee is planning the 165th Anniversary celebration for Nov. 11, 2018 - We will have Extended Advent beginning Nov. 18 (focus on preparing for season of Christmas)
Continue with traditional celebration and events At this time nothing new is planned

10/23/2018
Jane Heikens
BE081369F3ED4B18800E0BD536D097A1

hlpumc@yahoo.com

Jane Heikens
Church Historian
Lake Park UM Church Lake Park IA
1471 135th Ave., Lake Park, IA 51347
Northwest
1883
2003
church office
Yes
none
1. 1920s - 1950s 2. 1913 - 1987 3. 1964 - 1970 4. 1988 - present
18830-02015
Yes
Haiti mission trip to Musac, Haiti All-church bazaar with all-time high proceeds to fund missions, church camp and area mission projects of UMW. Hosted VBS for Harris, LP UMCs, and First Presbyterian Church. Memorial Team purchased defibulator for church - installed in hall across from music room.
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10/22/2018
Dean Miller
8605E2E83CF44919B81B90FFDCC677B2

moedean1@gmail.com

Dean Miller
Other
Lebanon UM Church Keosauqua IA
21918 Rt. V64 Keosauqua IA 52565
Southeast
Oct. 25, 1846
1846
In the church file drawers
No
Douds & Selma UM Churches
Book #3 in file cabinet. Book 1 & 2 missing 1846 to 1926 and 1926 to 1953 current book at previous historians home.
2016
Yes
New Youth Group - Confirmation Classes, Taco Tuesday fund raiser to send 3 of our youth to camp.
We plan to observe All St. Day.

10/22/2018
Geri Minor
69DBF85CCD3A4933ABC3F0F33A069966

richgeri@gmail.com

Geri Minor
Church Historian
Calamus, Wesley UM Church Calamus IA
305 Grove Street Calamus, Iowa 52729
East Central
1868
1928
Wesley UMC:
No
0
Roma Thayer, Membership Secretary
written up to present
Yes
None
None

10/22/2018
Heather Thomas
B3FC3DC6983C41B0A91641C1C5CBCAEC

hmthomas94@gmail.com

Heather Thomas
Other
Clarksville Community UM Churc Clarksville IA
409 Superior St. Clarksville, IA 50619
Northeast
1854
1911 church built by Presbyterians on West Superior Street. In June 1929 the Presbyterians and Methodists Federated. They agreed to alternate denominational.
All records and documents are stored and identified in a newly purchased fireproof safe located in the east side of the church sanctuary.
Yes
xxx
There is not a complete listing. This will be a challenge to do this for the coming church year. Books do begin with 1854.
2018
Yes
2017- since last Charge Conference: Christmas activities began on Saturday evening before the first Sunday of Advent. Many happy and joyful people attended a cooperative soup supper prior to decorating the church with silver and blue decorations on the tree and in other places. Five families participated in presenting the service of Lighting the Advent candles during Sunday church services. The Children Christmas program included the Noisy Angle Choir singing many Christmas melodies and a hand bell concert. On Christmas Eve, numerous people shared their music talents preceding the service. More music and a video depicting Mary and Joseph's long ago trip to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus were also shared. An impressive service closing was to view the tabloid of the Nativity, depicted by a church family and their new baby, as the congregation circled the sanctuary, with each person holding a lighted candle, and singing Silent Night with organ and chimes. On Christmas Day, church family organizers Mike & Char Clark, and others served their traditional free meal to 33 guests who appreciated the fellowship meal. 2018: January records show the Food Pantry Committee is searching for a new home to replace the Pantry site which had been in City Hall, but had been destroyed in a July fire. Community Church has had many responsibilities dealing with the Pantry. The Youth Group's two “Blessing Boxes,” are filled often with groceries for those in need. The Youth announced they will serve coffee and a sweet treat before church in January, February and March and serve a Easter Breakfast meal. They also recognized and gave a gift to those attending the Worship Service on Mother's Day and Father's Day. The “Singles and Doubles” Monthly Social time is well attended. An Ash Wednesday Service was held at Clarksville UMC. Everyone received a cross on their forehead with ashes made from the 2017 Palm branches. Palm Sunday was a joyful service with the Sunday School Youth leading the Palm Branche's Parade around the sanctuary as they sang a special song. Branches were furnished by the Hoodjers. The white Easter paraments (reversible blue for Advent) were dedicated as a gift from the Norton Family. A Good Friday ecumenical worship service was held at St. John Lutheran Church. On Easter Sunday a branch from a lilac tree branch was filled with colorful paper butterflies and Easter Eggs. Youth group served a good breakfast. SPRC announces the Bishop and Cabinet have appointed Joan Thomas as the Pastor for the new three point charge arrangement with the churches of Clarksville Community UMC, Shell Rock UMC and Greene Yoke. The SPRC people met for a introduction meeting with Joan Thomas Recycling Project Report- Ken and Judy Hoodjer have collected and turned in well over a ton of recycling items gathered from the church family and others. A check for $467 has been received from the Butler County Recycling Center Needed insurance finally obtained for the Food Pantry. Old church records indicate the Pantry began in 1982 as a Thanksgiving Mission. The mission grew thru the years out growing the shelving in a closet, at the parsonage and then moved to the lower level at City Hall, which was destroyed by fire. The Youth Center on Main Street offered to house the Food Pantry. Much thanks and appreciation to the center as it is handicapped accessible now. A Board of Directors from all churches has now been formed. The non-profit number of the church provided the needed information to obtain the insurance. Katie Feldman daughter of Abigale and Derek was baptized April 15, 2018. Megan Harris Hopkins (member) and Caleb welcomed Cooper James Hopkins May 1, 2018. Community UMC received a certificate acknowledging “Your Faithful Support” of your church for 2017 100% apportionment's. Marj & Cecil Krull planted and maintained the flower in the planters in front of the church for summer and fall. Mission project to deliver meals on Saturdays & Sundays from the Nursing Home is done 4 times a year with volunteers from the church family organized by a chairman. The bulletin board in Fellowship Hall has a often changed, always clever, theme designed by Karla Voss. Lola continues to assist with the Church services at the Nursing Home and does a monthly program for the Nursing Home and does a Coffee and Conversation program with Assisted living residents. Lola and Dave continue to prepare the Newsletter with help from proof readers Karla and Paula. The main fundraiser is “Meal In A Bag” served two times a year. Organized by Char, Paula and Karla the meal is served out in front of the Clark's Insurance Office on Main Street, during a “Fall Craft Show Day” and in the Spring during Garage Sales. The tasty to go Meal is served in a brown paper bag, filled with a hot pork-loin sandwich and bars furnished by the good church bakers. Church members of all ages are involved in preparation, serving and clean up. The public response to this meal has been tremendous. A often updated Facebook page is now maintained by Paula Barnett and Pastor Joan Thomas. Three Clarksville Community School students and four college graduates were recognized. Items for the Ingathering Mission Project “Hygiene Kits” are being gathered. “School Kits” items will be collected later. Both Kits are to be used within the United States. Pastor Dan Fernandez, wife Dodi and several members of the family were recognized during a Farewell Ice Cream Sunday event. Pastor and Dodi were presented a beautiful prayer wooden bench constructed by Mike Clark as a gift from the church family. 22 adults and eight young people, who have served as liturgist, are listed in the March-April Newsletter. A Communion and Altar committee provide the Communion bread and juice and assist the pastor. They also change the flowers on the altar. Heide Kramer handles decorating the church for the different seasons. Service of “Sunday Of Hope-Relay For Life Service” had special music. Speaker was Lay Speaker Bill Doty. Readers of names for the bags was Justin Clark. The attractive decorated Luminary bags purchased in memory or in honor of dear family or friends were displayed around the church along with the Hope banners and many strings of impressive white lights; Margaret Harris and Bill Doty planned the service. Margaret served as Relay for Life Chairman for Community Angels Team, and Relay for Life Butler County Luminaries bags chairman. Julie Holub represented Community UMC and Shell Rock UMC at Annual Conference in June. The SPRC people, with assistance of several members of the church family, planned and led many of the worship services in May and June. Kent was the Mother's Day Speaker. Ecumenical VBS was held at Pleasant Valley. Our youth registration fee was payed with the earlier collected “Noisy Money.” Eight students and helpers learned about the Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus program. Pastor Joan assisted with two nights of the program. There are 19 children on the Sunday School class roll. Certificates of attendance and year pins for attendance were presented in September during the worship service. Pastor Joan gave a blessing to the dedicated Sunday School teachers. Heidi Kramer is the Sunday School leader, assists with seasonal changes throughout the year, works with the Youth leaders, often plays the guitar for church and joins Lee Jenison for special numbers. Community Church members were involved for the Welcome Home Maddie Poppe celebration, parade and concert. Maddie later was named American Idol winner. Members continue to follow the talented singer. Funeral Service for members Donna Kramer and Roger Negen. Remembered member Sandra Bucholz Rodenbeck, a friend Ruth Lee, and former member Marj Wilson. Provided funeral service site for Mavis Bolin and Doris Leeper members of the disbanded Unity Presbyterian Church. Margaret Harris was honored during the Iowa State Fair for her longtime 4H membership and leadership. July 8th we officially gladly welcomed Pastor Joan Thomas as Pastor for Community UMC with a dedication service during the Worship Service. Pastor and family will be living at Greene. Service times will be Sunday School at 8:45 and Worship Service at 9:45. Many members of Community Church take turns to be be the cleaners of the church weekly. The Barnett Family does the snow removal. Most days Mike Clark, Trustee Chairman, checks the church building to make sure all is well. The office for Pastor Joan was cleaned and painted. The Memorial Committee purchased a fire-proof safe to house the many old history and current records for safe keeping. Pastor Joan maintains office hours, welcomes visitors, makes home visits, and leads Wednesday Worship Services at 10:30 at the Nursing Home. A Meet and Greet Open House for Pastor Joan and her family was hosted by the Church Board and the SPRC where we served to 50 people.
Our church will be hosting the Ecumenical VBS.

10/22/2018
Bonnie Schriever
598A0EFC6856499488DC359C583961C7

bonnie@myomnitel.com

Bonnie Schriever
Church Historian
Marble Rock UM Church Marble Rock IA
208 Iowa St., Marble Rock, Iowa 50653
Northeast
1850's
1873
Rockford UMC office (church charge office)
Yes
none
Marble Rock Methodist Church, Marble Rock United Methodist Church
written through 2003 - no plans have been made at this date for updating
Yes
Our church special observances are similar to last year: CWS Tools and Blanket month, Lenten services (Wednesday night services,ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, & Good Friday), Easter service, UMW World Day of Prayer, Ecumenical Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services with St. Paul Lutheran Church, World Communion services, Hanging of the Greens, Children's Sabbath, Bible Sunday, honoring high school and college graduates, Mother's Day Sunday with geraniums, UMW May friendship luncheon with guest speaker, Pentecost Sunday, UMW Sunday, Annual conference reporting Sunday, All Saints Sunday, community Sunday, School Celebration Sunday, Laity Sunday, Christ the King Sunday, Community Sunday School Christmas program, Ice cream Social supper, Jewel Kids, Community VBS, coffee and fellowship, church cookie walk, serving Lions Club dinners, bowls for Bidwell, toys for Bidwell, Pastor appreciation coffee.
Our plans are to continue as we have done in the past

10/22/2018
Sue Griffith
60A6F3B6C8B14F90A6D98FC420BF7ED7

sue@cwames.org

Sue Griffith
Other
Ames, Collegiate UM Church Ames IA
2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
North Central
1916
early 1920's, additions in the 1950's and 2007/2008
US Bank lock box, church storage room/vault, church history closet
Yes
none
We have the membership information for Collegiate/Wesley from 1921 to 1946 and the actual membership books from 1947 to present
"Continuing in the Spirit" is our latest printed history book covering 1991 - 2011. Electronic records are being added continually.
Yes
Wesley Foundation service mission trip to Texas New Director of Adult Ministries started Celebrations of ministry for Director of Adult Discipleship and Administrative Assistant/Office Manager Start of Planning Center software/database transfer Construction of garage is underway as well as other site improvements
Choir mass with orchestra Youth mission trips VBS Wesley mission trips

10/22/2018
Nathaniel Mason
72D8D2929CAF4D9BB4F4CB49F31EA7FC

pastor.nate.mason@gmail.com

Nathaniel Mason
Pastor
Earlham UM Church Earlham IA
145 Sycamore Ave Earlham IA 50072
South Central
1871
1910
File Drawers in Church
No
none
Earlham UMC Membership Books
Present
Yes
Senior Recognition Sunday Confirmation Fire Fighters Dinner Women's Retreat Christmas Program
We plan to grow our outreach and find new places to serve new people in the Earlham Community

10/22/2018
Karen Handke
A5F142FE3B4B4F80A5905E50B3E48845

pkt@wiatel.net

Karen Handke
Pastor
Smithland UM Church Smithland IA
121 Washington St. Smithland, Iowa 51056
Northwest
1909
1910
in the Smithland UMC building
No
none
in the Smithland UMC building
last time 2003? had no plans to do this
Yes
none
none

10/22/2018
Karen Handke
0AA3A909DA3246BF9FBD7920287B874A

pkt@wiatel.net

Karen Handke
Pastor
Smithland UM Church Smithland IA
121 Washinton St. Smithland, Iowa 51056
Northwest
1909
1910
in the church
No
none
all housed in the Smithland UMC
last time 2003? had no plans to do this
Yes
none
none

10/22/2018
Nathaniel Mason
1C7906A8A0F748BD911F5646E29AD5FA

pastor.nate.mason@gmail.com

Nathaniel Mason
Pastor
Penn Center UM Church Earlham IA
1303 130th street Earlham IA 50072
South Central
1865
1918
In the church library
No
none
Penn Center UMC Membership Books
Present
Yes
Presented quilts to the Quilts of Valor Support Kaden's Closet with dishes and clothing Confirmed three new members
Motorcycle Show Fat Tuesday Dinner Soup Supper Expanding our service to those in need

10/22/2018
Anne Bieker
7F3C4C44598B4E71AFCD9D2DB6F23161

fumch@harlannet.com

Anne Bieker
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Harlan, First UM Church Harlan IA
1202 9th St PO Box 28
Southwest
1859
1899
Fire File Cabinet in office
Yes
unknown
First UMC Membership Books
2009; no plans to update
Yes
Leadership Meeting, Phil Stacey Concert, SCMA Potluck, Piano Festival, Living Last Supper performance, church potlucks
community bridge events

10/22/2018
Beth Harbaugh
4E08E5D63C15426F8F4A9E88AF5A2822

fumcfairfieldfirst@gmail.com

Beth Harbaugh
Pastor
Fairfield, First UM Church Fairfield IA
201 N COURT ST
Southeast
1840
1924
Church Office and Library
Yes
unknown at this time
unknown at this time
Will update in 2019/2020
Yes
Finished Playground project; paid off loan for Sanctuary/Narthex/Office/Chapel Renovation; Gave Church Van to Camp Wesley Woods; Coordinated Art Show with town event for area; Rose Breakfast UMW; Tenderloin Meal and giveaway; All Church Picnic; Continued Thanksgiving Meal
Rose Breakfast; All Church Picnic; Tenderloin Meal; Giveaway; Thanksgiving Meal

10/22/2018
Sheila Madsen
60335BBA96974CA8AE653AF24C904D0E

office@valleyumc.org

Sheila Madsen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
West Des Moines, Valley UM Chu West Des Moines IA
4201 Ashworth Road West Des Moines, IA 50265
Central
October 31, 1971
March 10, 1974 New addition in 1993
Locked fireproof safe in lower level of church Locked file cabinets in church library area of lower level
Yes
None
Valley UMC, West Des Moines, IA 1974-present
We currently have a member working on writing our updated history per your request this year.
Yes
Evangelism Ashram Conference, Trunk or Treat Event, Mini-VBS
Evangelism Concert and Celebration in April 2019

10/22/2018
Dan Ridnouer
3A3B12DDE6534AB3A4A3DD4446344566

dikemethodist@aol.com

Dan Ridnouer
Pastor
Dike UM Church Dike IA
439 Church Street Dike, IA 50624
Northeast
1900
1963-1964
Church Office
No
None
We have membership books from 1900 to present.
2016
Yes
None
None

10/22/2018
Chris Sheetz
59BA7014ED8F4FCB9D059BA460598795

monteumc@zumatel.net

Chris Sheetz
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Montezuma UM Church Montezuma IA
200 S 4th St Montezuma, IA 50171
Central
1848
1939
Throughout the church
No
None
Montezuma
1998
Yes
Summer Nights on the Square Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Summer Nights on the Square Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

10/22/2018
Jamie Cutler
9E01FCEB700547EEBD869494E5D64F7E

jamie@waukeechurch.org

Jamie Cutler
Pastor
Waukee UM Church Waukee IA
650 Ashworth Dr. Waukee, Iowa 50263
Central
1870
1978
Church Office and safety deposit box at Charter Bank, Waukee, Iowa
No
None
Waukee Membership Roll Looseleaf number 188 covering 1948 through 2002 Membership Records (white 3 ring binder) covering 2003 United Methodist Membership Book (brown, Cokesbury) covering 2010 to present
1995. We are planning to update our church history book from 1995 to the present for our 150 year celebration whcih will be in 2020.
Yes
Waukee Winter Fest --- As part of the Downtown Business Association --- Opened our fellowship hall and sanctuary to the public and served various hot soups and beverages, sponsored family gingerbread houses and other Christmas craft construction projects. Family Fall Festival ---- Free Community-wide outreach event which includes various fall activities, games, crafts, and food and drink, which takes place both inside but mainly outside on our church grounds.
Groundbreaking of a new ministry center on our LA Grant Parkway 10 acres. Creation of a community-wide sports and rec league outreach ministry.

10/22/2018
Jason Gutzmer
65009602773B42E993B48266E374DECC

moumcmvumc@gmail.com

Jason Gutzmer
Pastor
Modale UM Church Modale IA
108 E. Haley Street Modale IA 51556
Southwest
1867
1890
In a locked file cabinet or in the Bank Lock Box
No

Older record are at the Missouri Valley UMC Current Book is kept in the locked file cabinet in Modale
Year 2000, Electronic File lost. Printout was sent to the Conference archives. A short history is on the website and also printed in Pictorial Directories.
Yes



10/22/2018
NA NA
6B04BE7E5085482EB00686D5E4E69856

wdalliance@aol.com

NA NA
Pastor
Davenport, Grace UM Church Davenport IA
2651 Telegraph Road, Davenport, Iowa
Southeast
1928
1959
Church office - safe and cabinets
No
None
Grace Church only
Current
Yes
None
Reaffirmation of Baptism

10/22/2018
Lynn Coe
F985AD5C7AE644A1B5ACAFF5080C2BA7

1judilynn@gmail.com

Lynn Coe
Church Historian
Maple Grove UM Church (Waukee) West Des Moines IA
9155 Ashworth Road West Des Moines, IA 50266
Central
1877
2018 (new) 1900 (old)
Earlham State Bank Safety Deposit Box
Yes
NONE
checking
current
Yes
On Sunday, October 14 we held the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Worship and Community Life Building. Pastors Bob Ward and Melody Webb presided over a consecration worship service with 115 people in attendance. Worship was followed by a Waukee Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and an Open House to the community which included a luncheon and fall festival, with around 175 in attendance.
We will host the World Day of Prayer worship service for the community on March 2, 2019, in conjunction with Booneville UMC. We anticipate holding a special worship service to rededicate the historic church building after the completion of its relocation and refurbishment sometime in the summer of 2019.

10/22/2018
Rhonda Sage Johnson
02D3BA5D863740BEB41CD9ACEEC0B1E4

tcparish@grm.net

Rhonda Sage Johnson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Weldon UM Church Weldon IA
2nd Ave West, Welson IA 50264
South Central
1881
1906
Mary Lillabridge Home
No
none
Certificate of Baptism, Register of Church Membership, Membership Roll, Certificate of transfer
2006
Yes
Lighted Stain Glass Windows at Christmas, Good Friday Service, Light Candles at Easter. Serve at Weldon Alumni Banquet. Fall Bazaar.
Same as above, continue church repairs.

10/22/2018
Dorothy Gersema
6CDDC924B6E04020B02C940F3E38B930

amesreg@netins.net

Dorothy Gersema
Pastor
Pleasant Valley UM Church Wellsburg IA
16360 150th Street Wellsburg, IA 50680
Northeast
1872
1918
At the church
No
0
Old records destroyed by fire or tornado. Some records at Ackley UMC. Member list starting in the 70's are intertwined with general records. There are no actual membership books.
2008 to present
Yes
We had two weddings in 2017 which is rare for us. The quaintness of our old church is becoming a popular venue for those who prefer a rustic setting!
Mother's Day special music from Eternity Bound

10/22/2018
Raymond Akkerman
E8625544D1CD4E16B8F9243A35D5CACF

hlpumc@yahoo.com

Raymond Akkerman
Church Historian
Harris UM Church Harris IA
208 N. Main, Harris, IA 51345
Northwest
1871
1918
Lake Park UMC office
Yes
None
1. 1913-1942 2. 1030s-1940s 3. 1944-1965 4. 1949-1959 5. 1959-present
written - 2018
Yes
Held celebration observing 100 years of worship in current church building. Installed new basement windows. Purchased electronic keyboard for sanctuary.
a community event

10/22/2018
Rhonda Sage Johnson
925B8D77A0BE4C39910F74BAD06324A1

tcparish@grm.net

Rhonda Sage Johnson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Van Wert UM Church Van Wert IA
3rd & Washington AVe. Van Wert IA 50262
South Central
1856
1913
Parish Office & Van Wert
Yes
None
Van Wert UMC
2018
No
Memorial Day Dinner & Service, Vacation Bible School, Christmas Eve Service, 5th Sunday Service in July, Mini Bible School
Same as above

10/22/2018
John Armstrong
BCABA16ED1D34F1ABA863CAE6121E365

jarmstrong@ieee.org

John Armstrong
Church Historian
Van Meter UM Church Van Meter IA
Van Meter United Methodist Church 100 Hazel Street PO Box 149 Van Meter, IA 50261-0149
Central
1874
1974
Paper records are kept in a steel storage cabinet (not fire proof) and a fire-proof file drawer in the Administrative Assistant's office. The historical legal documents are kept in a safe deposit box at the Van Meter branch of E-Bank. Electronic records are stored on the Administrative Assistant's computer and backed up to a Carbonite cloud account.
No
Union Chapel United Brethren, rural Booneville, 1874 - 1944 Van Meter United Brethren (later Evangelical United Brethren then United Methodist), Van Meter, 1874 - 1974 Pleasant Grove Methodist Episcopal, rural Van Meter, 1881 - 1916 Van Meter Methodist (later United Methodist), Van Meter, 1882 - 1974 North River United Brethren, rural Van Meter, 1887 - 1954 Jefferson United Brethren, rural Van Meter, 1903 - 1960
Church Windows electronic file for Van Meter United Methodist Church 2005 to present. Loose membership paper and other electronic documents for Van Meter United Methodist Church 2002 to 2004. Membership book for Van Meter United Methodist Church 1997 to 2001. Membership book Van Meter United Methodist Church 1991 to 1996. Membership book for Van Meter United Methodist Church 1968 (?) to 1990. This book appears to have been started shortly after the union of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, both in Van Meter. It contains what I presume were the members of both the churches at the time of the union. Baptismal record book for Methodist Church 1952 to 1976 which also contains membership records but may not be complete. Also in the historical cabinet are the following Church Directories: 1968, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2010, 2016. Our long-term goal is to get our records scanned into an electronic file with the information extracted and organized into a searchable electronic database.
Partial electronic history up to 2010. I will make it a priority to get this accomplished.
Yes
Confirmation of 10 of our youth. Replacement of the hail-damaged roofs on both the Church and the Parsonage. Hosted the Charge Conference for 18 Central District churches.
Retirement of our current Pastor. Reception of a new Pastor. Completion of a major project to stabilize the foundation of our Parsonage.
Church Historian
10/22/2018
Linda Cope
B1D4EA47D7894D67B3971B14FC0C6E09

lcopester@aol.com

Linda Cope
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dexter UM Church Dexter IA
707 Warren Street
Central
December 1862
1903
In office file cabinets and room behind altar
No
None
There are 7 different books dating back to 1930's. The oldest contain Penn Center membership records as well but they have broken off and are their own church. We are putting together a new directory at this time.
2015
Yes
Memorial Sunday; World Day of Prayer
Memorial Sunday, World of Prayer

10/21/2018
Lucille Wilson
429F687C7C9042FBA0D6CF5E73D147A2

Lucille_E_Wilson@hotmail.com

Lucille Wilson
Church Historian
Des Moines, Wesley UM Church Des Moines IA
800 E. 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50316
Central
1855
1975
In pastor's office, secretarial office, and file cabinets of Northwest corner supply room
No
N/A
Old books are in upright metal cabinet in supply room; current membership records are in Pastor's office and secretarial office.
Written history compiled in 2005; abbreviated supplements and clergy listings in 2016. All were sent to the Iowa Wesleyen College collection.
Yes
List and dates of clergy from 1983 to present, with brief highlights of each term of service used as litany on Honoring the Pastor Sunday in May 2018. Notebook of obituaries of former members and diorama of current church building displayed for several weeks in mid-summer.
Update of records of special gifts and memorial fund purchases in preparation. Informational pieces appear in The Wesley Journal (our church newsletter) from time to time.

10/21/2018
Sharon Spink
47BE01A35C624EC58C7C6DEB0A8D02FE

kingsleyumc@frontiernet.net

Sharon Spink
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Kingsley UM Church Kingsley IA
305 Barre St
Northwest
1883
1912
Kingsley State Bank
Yes
none
1982-2018
March 2009
Yes
Youth led Christmas Eve Service, Youth Sunrise Service, Augustfest Parade Float, Election Day Dinner, Soup Supper, Talent Night, community Cantata
Float for parade, Youth service, bible School

10/21/2018
Ellen Zimmerman
0DA0D2AA460548EEB5029A2FB8937C8C

triplezacres@gmail.com

Ellen Zimmerman
Other
Deep River (United Church of) Deep River IA
304 3rd St., Deep River, Iowa 52222
East Central
July 21, 1975 official incorporation
1924-1925
In the church, private homes and County Bank lockbox. Iowa Annual Conference (Des Moines), United Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Yes
Deep River United Presbyterian Church July 21, 1975 Methodist churches of Barnes City, Millersburg and North English formed Unity Charge.
Membership, confirmation, baptism, marriage, death and transfers are within the church. Record books, business reports, minutes and treasurers reports are within church and private homes. Official documents are in lock box at County Bank. Some duplicates are in three private homes within our community.
The history of our church has not changed in the last 3 years except for membership.
Yes
Ragbraii helpers
We are hosting Mental Health Special Training time in February.

10/21/2018
Heather Thomas
01E15745EAB04DAA8D4F45E97F0BC559

hmthomas94@gmail.com

Heather Thomas
Other
Shell Rock UM Church Shell Rock IA
204 South Prairie Shell Rock, IA 50670
Northeast
June 26, 1855
1898
Records are kept in fire proof cabinets in the church office.
Yes
None.
Earliest books are dated back to 1870's. They continue until computer recording was enacted. Church names include Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Church, and Untied Methodist Church of Shell Rock.
Up to date to the end of 2017.
Yes
Change in Pastors. July 4th opened our doors to the community for Rib-eye sandwiches and all the trimmings. We served approximately 500 people. Each month our church is the distribution center for S.H.A.R.E. program. Public service event featuring Human Trafficking in Iowa.
Join Trinity UMC for the annual Christmas Cantata. Blue Christmas Worship Service during Advent. Opening our church to the community for the city's July 4th celebration. Continue to be the distribution center for the S.H.A.R.E. program. Participate in the United Methodist Ingathering with School Kits, Heath Kits, and Layettes.

10/21/2018
Andrew Rubenkng
9EC3FDF803CD47D994E45D8788D5D5E7

andy.rubenking@iaumc.net

Andrew Rubenkng
Pastor
Clarinda, First UM Church Clarinda IA
923 West State Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632
Southwest
1853
2017
in our church computer and safe deposit box.
No
unknown
unknown
Uncertain at this time.
Yes
Hosted the cluster charge conferences for the Southern quarter of the Southwest District. Sold our old church campus and parsonage, over saw the demolition of the sanctuary building of our old campus.
None planned

10/21/2018
Paula Singleton
24D0F8665F074301BE0577FB7E12975A

paulaks@q.com

Paula Singleton
Church Historian
Strahan UM Church Hastings IA
64632 360th St., Hastings, IA 51540
Southwest
1884
1886
Fireproof container at the church
Yes
None
Uncertain. We have one book, and our membership chairman has it.
from beginning to present
Yes
membership potluck, groundhog pancake luncheon, popcorn Sundays in January & February, monthly coffees before church, service led by music group Reconciled, Valentine care packages for college students, VBS, graduation coffee, November Harvest dinner, hosted Mormon youth group, Christmas caroling, Christmas program with social time, Christmas Eve candlelight service, special Memorial Day service, recognition for Mother's Day & Father's Day, Halloween costume parade & trick or treating, youth car hop, joint service at Indian Creek Museum, farewell ice cream social for pastor, welcome mystery dinner for new pastor, Easter egg hunt for youth
Same as last year plus mentor program for new members
Done
10/21/2018
Kathy Hurlburt
FB113886EBCB4CAF838CEEBB782185D1

sweacumc@hotmail.com

Kathy Hurlburt
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Swea City, First UM Church Swea City IA
302 Cedar Ave. W.; Swea City, IA 50590
North Central
1893
1965
secretary's office at 302 Cedar Ave. W., Swea City, IA 50590
No
Titonka United Methodist is a two-point charge with Swea City First UMC but each church takes care of their own church records.
Swea City First United Methodist Church, Swea City, IA 50590
1993. No plans to update as nothing has changed.
Yes
None
None

10/21/2018
DARLENE HAYES
DA17891BEB324B799465F47D63A553A8

prairiecreekfrm@netins.net

DARLENE HAYES
Church Historian
Elwood UM Church Elwood IA
1838 127th Street Elwood, IA 52254
East Central
Complete report submitted in 1995
1955-56
Fireproof safe at church
Yes
NA
Elwood/Delmar Charge: 1994; 2002; 2007
2018
Yes
Fall Fest and Dinner 10-7-18
Fall Fest and Dinner first Sun in October

10/20/2018
Jena Manchester
56A6B78A292E4FA49554D576A0480494

jena.manchester@iaumc.net

Jena Manchester
Pastor
Mapleton, St. John's UM Church Mapleton IA
212 S. 7th St. Mapleton, IA 51034
Northwest
March 17, 1878
May 1978-March 1979
Four drawer fire proof filing cabinet in the Usher's Room.
Yes
None.
St. John's has one membership book dating back to 1878.
2014. No current plans to update information.
Yes
Blessing of the Thanksgiving Ingathering kits, Grandparents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th Celebration, All Saints Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day dinner, Blue Christmas. St. John's UMC hosts community meals as a way to connect with others and to celebrate community activities and get people together.
We plan to host more music groups along with a meal.
?
10/20/2018
Michael Stevens
4C4B45BDA17D4B80AC70DBFF22355BC1

mdsilver03@hotmail.com

Michael Stevens
Pastor
Henderson Church (Wheeler Grov Henderson IA
Henderson Iowa
Southwest
1881
1906
historians home
No
none
Henderson UMC
2017
Yes
none
missionary speaker

10/20/2018
Jena Manchester
5E06637EA9124441B9ACA12A03BA4F8D

jena.manchester@iaumc.net

Jena Manchester
Pastor
Ticonic UM Church Mapleton IA
13109 Oak Ave. Castana, IA 51010
Northwest
1898 at Grant Center
1906
Church records are kept in the church basement in a fire proof safe or at the bank.
Yes
None.
We only have one book for membership.
1968. No real plans to update history.
Yes
Blessings for the Thanksgiving Ingathering kits, Memorial Day, All Saints Day, Fall Harvest Dinner, Ticonic Community Dinner followed by a movie.
All of what we did this year and something with Rodney campground.
Okay.
10/20/2018
Angie Parker
D8624E34B067443E869E7EF67176E1C2

fumcsecty@msn.com

Angie Parker
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Maquoketa, First UM Church Maquoketa IA
1019 Wesley Dr. Maquoketa, IA. 52060
East Central
1836
1959
Locked in the office or in the church library
No
N/A
Several decades of printed membership books; current records are on the computer and printed. We have no books from other churches.
1984
Yes
February: Super Bowl of Caring March: began a new Confirmation class with 7 students May: The local Food Pantry purchased a new building for their location as the previous building was sold; this month volunteers helped to remodel the Movies America building to receive the Community Cupboard on July 1st. June: 29 volunteers from around the community helped move the Cupboard across the street into their new space. They did not miss any serving dates in this process! July: 19 adults & youth went to Houston, Texas for a week of service on their summer mission trip. the church hired a new Student Ministry Director named Gabby Ferguson on July 15th. September: WOW & Youth gatherings continue to grow! October: the mission team assembled 20 school kits for the Ingathering December: we held a Blue Christmas service for the community and saw people from outside our membership attend; having suffered a recent loss their families; we decided to change the Christmas Eve times to 5pm and 7pm to better serve younger families
Confirmation Sunday a Major Block Party outreach event

10/20/2018
Jim Pemble
FC544837A7FE4F39A8D082849A6C02A2

mjp150@msn.com

Jim Pemble
Church Historian
Des Moines, Grace UM Church Des Moines IA
3700 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines IA 50311
Central
1885
1925
History records in history room
Yes
None
Membership books in church office
2000; plans unknown
Yes
None
Commencing capital improvements

10/20/2018
Marcus Beebe
A903EDF4F5CF4BC89BAF72DAD029F8CE

beardedwonder52@aol.com

Marcus Beebe
Pastor
Rochester UM Church Tipton IA
1905 3rd Street, Tipton, IA 52772
East Central
November 1836
Approximately 1838
Safe in home of Church Historian
Yes
South Bethel Church, Tipton, Iowa Members merged with Rochester UMC in 2008. The South Bethel Church Building was donated to the Cedar County Historical Society. The building was moved from rural Cedar Co to it's current location North of Tipton, Iowa in the Tipton Museum Park.
The Membership Books for the Rochester UMC and South Bethel Church are stored at the home of the Membership Secretary's home. List of dates is currently unknown.
Recently verified the 1836 date for being founded and 1838 for the building being built. These dates were verified by two county historical resources. 66 years of the history are missing. The historian will continue to look for more information.
No
“Lords Portion” Sunday was held November 19th, 2017 Our congregation brought non-perishable foods to go to a local food pantry. We held Christmas Eve Communion service. In March we donated seed packets to the local community garden in Tipton. In April we held Maundy Thursday Communion service. We were not able to celebrate Palm Sunday due to bad weather. We had an early breakfast fellowship followed by Easter services. We also had an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were honored. We also honored the high school graduates. On July 1st, 2018 There was a Special Charge Conference to accept Pastor Marcus Beebe as local pastor. July 15th, 2018 Pastor Marcus Beebe was honored for graduating from Ministry School and becoming a local Pastor with a fellowship time after church. People donated school supplies to for those families who are unable to afford them. October 10th, 2018 was the date for our Annual Church Supper and Bazaar. The UMW sponsors the Sunshine Cards being sent to our over 80 year old, more than 50 years married, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Sympathy, Get Well, Thinking of You and any other reasons felt appropriate to send people cards. We also participated in the Heifer Project.
Planned Special Observances: “Lords Portion” Sunday in November 2018 We will have Christmas Eve Communion service We will do Maundy Thursday Communion service. On Palm Sunday palm branches were carried in and placed at the alter. We will have an early breakfast fellowship followed by Easter services. We also have an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will be honored. We will honor the high school graduates. We will donate school supplies to for those families who are unable to afford them. Our congregation will bring non-perishable foods to go to a local food pantry. We will participate in the Heifer Project. We will be providing support to the local Domestic Violence Intervention Program.

10/20/2018
Bonnie Rawding
78C30B2FB2F14A23B705463E01B7FC42

brawding@mchsi.com

Bonnie Rawding
Church Historian
Mason City, First UM Church Mason City IA
119 S Georgia Ave, Mason City, IA 50401
North Central
1857
1953
Fellowship Hall and Church Office
No
None
(1) The Official Membership & Church Record, First UMC 119 S Georgia Ave, Mason City, IA June 1, 1967 - December 31, 1995 (2) First Methodist Church Baptisms, First UMC 119 S Georgia Ave, Mason City, IA March 30, 1947-1965 (3) Baptismal Record, 1941-1947 (4) Baptisms, Membership, Deaths 1946-1953 Conference Reports (5) Baptisms September 1967-July 1975 (6) Official Church Record - Calvary Methodist Evangelical Church, 16th & North Delaware, Mason City, IA Baptisms 1920-1922; Membership 1919-1922; Marriages 1920-1921 (7) Transfer of Membership October 19, 1988-November 9, 1990 (8) Chronological Roll of Full Membership 1924-2003 (9) Registry of Membership, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1929-1932 (10) Marriages, First Methodist Church, July 3, 1945-January 7, 1958 (11) Membership Directory, First United Methodist Church, July 20, 1994
1994 - Working on updating history
Yes
Harvest Festival; County Cousins to Belzoni, MS; Appalachia Service Project; Ladies Night Out; Scrap Metal Drive for Bell Tower Project; Vacation Bible Camp; Two Rummage Sales
Harvest Festival; Appalachia Service Project; Vacation Bible Camp; Rummage Sale; County Cousins; Scrap Metal Drive

10/20/2018
Fred Bryson
754CCE538FCF49C487766F8EFB39C71A

fwbryson@centurylink.net

Fred Bryson
Pastor
Carl UM Church Corning IA
2385 Carl Place, Corning, IA 50841
Southwest
1873
1876
TS Bank, 701 Davis Avenue, Corning, IA 50841
Yes
0
Carl Book 1 - 1940-2005 Carl Book 2 - revised records, August 2018
2001. No plan.
Yes
3 Fellowship/fundraiser dinners, auction, and ice cream social for the public. Hosted 2017 Christmas Day Worship Service. Hosted Parish Good Friday Worship Service.
Host 2018 Parish Christmas Eve Worship Service. Serve 3 dinners for the public. Ice Cream Social for the public. Offer refreshments and reststop for annual tractor caravans.

10/20/2018
JEFFREY BIXBY
BAE50E00AC1F4AF7802A6AD5FE77C87B

pastor@trinitykeokuk.org

JEFFREY BIXBY
Pastor
Keokuk, Trinity UM Church Keokuk IA
2330 PLANK RD Keokuk, Iowa 52632
Southeast
1842
1962
In a fireproof safe at the church.
Yes
None
Chatham Square to present.
2017
Yes
None
None

10/20/2018
Fred Bryson
2501538BFD2241CD82DD6B24C68FC283

fwbryson@centurylink.net

Fred Bryson
Pastor
Carbon UM Church Carbon IA
501 A Street, Carbon, IA 50839
Southwest
1881
1881
State Bank of Brooks, 701 Benton Avenue, Corning, IA 50841
Yes
0
Carbon Membership Book (revised May 2018). No passed records located.
Last updated in 2008. No immediate plans to update.
No
2017 - Served Parish Christmas dinner.
Host 2018 Parish Christmas Day Worship Service.

10/20/2018
Joni Hickey
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joni.hickey@outlook.com

Joni Hickey
Pastor
Wesley Chapel UM Church (Malve Hastings IA
35984 Epperson Avenue, Hastings, IA NULL
Southwest
1856
1898
Houghton State Bank
Yes
None
Uncertain
from beginning to present
Yes
Fall Harvest worship, talent show, games & BBQ, auction
Fall Harvest Sale, Good Friday Service, Memorial Day Service, Christmas Eve Service, 5th Sunday joint worship, Christmas program
Done
10/20/2018
Elizabeth Bell
BD51B2166F674182B879BEC4BF35B441

pastorelizabethbell@gmail.com

Elizabeth Bell
Pastor
West Burlington UM Church West Burlington IA
300-308 Broadway, West Burlington Ia 52655
Southeast
1884
1884
Church Office
No
no merging
1
n/a
Yes
This year we observed Lenten meal services throughout the Lenten season. We also participated in the West Burlington Festival day by hosting our annual Fourth of July ice cream social. As part of our hanging of the greens in preparation for AdVent this year we invited the Boy Scouts to join us and assist in our endeavor. As part of the shared ministry experience with Asberry, this year we celebrated four times of shared/joint worship. This event took place once per quarter and was alternated to each location two times. As part of this experience we shared communion and a carrying meal after the worship service.
We will continue to host a quarterly worship service as our joint relationship increases. We will also continue to work towards paying our apportionments in full by hosting shared fundraisers rather than doing them separately. This allows us to continue to deepen our relationship with one another.
Submitted by Pastor Bell
10/19/2018
Teresa Hoy
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parish@netins.net

Teresa Hoy
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Oxford Junction UM Church Oxford Junction IA
218 2nd Ave N., Oxford Junction, IA 52323
East Central
1885
October 1, 1887
218 2nd Ave N, Oxford Junction, IA 52323
No
None
Oxford Junction UMC 218 2nd Ave N. Oxford Junction, IA 52323
1981
Yes
All Saints Day, Palm Sunday, Good Friday Service with Cross Procession downtown Oxford Junction, Easter, Community picnic in the park, Lenten Services Church family picnic at Pastor's home, VBS, Jones County Fair Service, Combined Church Service with Clarence and Olin with a picnic at the Craig Irons Pond, Christmas Eve Service
Same as above

10/19/2018
Fred Bryson
7ABA273F50874B95AB8C8FD7DB2D9A8C

fwbryson@centurylink.net

Fred Bryson
Pastor
Brooks UM Church Corning IA
1641 Commercial Street, Corning, IA 50841
Southwest
1883
1923
State Bank of Brooks, Corning, IA 50841
Yes
0
Brooks UMC, Brooks unincorporated, 1935-present.
June 2008. No plan to update.
Yes
2017 Parish Christmas Service
0

10/19/2018
Joyce Wilkinson
64737215714F4A11BB031F1B2F1D8FBD

libertyvilleumc@gmail.com

Joyce Wilkinson
Church Historian
Libertyville, Faith UM Church Libertyville IA
304 E. Maple Libertyville, IA 52567
Southeast
1846
2005
Church Fireproof File Cabinet
Yes
Mt. Zion Methodist, Libertyville, 1978. Libertyville Methodist, Libertyville 1978
Mt. Zion, Libertyville 1952-1978; Libertyville Methodist 1952-1978, Libertyville Faith 1978 to present.
Up to date.
Yes
Support & volunteer package Take Away Hunger Vacation Bible School Confirmation Class Thanksgiving Blessing baskets to needy community families Adopted Sieda Families for Christmas gifts Libertyville's 175th celebration Honor Brunch for local heroes
Weekly Bible Study Reading through the Bible in 2019 Continuing same as 2018

10/19/2018
Cindy Krauel
281FE3F6281946789C404B180B9C116B

cindy.krauel@gmail.com

Cindy Krauel
Church Historian
Carroll, First UM Church Carroll IA
1621 N Main Street
Southwest
1868
The current church was built in 1957 at 1620 N. Adams, when the addition was added the address was changed wo 1621 N Main Street
Some records are kept with the Administrative Secretary, some are stored on the third floor in a storage closet, the majority are stored in a small room on the second level in the new addition, which is kept locked, and is designated for the depository (archival storage). A fireproof safe is provided for the most important documents.
No
On May 5, 1918, the rural Beulah Methodist Church, which was located about 6 miles southwest of Carroll, voted to unite permanently with the Carroll Church. Both churches were being served by the same Pastor. The old Beulah Church and lot were sold. Although the Beulah Church building id gone, its influence lives on.
August 16, 1898 Beulah Methodist 1871-1902 Methodist Church at 6th & Court 1902-1957 Methodist at Main & 7th 1957 to present First United Church 1620 N Adams & 1621 N Main (same location, changed entry point of church)
2018
Yes
Sesquicentennial (150th) observance and Dedication service for the completion of the Capital Campaign.
None

10/19/2018
Angie Thilges
B06D4E0E8C4D4A9E8CAB15C0D7FAFF21

wbmumcs@ncn.net

Angie Thilges
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
West Bend UM Church West Bend IA
307 1st Avenue SW West Bend, Iowa 50597
Northwest
1887
1950
Fire proof safe.
Yes
1893 to present
1893 to present
Up to the present time.
Yes
Potluck dinner every 3rd Sunday of the month. UMW Sunday All Saints Sunday
None

10/19/2018
Angie Thilges
F649DF142A8F43C2805B7B66F4B3D5DC

wbmumcs@ncn.net

Angie Thilges
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Mallard UM Church Mallard IA
301 4th Street, Mallard, Iowa 50562
Northwest
1881
1951
Fire proof safe
Yes
We have none at the present time.
1896 to present
Up to the present time.
Yes
Thanksgiving Dinner November 24, 2018 All Saints Day
None as of right now

10/19/2018
Elizabeth Odor
05A50F3326014C1D86530F91C107EFF9

bethodor@gmail.com

Elizabeth Odor
Pastor
Langdon UM Church Spencer IA
28975 252nd ave Spencer Ia 51301
Northwest
1909
1899
At the church
No
0
One book with names continuously updated
current year
Yes
Historian Report November 26, 2017 We spent part of our service decorating our church for Christmas. December 2, 2017 Our annual church sale December 2017 - Special services - Ugly Sweater Party Sunday School Christmas Program January, February, March 2018 -- Special Music and Programs Valley Male Chorus David and Goliath Evan Hilsabeck (piano) Katie Kardell (vocal) Pastor Beth - licensed clergy Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church and First Service with license Guest Speakers David Lyons (ATLAS) Hunter Miller Craig and Christi Gabhart
CPR training. blood pressure and diabetes testing. trips to see how others worship. women at the well coming August 4th. Involvement in the community with Christmas Caroling and may basket and inviting others to be part of us and who we are.

10/19/2018
Ross Helgevold
E561773DD8CE42CCBCBB892124550ED6

triumc@gmail.com

Ross Helgevold
Other
Waverly, Trinity UM Church Waverly IA
1400 W Bremer Ave
Northeast
4/23/1862
1958
In the church building; a safe deposit box at 1st National Bank of Waverly; and the Iowa United Methodist Archives, Chadwick Library, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA
No
none
From Approx 1955-1990 we have hard copy membership books. After 1990 all records are digital
It was last updated in 2016.
Yes
A living wake was held for our Director of Discipleship one week before her death. A Summer Celebration potluck was held in July. A Terrific Activities Fair was held in October. A Capital Campaign fundraising dinner will be held in November.
There is a strong desire to continue our special fellowship celebrations, to offer off-site studies, and participate in local ecumenical activities.

10/19/2018
Janis Miller
E8B23B2D2A0D4DB2A42061050A448A38

millj13@centurylink.net

Janis Miller
Other
Chester UM Church Chester IA
311 Main St Chester IA 52134
Northeast
March 1858
1890
Church cabinet
Yes
Lime Springs Methodist Church
Leann Thomas has Membership Book
2008
Yes
Soup dinner, Youth are going to tour The Ark in Kentucky, Afternoon Tea, Christmas eve,Easter, Good Friday, Confirmation, Sunday School.
Youth being more involved in services, Christmas eve, Good Friday, Easter,Confirmation, Sunday School

10/18/2018
Ed Whetstine
26F915BF822147729C57A35C8D40F7FE

edwhet@netins.net

Ed Whetstine
Church Historian
Wellman, Asbury UM Church Wellman IA
601 8th Avenue Wellman, IA 52356
Southeast
1891 601 8th Avenue Wellman
1950
Wellman Federation Bank
Yes
1854 Daytonville; 1881 Wellman;
2 ledger Books, Church Office Computer
2012 Church Directory
Yes
Good Friday Service, Easter Sunday, Vacation Bible School, All Saints Sunday in November, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Eve Service, Ash Wednesday Service, Fourth of July Fundraising, Birthday Gift to Jesus for Local Missions, Ragbrai Fund Raising, Operation Christmas Child, Special Fellowship and Potluck Sunday every two months.
Good Friday Service, Easter Sunday, Vacation Bible School, All Saints Sunday in November, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Eve Service, Ash Wednesday Service, Fourth of July Fundraising, Birthday Gift to Jesus for Local Missions, Mid-Prairie Songfest in August,Special Fellowship and Potluck Sunday every two months.

10/18/2018
Mona Hall
BA4D65DCEFAB4DBF8EBB8DAE7830ADC2

mlhall@netins.net

Mona Hall
Other
North English UM Church North English IA
218 W Oak St, North English, IA 52316
East Central
1866
1897
Church office and MidwestOne lock box
Yes
None
Two volumes noting births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths
Current
Yes
Soup Supper, Fun Days Food Stand
Fun Days Food Stand, Community Harvest Dinner

10/18/2018
Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz
9C2F2D4FA1E6422E80F3BDE222536883

Rev.Alejandro@trinitylasamericas.org

Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz
Pastor
Des Moines, Trinity UM Church Des Moines IA
1548 8th st des moines ia 50314
Central
1880
1910
In archival boxes in a storage room
No
On December of 2016 Las Americas United Methodist Fatih Community merged with Trinity UMC
Pending to do
We have a timeline that goes from the 1880s until the present day. Always in process.
Yes
Nonpartisan Political Forum with local candidates focused on racial justice and equality.
Plans are in progress

10/18/2018
Brian Channel
2B7F6D6C121A4EB1A6D9EA3DA2AA872D

blchan1969@gmail.com

Brian Channel
Pastor
Marion, Living Water UM Church Marion IA
1155 Grand Avenue Marion, IA 52302
East Central
1997
1966
office file cabinets
No
none
Living Water UMC membership book
yes
Yes
20th Anniversary Celebration October 2017
none at this time

10/18/2018
Katie Dawson
6CFCE35EAB1E4D9C8972FB083DA58CC2

katied@iumc.org

Katie Dawson
Pastor
Des Moines, Immanuel UM Church Des Moines IA
Immanuel UMC 2900 49th St Des Moines, IA 50310
Central
1925
1941
In a fire safe at the church
Yes
Des Moines, Gatchel UMC - 2013
All books are for Immanuel UMC, Des Moines 1928-1940 Register of Membership 19946-1952 Record of Membership 1949-1959 Register of Membership 1952-1961 Membership Roll 1953-1960 Record of Membership 1959-1967 Register of Membership 1960-1977 Record of Membership 1978-1981 Register of Membership 1979 -1989 Record of Membership Current membership recorded in PowerChurch and archived on paper and electronically as of 05/2017
2018 - just updated
Yes
n/a
n/a

10/18/2018
Merrill Muller
211381881E344A60B42DE503B434B0AA

mgmuller25@gmail.com

Merrill Muller
Pastor
Adaville UM Church Merrill IA
21150 C38 Merrill, IA 51038
Northwest
1871
1880
Fire retardant safe in church basement
Yes
None
Adaville United Methodist Church
2004
Yes
Maundy Thursday and Easter "Sun Rise" services were observed. The Blackwood Quartet was welcomed in a Sunday worship service. We celebrated mission Sunday with a speaker from Josh's Ride. All Saints Sunday was Observed November 4th. There will be a community Thanksgiving service at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill. Friends and family night will be observed. Christmas Eve service of worship will be held.
The Blackwoods will be hosted by the community May 5, 2019. Good Friday and Easter worship are planned. There will be a community VBS and Thanksgiving service.

10/18/2018
MARY NEWMARCH
7D44317CB06B4DD8A8E87357DD009AC2

fumc@fumcclinton.com

MARY NEWMARCH
Other
Clinton, First UM Church Clinton IA
621 S 3rd St Address 2
East Central
July 17, 1856
Sanctuary 1903; Education Building 1965; Atrium 2003
Locked fireproof closet in Library
Yes
None
First United Methodist Church, Clinton
Present
Yes
None
Webb Hall renovation

10/18/2018
Ann Gitsch
3D5BFA1B9A5647DEA838F3EBBF693A16

maretta@indytel.com

Ann Gitsch
Church Historian
Independence, First UM Church Independence IA
313 2nd st SE
Northeast
1850
1956
Inside two refrigerators
No
none
Membership Books are stored inside a filing cabinet inside office
Up to current date
Yes
Living Last Supper, Youth Mission Trip
None currently

10/18/2018
Carolyn Burroughs
530133AC4C99483ABE6BCA484DC6B20A

corningumc@frontiernet.net

Carolyn Burroughs
Church Historian
Corning UM Church Corning IA
901 Nodaway Street Corning, IA 50841
Southwest
1869
1909, addition in 1967
Basement of the church
No
n/a
Corning UMC, Mt. Etna UMC
Up to current
Yes
VBS, All Saint's Day, World Communion Sunday, Christmas Angels Pick-Up, Community Christmas Concert
Same

10/18/2018
Sue-Ellen Sherman
B3A4B96E32674064A184E60E7AE3278F

bjsg7454@netins.net

Sue-Ellen Sherman
Pastor
Martelle UM Church Martelle IA
107 South Street, Martelle, IA 52305-0066
East Central
1897
1897
Historian's home in Martelle, Iowa
Yes
None.
Martelle UMC, Martelle, Iowa.
2013. Planning to update in 2019.
Yes
FEB. 11 WAS VALENTINE SUNDAY WHERE WE WROTE, SIGNED AND MAILED VALENTINE POSTCARDS TO ALL NAMES ON OUR MAILING AND MEMBERSHIP LIST. MOTHER’S DAY WAS CELEBRATED WITH GIFTS FOR ALL WOMEN ON MAY 13. FATHER’S DAY WAS CELEBRATED WITH GIFTS FOR ALL MEN ON JUNE 17. $5/BLANKETS IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AND SENT TO CHURCH WORLD SERVICE. A GIDEON SPEAKER IS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 11. WE CONTINUE TO HAVE UMW MEETINGS IN PEOPLE’S HOMES. WE CONTINUE OUR MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEALS AT RESTAURANTS ON THE 3RD FRI. WE PARTICIPATE WITH SPRINGVILLE CHURCH ACTIVITIES LIKE: WORSHIP SERVICES FOR THE CANTATAS AND SPECIAL GUEST SINGERS I.E. The Dysart Family Gospel Singers (Oct. 28) and meal to follow. WE WILL HOLD OUR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE ON DEC. 24 AT 4:30PM.
Much the same as in 2018.

10/18/2018
Pam Jackman
31185F26CEBD4678BCF6D230FCDFEBDE

newhopeumc@machlink.com

Pam Jackman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Muscatine, New Hope UM Church Muscatine IA
3215 Tipton Rd., Muscatine, IA 52761
Southeast
1850
1990
New Hope UMC, 3215 Tipton Rd., Muscatine, IA, on site files in fireproof safe
Yes
Park Avenue Methodist - Park Ave., Muscatine, IA
United Brethren Church - 1855-1948 Evangelical United Brethren - 1948-1968 Otterbein United Methodist -- 1968-1990 Park Avenue Methodist - 1919-1974 New Hope United Methodist - 1990 - current
Up to date at this point
Yes
None
None

10/18/2018
Nancy Berggren
8258D113C6CD4950BD0EDD732DAB5BA9

Nancy.Berggren@oakwoodlife.org

Nancy Berggren
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Pleasant Hill, Oakwood UM Chur Pleasant Hill IA
400 NE 56th Street
Central
1989
1992
On-site
No
None
Oakwood United Methodist Church
1989 to present.Our many records are not organized. We have no plans to do that.
Yes
Annual Lion's Club Soup Supper, Ash Wednesday Service, Maundy Thursday Service, Easter Services, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Socials, Miracle Sunday for reducing the building debt, Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby, Boy Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet, Quilting Retreat twice a year, potluck brunches, ABWA Style Show, Heartland Singers Community Concerts, Christmas Concert, early Christmas Eve Service, two Christmas Eve Services, Concert ministry, Classical Conversations home school group, mission groups, Children's Christmas Program, Meals from the Heartland, two Network home school drama presentations..
Most of the above with minor changes.

10/18/2018
Tim Sprouse
820ED0E95D804B268F70703DF7A042F8

timsprouse24@yahoo.com

Tim Sprouse
Other
Selma UM Church Douds IA
1145 118th Rd, Selma IA 52588
Southeast
1847
1865-1868
In file cabinet in the church.
Yes
Unknown
N/A
1994 written in brochure, plan to update to an electric file.
Yes
We hosted a Cultural Meal with our new pastor. We will also be hosting charge conference.
We hope to use our facilities to host more community events.

10/18/2018
Erling Shultz
6D9E270D5DB94C70B8D7728EBCCF4382

erling.shuiltz@iaumc.net

Erling Shultz
Pastor
Kalona, Sharon Center UM Churc Kalona IA
2804 520th Str SW Kalona, Iowa 52247
East Central
1866
1958 with an addition in 2002
Pastor's study, administrative office, history room
No
None
Early record of Sharon, Windham, and North Bend Book 1 - 1891/Sharon and Windham Book 2 - 1951/Sharon and Windham Book 3 - 1979/Sharon Book 4 - up to July 1999 Records after July 1999 are digital database
Current
Yes
Administrative Council Breakfasts Flu shots Fall Fun Sale All Saints Day Remembrance Church Conference Annual One Day Parents Day Out/Children's Bible School Weekly Bible study Adult and children Sunday School Monthly Devotions Pleasantview, Atrium, Emmerson Point Monthly Blood pressure checks Ash Wednesday Worship service Lenten adult study Ronald McDonald House donations Pet Visits to Atrium Village Free lunch program Blue Christmas Worship service Cottage Meals Easter Egg Hunt Yard clean up 4H meetings Maundy Thursday Worship Good Friday Worship Easter Sunrise and breakfast Guest speakers Change for Change Wedding and Baby Showers Bluegrass Festival Food Pantry Collection Blessing of School Back Packs Reading program at Regency trailer park Flags and wreaths on Veteran graves Crop Walk Blessing of Tractors Pleasantview sale Cocoa and Carols Angel Tree Funerals Human Sexuality Study Valentine Boxes Advent Study Crafting Weekends Coat Drive Trunk and Treat Roadside Cleanup Movie Matinee Flood Buckets Table and a Jar Solarize Johnson County Operation Back Pack Scatter Garden Ladies Night out Sharon Praise on the road Bird House presentation Covenant Renewal Parsonage Open House Missions Market Fall Decorating
same

10/17/2018
Lisa Karen Hankey
2A783CFDFFD744F7A48E38FF61FE35B8

iowagolfer@gmail.com

Lisa Karen Hankey
Church Historian
Des Moines, Sheridan Park UM C Des Moines IA
4100 E, Sheridan Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
Central
July 17, 1921, as Four Mile Church, renamed Easter Heights Evangelical . December 23,1928 dedicated new building at 2427 E. 38th Street. Dedicated new building at 41st & Sheridan May 1, 1960 as Sheridan Park EUB
May 1, 1960
In the church building and safety deposit box at Iowa State Bank
Yes
N/A
*
In process of scanning all historical documents
Yes
N/A
N/A
*
10/17/2018
Brad and Diane Fox
B1697066766B47198B1DC5BADF440993

foxfarm1870@gmail.com

Brad and Diane Fox
Church Historian
Dallas Center UM Church Dallas Center IA
1504 Walnut St., Dallas Center, IA 50063
Central
Circuit Riders came once a month prior to 1870. First chapel built 1873.
1948
At the church.
No
N/A
It is kept in the upper room at church.
We have a history up to 2017.
Yes
Farewell to Pastor Pam Annual Ice Cream Social during Dallas Center Fall Festival Co-sponsored Ecumenical Good Friday Service Grief Group Advent Study VBS w/the Presbyterian church
Ecumenical breakfast in January. Ecumenical Good Friday service in April. VBS w/the Presbyterian church. Advent and Lent studies. Holy Week and Lent services.

10/17/2018
Mary Turnipseed
27A557D3F1A14E76BFDACA9DFBB04DE5

mary@turnipseedfamily.com

Mary Turnipseed
Church Historian
Bethel UM Church Sigourney IA
22043 270th Ave. Sigourney, IA
Southeast
1844
1866
14542 320th Ave Keata, IA
No
N/A
=
YES - ON WEB SIGHTE
Yes
HOUSED 30 Lutherans RIDING RAGBRAI
175 th Anniversary

10/17/2018
Sharon Browne
8180204D9A3F4C6B8130FC50A4E8F809

msupnorth@gmail.com

Sharon Browne
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Fenton, First UM Church Fenton IA
311 Maple St; Fenton, IA
North Central
1874
1922
File drawers at the Church
No
None
Fenton First UMC
2016
Yes
Coffee after Worship, Fall Harvest Festival, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Easter Breakfast, Tour of Nativities with punch, coffee & Christmas cookies for the community, Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, UMW Guest Nights, Special Mission Recognition, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Community Memorial Day Services, Fenton Sweet Corn Days Worship Service, Jesus Dollar Fund for Budget, Shoe Box Ministry, Home Touch Ministry for Shut-ins, Church Food Pantry, Thanksgiving Ingathering, Collecting old Bibles for Mission.
We continue our events mentioned above and hope to come up with some new ones this year.

10/17/2018
David Barrett
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barrettd@mchsi.com

David Barrett
Pastor
Montrose, Trinity UM Church Montrose IA
201 Cedar Street Montrose, Iowa 52639
Southeast
1847
1963
within sealed container
No
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes
none
none

10/17/2018
Cari Fuller
1D3E8C5C218144C3B2A517369A046E99

cari@ssispecialties.com

Cari Fuller
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Minburn UM Church Minburn IA
705 Chestnut Street, Minburn Iowa 50167
Central
1899
1948
office
No
none
2 Membership Books (Minburn)
No - forming a committee to work on this soon
Yes
Ladies Night Out, Ice Cream Social/Movie Night, Bingo & Bake Sale, Girls Club Mission Trip
Youth Night, Ladies Night #2, Ice Cream Social/Movie Night, Chicken Noodle Dinner, All Saints Service, Community Thanksgiving Service, Mission Trip

10/17/2018
Sue-Ellen Sherman
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bjsg7454@netins.net

Sue-Ellen Sherman
Pastor
Springville UM Church Springville IA
169 Broadway, Springville, IA 52336
East Central
1846
1889
Kept in: a safe deposit box at Exchange State Bank, Springville, IA 52336 Locked in a safe at the church, and at the current local church historian's home: Bev Franks, 830 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Yes
None.
Membership books date back to 1846 and are kept in the historian's home as well as the pastor's offices at the church.
2014
Yes
March - UMW hosted an EC District UMW Spiritual Growth Study on the Covenants of God-led by our pastor Sue-Ellen Sherman and her spouse, Brian Sherman. Musical Spring and Christmas Cantatas in 2018. VBS ran for 5 days in June, 2018 for the community. Ecumenical Thanksgiving service held at our church in Nov. 2017 & 2018. Senior Dining on the 5th Wednesday for the noon meal 4 times in 2018. Praise service continues on Wednesday evenings with Christian Education on a weekly basis at 6:30pm. Bell choir plays during worship 4 times a year. Confirmation began holding weekly classes in February 2018 and will conclude the Spring of 2019. Community outdoor picnic and worship over the 4th of July weekend at Cox Lake/picnic area.
Many of the same things will occur in 2019 including: Palm Sunday parade with live animals walking from the Butler Park gazebo to the church. in 2017 we had donkeys and a goat walking with Jesus and others dressed in Biblical period attire. We look forward to having more of the community joining us on the short walk.

10/17/2018
Audrey W. Young
EB4822F06E8641AFAE3834B705802153

pastorayoung@gmail.com

Audrey W. Young
Pastor
Santiago UM Church Mitchellville IA
200 2nd St NW
Central
126 years ago
125 years ago or so
?
No
None
Alisa Hale's house
nothing new since 125th celebration last year
Yes
None
None

10/17/2018
Beverly Dashner
6E2BFB7E3A0048F99C13884388C80D39

bdash1@live.com

Beverly Dashner
Church Historian
Malvern UM Church Malvern IA
201 E. 5th St., Malvern, IA 51551
Southwest
1870
1893
fireproof file cabinet in basement of church
Yes
First Presbyterian Church 1969
Uncertain
updated and will be emailed to methodistarchives@iw.edu
Yes
Farewell for Pastor Carl Phillips
Participation in Community Sesquicentennial
a
10/17/2018
Melinda Gipple
D6B46E93A6AA4E0A901F5E34361F223F

office@salemchurchcr.com

Melinda Gipple
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cedar Rapids, Salem UM Church Cedar Rapids IA
3715 33rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
East Central
1879
1998, renovated in 2010, new construction 2015
Church Office and in the Cloud
Yes
Crosswinds UMC, 2004
Our records were damaged and destroyed in the flood of 2008 that also destroyed Salem's church building in downtown Cedar Rapids. Two ledgers from approximately 1930-2007 exist, though in poor condition. Membership records since 2008 are kept in the "cloud" and accessible via computer.
From the beginning through the present
Yes
A Way Forward District Gathering with Bishop Laurie
Capital Campaign

10/17/2018
Julie Walters
E04AA605784741219529F0A43016FC0D

jwally@myfmtc.com

Julie Walters
Church Historian
Maple Grove UM Church (SW Dist Villisca IA
%1407 Elk Ave, Villisca, Iowa 50864
Southwest
February 1883
1883
Fire safe file cabinet located at the church & also archived thru conference
Yes
We share a lay minister with Mercer Center, Corning Iowa but churches have not merged.
Numerous books from Maple Grove Membership
We are current thru the resent year(2017/2018)
Yes
We held our annual spring Chicken & Biscuit Supper. This year we changed our fall Chicken & Ham ball supper to a dinner event that was well attended & enjoyed by all. There was a large attendance for the Christmas Eve service & we again participated & hosted Lenten Services with Lenox Ministerial Association members attending.
We hope to be able to continue our annual dinners. We will host the Christmas Eve service & hopefully at this time are planning on hosting & attending the area Lenten services.

10/17/2018
Jan Tjaden
0C6E5B5FC8694CEBBCCDA10F57C0F8CB

cerhut@myomnitel.com

Jan Tjaden
Church Historian
Floyd, Grace UM Church Floyd IA
701 1st Ave. Floyd, Iowa50435
Northeast
1862
1927
locked hutch drawer
No
0
Grace United Methodist - Floyd, Iowa
Yes, up to date
Yes
Community Coffees Weekly, Advent, Christmas Eve, Lenten Services, Easter, Community Fall Bash, Community Children's Shopping in conjunction with local Lyons Club, Women's Craft Days, Women's Christmas Tea, Church Dinners
Community Coffees Weekly, Vacation Bible School, Women's Christmas Tea, Women's Craft Days, 2 Church Dinners, Gospel Sing Sunday, Advent, Christmas Eve, Lenten Services, Easter
0
10/17/2018
Laurie Riley
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revlriley@aol.com

Laurie Riley
Pastor
Irwin UM Church Irwin IA
303 Ada St PO BOX 296 Irwin Iowa 51446
Southwest
1881
1889
Church Office Irwin, IA and at Shelby Co. State Bank in Irwin
No
None
some very early books up to the present time. (Many overlap) Total books 7
1981 Not at this time as we do not have a church Historian, no one wants the job
Yes
Ecumenical Lenten Breakfasts, Lord's Portion Supper and Sale, Blanket Sunday, Thanksgiving Ingathering, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Christmas Caroling, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Agape Meal
None that are different

10/17/2018
Theresa Crotty
B1EC30F534B34626BC342F653093285A

klemmeumc@comm1net.net

Theresa Crotty
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Thornton, First UM Church Thornton IA
404 Maple St Thornton, Iowa 50479
North Central
1892
1892
Lockbox - First Security Bank, Thornton Iowa
Yes
The Methodist Episcopal Church May 1892
Church Membership Books - 1946/1953 1963/1993 1993/present
current
Yes
Bale Sale/with Soup Supper, Christmas eve Service, Confirmation, blessing of Backpacks, Ladies night out.
Ladies Dessert Event, Saturday Night Church, Noodle making
n/a
10/17/2018
Phyllis Gorsch
BFAD7E295DB4482AA0557811F35C3870

pagorsch@netins.net

Phyllis Gorsch
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Barnes City UM Church Barnes City IA
PO BOX 50 Barnes City, Ia
East Central
1884
1912
file in church basement
No
na
church basement
no - none
Yes
none
All Saints Day

10/17/2018
Frances Johnson
4FA5625D059F4D2C85C4321C69D96785

firstunitedchurch@wccta.net

Frances Johnson
Church Historian
Farnhamville, First United Chu Farnhamville IA
400 Garfield Avenue, PO Box 205, Farnhamville, IA 50538
North Central
1882
Dedicated 1923
Church office
No
1966 Farnhamville United Methodist Church and the Farnhamville United Church of Christ were joined i a "Yoke Field Fellowship"
The Membership and Church Record (Three Volumes) Farnhamville Book #1-Membership from 1890-April 28, 1968 Farnhamville Book #2-Membership from 1959-1967 Farnhamville Book #3-Membership from 1968-2013 F Membership Roll (Church Record Binder) The United Methodist Church Certificates of Confirmation and Reception as a Professing Member The Pilgrim Church Register (Congregational Church -Farnhamville) 1900-1993
We have an ongoing scrapbook of information
Yes
None
None
.
10/17/2018
Sharon Walkup
3EBC627D52E5471A96E4C58312BC6ABB

sharonw.lparish@gmail.com

Sharon Walkup
Church Historian
Redding UM Church Redding IA
Redding, IA
South Central
1874
1884
Mt. Ayr Office Complex and lock box US Bank (fire proof)
No
None
Redding UMC and Blockton UMC (closed)
1974
Yes
5th Sunday Worship, Christmas Candlelight Service, Easter Sunrise Service, Vacation Bible School, Redding Harvest Luncheon & Sale, Host Community meals, Community Roller Skating Party, Coffee & Conversation at 2 nursing home (Parish)
Similar Events

10/17/2018
Phyllis Gorsch
F03CA93DC7214C5E8501239EB628C89C

pagorsch@netins.net

Phyllis Gorsch
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Millersburg UM Church Millersburg IA
473 Jefferson St. Millersburg, Ia 52308
East Central
1858
1890 with addition in 1961
church safe
Yes
same as last year
same as last year
2015 - none
Yes
none
none

10/17/2018
Donna Cole
2CC312A8F270478DAFD06314C38A0F9F

djcole@westianet.net

Donna Cole
Church Historian
Macedonia UM Church Macedonia IA
308 Evans St., Macedonia, Ia. 51549
Southwest
1873
1930
church office
No
na
membership committee has books
is up to date - 2017
Yes
Food and clothing pantry, Hosted service and fellowship and dinner for our three church charge. prepared a parade entry for local parade in town. Christmas cantata.
will continue our food and clothing pantry.
na
10/17/2018
JoLynne Husz
2271CE234AE04B9296CBAFD42E824831

parkersburgumc@aol.com

JoLynne Husz
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Parkersburg UM Church Parkersburg IA
502 Florence St, Parkersburg, IA 50665
Northeast
1854
1992
church office and storage
No
None
records are sporadic/ working at getting better organized
Need to appoint a church historian
Yes
Christmas Fantastique December 2017 Festival of Praise Fantastique June 2018
Christmas Fantastique December 2018

10/17/2018
Wilma Roach
26C9C48586E44587877B339179B5B187

Iowatwobugs@gmail.com

Wilma Roach
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Muscatine, High Prairie Muscatine IA
215th Street, Muscatine IA 52761
Southeast
1836
1868
High Prairie Church File Cabinet
Yes
None
3-High Prairie Church File Cabinet
2018
Yes
All Saints Day, Christmas collection of gifts, Mitten Tree, Domestic Abuse Shelter, Food Pantry, Pet Pantry, 160th church anniversary
Open House to celebrate new changes, All Saints Day, Support of local shelters, food pantries. Soup dinner

10/17/2018
Theresa Crotty
D3004DA891DF4D0BB4FB2AA4776E5ADE

klemmeumc@comm1net.net

Theresa Crotty
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Klemme UM Church Klemme IA
109 N 3rd Ave. Klemme Iowa 50449
North Central
German Methodist Episcopal 1883 - English Methodist Episopal 1884
October 1930
In a fireproof Cabinet in Church Office
Yes
Liberty Church 1968
Liberty Church 1968-1975, Klemme 977 - Present
current
Yes
Christmas Eve Service, UMW Spring Soup Supper, Red Bird Mission Trip, All Saints Day, Sunday School Worship, Blessing of Backpacks, Summer Lunch program, 125 Anniversary, VBS With UCC
VBS with UCC, UMW Spring Soup Supper, Explore New Adventures with UCC, All Saints Day, Summer Lunch
n/a
10/17/2018
Cindy Kerkhoff
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gliddenumc@windstream.net

Cindy Kerkhoff
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Glidden UM Church Glidden IA
110 Hwy 30 East, Glidden, IA 51443
Southwest
1871
Sanctuary built in 1995; education wing added in 1998
Current records are either in a filing cabinet in the West or East office, or on a computer in the East office. (Computer is backed up online to an offsite server. Most documents are in Dropbox). Membership records are in a binder in the East office. Historical records are in the file drawers in the fellowship hall.
No
Lanesboro Community UMC, Lanesboro, Iowa July 2016 Lohrville United Methodist Church, Lohrville, Iowa July 2016
(Note: these all refer to the same church, just slightly different names) For Glidden Methodist Episcopal Church: "Book 3" 1891-1901 "Book 2" 1902-1908 "Book 4" 1904-1935 "November 1, 1928" 1928-1935 For First Methodist Church, Glidden (titles in quotes are notations in covers) "Later than record no 4" 1936-1951 (not an official Methodist record book) "Continue This Record" 1949-1965 For Glidden United Methodist Church: United Methodist Record System binder: 1984-present
1971. No plans at this time.
Yes
None
None at this time

10/17/2018
Karen Kunkel
90CB46A8201C488A9A2AF098E14ABBC2

karen@marcusgrace.com

Karen Kunkel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marcus, Grace UM Church Marcus IA
Grace United Methodist Church 303 E. Fenton Street Marcus, Iowa 51035
Northwest
1870
1967
Church files, computer, Farmers State Bank
Yes
Simpson Bethel in the early 1920's
We have a membership file in our computer, old books with records, and a membership book that is made every year and given to members. One is kept in our financial records each year.
Trying to keep it up to date.
Yes
If Gathering for Women, Valentines Party for Young couples, Dinner theater, Hosted a baby shower for Pastor and wife, Fireman's Supper,
Hanging of the Greens, If:Gathering for Women,
Historian-Elaine Leavitt
10/17/2018
Karen Kunkel
76CFF8514FF647889D1A3D392ACC58B6

karen@marcusgrace.com

Karen Kunkel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marcus, Grace UM Church Marcus IA
Grace United Methodist Church 303 E. Fenton Street Marcus, Iowa 51035
Northwest
1870
1967
Church files, computer, Farmers State Bank
Yes
First Episcopal Methodist Church-Nov. 22, 1900
We have a membership file in our computer, old books with records, and a membership book that is made every year and given to members. One is kept in our financial records each year.
Trying to keep it up to date.
Yes
If Gathering for Women, Valentines Party for Young couples, Dinner theater, Hosted a baby shower for Pastor and wife, Fireman's Supper,
Hanging of the Greens, If:Gathering for Women
Historian-Elaine Leavitt
10/17/2018
Karen Kunkel
FCB50B84F9774CC4ADDECD0DF3730BFF

karen@marcusgrace.com

Karen Kunkel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marcus, Grace UM Church Marcus IA
Grace United Methodist Church 303 E. Fenton Street Marcus, Iowa 51035
Northwest
1870
1967
Church files, computer, Farmers State Bank
Yes
First Episcopal Methodist Church-Nov. 22, 1900
We have a membership file in our computer, old books with records, and a membership book that is made every year and given to members. One is kept in our financial records each year.
Trying to keep it up to date.
Yes
If Gathering for Women, Valentines Party for Young couples, Dinner theater, Hosted a baby shower for Pastor and wife, Fireman's Supper,
Hanging of the Greens, If:Gathering for Women
Historian-Elaine Leavitt
10/16/2018
Christina Anderson
E60B72CDA2384E7F8D4159729ED0A92D

candgand@gmail.com

Christina Anderson
Other
Silver Creek (Rowley) UM Churc Masonville IA
2898 110th Ave, Masonville, IA 50654
Northeast
1852
1867
Church and Archives
No
North Linn UMC @ Troy Mills, Iowa
North Linn UMC @ Troy Mills, Iowa and Silver Creek UMC @ Masonville, Iowa
Yes
Yes
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Farewell for family going into full time ministry
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Ice Cream Social or Soup Supper as a thank you for our neighbors

10/16/2018
Kay Seagren
1B72AB2C58F848828219D268F5A8A58B

alandkayseagren@msn.com

Kay Seagren
Other
Iowa City, St. Mark's UM Churc Iowa City IA
2675 E Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
North Central
April 25, 1960
Summer 1973
church office and safe
Yes
None
St. Mark's Iowa City 1960-present
Updated October 2018
Yes
Ebenezer Worship began meeting Sunday afternoons at St. Mark's as a celebration of prayer and praise in several languages including Kinyawanda, Swahali and English. Through a Conference grant we employed Abbie Buhr as a Ministry intern. Abbie also is a Candidate for Ministry so worked closely with Rev. McRoberts learning different aspects of pastoring a church. Abbie also lead a study on homosexuality and Methodism. The Stewardship team presented the budget in a narrative format showing different monetary impact to ministry. An updated picture directory was completed.
All-church Family meeting

10/16/2018
DARCY SONIUS
EBC6B38C9910477FBEC06446F5DACB18

DICKENS_COMMUNITY_UMC@YAHOO.COM

DARCY SONIUS
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dickens UM Church Dickens IA
301 EAST STREET, DICKENS, IA 51333
Northwest
1887
1887, ADDITION IN 1981
CHURCH OFFICE
No
NONE
DICKENS UMC - 1965 TO PRESENT
NONE
Yes
GOD'S PORTION SALE & DINNER, CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, WEDDINGS
GOD'S PORTION SALE & DINNER, CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

10/16/2018
Patricia Harkin
CEA39E45A125478B9513198D07B2A9C2

sttimsadmin@cfu.net

Patricia Harkin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cedar Falls, St. Timothys UM C Cedar Falls IA
3220 Terrace Drive
Northeast
May, 1952
1953
Church office in the church safe and on the office computer with backup program
No
N/A
We have two membership books that are located in the church office safe. They cover the years from 1952 to the present day.
Ongoing Digitized records and work with new church historian to update physical records
Yes
Solidarity Sunday, Lenten Meditation Services, Grief Support Group, AA Support Groups
Welcoming New Pastor and Retirement of Pastor Wendi Gillan

10/16/2018
Carol Bovaird
7F3CD61CC787414881C5CA9D34177EBF

bovaird1@gmail.com

Carol Bovaird
Church Historian
Mercer Center UM Church Corning IA
2505 250th Street Corning IA
Southwest
1890
Dedicated Sept. 4, 1892
some at church, some at Adams County House of History. Most recent Carol Bovaird (current historian) home
Yes
None
Membership book at Church
2004, add name when we get new pastors
Yes
1. Ecumenical Lenten Services 2. Breakfast first Sunday of month 3. One-week VBS; 20 children attended w/supper and program last day.4. Fellowship time after worship once a month to celebrate birthdays
All of the above plus welcome for pastor and October minister appreciation fellowship

10/16/2018
Michael Slininger
81AF9C25A5824B12A6F28F12473E1BB5

pastormichael@gmail.com

Michael Slininger
Pastor
Mount Hope UM Church Mc Clelland IA
19092 290th Street McClelland, IA 51559
Southwest
1877
1898
Mt. Hope Church
No
N/A
Old ledgers are kept at Mt. Hope Church. Digital copy kept at the Carson Church.
Current
Yes
Mission Breakfasts Support Care & Share House Fall Soup Supper Tard/garage Sale
Mission Breakfasts Support Care & Share House Fall Soup Supper Tard/garage Sale

10/16/2018
Trevor Vaughn
DC41FA25D8AD4A28BCB76510B8A0A1E5

pastortrevor@farmerschapel.org

Trevor Vaughn
Pastor
Indianola, Farmers Chapel UM C Indianola IA
9020 160th Ave Indianola, IA 50125
Central
1893
2002
Church Office
No
-
-
Unknown. Starting in 2019 we have co-church historians working on this.
No
125th Celebration
None

10/16/2018
Heidi Kistler
9B8DB6FC7D0E4ABD9DA0118359D30055

trinityparish@iowatelecom.net

Heidi Kistler
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
HUMESTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH
506 S Front Street
South Central
1869
1994
Richard Oil Co. vault and church offices
Yes
LeRoy Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ
One membership book in Administrative Assistant office
No plan made at this time.
Yes
Iowa Wild Game,Barnstormers game, Community VBS, Watermelon Day, Worship at the park. Upcoming: Trunk or Treat, Community Veteran's Day dinner, Community Thanksgiving dinner, and Community New Year's Eve party.
Sports outings, Easter dinner, VBS, Watermelon Day dinner, Trunk or Treat, Community Veteran's Day dinner, Community Thanksgiving dinner, and Community New Year's Eve party.

10/16/2018
Jon Gaul
13975B8E0BBD4A048AFFDAD3F175821B

jgaul@newhopedsm.org

Jon Gaul
Other
Des Moines, New Hope UM Church Des Moines IA
4525 Beaver Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310
Central
1965
1965 1st building; 1989 Sanctuary; 2005 Family Life Center, Industrial Kitchen, Education space.
At the church building and in a bank lock box.
Yes
None
New Hope United Methodist Church
Updated each year
Yes
Held many special services and events including: Boy Scout Sunday; Girl Scout Sunday; Transfiguration of the Lord; Mardi Gras Sunday; Ash Wednesday; Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday and Soup Supper; Good Friday Prayer Vigil; Easter Sunday; Thank God It's Wednesday (mid-week children's program); Graduate Recognition Sunday; Sunday School Recognition; Mother's Day; Memorial Sunday; Father's Day; Vacation Bible School; Meals from the Heartland annual packaging; Fall Kick off with meal, face painting, balloon artist; participated in the Beaverdale parade; World Communion Sunday; Veterans bi-monthly breakfasts; Christmas Eve Services; all the Sunday special offerings; Rummage Sale; Garlands of Gifts craft/gift fair; Family Outings during the summer; Harvest Dinner & Auction Fundraiser; Community Trunk or Treat; Veterans Recognition; Sr. Blast Mission Trip to Houston, TX; Advent by Candlelight; Cookie Walk; Choir Christmas program; Children's Christmas program; Gingerbread House Workshop; Adult mission trips; Habitat for Humanity; have a team involved in Healthy Church Initiative; Hosted Retired UMC Pastors gathering; Hosted Gideon conference; Hosted Ministerial Ethics Workshop; Hosted Commission on a Way Forward with Bishop Haller; Women at the Well guest preacher Lee Schott; and more . . .
Many of those listed above.

10/16/2018
Carlotta Romero
F7DB941D5F1B4C89AFF737A51BC123ED

office@broadwayunitedmethodist.com

Carlotta Romero
Church Historian
Council Bluffs, Broadway UM Ch Council Bluffs IA
11 S First ST Council Bluffs IA 51503
Southwest
1850
1892
In fireproof files in the History Library (Room 201) BUMC
Yes
NA
1863-2018 in bound books and notebooks
A continual updating of church history is done yearly
Yes
*January - March - Financial Peace University *January 25th - Care and Share "Walk a Mile" Banquet and Auction *February - Five scholarships for spring semester awarded for the first time *February 14th - Ash Wednesday Worship *March 10th - Nebraska Wesleyan Choir Concert *March 18th - Announcement of pastoral appointment - Rev. Dr. Lanette Plambeck would be leaving in June for a position at the Confernce Office. Awaiting appointment for Rev. Chris St. Clair (later announced his appointment to Arnolds Park UMC) *April 7th - Iowa INterfaith Power and Light Workshop *April 15th - Announcement of appointment of Rev. Alexis Johnson and Pastor Mark Johnson to BUMC *May 5th 0 Men's Bible study began *May 13th Senior Sunday, $11,000 in scholarships awarded *May 19th Student Life float in Celebrate CB parade *May 20th - Farewell reception for Gary Richardson, music staff *June 13th - Bibles and BBQ begins on alternate Wednesdays at Big Lake (through August) *June 17th - Last Sunday for Rev. Dr. Lanette Plambeck and Rev. Chris St. Clair *June 18th - Painting, cleaning, and replacement of carpet at the parsonage *July 1st - Rev. Alexis and Pastor Mark first Sunday at BUMC *July 2-5 - Student Life Home Mission week *July 7-14 - Student Life to Summer Games in Georgia, 49 students and 4 adults from BUMC and Treynor attended *July 15-18 - Vacation Bible School averaged 32 children and collected 112 cans of food for Care and Share. *Late July - September - Cottage Meetings were held to acquaint pastors and members in small group settings. *August - Janet Williamson was hired as Music Director for Bell Choir and Vocal Choir *August - collection of school supplies for Longfellow teachers *September - work begins on developing a non-profit called Bridge the Gap (from Tuesday Community Outreach) *September 16 - Sunday evening Scripture Study begins *September 23 - Bible Sunday, 3rd graders presented with Deep Blue Bibles *October 2 - UMW Community Support dinner held (main fundraiser for United Methodist Women's mission giving) *October 25th - Ingathering Kit Assembly *October 26th - Outreach table at Mall of the Bluffs Spooktacular *October 31 - Trunk or Treat at BUMC parking lot *November 1 - Hope Net Ministries annual Women of Worth Banquet. Proceeds help women transitioning to life after incarceration.
*A new pictorial directory will be published, photography sessions in February and March *20/20 Campaign Tuckpointing of external brick; repairs to walls and ceilings in stairwells and balcony *20/20 Campaign Repairs to the kitchen floor and redecorating of Fellowship Hall

10/16/2018
Karen Wallace
BB402D5C01D446B0A1CE1D2338894287

osum@iowatelecom.net

Karen Wallace
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Our Savior UM Church Manson IA
1130 11th St., Manson, IA 50563
North Central
1867 Grace Methodist, Manson; 1870 Wesley Methodist, Pomeroy; 1999 Our Savior UMC (joined together with new name)
1980 - the former Grace building in Manson which is where both towns' members now meet. The Wesley building was built in 1893 and for 13 years we used both centers but Wesley had to be torn down in 2012 because of mold.
Old records are kept in a fireproof file in the church. Newer records are kept in a file cabinet in the church office and in computer files. We purchased the Servant Keeper church management program and administrative assistant is currently inputting members into the program. An external backup drive was purchased to safe keep the new records on computer. The church also has a lock box at Manson state Bank for legal papers. Memorabilia are kept in two display cabinets.
Yes
1999 Wesley UMC, Pomeroy, IA
1.Membership book in office with current information from the time of combining of the Grace (Manson) and Wesley (Pomeroy) churches in 1999; 2. Membership Roll-Pomeroy 1922-1962; United Methodist Family Membership Roll-Manson 1909-1973; 3. Membership Roll-Former Members A-L, Manson, ? 4. Membership Roll Transfer & Deceased M-Z (can’t give a date for either book but they are early 1920s to 1950s; 5. United Methodist Family membership Roll, Manson, 1971-2000; 6. Grace United Methodist Church, Manson 1914-1950; 7. United Methodist Member Record Book, 1990-1996; 8. Methodist Church Membership Register, Manson 1953-1961; 9. Membership Register & Church Records No. 148, Manson, 1939-1950; 10 Manilla envelope with Membership names of the closed Palmer (Trinity?) Methodist Church, 1909-1966?; 11. Grace Methodist Church-Book 2, Manson 1890-1904; 12. Grace Methodist Church Book 3, Manson 1905-1917;Grace Methodist Church Book 1, Manson, 1875-1889; also has a written historical record of the early church and the ministers.
2019 is our 20th anniversary of combining with Pomeroy. We will do an update at that time.
Yes
None.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Our Savior UMC"

10/16/2018
Marcia Smith
67E5305EAFE840FEB9B206318CD01B91

epwfd@frontier.net

Marcia Smith
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Fort Dodge, Epworth UM Church Fort Dodge IA
2025 11th Avenue South Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
North Central
1-27-1908
10-24-1967
File drawers in church office and in Fellowship Hall
No
none
Epworth UMC
2008
Yes
Honored 25 50 year members in January 2018
none planned as of now
will send before the end of the year
10/16/2018
Lori Schroder
D8FAF021B7EA469DA149185A55F6CB3D

lorischroder@yahoo.com

Lori Schroder
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Anita UM Church Anita IA
501 Main Street, Anita, IA 50020-1033
Southwest
1874
1933
In the church safe
No
None
Current to my knowledge
2009
Yes
None
None

10/16/2018
Donna Johnson
51F23BF3062A4B3799A5FE2BDC5D7C13

raumc@ruthventel.com

Donna Johnson
Other
Ruthven UM Church Ruthven IA
1402 Rolling Street, Ruthven IA 51358
Northwest
1872
1914 and 1915
In the church office as well as in a dedicated file in a vacant Sunday School room.
No
N/A
We have numerous books, all listed under First Methodist Church and then the Ruthven United Methodist Church since joining with the E.U.B. in the 1960's. They contain membership files, baptism records and transfers of membership records. We also house some records from the Free Methodist Church in Ruthven which was closed in the 1960's and demolished. We also house Ayrshire United Methodist Church's records which closed in 2014.
Up to 1997 and Power Point from 1914-2014. The parsonage was sold in July of 2018. At present we have no plan to update,
Yes
Services on Maundy Thursday at RUMC, Good Friday at Ruthven Community Care Center and Easter at RUMC. We held Lenten Services at the Ruthven Community Care Center. We hosted a Baccalaureate Service for the Ruthven-Ayrshire graduates, and honored the United Methodist graduates on the Sunday closest to graduation during our worship service. Our UMW hosts a Special Recognition Sunday to honor those members who served the church with their efforts. Our Mission team provides a "Lunch for Farmers" day at the local elevator. A complete sack lunch is provided for the farmers as they come into the elevator to deliver their grain. A special All Saints' Day is held each year to remember those who have died during the year. The worship committee has an arrangement of candles on the altar, one for each departed soul. The candles are lit by family members or friends. As each name is read, a bell tolls in remembrance. We participate in Mainstreet Market which is produce and baked goods donated by members and the proceeds goes to Mission Projects. Gary's Garden & Pumpkin Patch is held in the fall to fund mission projects. We host a local ecumenical Back Pack Program for the children in Ruthven who are at nutritional risk. A silent auction is held to augment our budget. This takes the place of the regular auction held in previous years. A joint Thanksgiving Service will be held in conjunction with the other churches. Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is a highlight of the church year when families who are gathered for the holidays can worship together at RUMC. Special music is provided. Spring Fling Fall supper with silent auction Advent Services at Ruthven Community Care Center Assisted Living
All of the above will be repeated. New ideas will no doubt be developed as the year progresses.

10/16/2018
Janet Schumburg
2B3961AD961C45D68F98E7D06DBDB1BD

shellrockvalleyumc@yahoo.com

Janet Schumburg
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Nora Springs, First UM Church Nora Springs IA
202 N. Hawkeye Ave Nora Springs, IA 50458
Northeast
1867-1870
1933
Indeterminate
No
None
Shell Rock Valley Parish Church Office
No
Yes
None
None

10/16/2018
Theresa Constable
727E88215E4F4B45997ADE63625265EB

theresa@aldersgatedsm.org

Theresa Constable
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Urbandale, Aldersgate UM Churc Urbandale IA
3600 75th Street
Central
March 12, 1960
Original 1962: 4 Classrooms 1966: New Sanctuary 1982: Family Life Center 1995: Elevator 2006: Renovation of choir room 2013
Historical cabinet and Sunday school classroom. Partial electronic data base kept off site
No
NA
Aldersgate UMC only - Urbandale IA - 1960 to present
2016
Yes
Teacher, Graduation and Confirmation Recognition, Fall Kick Off, United Methodist Women Special Sunday, Advent Event, Hanging of the Greens, VBS
Teacher and Graduation Recognition, Fall Kick Off, United Methodist Women Special Sunday, Advent Event, Hanging of the Greens, VBS

10/16/2018
Virgil Hillman
C13ED0D741924E9B80C284D64E243C56

virgilhillman@gmail.com

Virgil Hillman
Church Historian
Des Moines, Union Park UM Chur Des Moines IA
2305 E 12th St, Des Moines, Iowa 5316
Central
no changes
no changes
In fire-proof vault, historical library and storage room
Yes
does not apply
Have membership books including in Swedish
1974 No plans at this time.
Yes
none
none

10/16/2018
Lori Hayden
F1707F1A91544D4CBC62F147A36E3EFC

admin@whumc.org

Lori Hayden
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Urbandale, Walnut Hills UM Chu Urbandale IA
12321 Hickman Road
Central
1990
1995
Church Office
Yes
N/A
Walnut Hills United Methodist church
2014
Yes
NA
Hopefully a mortgage burning

10/16/2018
Jennifer Umbaugh
81B20C468BE24FFEB3C760A6EB47EB27

Wintersetumc@msn.com

Jennifer Umbaugh
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Winterset, First UM Church Winterset IA
309 E. Jefferson Winterset, IA 50273
South Central
1849
1919-Original building, 1954-north wing, 1995-East addition
Fireproof file in church office, fire proof file in storage closet.
Yes
Patterson United Methodist Church
Winterset First United Methodist Church, Patterson United Methodist Church
Written history to August, 1999, shorter summary in 2012
Yes
Monthly Mobile Food Pantry with the Food Bank of Iowa
Monthly Mobile Food Pantry with the Food Bank of Iowa

10/16/2018
Janet Schumburg
9AA0564D1F1B4F44AE01D7B17F30FF1D

shellrockvalleyumc@yahoo.com

Janet Schumburg
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Plymouth, First UM Church Plymouth IA
508 Carter St. Plymouth, IA 50464
Northeast
1867-1874
1927
Rubbermaid totes at church or Deb Peshak's home
Yes
Unknown
Deb Peshak's home, Shell Rock Valley Parish Church Office
None
No
None
150 year anniversary of town in 2020

10/16/2018
Janet Schumburg
6D78885EF2304899B9F9321814D4C6AF

shellrockvalleyumc@yahoo.com

Janet Schumburg
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rudd UM Church Rudd IA
611 6th St Rudd, IA 50471
Northeast
1871-1875
1925
At Church basement/office
No
None
Office at Cleo O'Connor's home
Indeterminate
Yes
None
None

10/16/2018
KATHY ROBINSON
8052A67D2800456CAEDFB4CA0841F027

umc@netins.net

KATHY ROBINSON
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Clarence UM Church Clarence IA
316 7th Ave, CLARENCE, IA
East Central
1862
1919
COMMUNITY STATE BANK
Yes
N/A
LOCATED IN CHURCH LIBRARY
PLAN TO UPDATE THESE RECORDS IN 2019
Yes
HEAVENLY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
HEAVENLY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

10/16/2018
Anna Teffer
1C386CF85F574A87BF77E7D941F92B08

carjimhow@netscape.net

Anna Teffer
Church Historian
Urbana UM Church Urbana IA
5547 32nd Ave. Center Point Iowa 52213
Northeast
1849
1981
In the church - safe
Yes
0
1. 1881-1969 3. Bear Creek 2901-1911 2. 1893-1953 4, Feb 1, 1958-Present
2017 Will continue
Yes
Held Good Friday Service, Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast with Alice UMC as our guests
Nothing at this time.
?
10/15/2018
Pat Fluhrer
FA7B3D021ADD493D9CE198E71C099309

billpat@internet2go.biz

Pat Fluhrer
Church Historian
West St. Charles UM Church Charles City IA
2068 March Ave. Charles City, IA 50616
Northeast
1881
1950
Fire Safe in church building
Yes
0
membership book - membership chairman
2016 for 150th celebration
Yes
4th of July Celebration, Gospel Weekend, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Caroling
Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Annual 4th of July celebration

10/15/2018
Larry Davis
D2586C8A9CEA49B4858CD8A0B72E657F

ld2mstone@gmail.com

Larry Davis
Church Historian
Des Moines, Windsor UM Church Des Moines IA
6222 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311
Central
1950
1951, with additions in 1960 & 1987.
Fireproof safe in church
Yes
n/a
Windsor United Methodist Church
unknown
Yes
none
none

10/15/2018
Jill Clem
36E8C75B93B348D2AB4E48495200244E

jillclem@cableone.net

Jill Clem
Pastor
Sioux City, Rustin Avenue UM C Sioux City IA
2901 Leech Ave., Sioux City IA 51106
Northwest
1899
1928
Church basement
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Wednesday Evening Lent Worship Maundy Thursday Worship Good Friday Worship Longest Night Worship Christmas Eve Worship Vacation Bible school Trunk or Treat
Wednesday Evening Lent Worship Maundy Thursday Worship Good Friday Worship Longest Night Worship Christmas Eve Worship Vacation Bible school Trunk or Treat Concert Blessing of the Animals

10/15/2018
Patti Ford
7C499AA2F2434F02ABB8DF4B3A45A367

patti.ford@iaumc.net

Patti Ford
Pastor
Logan UM Church Logan IA
302 E. 8th Street Logan, IA 51546
Southwest
1873
1899
Church Secretary's office
Yes
Bethel, Magnolia
Bethel, Magnolia, Logan
It is updated
Yes
All Saint's Day, Christmas Eve Service, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Easter Sunrise Service at Harris Grove Country Church, Camp Sunday, Graduation Recognition Sunday, Blessing of Backpacks and 3rd grade Bible Sunday, Mother-Daughter Banquet, Ice Cream Social, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale, Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Movie nights, Laity Sunday, United Methodist Women Sunday, Bible School Program, Christmas Sunday school program
We will continue what we are doing and add new events as the church moves foreward -

10/15/2018
Meribeth Adams
41823A6C86E14D1FB6A457FC7F628D5D

meribethadams@outlook.com

Meribeth Adams
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cherokee, St. Paul's UM Church Cherokee IA
531 West Main Street, Cherokee, IA 51012
Northwest
1858
1915
They are kept in a vault in the office closet and in files in the hall closet.
Yes
Not applicable
We have 18 membership books dating back to 1897.
2018
Yes
Apple Pie and Crisp Sale; Northwest District Youth Ingathering Retreat; BVU Singers Christmas Concert; Bishop Laurie Haller visited St. Paul's on April 21, 2018; Northwest Iowa UMW Officers' Meeting; Northwest Iowa UMW District Annual Meeting; and the Installation Service for District Superintendent Ron Carlson.
Children's Sabbath; Northwest District Youth Ingathering Retreat; Ingathering at WIT; All Saints' Sunday; UMW Election Day Luncheon and Bake Sale; Thanksgiving Dinner; UMW Christmas Brunch; Sunday School Christmas Program; Christmas Eve Service; UMW Recognition Sunday; Palm Sunday; Maundy Thursday; Two Services on Easter Sunday; Confirmation Sunday; Graduation Sunday; Missions Dinner; 3rd Graders Receive Bibles/Recognition of Sunday School Staff; Pork Loin Dinner; and Charge Conference.

10/15/2018
Jean Borgeson
6497AC1942C748A395242F1A5F16C990

jeanb@iowatelecom.net

Jean Borgeson
Church Historian
Rippey UM Church Rippey IA
103 Main St., Rippey, IA 50235
Central
The Rippey Circuit was organized in the fall of 1893. D.M. Mallory was appointed pastor under M.D. Collins
On April 15, 1973, the cornerstone from the old building and a new one were laid in place and the last service was held in the old church at 2 pm that same day. The first service in the new church was the consecration service.
In the all-purpose room next to the office that houses the copier, files and a sad. The membership books are kept here. We have a list of all the ministers who have served.
No
Primitive Methodist; about 1883; Angus, IA started by Rev. William A. Morris Methodist Episcopal built in 1884; Angus, IA, REv. John Elliot, appointed pastor September 22, 1885 Both of these churches declined when the mines were closed, as did all of Angus. The Methodist Episcopal Church, however, survived until the church was sold at auction, dismantled and moved away on September 8, 1959. (Full copies of articles about these churches available upon request)
N/A
yes, 2012
Yes
Ice cream social at the beginning and end of summer BRRR Ride Lunch Thanksgiving Eve Service with other churches in area Regular holidays and observances
Ice cream social at the beginning and end of summer BRRR Ride Lunch Thanksgiving Eve Service with other churches in area Regular holidays and observances

10/15/2018
Larry Bock
34F1921B4D054329A46AB8E78C3CC062

crstjamesumc@gmail.com

Larry Bock
Other
Cedar Rapids, Trinity-St. James UM Church Cedar Rapids IA
1430 Ellis Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
East Central
#1 St James 1910, #2 Trinity 1887
#1 1952 #2 1969
#1 Office #2 Office
No
None
#1 St James Membership from 1910, computer membership files w/backup #2 Trinity, old records lost in flood, current records from 2008 to present on computer w/backup
#1 St James 1910-present, #2 Trinity 2008-present
No
OPEN
OPEN

10/15/2018
Tim Bonney
ADB1924B738B4AFF883C3B33525F5C17

tim.bonney@iaumc.net

Tim Bonney
Pastor
Indianola, First UM Church Indianola IA
307 W. Ashland Ave PO Box 258 Indianola, IA 50125
Central
1856
1957
locked, climate controlled room
No
None
Record books are available for Indianola First Church
electronic copies of the church history - updated 2014
Yes
The church sent two missions teams to Guatemala this year.
Pastor Bonney is planning a trip to Ireland in September of 2019 with members of First UMC. Also another mission trip, possibly back to Guatemala is being considered for 2019. The youth will be taking a mission trip Kentucky this summer.
...
10/14/2018
LeAnn Boles
0751CA94139C458485EB5F14C063020C

tllr_boles@grm.net

LeAnn Boles
Other
Beaconsfield UM Church Beaconsfield IA
3220 4th St. Beaconsfield, IA 50074
South Central
1885
1950
Fireproof safe in the church
Yes
Grand River United Methodist Church - Grand River, IA closed 2009. Conference transferred membership to Beaconsfield UMC
Gave some information books from Grand River when the church closed in Oct. 2009 to the District. Looking for information in old office and other places.
2016. Information will need to be gathered and entered into the history book
Yes
Gave blanket money for Thanksgiving Ingathering Adopt a family for Christmas from Neighborhood Center 5th Sunday joint worship services and potluck dinners Ice Cream Social Fall supper and bazaar Cradle Rock
Blanket money for Ingathering Adopt a family for Christmas Visit new Neighborhood Center and take personal items Ice Cream Social Fall Supper and Bazaar Cradle Rock

10/14/2018
Bonnie Hansen
C5BA457F7020485DA8394AA9A1CD8C91

samrock@gmtel.net

Bonnie Hansen
Church Historian
Grand Mound, St. Paul's UM Chu Grand Mound IA
911 Clinton Street Grand Mound, Iowa 52751
East Central
1869
1960
St Pauls UM Church
No
0
?
no electronic history just scrapbooks
Yes
April - Good Friday Tenebrae service, May - UMW Mother's Day Luncheon, August - Joint Ecumenical outdoor service in the park with Faith Lutheran Ch., September - Chuck Wagon Dinner, October - CROP WALK, November - All Saints Day, November - Joint Ecumenical Thanksgiving service with Faith Lutheran CH. and Wesley UMC. December - Christmas Eve service
We haven't discussed Plans yet.
Copy of a list of Pastors and years Served was sent 10-15-2018
10/14/2018
Jan Phillips
207B664D89234A499D05E0812CC0D970

janicephillips68@gmail.com

Jan Phillips
Pastor
Tabor UM Church Tabor IA
516 Orange St., Tabor, IA 51653
Southwest
1894
1909
Fireproof safe in church basement and a bank safety deposit box
Yes
unaware of any
uncertain
uncertain
No
Lenten Breakfast; BFF after school club; Cub Scouts; funeral luncheons; graduation reception; Ingathering efforts (kits & funding); hosted sister churches in joint worship services and lunch or coffees that followed.
similar to above

10/14/2018
Diana Pollard
9E378296B1C84F54889DD457E3BE624E

diana.pollard@yahoo.com

Diana Pollard
Pastor
Tracy UM Church Tracy IA
403 Parker St Tracy, IA 50256
South Central
1870 or1885
1903
Locked fireproof file box, file drawers, and on pastor's computer
Yes
none
Two membership books are kept in the church building
We are up to date
Yes
none
none

10/14/2018
Jan Phillips
0D3017C4398D44C8A3CB1555E6D6D4C0

janicephillips68@gmail.com

Jan Phillips
Pastor
Randolph UM Church Randolph IA
202 W. Randolph St., Randolph, IA 51649
Southwest
1872
1916
Church office, fireproof safe, Randolph UMC
Yes
n/a
uncertain
none at this time
No
Lenten breakfast; funeral luncheons; pancake & sausage lunch for Ground Hog Sunday; Trash & Treasure Sale during Trail of Treasures in Fremont Co.; VBS; 4-H group meets in our building; support Blanket Sunday for Ingathering; Host our sister churches for 5th Sunday worship. Planning Christmas Eve worship and joint worship services with our sister churches for Nov. 25 and Dec. 30, with a soup lunch following worship on Dec. 30.
Similar to above

10/14/2018
Linda Freeman
EB989441817E455BB38A8AAA5376D84E

marylindafreeman@gmail.com

Linda Freeman
Church Historian
Indianola, Center Chapel UM Ch Indianola IA
8020 Kennedy St, Indianola, IA 50125
Central
1893
2005
At the church. Financial records for current year kept on the Finance Secretary Computer, and the Treasurer's comp[uter. Membership records are kept at the Membership Secretary's home.
No
None
This line was left blank intentionally
Church historian is in the process of compiling and updating all records on the computer and will be put on a flash drive to be put into lock box.
Yes
none
none at this time

10/13/2018
Karlene Groth
4A4F9D3AD7BA42C1AC6E13ACE6F13EBB

parish@netins.net

Karlene Groth
Church Historian
Olin, Community UM Church Olin IA
PO Box 219 102 W Locust St Olin, IA 52320
East Central
1838
1910 Dedicated May 11, 1911
Church Office
No
None
n/a
n/a
Yes
All Saints Day, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Community Picnic in the Park, Christmas Services, Jones County Fair Service, Joint Service with Clarence/Olin/Oxford Junction with picnic at Craig Irons' Pond, Kirkwood Foreign Exchange Student Visit, Candle Light Vigil for Vegas Shooting, Olin Jamboree Service, Healthy Small Church Initiative Volunteer Recognition's: God's Garage Sale, Ambulance & Fire Crews
Continue with The Healthy Small Church Initiative Recognitions

10/12/2018
Jan Phillips
E0DEB37B4EF54A7C876F931FB1491926

janicephillips68@gmail.com

Jan Phillips
Pastor
Thurman UM Church Thurman IA
408 Harris St., Thurman, IA 51654
Southwest
1855
1855
Some at Randolph State Bank, some at the church, some with Randy Hickey
Yes
n/a
uncertain
uncertain
No
Christmas Eve worship, Easter breakfast, funeral luncheons, family dinners, class reunions; BFF after school program in cooperation with Tabor UMC and others.
similar to this year

10/12/2018
Diana Pollard
F3BA81B7EE4F49F1B6512979D67ADA1C

diana.pollard@yahoo.com

Diana Pollard
Pastor
Harvey UM Church Harvey IA
401 Wise St Harvey Iowa 50119
South Central
1902
1930
Wells Fargo Bank, Knoxville, Iowa Fireproof safe in church building File in church building scrapbook in church building Pastor's computer
Yes
none
3 membership books located at the church
We are up to date
Yes
none
none

10/12/2018
Tim Gracey
02256C0B52484D949A6CCB258448101B

t.gracey@mchsi.com

Tim Gracey
Other
Des Moines, Jordan UM Church Des Moines IA
1950 SE 4th St Des Moines, IA 50315
Central
1915
1904
some in church some in safe deposit box
Yes
none that I know of
not sure
2018
Yes
we had a belated 100 year celebration.
none yet

10/12/2018
Ona VanHeiden
38467325F7FE400EB26B173CEAE17D2C

NorthwoodUMC@msn.com

Ona VanHeiden
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lake Mills, Asbury UM Church Lake Mills IA
107 East Main St. Lake Mills, IA 50450
North Central
1881
1906, 1968 Educational Unit
Church Safe (Pastor's Office), Safe Deposit (MBT Manufacturers Bank & Trust Lake Mills)
Yes
1950's? joined with Thompson UMC until 1995? (guessing years), Shared a minister with Ventura UMC Audrey Westendorf-Young (2003-2007), Shared charge with Northwood UMC 2007 until present.
Asbury/Thompson 1976, Asbury 1881-1981, 100th Anniversary, Asbury All Seasons 1991, Asbury 1998, Asbury 2010, Asbury/ Northwood 2014
2007
Yes
Confirmation, Dedication of Ingathering Kits, Rally Day, Christmas Eve Service, Dedication of Memorials, Harvest Festival, Packaging Meals, Thanksgiving Meal, Honoring Seniors, All Saints Sunday, Noisy Offering for Missions, Christmas Boxes (college & service), Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, Vacation Bible School, Camp Fundraisers, Serve for Funerals
Confirmation, Dedication of Ingathering Kits, Rally Day, Christmas Eve Service, Dedication of Memorials, Harvest Festival, Packaging Meals, Thanksgiving Meal, Honoring Seniors, All Saints Sunday, Noisy Offering for Missions, Christmas Boxes (college & service), Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, Vacation Bible School, Camp Fundraisers, Serve for Funerals

10/12/2018
Carl Phillips
FB4EC22E66B54DF38486A094594AD700

carlphillipssvf@gmail.com

Carl Phillips
Pastor
Summit UM Church Shenandoah IA
2607 Hwy. 59, Shenandoah, IA 51601
Southwest
1888
1940's
in church basement and private home
No
n/a
membership books from the early 1900's to present
2016
Yes
Celebrate all Christian holidays, occasional singing and/or skit from the children, support a "Adopt a Family" program every Christmas, generously support the local Shenandoah Food Pantry. Support full apportionments to the Conference. Have joined Farragut UMC in occasional Bible Studies together.
With a smaller congregation we hope, God willing, to do the same as last year. But when a need arises that the church can be involved with to share the love of Christ more fully, they are open to whatever comes with open hands.

10/12/2018
Susan Lawrenson
67C3B9EBEDA7475DBD09EF11875CED7C

relsel@hotmail.com

Susan Lawrenson
Church Historian
Mondamin UM Church Mondamin IA
Mondamin United Methodist Church 109 S. Vine Street Mondamin, IA 51557
Southwest
Late 19th Century
1931
Our church Sunday School room and library
No
n/a
Only book held is ours
2018
Yes
Recognition of birthdays to all our members.
None that I'm aware of.

10/12/2018
Jason Gutzmer
5927477353B84A219CB95E6C73821D95

jason.gutzmer@iaumc.net

Jason Gutzmer
Pastor
Missouri Valley UM Church Missouri Valley IA
308 E. Superior St Missouri Valley IA 51555
Southwest
1870
1938
Locked room at the church
No



Yes



10/12/2018
Anita Mason
3905080313BA4A639B5546B7A8650B10

amason@ruralwaves.us

Anita Mason
Church Historian
Early UM Church Early IA
402 Hickory St., Early, IA 50535
Northwest
May 14, 1883
1963
Secretary's office and credenza in Mable Allen Lounge
No
None
1924-1957 - Blue Membership Book 1948-1950 - Gibson's Baptism Records 1962-1985 - Red Membership book in office/The Official Membership & Church Record Book 1985-Present - United Methodist Family Membership Roll
2018
Yes
Senior Recognition Sunday, Ash Wednesday Service, Good Friday "Walk with Christ", Easter service & Breakfast, Christian Ed Sunday/Waffle Breakfast, Heifer International Sunday, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Christmas Program, Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service, Prayer Bank, Bible Presentations, Blessing of School Bags, Stewardship Sunday, Prairie Pedlar Garden Worship, Christmas Eve Service, Laity Sunday honoring 50 yr. members.
Same as above

10/12/2018
Eilene Lloyd
D19F77781FF44051824FF4E26430047D

e-lloyd@cox.net

Eilene Lloyd
Church Historian
Council Bluffs, St. Mark's UM Council Bluffs IA
15 Bennett Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Southwest
5/8/55
5/4/58
In the church office, annex, and Perkins Hall
No
n/a
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Council Bluffs, IA
2018
Yes
May Salad Luncheon; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; Maundy Thursday Service; Ash Wednesday Service; Easter breakfast and Easter Service; Hanging of the Greens and Chili Supper to decorate the church for Advent; Back to Church Service and potluck following; Potluck to honor our retiring pastor; Potluck to honor our new pastor.
All of the above except for the potlucks for the pastors.

10/12/2018
Debra Young
6D28DEF1644D4950975F190096048802

office@lemarsumchurch.org

Debra Young
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
LeMars, United Methodist Churc LeMars IA
901 Third Avenue SE, Le Mars, IA 51031
Northwest
1854
1954
Storage Rooms in Church and Electronically
Yes
First United Methodist Church of Le Mars and Calvary United Methodist Church of Le Mars Merged in the year of 2005.
First UMC and Calvary UMC
A large historical timeline has been created and used for member groups and confirmation classes.
Yes
Noisy Money for Josh's Ride; Safety Policy Presentation; Christ in the Passover by the Jews for Christ; Memorial Day Celebration; Celebration Sunday; All Church Birthday Celebration
Noisy Money (work in progress); Community Meal; African Dinner and Service (details to be determined)
Administrative Assistant
10/12/2018
Joyce Supernaw
CCDACE4000794ACEB968A983E6D4F643

1963super@gmail.com

Joyce Supernaw
Church Historian
Farragut UM Church Farragut IA
518 Essex Ave., Farragut, IA 51639
Southwest
1876
1918
Membership data kept on historical church in pastor's computer, and hard copy records in file cabinets in church office.
No
July 1, 2018, the closed Riverton UM church was merged into Farragut's membership.
7 books from Farragut UMC. Earliest is 1882, next is 1920, continuing to present. None were located from Riverton. Riverton's records were delivered to the District Office.
It was updated this year.
Yes
100 year celebration of the completion of the Farragut church building; Joint worship service and welcome coffee for Pastor Carl Phillips and for the transferred Riverton UMC members. Weekly Bible study, Women In Touch dinners at local restaurant, Retirement Dinner for Pastor Bruce Hauswirth, African mission trip speaker.
Youth program renewal; monthly church breakfast prior to worship service, working with youth through the community library, prayer shawl ministry meeting weekly, food pantry donations to Shenandoah and Sidney West Central.

10/11/2018
Marion Sindt
400731024ACE497C8CBE113F9ABED306

msindt36@gmail.com

Marion Sindt
Pastor
Grant UM Church Grant IA
207 U Ave Grant, IA 50847
Southwest
N\A
1882
Closet in church office
No
(Anita Mission, Anita, IA) Milford Circuit, First Serman 1844 East side of Nodaway river east of the present town of Grant Organized 1875; Edna Grove at the first quarterly Conference of Millford Circuit Oct. 16, 1869 Red Oak, IA 1902
Yes
Don't know
No
Baby baptism and new members
0

10/11/2018
Mary Vondrak
C895E1C440D9424789713CFB5CC6EB76

scfirst@msn.com

Mary Vondrak
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sioux City, First UM Church Sioux City IA
1915 Nebraska Street Sioux City, IA 51104
Northwest
1886
1915
Safety Deposit Box, Security National Bank (downtown branch) and the law firm of Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga and Irvin, L. L. P (Contact: Charles Corbett)
Yes
None
Located in a fireproof filing cabinet in the Church Office.
None
Yes
None
None

10/11/2018
Sue Micllef
A682CA56F3074221AC08D28248E52629

lfumc@pcpartner.net

Sue Micllef
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Living Faith (Tama-Montour) UM Tama IA
309 E 11th St, Tama, IA 52339
Northeast
1865
1968
At the church
Yes
Montour
Montour and Tama
Written - current
Yes
50th Anniversary for Tama Building
None

10/11/2018
Rhonda Mason
A8C4A1CFEBEC4299A654D9A77EB03E9F

rmason@grm.net

Rhonda Mason
Church Historian
Millerton UM Church Millerton IA
210 Reuter St., Millerton, IA
South Central
September 1912 & July 1917
January 1993
Rhonda Mason's home
Yes
None
Millerton ME/Millerton UMC 1917-2018
January 1993
Yes
None
None

10/11/2018
Virginia Fuller
E12B4325447E468183F59B5BDC1303F1

bvfuller@msn.com

Virginia Fuller
Church Historian
New Zion UM Church Corydon IA
2003 Liberty Road, Corydon, IA 50060
South Central
1855
1875
Some records are at the home of Virginia Fuller and some are in the safe deposit box at Great Western Bank. Electronic records of Membership are in the parish office
Yes
None
Membership book for New Zion UMC, Corydon, IA, since 6-1-1966
2015 I am planning to work on the records this winter.
No
None
We plan to continue with what we have done in the past. We will be partipatingin the Last (Week) suppers.

10/11/2018
Nancy Miles
426FBD4F41B14EDFB3C062797593A318

Denison-first-umc@iaumc.net

Nancy Miles
Church Historian
Denison, First UM Church Denison IA
113 S. 14th St
Southwest
1887
1966
Church Office
No
Deloit United Methodist Church 2012
Denison
2018
Yes
RAGBRI 2018
None at this time

10/11/2018
Lisa Karen Hankey
9745E2531458457E9A70AE5E9D0EC97C

OfficeManager@DMFirstChurch.org

Lisa Karen Hankey
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Des Moines, First UM Church Des Moines IA
1001 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50309-2611
Central
1845
1906-08
Archive / History Room and membership in fireproof safe
Yes
none
1854 - present for First Church
1853 - present
Yes
1st Anniversary of Mabaan / First Church Partnership on Aug 16, 2018. Recognition of 110th Anniversary of current building.
uncertain at this time.

10/11/2018
Rhoda Preston
C711C889B0634194B7997414D2BABB29

rhodaepreston@yahoo.com

Rhoda Preston
Pastor
St. Ansgar UM Church Saint Ansgar IA
514 W 4th St
Northeast
1856
1976
church office
No
N/A
St Ansgar, Book 5 - 1960-2002; Book 6 - 2003 to present
Book #1, Book #2, Book #3, 1920/Book #4, 1944 and up/Book #5
Yes
Bible Sleepover
none at this time

10/11/2018
Charlotte Barker
9E235194AB5243A886605D492F06C485

c42barker@gmail.com

Charlotte Barker
Church Historian
Little Cedar UM Church Little Cedar IA
4255 Patent Ave., Little Cedar, IA 50454
Northeast
1869
1893
in the church in a fire-proof safe
Yes
in 1945 the Freewill Baptist Church burned and many members united with our church
3 books 1901-2018 Methodist Ep. Church-Wheeler-Little Cedar, IA 50454- 1871-1900 Methodist Church, L.C., IA- 1901-1960 UMC 1960-2018
2016
Yes
God's Acre, Christmas program
none

10/11/2018
Cindy Reinert
5B2C6A7A31E44B178753BAF37864D4B5

cindyreinert25@gmail.com

Cindy Reinert
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Washta UM Church Washta IA
103 S. 4th Ave., Washta IA 51061
Northwest
1884
1884
Washta Church & Quimby church Office/Safe
Yes
0
June 10, 1984 to 2018
none
Yes
Sermons Ala Carte Mar 2018 World Day of Prayer Mar 2018 Birthday Supper - Apr 2018 Volunteer at Community Food Basket monthly - 2018 Watermelon Days - Jun 2018 Ice Cream Social - Jul 2018 Harvest Festival - Aug 2018 District vision Day - Oct 2017 Thanksgiving Ingathering - Nov 2018 Bible Study - 2018 UMW Sunday - Oct 2018 Veteran's Day Soup Supper - Nov 2018 Christmas Shoe Party - Dec 2018 District Wide UMW Bible Study Combine Worship Service with Quimby Church most 5th Sunday's in 2018
Same as Above
completed
10/11/2018
Sue Micllef
8EE60EB7614E4B82BB33C4DA2CDCBB44

christumctoledo@gmail.com

Sue Micllef
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Toledo, Christ UM Church Toledo IA
301 S Broadway St Toledo, IA 52342
Northeast
1853
1900
1992 - current, in the church office Earlier records kept in the basement
No
Fairview United Methodist Church, Toledo and Otterbein United Methodist Church, Toledo merged with First United Methodist Church in 1994 and the three became Christ United Methodist Church.
Fairview United Methodist Church - beginning through February 1994 Otterbein United Methodist Church - beginning through February 1994 Christ United Methodist Church - beginning through current date
Written and electronic history is current through December 2017. It is updated annually each January.
Yes
None
None
Copies sent in 2018.
10/11/2018
Rhonda Davis
CF0B87C5D40246CC803450517CEC216F

cdrd@walnutel.net

Rhonda Davis
Other
Shelby UM Church Shelby IA
201 Center Street, Shelby, Iowa 51570
Southwest
1970
Buily in 1917 dedicated in 1918
Shelby United Methodist church's office
No
NA
NA
Current as of September 2018
Yes
Shelby United Methodist Church's 100 year dedication celebration Hosted Maundy Thursday 3-Point Charge Services Hosting Fall potluck dinner 3 point charge farwell dinner for pastor Hosted Classes for 14 conformands within the 3-point charge and suppers Hosted a conformation ceremony and luncheon for 7 conformands Hosted part of the joint community Vacation Bible School
Looking forward to hosting a welcome potluck for a new pastor Continue hosting for community Vacation Bible School

10/11/2018
Jean Kusel
70642DD6B82A401A8CE2641D8F7B245E

umcmansec@mmctsu.com

Jean Kusel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Manning UM Church Manning IA
116 Center Street
Southwest
1887
1990
In the Secretary's office and storage shed.
No
None
We have membership books for Manning UMC dated from 1916 to present.
2018
Yes
Baptisms Sanctuary Renovations Sub Sandwich Sales Pot Lucks
Building Re-dedication

10/10/2018
Kim Cram
57AA15DC56604167BE8EA34AB8C6F41C

corwithUMC@comm1net.net

Kim Cram
Church Historian
Corwith UM Church Corwith IA
214 Clinton Street Corwith, Iowa 50430
North Central
1885
1917
Church Office
Yes
none
Corwith United Methodist Church with Mariann Cram
2016
Yes
Outreach Community continues to be active. Volunteers act as liturgists to read sermon and give children's sermon. Senior Choir performs at worship and also at special times throughout year. Prayer shawl, bible school meet weekly. Prayer chain is active. Mini Service is given at Kanawha Community home every other month. Christmas Program we shared with Lutheran Church Corwith. We gave apples to all present. Served Lenten supper with the Lutheran Church. Along with Lutherans we provide for the food bank and for food baskets at Thanksgiving and at Easter.
similar to 2018

10/10/2018
Beth Ogren
EF516FE91F9E4F5CB0E10A20F1A4DFFA

humc@tcaexpress.net

Beth Ogren
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sanborn, St. Andrew's UM Churc Sanborn IA
604 Sunrise Ave., Sanborn, IA 51248
Northwest
1878
1967
In the Church Library, Sanborn, IA
Yes
None
St. Andrew's UMC, Sanborn, IA
2017
Yes
Thanksgiving Supper, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Eve Service, Ecumenical Lenton Luncheon, Fish Fry, Easter Service, May Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Men's Breakfast Fellowship.
Thanksgiving Supper, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Eve Service, Ecumenical Lenton Luncheon, Fish Fry, Easter Service, May Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas Fair and Cookie Walk.

10/10/2018
Betty Anfinson
545000C81E9E412980FDD1D323F5F176

bettya@schallertel.net

Betty Anfinson
Church Historian
Cushing, First UM Church Cushing IA
First United Methodist Church 200 Hill St. Cushing, IA 51018
Northwest
1883 incorporated 1888
1898 with remodeling 1955-1956
At the church office of our shared charge Grace UMC Correctionville, IA
No
none
book at Correctionville, IA
2015
No
Ash Wednesday service with shared charge church Grace UMC, of Correctionville, Iowa Ecumenical community service with local Lutheran church Annual fall bar-b-que for the community Annual Harvest Festival at the church
same as above

10/10/2018
Marj Pyner
FB15D44B6BC04FC4A1D6C858B05581ED

mypyner@grm.net

Marj Pyner
Church Historian
Corydon UM Church Corydon IA
231 W. Jackson St., Corydon, IA 50060
South Central
1885
1969
In history books in the church.
Yes
Membership records for Corydon UMC only are in a fireproof file cabinet in the church office and on the parish computer
None
All records are current. Earlie this year ( 2018), copies of all church records and histories were sent to the Conference Archivist
Yes
A Parish Confirmation Class for youth was completed, with 4 becoming members of our church.We have hosted the Mobile Food Truck each month with helpers from our church and parish.We have begin a prayer shawl ministry. A new handicap-accessible gender-neutral bathroom has been installed. We started a Last (week) supper project on October 24 with plans to continue monthly. We hosted a Racial Equality Awareness Learning Exchange on October 9, sponsored by Conference UMW and Iowa Dept. of Human Services.
Continue projects started in 2018

10/10/2018
LaVonne Kerr
17742F3641E84D51AD327B52ABE6802F

llmkerr@gmail.com

LaVonne Kerr
Church Historian
Hudson UM Church Hudson IA
301 Washington St Hudson, IA 50613
Northeast
1860
1964
In a locked file at the church Archived on computer onsite and off site
Yes
None
Hudson EUB: October 1, 1947 to October 1, 1976 Hudsom UMC: October 1, 1976 to presnet
Current
Yes
Wednesday morning weekly Bible Study Wednesday lunch monthly
Continue Summer Outreach Program Hudson Days Parade & Lunch Food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas Back to School Breakfast for all Hudson School staff

10/10/2018
Becky Fetters
05759418A1C441E087E4B553277D24EF

bbbc4f@grm.net

Becky Fetters
Church Historian
Lineville UM Church Lineville IA
3060 25th St., Lineville, IA 50147
South Central
1890
We rent, so we do not know
Becky Fetters has records on her computer. Membership records are also on that computer and in the parish office
Yes
We only have Lineville UMC records
Only Lineville UMC
We have both hard copies and electronic records that are up to date.
Yes
None
Host a parish event and have a joint Easter service with 3 other churches in Lineville at our current building.

10/10/2018
Heather Hunt-Harmon
6D30EF76CAA94B28A818A2BEF1F605A4

rumc@goldfieldaccess.net

Heather Hunt-Harmon
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Renwick UM Church Renwick IA
610 Kelling St. Renwick, IA 50577
North Central
Evangelical - 1891; United Brethren - 1946; methodist - 1864; EUB built - 1951; EUB & Methodist United - June 16, 1968
Church - 1951; Fellowship Hall - 1974
Church Chapel
Yes
NA
Many books from Evangelical, UB, EUB, Methodist & United Methodist churches, all with Renwick locations.
Through 2017
Yes
Welcome party for Pastor Appreciation Party for JoAnn Hunt Community Baked Potato Bar & Pie Auction Host Missionaries October 21, 2018
We will continue as we have been doing with plans made as the year progresses.
Elaine McCurry, Historian
10/10/2018
Jessica Jacobsen
0E2322A58E484DC0ABBE533331327B0F

jessica.jacobsen@iaumc.net

Jessica Jacobsen
Pastor
Villisca UM Church Villisca IA
203 S 3rd
Southwest
1865
1939
Fireproof Cabinet in Church Office
Yes
Villisca and Nodaway
Villisca Membership - 1870's -1980's -1900's -1910's - 95 - all current membership logs are on a computer Nodaway Membership 1950's
1995
Yes
All Saints Christmas Eve Christmas Children's program Celebration Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Ash Wednesday Easter Pentecost World Communion Villisca Days in Park Rummage Sale Triplet Baptism
Confirmation Stewardship Campaign UMW Service

10/10/2018
Sue Madison
9BD9CAA2ADE54F95B6BDB08206070188

smadison@iowalakes.edu

Sue Madison
Other
Dolliver UM Church Dolliver IA
4 Ottis St, Dolliver, IA 50531
Northwest
1892
1900
Fire-proof file in church
Yes
N/A
N/A
1992
Yes
Community Coffee, Christmas Tea & Auction, Pie Social, Community Picnic, Ingathering, Maundy Thursday Supper, Bible Study, Services with Huntington Church.
More Community events, Bible Study, Christmas Tea & Auction, Pie Social, Ingathering, Joints services with Huntington Church

10/10/2018
Michael Ellson
04215B5BA5914EFF843E5A992C8CB721

mark1615cpumc@gmail.com

Michael Ellson
Pastor
Center Point UM Church Center Point IA
275 Green St W., Center Point, IA 52213
East Central
1841
In July of 2017 we moved into a new building located at 275 Green Street West built in 2017. The worship center is located at 815 Summit St was built in 2004.
They are kept in the new church building located at 275 Green Street West, Center Point, IA in a locked fireproof cabinet.
Yes
Evangelical United Brethren Church located at 823 Summit St. records start in the late 180's and run through 1968. Methodist Episcopal located at 803 Summit St. records start in the mid 1800's and run to 1968. Current Worship Center is located at Center Point UMC is located at 815 Summit St. records started in 1968 to current. Office, Education, Gathering Area and Kitchen is located at 275 Green St. W., Center Point, IA
1947 - 1969 Evangelical United Brethren Church 1886 - 1894 Methodist Episcopal Church 1895 - 1917 Methodist Episcopal Church 1894 - 1971 Methodist Episcopal Church 1931 - 1965 Methodist Episcopal Church 2004 - 2018 United Methodist Church
2017
Yes
Confirmation Sunday, Graduation, Lent, All Saints Sunday, Veterans Day, Christmas Services, Two Children's Christmas Programs, Nightly Holy Week Services, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Prayer Services, Sweetheart Dinner, New Church Ministries, Hilltop Challenge Campaign for the new building.
Confirmation Sunday, Graduation, Lent, All Saints Sunday, Veterans Day, Christmas Services, Two Children's Christmas Programs, Nightly Holy Week Services, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Prayer Services, Sweetheart Dinner, New Church Ministries, Hilltop Challenge Campaign for the new building, See You At The Pole, Fields of Faith, Relentless Youth Conference, FLY (Food Lunches for Youth in the Summer Time), Mission Trips.

10/10/2018
David Bracht-Wagner
14718B2DB2754F23BD26A386F32B15A2

david.bracht-wagner@iaumc.net

David Bracht-Wagner
Pastor
Burlington, West Hill UM Churc Burlington IA
540 S. Leebrick St., Burlington, IA 52601
Southeast
1859
portions of the present building - 1872; last major remodeling and addition - 1963
Electronic computer records in the church office computer, photos and paper records in the church basement, some records in the UM Archives in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and other records are kept at WHUMC's historians home (2020 Mason Rd, Burlington, IA)
No
none that we are aware of
West Hill Methodist Church / West Hill United Methodist Church
1859-2016
Yes
Thanks for Giving Stewardship Sunday, Lenten Services, Mother's Day and Father's Day recognition, Recognition of Veterans, All Saint's Sunday and a candlelight Christmas Eve service.
Mother's Day and Father's Day recognition, Recognition of Veterans, All Saint's Sunday and a candlelight Christmas Eve service.

10/10/2018
Rachel Raak Law
C12250BBC8064691BF8A09C943A75F73

secretaryumc@gmail.com

Rachel Raak Law
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Correctionville, Grace UM Chur Correctionville IA
429 5th St Correctionville IA 51016
Northwest
formally in 1870, but circuit riders began in 1855
1910-cornerstone ceremony, Oct 9, 1910 cost of church $13,518
Church office
No
N/A
Grace EUB Church-1954 1932 1953-1965 1967-present
yes-written
Yes
Rummage Sale, Served hot chocolate for Jingle Through the Jog, Waffle b'fast, All Saints Day, Youth Christmas Play, Crop Walk, Trunk or Treat, VBS, Painting of a house and garage,
Mission Trip to MT for the youth, Food Pantry, VBS, Children's Prayer Workshop
Rachel Raak Law
10/10/2018
Beth Ogren
3E81D3D2FE264F398AD340C7FEF6F3B3

humc@tcaexpress.net

Beth Ogren
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Hartley UM Church Hartley IA
361 N 8th Ave W
Northwest
1880
1969
Church Safe and Church Lounge Cabinet
Yes
None
Hartley United Methodist Church Years 1880-Present
1987. Plans for major update in 2019
Yes
Christmas Eve Service, Easter Sunrise Service, Lenten Bible Study, Holy Thursday Service, Adult Sunday School, Wild Wednesday Supper, Wild Wednesday Worship (Sunday School), Small Group, Women's Prayer Group, Men's Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, 5th Sunday Special Worship Service, Confirmation Sunday, Hartley Days Community Service
Christmas Eve Service, Easter Sunrise Service, Lenten Bible Study, Holy Thursday Service, Adult Sunday School, Wild Wednesday Supper, Wild Wednesday Worship (Sunday School), Small Group, Women's Prayer Group, Men's Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, 5th Sunday Special Worship Service, Confirmation Sunday, Community Ecumenical Service.

10/9/2018
Bonnie Koeppen
277B1F0B63B64114A2EDDC0D3AF3BD0E

pastorbonnie@stmarksumccr.com

Bonnie Koeppen
Pastor
Cedar Rapids, St. Mark's UM Ch Cedar Rapids IA
4700 Johnson Avenue Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
East Central
1960
1962
In the parlor of the church and the safety deposit box at the bank and filing cabinets in the office, in the computer system in the office.
No
None
St. Mark's United Methodist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
to date
Yes
On June 17th, 2018 we celebrated with a grand opening and blessing of our new two story building addition that includes a multi-purpose room, handicapped accessible bathrooms, and a classroom on the upper level. The lower level has a new Sunday School space, choir room, and additional classrooms.
We are planning on a hosting a neighborhood celebration of our new space with a completed parking lot. We want to invite our neighbors into this space because it was built to serve the community.

10/9/2018
Marjorie Spencer
C6273601FADA47449B92E0FAE98F4B01

Handmspencer@me.com

Marjorie Spencer
Church Historian
Anamosa UM Church Anamosa IA
201 North Ford Street, Anamosa, Iowa 52205
East Central
1851
1906
Church vault
Yes
None that I am aware of.
Same as last year
2001
Yes
Mission trip; Farewell for Pastor Schumacher and welcome for Pastor Williams
Mission trip

10/9/2018
Kathleen Marshall
E8D83964791545A98AD3FBAE68AED71B

ggggma@msn.com

Kathleen Marshall
Church Historian
Ankeny, First UM Church Ankeny IA
206 SW Walnut St., Ankeny, IA 50023
Central
1876 - Ankeny Episcopal Church was formed; 1886 - First Methodist Episcopal Frame Church was built
Uptown: 1968; Faith Chapel: 1970; Christian Life Center: 2009
Church office, church safe, Heritage Library. (Only the church safe is fireproof.)
No
Faith United Methodist Church, Ankeny, 7/1/1998
*Membership Record Number 2 (entries begin at the opening of conf years 1948-49) *Methodist Episcopal Church (March 27, 1921 - dates vary) *First Methodist *Methodist Membership Roll in loose leaf- 1882 *The Official Membership and Church Record *Register of Church Membership *AFUMC (chronological, 1898 - February 1984) *AFUMC (extended through December 30, 1984) *First United Methodist Church Roll & Record 1978 *The Church Record of the Methodist Episcopla Church - dates back to 1874 *Membership Records 1921-1969 *Membership Record System for the Local Church/ United Methodist Church*Seventeen books of active members, listed alphabetically *Seven books of inactive members, listed alphabetically *Membership Books dated November 2, 2005 - December 31, 2006 *One book for each year individually, 2007 - 2018
2016
Yes
*Malawi Partnership Mission Trip * Emmaus Walks - men and women * UMW Spring Luncheon and Boutique * UMW Summer Rummage Sale - all proceeds go to missions *UMW Christmas Rummage Sale * Multiple missions trips for youth and adults* Love Lunches * Easter Egg Hunt * Holy Week Cantata * School Partnership Ministry * Agape Garden, yielding thousands of pounds of produce, all donated to local missions * Ongoing mental health support activities * Faith Chapel "Oldies and Goodies" event * Faith Chapel Soup Supper and Auction * Faith Chapel UMW Pie Sale * United Methodist Camps attended by Ankeny First children * Dedicated Mission of the Month projects * Youth Faith-building weekend retreat * Mental Health Retreat * Griefshare * Miles for Miracles 5K * Joppa tiny house display * Vacation Bible School and Mini Missions * AMOS missions partnership
*Malawi Partnership Mission Trip * Emmaus Walks - men and women * UMW Spring Luncheon and Boutique * UMW Summer Rummage Sale - all proceeds go to missions *UMW Christmas Rummage Sale * Multiple missions trips for youth and adults* Love Lunches * Easter Egg Hunt * Holy Week Cantata * School Partnership Ministry * Agape Garden, yielding thousands of pounds of produce, all donated to local missions * Ongoing mental health support activities * Faith Chapel "Oldies and Goodies" event * Faith Chapel Soup Supper and Auction * Faith Chapel UMW Pie Sale * United Methodist Camps attended by Ankeny First children * Dedicated Mission of the Month projects * Youth Faith-building weekend retreat * Mental Health Retreat * Griefshare * Vacation Bible School and Mini Missions * AMOS missions partnership

10/9/2018
Caryl Ann Fine
94654CE187DB4CD99AE8390BB13CE2F6

cafine55@gmail.com

Caryl Ann Fine
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
New Market UM Church New Market IA
510 Washington St. New Market, IA 51646
Southwest
latter 1850
1902
church office
No
n/a
a current membership book is kept with the church secretary
none
No
A Pastor Appreciation celebration is planned for Oct. 14. Our pastor has been with us for 20 years.
none
Our church historian would like any info on our church that you may have. You can e-mail it to me. Thank you!
10/9/2018
Ona VanHeiden
997999E6C5174A289C7776295E8433D7

NorthwoodUMC@msn.com

Ona VanHeiden
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Northwood UM Church Northwood IA
Northwood United Methodist Church 1000 1st Ave N PO Box 104 Northwood, IA 50459
North Central
1860
1915
Filed in an insulated filing cabinet off of Wesley Hall
Yes
Shared church building with Baptists until 1950 when Baptists went to a different location. combined charge with the Kensett UMC around 1970 until they closed in 1997, in 2007 combined charge with Lake Mills Asbury UMC
1970 Northwood United Methodist Church Centennial Directory 1870-1970 1976 United Methodist Churches of Northwood and Kensett 1983 Northwood and Kensett United Methodist Churches Annual Directory 1992 Northwood Kensett United Methodist Parish 2005 Northwood United Methodist Church 2014 Asbury and Northwood United Methodist Churches Annual Directory
no addition updates currently
Yes
Honoring School Graduates, All-Saints Sunday, Easter Sunrise Worship, Holy Week Worship, Dedication of Memorials, Christmas Program, Monthly Devotions/Communion at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Thanks giving Ecumenical Service, and ongoing Mission Dinners open to th e public to help support our various mission causes
Honoring School Graduates, All-Saints Sunday, Easter Sunrise Worship, Holy Week Worship, Dedication of Memorials, Christmas Program, Monthly Devotions/Communion at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Thanks giving Ecumenical Service, and ongoing Mission Dinners open to th e public to help support our various mission causes

10/9/2018
Aniqa Prouse
1A8A5F92201F4142BB2E3BCD840409D8

officegeneseo@gmail.com

Aniqa Prouse
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Geneseo UM Church Buckingham IA
3127 - 115th Street
Northeast
1867
1867
Fireproof safe and locking fireproof file cabinet in the church basement; 2 membership record books at the home of Membership Secretary (1954-1978; 1978-present)
Yes
NA
Geneseo Methodist Episcopal Church/United Methodist Church; Membership Roll (beige), 1906-1954 Register of Church Membership (black), 1933-1944 Membership Record (blue), 1954-1978 Membership Record (red), 1978-present Moorecille & Rock Creek Charge, Methodist Episcopal Church Records (brown) 1887-1906
It was updated 2017 for the 150th Anniversary by the Confirmation Class of 2017 and it was published in Church Telephone Directory
Yes
Lord's Portion Sale, Community Christmas Dinner, Spring Community Lunch, Memorial Day Observance, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Social, Sonrise Easter Brunch, Free Community Beginner Sewing Classes
Lord's Portion Sale, Community Christmas Dinner, Children's Christmas Program, Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Spring Community Lunch, Sonrise Easter Brunch, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Social

10/9/2018
Janet Schumburg
CF57E1A3130B437397599964DEE55C6E

shellrockvalleyumc@yahoo.com

Janet Schumburg
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rock Falls, Old Stone UM Churc Rock Falls IA
1 W Jackson St Rock Falls, IA 50467
Northeast
1865-1867
1867-1869
With members of the congregation
No
Unknown
Current Congregation (Prior records - Indeterminate)
History Books located in the church fellowship hall
Yes
None
None
n/a
10/9/2018
Robin Vette
C9BFD61CB6D84711A055F820F76D4C4F

rmvette@hotmail.com

Robin Vette
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Waverly, Heritage UM Church Waverly IA
1201 230th St. P.O. Box 234
Northeast
1859
1998
In the office in a locked file cabinet and on the computer.
Yes
---
There are scrap books in the file cabinet. Membership information on the computer.
2012 Will be working on it some in 2019.
Yes
Mostly same events as last year.
Probably those that took place in 2018.

10/9/2018
Shirley Wright
EA5AACC8023A45A3BE7FBD8BA2FF5BF5

shirleywright305@gmail.com

Shirley Wright
Church Historian
Wyoming UM Church Wyoming IA
United Methodist Church 107 N. Washington St. PO Box 206 Wyoming, Iowa 52362
East Central
1855
1890
In file cabinet in church basement
Yes
na
1867-Methodist Episcopal Church 1883-Methodist Episcopal Church 1855-Methodist Episcopal Church 1892-Methodist Episcopal Church 1990-United Methodist Church 1935-United Methodist Church
2018
Yes
none
Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas etc

10/9/2018
Shirley Wright
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shirleywright305@gmail.com

Shirley Wright
Church Historian
Wyoming UM Church Wyoming IA
United Methodist Church 107 N. Washington St. PO Box 206 Wyoming, Iowa 52362
East Central
1855
1890
In file cabinet in church basement
Yes
na
1867-Methodist Episcopal Church 1883-Methodist Episcopal Church 1855-Methodist Episcopal Church 1892-Methodist Episcopal Church 1990-United Methodist Church 1935-United Methodist Church
2018
Yes
none
Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas etc

10/9/2018
Elad Shapira
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elad.shapira@Iaumc.net

Elad Shapira
Pastor
Sergeant Bluff, Community UM C Sergeant Bluff IA
101 Baker Drive
Northwest
1881
1984
Some at church
No
n/a
Church has membership books from 1874 to present
Clippings and articles up to date
Yes
None
None
Pastor
10/9/2018
Karen Wagner
43611D5A2288417D90C92FC51E2FD84A

sharonumc13@gmail.com

Karen Wagner
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cedar Rapids, Sharon UM Church Cedar Rapids IA
1809 9th Street SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
East Central
1911
1956
church office and storage area
No
none in recent history
in Church Windows computer program; church office; storage area
unsure
Yes
Maundy Thursday Service; Good Friday Service; VBS; Wednesday Night Youth Program; UMW Bazaar; Lenten Noon Series
no new events planned

10/9/2018
Larry Hart
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hartlarrye@yahoo.com

Larry Hart
Church Historian
Des Moines, Fort Des Moines UM Des Moines IA
6205 SW 9th St, Des Moines IA 50315-5516
Central
1903
1959
In locked file cabinets in the church library and office
Yes
None
None
Present
Yes
None
None

10/9/2018
Reta Callahan
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dysartum@fctc.coop

Reta Callahan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Dysart UM Church Dysart IA
602 TILFORD ST
Northeast
1954
1954
in locked, fire-proof cabinet and on a computer program
Yes
Trinity United Methodist from Dysart Grace Methodist from Dysart 1971 became Dysart United Methodist Church
Membership Roll--Dysart Evangelical Church from 1919 The Official Membership and Church Records--The Methodist Church 1943-1981 church Membership Record--the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1946-1975 United Methodist Membership and Church Resources-- 1975-present
2018
Yes
July 4 float Movie night Church Family Reunion Intergenerational Sunday School kick off Ice Cream Social Basket Auction Crop Hunger Walk Fall Fun for All hayride Trick or Treat Night Thanksgiving Meal Hanging of the Greens for Christmas All Saints Day Staff appreciation Pastor appreciation
July 4 float Movie night Church Family Reunion Intergenerational Sunday School kick off Ice Cream Social Basket Auction Crop Hunger Walk Fall Fun for All hayride Trick or Treat Night Thanksgiving Meal Hanging of the Greens for Christmas All Saints Day Staff appreciation Pastor appreciation

10/9/2018
Lori Schroder
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lorischroder@yahoo.com

Lori Schroder
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Wiota UM Church Wiota IA
104 Center Street, Wiota, Iowa 50274
Southwest
1866
1879
At the church
No
None
Current to my knowledge
September 11, 2016 our 150 year anniversary
Yes
None
None at this time

10/9/2018
Theresa Crotty
B2EB746F3FFC4D17A1778B85AB5A9216

klemmeumc@comm1net.net

Theresa Crotty
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Goodell UM Church Klemme IA
201 Willow ST. Goodell IA 50439
North Central
1888
1918
In a fireproof filing cabinet in Klemme Ia
Yes
Klemme 1973 Klemme/ Thornton 2015
na
na
Yes
We had our 100th Church Celebration, we collected 100 shoes for soles for souls, the kids had a feed the Pig mission Project and raised 400.00 for the animal Shelter, and we have an Upper Room Prayer Group.
The kids Christmas Program Christmas Eve, Harvest Sunday,, Fall Soup Supper, Rummage Sale, Collect for the Food Bank and Upper Room Prayer Group

10/9/2018
Carol Sisney
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norwalkumc@norwalkumc.org

Carol Sisney
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Norwalk UM Church Norwalk IA
1801 Sunset Drive Norwalk, IA. 50211
Central
1855
1970
Secured File Cabinet
No
None
Membership Books going back to the early 1900's
2016
Yes
Introduction of: Weekly Contemporary Worship service (late 2017) Summer Campfire Worship experience Visitation Team for connection with shut-ins and hospitalized New Sunday morning fellowship time
Establish Marriage Ministry Hire Director of Assimilation

10/9/2018
Wendy Lubkeman
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wendy.lubkeman@iaumc.org

Wendy Lubkeman
Other
Pleasant View UM Church Kellogg IA
Church Did Not Submit
Central
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
No
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Yes
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit

10/9/2018
Wendy Lubkeman
FF68B21EE490449BBD58F5CA23854A6B

wendy.lubkeman@iaumc.org

Wendy Lubkeman
Other
Kellogg UM Church Kellogg IA
Church Did Not Submit
Central
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
No
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit
Yes
Church Did Not Submit
Church Did Not Submit

10/9/2018
Maria Appel
21DED80F4A704361A3276E0277AAC04E

mcvilleumcgogod@netins.net

Maria Appel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Morley, First UM Church Morley IA
101 Wurzbacher Street
East Central
1889
1896
Church, home of Lois Jess, Sue VonBehren, and Coleen VanAntwerp
Yes
1998 yoked with Mechanicsville United Methodist Church
Church and Coleen VanAntwerp
Up to 2016 we have a written history of the church. We are working on an updated for 2019
Yes
Movie nights once per month
2019 Special Observances or Significant Events - Fill the Pew Sunday, Honor Graduates Sunday, Lent Bible Study, Meet Your Neighbor, Trunk or Treat, may baskets, continuing movies (March to November)

10/8/2018
Lola Barrick
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lolabarrick@aol.com

Lola Barrick
Church Historian
Alice UM Church Center Point IA
4617 Alice Road Center Point, IA 52213
Northeast
1880
1880 - an addition was completed in 1975
In the church in a locked display case
No
N/A
We have 2 in a safe at the church and Lola Barrick also has copies at her home
2005 - with additions in the last 13 years
Yes
4 new members 2 baptisms - Ellie & Harper 2 children to church camp (Alex & Tori) Vacation Bible School - 26 kids and 26 volunteers throughout the week Men's Ice Cream Social - all donations to support 2 children with medical needs Easter Egg Hunt for children Talent Show 3rd grade Bible presentation to one youth - Alex Delivered 2 welcome baskets Alice Men did labor to put a shower in the Rowley UM Church parsonage Donations to local Food Bank twice this year
Vacation Bible School - summer of 2019 Men's Ice Cream Social Sunrise Service Ash Wednesday Service Talent Show

10/8/2018
Lola Barrick
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lolabarrick@aol.com

Lola Barrick
Church Historian
Alice UM Church Center Point IA
4617 Alice Road Center Point, IA 52213
Northeast
1880
1880 - an addition was completed in 1975
In the church in a locked display case
No
N/A
We have 2 in a safe at the church and Lola Barrick also has copies at her home
2005 - with additions in the last 13 years
Yes
4 new members 2 baptisms - Ellie & Harper 2 children to church camp (Alex & Tori) Vacation Bible School - 26 kids and 26 volunteers throughout the week Men's Ice Cream Social - all donations to support 2 children with medical needs Easter Egg Hunt for children Talent Show 3rd grade Bible presentation to one youth - Alex Delivered 2 welcome baskets Alice Men did labor to put a shower in the Rowley UM Church parsonage Donations to local Food Bank twice this year
Vacation Bible School - summer of 2019 Men's Ice Cream Social Sunrise Service Ash Wednesday Service Talent Show

10/8/2018
Lola Barrick
B5D567C99CA64860B51DE7806EBFBFC9

lolabarrick@aol.com

Lola Barrick
Church Historian
Alice UM Church Center Point IA
4617 Alice Road Center Point, IA 52213
Northeast
1880
1880 - an addition was completed in 1975
In the church in a locked display case
No
N/A
We have 2 in a safe at the church and Lola Barrick also has copies at her home
2005 - with additions in the last 13 years
Yes
4 new members 2 baptisms - Ellie & Harper 2 children to church camp (Alex & Tori) Vacation Bible School - 26 kids and 26 volunteers throughout the week Men's Ice Cream Social - all donations to support 2 children with medical needs Easter Egg Hunt for children Talent Show 3rd grade Bible presentation to one youth - Alex Delivered 2 welcome baskets Alice Men did labor to put a shower in the Rowley UM Church parsonage Donations to local Food Bank twice this year
Vacation Bible School - summer of 2019 Men's Ice Cream Social Sunrise Service Ash Wednesday Service Talent Show

10/8/2018
Lola Barrick
65161C1FC8A240B78D7FCB0BBCDA0FF5

lolabarrick@aol.com

Lola Barrick
Church Historian
Alice UM Church Center Point IA
4617 Alice Road Center Point, IA 52213
Northeast
1880
1880 - an addition was completed in 1975
In the church in a locked display case
No
N/A
We have 2 in a safe at the church and Lola Barrick also has copies at her home
2005 - with additions in the last 13 years
Yes
4 new members 2 baptisms - Ellie & Harper 2 children to church camp (Alex & Tori) Vacation Bible School - 26 kids and 26 volunteers throughout the week Men's Ice Cream Social - all donations to support 2 children with medical needs Easter Egg Hunt for children Talent Show 3rd grade Bible presentation to one youth - Alex Delivered 2 welcome baskets Alice Men did labor to put a shower in the Rowley UM Church parsonage Donations to local Food Bank twice this year
Vacation Bible School - summer of 2019 Men's Ice Cream Social Sunrise Service Ash Wednesday Service Talent Show

10/8/2018
Elaine Morris
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na@na.com

Elaine Morris
Church Historian
Fairview UM Church Perry IA
2162 Deer Avenue Perry, Iowa 50220
Central
September, 1887
1887
In a fireproof safe in the church basement
Yes
Rippey -- approximately 1957 Perry -- July 1, 2000 Minburn -- July 1, 2018
Membership books for Fairview only are kept in the safe except for the most current one at the home of Steve and Roxie Gunderson
Up to the present date.
Yes
Installation of Officers Donation of needed supplies to Perry High School Easter Sunday Service with breakfast Memorial/Funeral Service for a long-time member and friend Memorial Day Program Donation of school supplies to New Opportunities -- Perry School System Recognition and Dedication of Sunday School Teachers Blanket Sunday All Saints Sunday Harvest Potluck and celebration Christmas Eve Service
Same as 2018 except for the Memorial/Funeral Service and luncheon

10/8/2018
Carol DeBoer
ABF88210E11E4363B16989CE9FCEFF1E

caroldeboer84@gmail.com

Carol DeBoer
Church Historian
Hawarden UM Church Hawarden IA
Hawarden UMC 803 13th Street Hawarden, IA 51023
Northwest
1881
1998
In a safe at the church office located in the educational wing of Hawarden UMC
Yes
none
1884 to present for Hawarden First UMC and Hawarden UMC
January 2018
Yes
Holy Week Special worship services Confirmation Special service with reception before worship service Graduation Sunday observance and reception for graduates before service Hosted ecumenical National Day of Prayer worship service Special Mothers and Fathers day worship services Participated in ecumenical Labor Day Sunday Service Christmas Eve candlelight Service Operation Christmas Child Special observance and blessing of shoeboxes All Saints Sunday Worship service Special worship service for blessing UMCOR Kits Worship service and lunch before assembling UMCOR Kits for Ingathering Military Bible stick special offering Thanksgiving Special worship service and Thanksgiving lunch after worship Ash Wednesday Worship service Wonderful "Raising the Roof" fundraiser/meal/auction Sunday School Rally worship service with meal to follow Sunday School promotion Sunday A fall and spring rummage sale for "Raise the Roof" fundraiser Hosted ecumenical Hymn Sing for community celebration Hosted ecumenical National Day of Prayer
Holy Week Special worship services Graduation Sunday observance and reception for graduates before service Special Mothers and Fathers day worship services Participated in ecumenical Labor Day Sunday Service Christmas Eve candlelight Service Operation Christmas Child Special observance and blessing of shoeboxes All Saints Sunday Worship service Special worship service for blessing UMCOR Kits Worship service and lunch before assembling UMCOR Kits for Ingathering Military Bible stick special offering Thanksgiving Special worship service and Thanksgiving lunch after worship Ash Wednesday Worship service Sunday School Rally worship service with meal to follow Sunday School promotion Sunday Possibly a fall and spring rummage sale for "Raise the Roof" fundraiser

10/8/2018
Camille Jackson
DBAF9CDED6C44D56AF8EE3BE8616530C

rjackson@iowatelecom.net

Camille Jackson
Church Historian
Kellerton UM Church Kellerton IA
207 E 5th Ave, Kellerton, Ia 50133
South Central
1879
1885
File cabinet in Church Office
No
Beaconsfield Grand River
Kellerton
2016
Yes
Kids Klub
Kids Klub

10/8/2018
Maxine Barents
B08CE6C58B8E41B2B6052553FFDACD8F

vmbarents@premieronline.net

Maxine Barents
Church Historian
Ireton UM Church Ireton IA
502 5th Street Ireton, IA 51027
Northwest
1879
1923
In a safe at Hawarden UMC office located in the educational building of the church 803 13th Street Hawarden, IA 51023
Yes
none
1899 to present
January 2018
Yes
Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast following service Mission award presentation to deserving member Fall Harvest festival and fellowship in November Clothe a child offering mitten tree/winter clothes for West Sioux school Special Bible Stick offering for military food collection for local food pantry Sunday School promotion Sunday Good Friday worship service Joint service with Hawarden UMC hosting Joel Finnesgard Family. Hosted one of the scenes in a community hayride/carol singing/telling the Christmas story/and fellowship at the community center afterwards. Sunday School Christmas Eve Service Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Hosted a junior high event during community VBS week All Saints Sunday Special Service with UMW serving lunch after service Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection
Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast following service Mission award presentation to deserving member Fall Harvest festival and fellowship in November Clothe a chlld offering mitten tree/winter clothes for WS school Special Bible Stick offering for military food collection for local food pantry Sunday School promotion Sunday Good Friday worship service Sunday School Christmas Program Candlelight Christmas Eve Service All Saints Sunday Special Service with UMW serving lunch after service Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection Host one of the scenes in a community hayride/carol singing/telling the Christmas story/and fellowship at the community center afterwards.

10/8/2018
Alma Rawdon
34A2AEAC21194437BC4389507D375433

newhartumc@q.com

Alma Rawdon
Church Historian
New Hartford UM Church New Hartford IA
406 Oneida St PO Box 301 New Hartford, IA 50660
Northeast
1853
1871
In the Church Secretary's office
No
We currently share a charge with Parkersburg UMC
All old books are stored in cupboards in Secretary's office.Later memberships are on computer.
We had carpet installed upstairs. 2017 Landscape was done on North side of church.
Yes
None
None planned so far

10/8/2018
Lyndon Roesler
F1A98A8BC4D14E889B1C0E64A6DA0F5F

cliftoniaroesler@gmail.com

Lyndon Roesler
Pastor
Armstrong UM Church Armstrong IA
708 2nd Ave
Northwest
03/07/1893
1930/1981
in a locked glass case in fellowship hall entrance
No
None (Most of the Center Chain Church members Joined our Church when theirs closed. as well as many of the Free Methosist Church members when theirs closed.
First Methodist Church of Armstrong IA 1894-1939 First Methodist Church of Armstrong IA 1940-1960 First United Methodist Church of Armstrong IA 1961-1984 First United Methodist Church of Armstrong IA 1985-1995 First United Methodist Church of Armstrong IA 1996-2001 First United Methodist Church of Armstrong IA Computer Reports 2002 to present
it has been updated.
Yes
None
None

10/8/2018
Lynne Moeller
3EC2AFF65ABE4ECD8B4565D834478B3C

cy_fever@yahoo.com

Lynne Moeller
Church Historian
Arnolds Park, Calvary UM Churc Arnolds Park IA
678 W. Okoboji Grove Road Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Northwest
1927
2016
FireKing Safe/Cabinet, church office
Yes
n/a
Current
04/01/2018; n/a
Yes
Respite Care, Coffee time expanded, Weekly Yoga, New Digital Signage
Common Sense Parenting Classes

10/8/2018
Michelle McMillin
41A13131C9704FD08FD30845B87C2E5F

bedfordumc@frontiernet.net

Michelle McMillin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Bedford UM Church Bedford IA
505 Pearl St. Bedford, Iowa 50833
Southwest
1854
1889
Locked Storage Room
No
None
None
2009
No
Valentine Luncheon, Fall Dinner, UMW Guest Day, UMCOR donations, WIC, Missions Dinner, Participate in Ingathering, special offerings for disasters
Same as 2018

10/7/2018
Jan Temple
6746E328599A442DBF0C3B66C0CBE5A1

templejan@gmail.com

Jan Temple
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
AINSWORTH PCUSA
322 Washington Street, Ainsworth, IA 52201
Southeast
1859
1912
North Church Safety File
Yes
Ainsworth Methodist Church 1859-1973 Ainsworth United Presbyterian Church 1864-1973 Haskins 1st Presbyterian Church 1902-1949
Ainsworth Methodist Church, Ainsworth, IA 1859-1973 Ainsworth United Presbyterian Church, Ainsworth, IA 1864-1973 Haskins 1st Presbyterian Church, Haskins, IA 1902-1949
We have handwritten history in the file; Some added notes in 2018. Not a priority.
Yes
None
None

10/7/2018
Cynthia Brookshire
3916C8D822DA479CA16F35C24B770A78

wondercindy@gmail.com

Cynthia Brookshire
Church Historian
Des Moines, Marquisville UM Ch Des Moines IA
5345 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313
Central
1895 (bacume UMC 1968)
1914
paper records at the church in fireproof cabinet, electronic on computer & flash drive
Yes
Amor y Paz July 1, 2017
We have only membership books for DM Marquisville and there are gaps in time
2018
Yes
Amor y Paz hosted Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service Nov 2017 Movie Night - "The Passion" Amor y Paz spiritual retreat September 2018 Re-dedication of the Prayer Garden after extensive renovation Outing at the Cub's ball game
Special services-Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maunday Thursday, Good Friday, Easter sunrise, Worship/Food/Games in the yard Events: Harvest Home Celebration, Ice Cream Social, Monthly all church breakfast at restaurant, Monthly bi-lingual worship service followed by potluck

10/6/2018
Barbara Leonard
079D0EE3AA954ACA9F3548D7B78B076E

bbleonard8@iowatelecom.net

Barbara Leonard
Church Historian
Mingo UM Church Mingo IA
202 West Main Street Mingo, IA 50168
Central
1868
October 14, 1898
Church File Cabinet
No
None
In Home of Historian
In progress
Yes
Good Friday Services, Bible Studies, Community Block Party, VBS
Maundy Thursday, Community Block Party, Church Birthday Party

10/6/2018
Melodee Balk
1E5C361595E74BF1AA0A23EE701900E8

umc@outlook.com

Melodee Balk
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Cresco, First UM Church Cresco IA
Cresco United Methodist Church 310 N. Elm St. Cresco, IA 52136
Northeast
A Methodist Episcopal Church was organized at Vernon Springs and New Oregon (south and west of current day Cresco) in 1858.The first church built was the First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1868.
Our present church was build in 1900. In 1940 there was a fire that destroyed the interior and the roof. Using the same cornerstone and outside wall, the church was rebuilt and rededicated on December 28, 1941.
Bank lock box and fireproof safe in the church
Yes
In 1968, Zion E.U.B. merged with Cresco United Methodist Church and Bonair (town) United Methodist Church resulting in a three-church charge until Bonair closed in 1987 making it a two-church charge.
Ridgeway German Methodist Church
2016
Yes
Five young people were confirmed in May. This year is our 150th Anniversary and will celebrate on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Pastor is also starting a young couple's Bible study from Advent to Lent. Other than those we continue to provide books for 3- and 4- year old children, Blessing of backpacks in August for upcoming school year,have Vacation Bible School, serve the community at our food stand at the Howard County Fair and the Swiss Steak Dinner, have a regular Bible study and a Lenten Bible study, Christmas Eve service, Graduation Sunday, and combined services with Zion every month that has a 5th Sunday
None at this time. Blessing of the Animals Service October 2019

10/6/2018
Chris Hayden
945699E3BCDD4E50982B8CCFB180C967

cheydon@hydro-Klean.com

Chris Hayden
Church Historian
Farrar UM Church Maxwell IA
11180 NE 134th Avenue, Maxwell, IA 50161
Central
1889
1925
Church File Cabinet and with Historian
No
None
Church Directory 2015
2016
Yes
Joint Services at Ashton Park this summer with Mingo and celebrated the Haiti Mission. On October 14, 2018, we will celebrate the renewed Covenant of our Church as we kick off efforts to re-launch in mission and discipleship.
Have 2 joint services with Mingo adn Farrar - one indoor and one outdoor

10/6/2018
Bonnie Bishop
C76C9C6CD0FF426C87CCA377F254C667

bonniesgarden@yahoo.com

Bonnie Bishop
Other
Randalia UM Church Randalia IA
104 N 2nd St, Randalia, IA 52164
Northeast
1877
1897-South half and 1922-North half
In the safety deposit box in the Maynard Savings Bank
Yes
n/a
1 book for the Randalia United Methodist Church
2017
Yes
Ash Wednesday; Pancake Supper & bake sale; Homecoming; Christmas Luncheon & Decorating of Greens; Christmas Eve Program
Maundy Thursday; Pancake Supper & bake sale; Homecoming; Christmas Luncheon & Decorating of Greens; Christmas Eve Program
Updated history and pastor list had been sent in last year
10/6/2018
Carole Mary Lou (Entered by Jerry Spencer) Topp Topp
D7A6CE374CE74BB09F1B3DBF5543A8C5

preachingsgt@hotmail.com

Carole Mary Lou (Entered by Jerry Spencer) Topp Topp
Church Historian
Radcliffe, St. John's UM Churc Radcliffe IA
207 Amanda Radcliffe, IA 50230
North Central
1875
1898 Church, 1960 Education Addtion
In the church, members homes, and in a safety deposit box.
Yes
6/21/1970 St. John's Evangelical Church and Radcliffe United Methodist Church merged. 01/1/1972 St. John's UMC and Evergreen Evangelical Church Merged
St. John's EUB records from 1884-1968 Evergreen EUB records from 1893- 1968 Radcliffe Methodist records from 1884-1968 St. John's UMC records from 1968 to the present time
N/A
Yes
Contributed to 6 askings. Paid our apportionments. Radcliffe Food Pantry in the church. Served meals after funerals. Have Two Sunday school classes. Made blankets for the needy and shut-ins. Good Friday Sacrifice Breakfast for Community to help Food Pantry. Ingathering kits $4739, cash $1611 for a total of $6,350 in 2017. UMW Christmas Lesson guest day 15 churches invited. UMW gave mission recognition pins to two men. UMW donated to many missions. UMW sends cards to people for birthdays and other events along with sending 9 cards to missionaries. UNICEF $264.18.
We plan on doing the same.

10/5/2018
Philip Berger
E123D3BDD0FB44A5A7F489B6487A062B

pcberger@msn.com

Philip Berger
Pastor
Pilot Mound UM Church Pilot Mound IA
210 3rd St, Pilot Mound, IA 50223
North Central
1871
1999
Our records are kept in a storage box on the top shelf of the choir closet.
No
Pilot Mound UMC, Pilot Mound, IA
The membership books are with Shirley Erickson on her computer.
2009. We keep record of momentous events within the life of the church and keep a scrapbook.
Yes
We have had a Valentine's dinner, Mother's Day dinner, Lenten dinners, Fall Harvest dinner, Spring Ice Cream Social, a Back to School celebration, and several pancake breakfasts.
We plan to hold an annual hanging of the greens Advent celebration, several pancake breakfasts, a Spring Ice Cream social, a Back to School Celebration, and a Fall Dinner.
Pastor
10/5/2018
Jenna Williams
730B515A591349E6BA61E22A2A4FB6A8

CalvarySouthMarion@gmail.com

Jenna Williams
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
South Marion UM Church Stratford IA
1392 390th St Stratford, IA 50249
North Central
1855
1876
In a Fireproof Safe, located in the church basement.
Yes
Home UMC closed (previously) and has merged with our parish
Membership books are kept in the Parish Office, located at Calvary UMC (901 Moore St, Stratford)
We are in the process of taking digital copies of church history prior to 1950 and working to update all records through 2018.
Yes
We hosted a special parish retirement party for Brian McNamara in June 2018. We held a special back to school Sunday service: "Blessing of the Backpacks." For the first time in church history, we held two baptisms in the creek located near the church. We also held our first annual Family Night Out, taking advantage of our location, we had a Creek Walk and movie under the stars with a hot dog cookout. This event also served as a fundraiser for high school member's Eagle Scout project. He will be revamping our church playground. We also participated in the National Back to Church Sunday event on September 16, 2018. This year, we will host our parish Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. We continue to host or annual events (Fall Bazaar, Christmas Program), numerous potluck lunches with fellowship and provide Sunday School for all ages. We participate in community wide events (Bluegrass Service, VBS, Good Friday Service).
Upon the completion of our Playground Project, we plan to host more Family Night Out Events, including live music. We will continue to participate in our current events and have plans to work more collaboratively with Calvary UMC, planning new events and creating new opportunities for discipleship in our community.

10/5/2018
Kay Graber
C51AC4E8492943B384E7033E49F9A5F4

kgraber12@gmail.com

Kay Graber
Church Historian
Mount Vernon, The UM Church Mount Vernon IA
304 1st. St. SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
East Central
1840
1900
• Metal cabinet in balcony classroom, 5th floor elevator stop • Closet next to Danforth classroom, 5th floor elevator stop • Church Office Computers and Metal Fire Safe in Church Office (Only the Metal Fire Safe in the Church Office is fireproof).
Yes
None
• Membership books stored in church office in a fireproof safe. • We have never merged with any other church; therefore, our Membership lists cover from our local church membership in 1840 to the present. • From 2009 to present, membership lists also entered online with protective plan.
From 1841 to 1966 for published comprehensive church history, plus history of the organ and church music up to 2014. Once we have completed our goals to catalogue what we have in terms of documentation, information & oral history, expand our written docs.
Yes
We have established an Historical Preservation Team, including our former Church Historian, members from the Memorials Committee, UMW, Church staff, and the Trustees to fulfill the objectives of the second year of a two-year plan to preserve, enhance, and catalog our historical objects and documents, as follows:Preservation and Recognition of Historical Documents and Objects: (2018-2020) • Catalog existing documents and objects, including descriptors and location; • Begin a campaign to fund digitization of appropriate collections of photos and documents; • Systematically identify visible items, pieces of art and history, furniture, etc. throughout the church buildings, internally and externally, with appropriate informational signage; • Publish a brochure with photos and background of the visible historical items in our church building and on the grounds for guests, new members and current members; • Create a children’s coloring book with line drawings of historical furniture, stained glass windows, photos, etc. with questions and answers to be used by the Sunday School • Update the current written church history to the present time.
None
List of Pastors and Years of Service sent!
10/5/2018
Philip Berger
207BB77FBF5E449AB6F5FA97620CEF22

pcberger@msn.com

Philip Berger
Pastor
Otho UM Church Otho IA
428 Main St., Otho, IA 50569
North Central
1897
1899
At the church.
No
Otho UMC, Otho, IA
Carla Nelson has most of the current membership books at her home, Otho UMC, Otho, IA
None.
Yes
Chuck Crain, a gospel singer from Branson, MO gave a concert in August. We will hold a Lord's Portion Dinner in November.
We have invited Chuck Crain and his wife to return to our church to sing. We will have a Lord's Portion Dinner in November.
Pastor
10/5/2018
Philip Berger
B3A5697B348042D5AFEA4563276C191F

pcberger@msn.com

Philip Berger
Pastor
Lehigh UM Church Lehigh IA
386 Spencer Hill St, Lehigh, IA 50557
North Central
1855
1910-1913
They are in a fireproof file at Lehigh UMC.
Yes
None.
The membership books are of Lehigh UMC in Lehigh, IA.
We keep a scrapbook of noteworthy events of the church and memories of church events.
Yes
We have continued to celebrate the Second Sunday Dinners monthly. We held an annual spring and fall dinner with a Bargain Basement sale in June.
We will hold an annual Spring and Fall dinner with a craft sale.
Pastor
10/5/2018
Philip Berger
BB5A89CC5F2B4076825D6D7E699574BB

pcberger@msn.com

Philip Berger
Pastor
Boxholm UM Church Boxholm IA
303 3rd St, Boxholm, IA 50040
North Central
The church was founded in 1972 when Emmanuel Methodist, founded in 1908, and an EUB church merged.
1942
Security Savings Bank safe deposit box, the church office and the office's attic space.
Yes
Emanuel Methodist Church, founded in 1908, Boxholm, IA. EUB church, Boxholm, IA
Boxholm UMC, Boxholm, IA, 1972 to present; Emmanuel UMC, Boxholm, IA approximately 1920 to 1972, and EUB Church, Boxholm, IA, approximately 1920 to 1972
Our church history is largely recorded in a Book by Dave Peterson, which describes the history of Boxholm. We have multiple scrap books and maintain a display case at the church of items important in the church's history.
Yes
Fall Ham Ball Supper; Potlucks for Outgoing Pastor and New Pastor
Fall Ham Ball Supper
Pastor
10/5/2018
Bernice Watt
59185060DDE04D1A86E654276C266A50

mogi@neitel.net

Bernice Watt
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Living Faith Parish (Monona) U Monona IA
Monona Center - 702 S. Main St. Monona, IA 52159 Giard Center - 25964 Giard St. RR McGregor, IA 52157 McGregor Center - 330 Ann St., McGregor, IA 52157
Northeast
Monona 1851 Giard 1848 McGregor 1853
Monona 1986 Giard 1902 McGregor 1853
Monona Center Giard - Monona Historical Society McGregor Center
No
Watson Church 1930, Robert's Creek Evangelical Church 1930, Salem Evangelical Church 1943, Old Stone Church 1968, Volney Church 1974, Luana Church 1974, Pilgrim Evangelical United Brethren 1974, Farmersburg Methodist Church 1960, Marquette Methodist Church 1962, Garden City United Methodist Church 2004, Giard United Methodist Church 2004, and McGregor United Methodist Church 2004 became the Living Faith United Methodist Parish
Membership books for the Monona Church, Volney Church, Luana Church, Pilgrim Evangelical United Brethren Church are at the Monona Center. Membership books for the Giard Church are at the Monona Historical Society. Membership books for the McGregor Church are at the McGregor Center.
Monona 1996, Giard 1929, McGregor 2003.
Yes
The Armouraires Gospel Quartet was here in March for a joint Parish Service. On Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. we have a free meal for anyone who would like to come. Then starting at 6:30 p.m. we have Confirmation, Jr. High Youth, Sr. High Youth, JAM (Jesus and Me) ages 3 to 5th grade, and Adult bible Study.
May Breakfast at Monona which was started in 1917 by the Pilgrim Evangelical United Brethren Church. Fourth of July potluck at Giard which has been held in Giard since 1860. The 31st annual "Living Last Supper" Service at Monona. McGregor Center Rummage Sale, Bazaar, Bake Sale,Crafts and Lunch held in October each year.

10/5/2018
Jenna Williams
FD1523A3734F4BDEBE3D9F21A6922570

CalvarySouthMarion@gmail.com

Jenna Williams
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Stratford, Calvary UM Church Stratford IA
901 Moore St, Stratford, IA 50249
North Central
1867
1983
In a fireproof safe, located in the furnace room of the Church
Yes
Homer UMC closed (previously) and has merged with our parish
We have membership books for Calvary UMC, South Marion UMC, McGuire Bend UB and Home UMC. Homer UMC has now closed
We are in the process of taking digital copies of church history prior to 1950 and working to update all records through 2018.
Yes
A new event held during 2018 was a special Welcome worship service to our new pastor. We held a parish-wide service at Calvary with potluck. We also participated in the National Back to Church Sunday event on September 16, 2018. We continue to host our annual events (Harvest Fest, Soup Supper & Auction fundraiser, Christmas Program, Chicken Dinner fundraiser, Rodeo Supper fundraiser and Food in the Park program which provides free lunches to all youth through the summer). We also participate in community wide events (Bluegrass Service, VBS, Good Friday Service).
Calvary will host the 2019 parish-wide Candlelight Christmas Eve worship service. We will continue to participate in our current events and have plans to work more collaboratively with South Marion UMC, planning new events and creating new opportunities for discipleship in our community.

10/5/2018
Jerry Neal
72985C547EA84DEAB470C16763B95445

gdneal@netins.net

Jerry Neal
Pastor
Lewis United Congregational-Me Lewis IA
401 First Street Lewis, IA 51544
Southwest
1853
1971
church
Yes
Lewis UMC merges with Lewis Congregational about 1969
in church
great record keeper
Yes
Music in the Park
Music in the Park
0
10/5/2018
Peggy Micile
F8D017BA7A604BF6A2A78A8FD0DE847C

pmicile@yahoo.com

Peggy Micile
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Des Moines, Bloomfield UM Chur Des Moines IA
5930 Indianola Ave. Des Moines Iowa 50320
Central
1869
1869 with a basement added in 1959 and an addition added in 2010
With our membership secretary and in safety deposit box at West BANK
Yes
NONE
one book from May 1951 to Present. Records also kept on Membership Secretary's computer.
Our church history has been kept up to date.
Yes
The 4 Southside United Methodist Churches held an all day Vacation Bible School at Des Moines Bloomfield. None of us had had an all day VBS at our churches for a few years.
No events are yet planned, but we are starting to make decisions on how to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2019.

10/4/2018
Eleanor Wojan
BE569D2F5A3649499CFB025952943484

na@na.com

Eleanor Wojan
Church Historian
Perry, First UM Church Perry IA
1100 3rd St. P O Box 237 Perry, Iowa 50220
Central
October 17, 1869
1973 -- Dedicated in 1975
A locked file cabinet in the church.
Yes
I am uncertain of what is meant by "merge" -- the following churches still maintain their separate identities but are part of a "merged" parish: Fairview United Methodist Church -- 2000 Rippey United Methodist Church -- 2000 Minburn United Methodist Church -- 2018
Numerous books have been put in a digital format on an Excel spreadsheet. It is somewhat out-of-date.
We are preparing to update our church's history in preparation for our 150th anniversary in 2019.
No
UMW Guest Day Perry Fine Arts July 4th Concert Perry Fine Arts Tuba/Euponiium Day in November
150th Anniversary Celebration -- September 28 and 29, 2019 See above.

10/4/2018
Tricia Miller
B66F524505EE45ECB8817078549898CD

stylnwithtrish@gmail.com

Tricia Miller
Other
Belle Plaine, Christ UM Church Belle Plaine IA
708 15th street Belle Plaine, IA 52208
East Central
1864
1919
Church Office - fireproof file cabinet
Yes
None
File cabinet church office
Currently working on updating and plan to complete 2019
Yes
None
100 year building celebration

10/4/2018
Kelly Jenkins
A1BAFD6102FC40F78FA443EFDC79CCC2

sgfdg@windstream.net

Kelly Jenkins
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lime Springs UM Church Lime Springs IA
131 E Main St, Lime Springs IA 52155
Northeast
1859
1904
firesafe box in the church office
Yes
none
membership, confirmation, baptisms
unknown
Yes
unknown
unknown

10/4/2018
Susan McDanel
4859971F102743FFBF52D2C0E5B5C0AA

carlisleumc@q.com

Susan McDanel
Other
Carlisle UM Church Carlisle IA
405 School St., Carlisle, IA 50047
Central
1857
Building work began in 1908; Cornerstone laid in 1910; Dedicated 1911
Church office
No
1859 became part of the Hartford circuit; 1870 became the Carlisle circuit consisting of Carlisle, Bloomfield Chapel, Palmyra and Hartford. Evangelical United Brethern late 1970's
1977 Palmyra UMC; 2017 Carlisle UMC
2012
Yes
Mental Health Awareness, All Saints Day, Community Care Day, Kids Hope (backpack program), 24 hour Easter prayer vigil - Maundy Thursday through Good Friday
ASP trip

10/4/2018
Elizabeth Bell
858DE419F78A437096BF599C5BC8770C

pastorelizabethbell@gmail.com

Elizabeth Bell
Pastor
Burlington, Asbury UM Church Burlington IA
2128 South Main Street Burlington IA 52601
Southeast
1908. this was Harrison Church. A new building was build and became the place of worship for the Harrison Community.
1969
in church
No
n/a
..
..n/a
Yes
,, This year, Asbury participated in VBS and Lenten moments. They also participated in 4 parish wide services, as they were planned last year.
In partnership with West Burlington UMC, Asbury will be taking part in fundraising opportunities in order to cover their apportionments to a higher degree than in years past. The UMW continues to be active and the church also continues to offer their building for the Girl Scouts, a car club and other various organizations' meeting place.
Submitted by Pastor Bell
10/4/2018
Jill Marshall
2E470315B7BA4F64B769EAFEA22A0872

moregorp@gmail.com

Jill Marshall
Church Historian
Unionville UM Church Unionville IA
117 E Union Unionville, Iowa 52594
South Central
1857
1857
In a file, in the church.
No
Cincinnati UMC, Cincinnati Iowa November 5, 2017
Membership roll, located with historian, or at the church. Membership list in historian book with historian. Membership Roll of Cincinnati UMC with pastor.
1846 - 2018
Yes
... December 23, 2017: Christmas Candlelight service. ... December 12, 2017: Deliver Christmas Baskets to shut-inns. ... November 5, 2017: Attended the final worship service at Cincinnati, Iowa UMC. ... September: 2018: Added the Methodist Cross and Flame to the outside of the church, in place of our worship service. ... March 30, 2018: Good Friday service. ... Welcomed the Cincinnati, Iowa UMC members into our congregation, at the closing of their church. ... August 4, 2018: Ice Cream Social and Holy Land/Egypt presentation, for the community. ... January 9 - 23 2018: Two members toured the Holy Land in Israel, with the Methodist Bishop. ... May 2018: Moved and installed Stained Glass Window/Medallion to our church, from the Cincinnati UMC, to keep it in a Faith United Parish Church. ... June 2018: Transfer some furniture and sentimental items from Cincinnati UMC, to Unionville UMC> ... August 12 2018: Potluck after church, followed by our Ad Board meeting. ... Communion on a monthly schedule. ... Participated in In-Gathering. ... September 28, 2017: Served lunch after Marjorie Main's funeral. (A member of the Unionville Church.)
... Church Worship service and Picnic at Sundown Lake. ... Beef and Noodle Supper. ... Ice Cream Social, with Singapore Slideshow. ... Good Friday service. ... Christmas Candlelight service. ... May Fellowship ... Participate in In-Gathering. ... Mission giving at Christmas. ... Food Bank at Thanksgiving. ... Study kitchen update options to better provide fellowship to the community. ... Paint/update church interior. ... Begin planning for 175th anniversary, in 2021.
Historian
10/4/2018
Bonnie Lewis
9A776DB336C14C49B19C7153E686BB08

bonnie@siouxland.com

Bonnie Lewis
Church Historian
Aurelia, First UM Church Aurelia IA
31 Valor Road, Aurelia, IA 51005
Northwest
1878
1967
Fire resistant file drawer in church office. Some items are on display in Fellowship Hall. Some early records are located in the "attic".
Yes
None
None
December 31, 2017
Yes
-Christmas Program by Sunday School -UMW supper and Christmas Program -Daily New Testament reading sent from Pastor to congregation via FB page or emails from January thru May -Trial Saturday Night Services -Blessing of the Backpacks in August at the time of school starting -Harvest dinner in November -Christmas Eve Service -Holy Cows (3rd through 7th grads) beginning to meet on Wednesday afternoons during school year. -Thursday morning Men's study group -Chili Cook-off in February -SCIDLES (Student Christians in Da Lord's Excellent Service) led worship twice during the year -Five Students Confirmed in April -Disciple Pathway Committee Began -Eight Students were recipients of the Elsie Stouffer scholarships -Church Media System built and installed -Good Friday service presented by ACOM (Aurelia Christians on a Mission) youth group -Chimes began in October -Pastor Tom Petersen given a good-bye reception -Pastor Kim Dewey Welcome Potluck meal
Install new pastor

10/4/2018
Kim Dewey
D3703584388143E9BACE67FD709F1BA9

Kim.Dewey@iaumc.net

Kim Dewey
Church Historian
Aurelia, First UM Church Aurelia IA
31 Valor Road, Aurelia, IA 51005
Northwest
1878
1967
Fire resistant file drawer in church office. Some items are on display in Fellowship Hall. Some early records are located in the "attic".
Yes
None
None
December 31, 2017
Yes
Pastor Tom Petersen was transferred to another church.
Install new pastor

10/4/2018
Kim Dewey
359E4E87855D4A129F04DD17DDC5AF7D

Kim.Dewey@iaumc.net

Kim Dewey
Church Historian
Aurelia, First UM Church Aurelia IA
31 Valor Road, Aurelia, IA 51005
Northwest
1878
1967
Fire resistant file drawer in church office. Some items are on display in Fellowship Hall. Some early records are located in the "attic".
Yes
Membership books are just for Aurelia church.
None
December 31, 2017
Yes
Pastor Tom Petersen was transferred to another church.
Install new pastor

10/4/2018
Betty Smallen
85A2518F0A074F8288097DD6C85375C0

srbabc@cix.net

Betty Smallen
Church Historian
Council Bluffs, Salem UM Churc Council Bluffs IA
14955 Somerset Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Southwest
1858
1968
At the church
No
Zion Dumfries EU - 1946
Membership book 1884-1936
It is written to 1970. We are in the process of updating.
Yes
Salem Campus -Hospice Memorial Service, Life Screening, UMW District Meeting, Gifts of Love, Witness Concert Manna Campus - Fall Block Party, Trunk for Treat, Community Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner, Easter Egg Hunt
Salem Campus -Hospice Memorial Service, Life Screening, UMW District Meeting, Gifts of Love, Witness Concert, Projected Lay Leadership Develop/Training, Projected Out Reach Ministries for Families with young children, Developing a Congregational Care Team Manna Campus - Fall Block Party, Trunk for Treat, Community Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner, Easter Egg Hunt, Hoping to Receive a grant to develop for a child Health & Education

10/4/2018
Kathryn Kirby
6171D286FF204EB5A3ECF471F4A57DEC

kathy6684@gmail.com

Kathryn Kirby
Pastor
Moulton UM Church Moulton IA
201 E 4th ST Moulton, IA 52572
South Central
1869
1900
church safe
Yes
none
in church safe
2000, unsure of plans
Yes
Retirement of pastor
VBS Various Saturdays, Harvest Sale, Community Worship

10/4/2018
Mary Winter
DEDDE8D761384256875F055FB53B648A

rcjumc_office@iowatelecom.net

Mary Winter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Jolley UM Church Jolley IA
Main & Keota, Jolley, IA 50551
North Central
3-26-1891
1948
At the Jolley Church and at the Rockwell City UMC in a fireproof cabinet and also electronically at Rockwell City
No
None
1st Book - Jolley Community UMC, Jolley, IA 1940-1980 - Jolley Community UMC, Jolley, IA 1959-current - Jolley Community UMC, Jolley, IA
2018 - written and electonic
Yes
none
none

10/4/2018
Mary Winter
3C05155B578C4489988D7DCB94579DFF

rcjumc_office@iowatelecom.net

Mary Winter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rockwell City UM Church Rockwell City IA
333 Brower St. Rockwell City, Iowa 50563
North Central
1877
1970
Church office - Fireproof safe and electronically
No
None
1882-1888 Rockwell City & Pomeroy Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City & Pomeroy 1893-1902 Baptism - Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1903-1910 Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1918-1923 Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1900-1920 Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1911-1913 Baptism - Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1920-1940 Rockwell City Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell City 1952-current United Methodist Church, Rockwell City
2018 written and electronically
Yes
none
none

10/4/2018
Marilyn Hawn
91E943281ECF4EF2BA2955BE22B3EC43

2hawns@gcmuni.net

Marilyn Hawn
Church Historian
Grundy Center UM Church Grundy Center IA
707 6th Street, Grundy Center, IA 50638
Northeast
February 22, 1863
1869, 1981, and addition in 1988
Grundy Center UMC, Safe Deposit Box at GNB Bank, Grundy Center, IA; Safe Vault at Grundy Center UMC
Yes
none
1896 -1911 Log Records in the Church Vault 1911 1990 The Official Membership and Church Record Book 1923 - 2010 Membership Record System for Local Windows 2010 to present, Membership records maintained in electronic Church Windows system.
2016
Yes
none to note
none are planned

10/3/2018
Jennifer Hesebeck
85F09442CBBD4F58B311FA1F773B63FB

jenhesebeck@yahoo.com

Jennifer Hesebeck
Pastor
Spencer, Zion UM Church Spencer IA
1695 290th St Spencer, IA
Northwest
1900
1900
Fostoria Farmers Saving Bank Doris Dirksen, Historian
Yes
none
Zion UMC
current
Yes
Church picnic at Scharnberg Park
Parade participation in Flag Fest, Spencer

10/3/2018
Jennifer Hesebeck
8F45430DBFA64B0D9BC987225334202A

jenhesebeck@yahoo.com

Jennifer Hesebeck
Pastor
Excelsior UM Church Milford IA
2005 150th Ave Milford, IA 51351
Northwest
1893
1893
United Community Bank, Lake Park, IA Ardis Collins (Historian) Lake Park, IA
Yes
none
Excelsior UMC
current
Yes
We celebrated our 125th Anniversary
Annual Harvest Festival Auction

10/3/2018
Kathryn Burt
C72256C5751F44FAB83DD434A51EB2A4

kmzburt@yahoo.com

Kathryn Burt
Church Historian
Gladbrook Chapel UM Church Gladbrook IA
1597 Abbott Ave, Gladbrook Iowa 50635
Northeast
1867
1873-4; additions 1949, 1972, & 2005
new display cabinet at the church
No
none
Membership chair has these
through 2017
Yes
Mission Minutes-2nd Sunday of each month; Noisy offering-3rd Sunday of each month; Family fun night; CROP walk; church members take turns each Sunday with a flower arrangement and on the fourth and fifth Sunday the person who has flowers also has special music; Ash Wednesday pancake supper followed by service; Good Friday joint service with area churches; Easter Sunrise breakfast with program provided by the youth; Honored graduates, mothers & fathers; Memorial Day Service at the cemetery; Vacation Bible School with Garwin; July 4th church potluck; Mission trip to Belize, report given by three young adults who participated; Harvest Home Dinner; Operation Christmas Child; Angel tree; Christmas candlelight service; Advent; Children's Christmas program
Mission Minutes-2nd Sunday of each month; Noisy offering-3rd Sunday of each month; Family fun night; CROP walk; church members take turns each Sunday with a flower arrangement and on the fourth and fifth Sunday the person who has flowers also has special music; Ash Wednesday pancake supper followed by service; Good Friday joint service with area churches; Easter Sunrise breakfast with program provided by the youth; Honored graduates, mothers & fathers; Memorial Day Service at the cemetery; Vacation Bible School with Garwin; July 4th church potluck; Harvest Home Dinner; Operation Christmas Child; Angel tree; Christmas candlelight service; Advent; Children's Christmas program

10/3/2018
Franci McClenathan
AD032E52AA024206BBBCD86C694F71A0

malcomsheridan@iowatelecom.net

Franci McClenathan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Malcom UM Church Malcom IA
602 4th Street, Malcom, Iowa 50157
Central
1867
1882
some in the church, some in members' homes
Yes
Sheridan UMC, Grinnell
UM Membership Record
November 2013.
Yes
none
none

10/3/2018
Ford Thompson
80C5DF05B3904402ABFFEE51D7A7EF7E

fordcthompson12@gmail.com

Ford Thompson
Pastor
Killduff UM Church Killduff IA
7279 Railroad St. Killduff, Iowa 50137
Central
1885
1886
Church
Yes
None
Killduff United Methodist Church
1985
Yes
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Annual Ham Ball Dinner
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Annual Ham Ball Dinner

10/3/2018
Lile Petersen
C7C1F8B3E8C24BDAA666588EEAC8CA5B

petelil@fmctc.com

Lile Petersen
Church Historian
Kirkman UM Church Kirkman IA
109 Washington St Kirkman Iowa 51447
Southwest
1881
1915
Terry Fiscus Residence and the Irwin UMC
No
None
All books to present book
No
Yes
Easter Sunrise Service, Hanging of the Greens Service, Ingathering Kits, Blanket Sunday, Crop Walk, Relay for Life
Same
Lile Petersen Church Historian
10/3/2018
Cathy Nutting
EABA64D476BA40BBAB911F40266337F6

cathy.nutting@iaumc.net

Cathy Nutting
Pastor
Fontanelle UM Church Fontanelle IA
510 N. First St, Fontanelle, Iowa 50846
Southwest
???
1979
Church office
No
Highland UMC, rural Adair County
Fontanelle UMC, Highland UMC - 2009 to present
2012
Yes
???
???

10/3/2018
Marjorie Benge
2F6862191B524ED4B87B0289F7B2ECBE

ikdumc@fmctc.com

Marjorie Benge
Church Historian
Defiance, Salem UM Church Defiance IA
402 2nd Ave Defiance Iowa 51527
Southwest
1884
2004
Some at Defiance State Bank Defiance Iowa, Some In the Defiance Church, and Some at the Irwin UMC
No
None
Defiance UMC has some of the older books. The current Book is at Irwin UMC
Current church history is held at Defiance UMC The rest of the church history was lost in the fire
No
The church bell which had come from the church that was burned was refurbished placed on a stand on the ground in front of the church and was rededicated prior to a worship service. Other special observances were Easter Sunrise Service, Memorial Day service, Vacation Bible School, Soup Supper, Blanket Sunday, Community Thanksgiving Service, Christmas Eve Service and Program, Coat and Clothes drive or Open Door Mission
Same as above
Marjorie Benge Church Historian
10/3/2018
David Bracht-Wagner
10673869E9F5436EB9A28DF436E14724

david.bracht-wagner@iaumc.net

David Bracht-Wagner
Pastor
Burlington, Grace UM Church Burlington IA
1100 ANGULAR ST
Southeast
1871
1931
Either in the Centennial Room or the basement library
No
None that we are aware of at this time.
Burlington Grace Methodist Episcopal and Burlington Grace United Methodist
We have a church history up to date 1991. We will be celebrating 150 years in 2021, and will be working on updating our history for those events.
Yes
Easter, Christmas Eve, Lenten Services, Memorial Celebration, All Saints Sunday, Confirmation Sunday
Easter, Christmas Eve, Lenten Services, Memorial Celebration, All Saints Sunday, Scouting Sunday

10/3/2018
Audrey Young
5BB94FE932EB46FC8DFAD579EEA811B0

pastorayoung@gmail.com

Audrey Young
Pastor
Mitchellville UM Church Mitchellville IA
Mitchellville United Methodist Church200 2nd St NW 200 2nd St NW
Central
January 28, 1870 organized into a church body
Ground broken in 1989. Church bell was a Citizens' Gift to the Episcopal Methodist Church in 1891
In church office and "middle" room
No
NA
In church office and "middle" room
10-03-2018
Yes
NA
NA

10/3/2018
Ford Thompson
9707CA76EAED408BBEEF3E26F71B9DA2

fordcthompson12@gmail.com

Ford Thompson
Pastor
Reasnor UM Church Reasnor IA
424 Newton St. Reasnor, Iowa 50232
Central
1879
1879
Fire Safe, Reasnor UMC
Yes
None
0
2017
Yes
Annual Soup Supper
Pastor

10/3/2018
Rachel Olson
240FD8A9EAF04770AF35926551B09FAD

rolson@wdmumc.oeg

Rachel Olson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
West Des Moines UM Church West Des Moines IA
720 Grand Ave West Des Moines, IA 50265
Central
1892
1954 through 1992
In two fire-proof safes on church property, and in a lock box at the bank with which we do business.
Yes
NA
Church membership books date back to 1888. Originally established as the Valley Junction Methodist Church and Parsonage Association, our church underwent several name changes and met in several different buildings before moving to 8th & Grand location in 1954 and becoming West Des Moines United Methodist Church in 1968. The church has always been located in West Des Moines, IA. Although not complete during certain periods of time, our records include new members received, preparatory members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. The records have been well-maintained for the past 50 years.
Church history is written through 2004.
Yes
We held our first annual meeting in January to celebrate the previous year and plan for the year to come. Adults served in Detroit, MI in June and Youth served in Loveland, CO in July. A visioning committee met for 13 weeks to develop recommendations as far as to the vision for the church over the next 5-10 years. From the visioning recommendations, there was church conference in September where the Trustees were directed to execute a plan that will divest of the 8 homes owned to the east of the church.
We plan to have the 2nd annual meeting in January. Adults are planning a mission trip to Cuba.

10/3/2018
Linda Bryan
F003352770D0491697CB121B3489BA73

None@none.com

Linda Bryan
Church Historian
Allerton UM Church Allerton IA
200 S. Niagara, Allerton, IA 50008
South Central
1894
1880
At the Allerton UMC
No
Clio UMC, Clio, IA in 2010
We have Allerton UMC and the closed Clio UMC
current
Yes
None
Christmas Eve Service

10/3/2018
Jennie VanWardhuizen
F06F9423FDEB419AA5CC0AC99B0AE849

vandeals@yahoo.com

Jennie VanWardhuizen
Church Historian
PLEASANT PRAIRIE
151 60th Ave Prairie City, IA 50228
Central
1893
1934
751 Carpenter St, Monroe, IA 50170
Yes
N/A
List of Pastors Served Church's Celebration Booklets Church History and Updates Church Membership Books from Closed Churches
Church History Updated
Yes
Spring Fundraising party; Easter special services; attend Women at the Well church service; Bible study meetings; volunteering Pella Bibles for Missions Thrift Store; Memorial Day Service; World Communion Service; All Saints Day observance; Shared service with Church of the Brethren and PCUMC for Percy Fair Celebration; Trunk or Treat Halloween party; Shoe Box Mission; Ingathering; Advent and Christmas celebrations including providing school children with Christmas gifts. We continue to support the PCM Food Bank with weekly donations.
Same as above

10/3/2018
Martha Keune
344C261B959C43A584FF98272DA22BEF

mkeune@iowatelecom.net

Martha Keune
Church Historian
Cresco, Zion UM Church Cresco IA
21251 25th street Cresco Iowa 52136
Northeast
1856-1857
1875
Gerald Keune Trustee's House
No
None
Not Available
2009 Not many changes
Yes
Dedication of new bushes in memory of deceased members in 2018
Seder meal, Lenten Bible Study, Sweet Corn Day Lunch Stand, Salad Luncheon, Harvest Dinner, Children's Christmas Program, Days For Girls Workshops

10/3/2018
Mike Jager
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Jager@iowatelecom.net

Mike Jager
Pastor
Elgin, St. Paul's UM Church Elgin IA
504 Main St, Elgin, IA 52141
Northeast
1852
1915
Locked file cabinet in church basement
No
None
Books from founding until present in church basement filing cabinet
2015
Yes
Combined Lenten services with area churches; Combined Easter Sunrise service with area churches; $500 Scholarships presented to two 2018 High School Graduates
Most of the above; Thanksgiving service

10/3/2018
Joann Lambertsen
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jklmusic@yahoo.com

Joann Lambertsen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Garwin UM Church Garwin IA
402 3rd Street Garwin,IA 50632
Northeast
1882
1965
In locked file in Office/Storage file upstairs/ with partical book of Pleasant Hill (no longer)
Yes
EUB-Garwin, Christian Church -Yokede 1967-2004 approx.
Partial book of Pleasant Hill - rural Garwin, Garwin UMC 1882 to present Garwin, IA
2007 (125th Anniv) 2017 and still working on it`
Yes
Headin' Home Quartet, Bake Sale to help J Team (new Sunday School), Angel Tree/Food Boxes, VBS
Food Drive for Food Pantry, Christmas Boxes and gifts
Working on information to sent
10/3/2018
Michele Orr
361E491C366447F195CBC01807414E1A

mepomethch@mepotelco.net

Michele Orr
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Mediapolis UM Church Mediapolis IA
601 North St Mediapolis IA 52637
Southeast
1874
1875 with a major addition/renovation in 1900, an addition/renovation in 1994-1996, a sanctuary renovation in 2001, and an office addition/renovation in 2015-2016
They are filed in the church office.
No
N/A
Mediapolis UM Church
2001
Yes
N/A
unsure at this time

10/3/2018
Mike Jager
C06471CCF71A4A1CAE133C9A946B43A0

Jager@iowatelecom.net

Mike Jager
Pastor
Fayette, First UM Church Fayette IA
207 E Clark St, Fayette, IA 52142
Northeast
January 9, 1850
1964
Office & Filing Cabinet in workroom
No
None
Old records in safe One red book 1907-2008 One white book 2005-present
2017
Yes
Senior Bible Study; Evening Young Adult ministry; Ingathering; Support Missionaries; Bible School; Christmas Cantata; Baptism; Food Shelf; Watermelon Days
Most of the above

10/3/2018
Laurie Schmidt
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lschmidt@frontiernet.net

Laurie Schmidt
Other
Nemaha UM Church Nemaha IA
120 4th Ave. North
Southwest
August 7, 1886
1920
Church safe and safety deposit box at Iowa State Bank----Sac City, IA
Yes
none
1920 to present
present
Yes
Special UMCOR collections Bible Study sponsored "movie night" with a 3 month study Ecumenical activities & events Additional Food Pantry participation
Continue our Lord's Acre and Hour project. Bible Study Helping at the Food Pantry on our designated months and special holiday Food Pantry contribution challenges Harvest snacks delivered to local farmers and those involved in harvest. Ecumenical caroling combined with U.M.W. Christmas potluck dinner

10/3/2018
Myram Tunnicliff
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umcsecretary@iowatelecom.net

Myram Tunnicliff
Church Historian
Emmetsburg, First UM Church Emmetsburg IA
First United Methodist Church 801 Broadway P.O. Box 99 Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Northwest
The church was organized in 1872, Articles of Incorporation were filed July 1, 1873, in records of Palo Alto County.
The cornerstone was laid October 10, 1948; first service in sanctuary was held Easter 1951; dedication was June 24, 1956
Membership books are in files in the office; other books, scrapbook, and photo albums are in History cabinet and fireproof file cabinet in the library. Old legal papers, written memories of the church, old photos, etc are in fireproof file cabinets in the library. Keepsakes are in the History cabinet in the front entry of the church. All but the history cabinet in the entry are fireproof.
Yes
Rodman Presbyterian, Cylinder Methodist, Emmetsburg Church of Christ
Membership, Weddings, Baptisms, and Death records are in 10 different books. The first is from 1880-1894; eight books range from 1902-1979; current membership books begin in Sept. 1909. An audit of the living members was included at the beginning of the book and has been kept up through 2018.
Written historical documentation not electronic at this time.
Yes
Pastor Shin and his wife Gloria have made a point of visiting church members and friends which has brought much favorable comment and has helped increase church attendance. With a groundbreaking ceremony with our District Superintendent, work has begun on our Family Life Center. Many hours have been put into the planning for the handicap accessible building that we need, by the building committee and the finance committee. The youth had a successful Destination Unknown Mission Trip which took them as far away as Colorado and in which they did good works for churches and communities. They blessed other with random acts of kindness. The Church honored Mother's Day, Father's Day, Veteran's Day, and Clergy Appreciation Day. We held a successful God's Harvest Meal and Auction, continued t distribute prayer shawls and baby blankets. Outreach Ministries held a soup supper, candy sales, slices of Pie, and an Easter and Christmas tree for the needy. The church held its usual hanging of the Greens. It holds several bible studies and prayer groups. The Young at Heart Group met regularly for devotions, food, and programs and in doing so also supported the Mobility Worldwide Organization (providing wood for vehicles). The Evening Ladies Fellowship provided 50 school kits, 50 layette kits, and 50 health kits for Ingathering while Peace & Love Group helped provide some postage. The Evening Ladies Fellowship sponsors a Christmas Tree and had its huge garage sale to help support its giving. The Peace & Love and Trinity 3 Fellowships have joined as one and donated to the Stork Closet and Upper Des Moines Food Pantry as well as Then Just Feed One, Camp ships for the Youth and Upper Des Moines Backpack Program. The Fellowships honor their honorary members on their birthdays and for holidays. The church puts on meals for family and friends at funerals and Jim Stevens & Dick Zwart make lovely wooden crosses that are first put on the tables for the meal and then given the grieving families. The Youth helped with both summer VBS and Christmas program along with other church volunteers under the leadership of Sarah Strohman. The summer VBS had over one hundred registrants this year. A highlight of our summer was the Congregational Picnic. Our pastor works with the confirmands and those in nursing homes and Assisted Living, as well as holding Sunday Church services, weddings, and funerals. The History Committee continues to collect photos, articles, written histories and works to preserve older materials to save the history of our Emmetsburg First United Methodist Church. We also continue to present our history in the glass-fronted History Cabinet in the lobby so that church members are reminded of our former members and what they have done for us to make our church what it is today. We, the First United Methodist Church of Emmetsburg, are not only proud of our history but of those current members and friends who are busy make 2018 history.
A continuation of 2018 significant events and progress on our handicap accessible Family Life Center.

10/3/2018
Autumm Brazel
2C3A47CB02F448229BBD705BF9268332

methodistsec@laurens-ia.com

Autumm Brazel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Laurens UM Church Laurens IA
201 West Main St., Laurens, Iowa 50554
Northwest
1882
1994
at the church
Yes
none
Laurens United Methodist Church
1994
Yes
none
none
x
10/3/2018
Nancy Weingartner
29F5B61A7CA24D79A28AEC69641D1347

nlw1110@yahoo.com

Nancy Weingartner
Pastor
Davenport, Faith UM Church Davenport IA
3322 West Lombard St. Davenport, Iowa 52804
Southeast
1950
1958
church office
No
none
Faith EUB (1949-1968)
current
Yes
Back to School Social on Aug. 24th Blessings of the Backpacks Sept. 23
not known at this time

10/2/2018
Brenda Dodge
8221FC2F3F2E491BAEE4D32A84C68EBF

brittiaumc@hotmail.com

Brenda Dodge
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Britt UM Church Britt IA
600 5th St. SW
North Central
1878
1965
We continue to update our church records on computer software, protected by Carbonite (online - so fireproof) Records dated up until now are in a large red book kept in the church office (not fireproof).
No
Britt Methodist Episcopal Church: 1883-1899; 1900-1913; 1913-1917; 1920-1949; 1935-1959; 1949-1960; Britt United Methodist Church: 1958-Present
Britt Methodist Episcopal Church: 1883-1899; 1900-1913; 1913-1917; 1920-1949; 1935-1959; 1949-1960; Britt United Methodist Church: 1958-Present
October 10, 2013
Yes
Nothing significantly different from last year
Nothing significantly different from last year

10/2/2018
Lynn Gardner
C2DE291CD57F41BF85B1268A9548E751

lczgardner@yahoo.com

Lynn Gardner
Pastor
Goldfield UM Church Goldfield IA
121 West Chestnut, PO Box 214, Goldfield, Iowa 50542
North Central
1856
1883
In the church office and a vault.
No
None
Membership books have been kept since 1856 - there are 14 total books.
Written history. We will need to talk about updating the written history of Goldfield UMC.
Yes
Harvest Dinner in the fall of 2017, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship, World Wide Communion celebrated, Fountain City Ecumenical Worship celebrated with our community in a local park, Supporting our local Food Pantry on the 3rd Sunday of every month, Super Bowl Sunday Soup Drive, Christmas Eve worship, wooden Christmas card for the community in the Old School Park, Nativity display for the community.
Harvest Mission Dinner, Nativity Display, World Day of Prayer, Fountain City Day worship in the park, Thanksgiving Ecumenical worship, Food Pantry Sunday - 3rd Sunday of the month, Super Bowl Sunday Soup Drive.

10/2/2018
Lynn Gardner
2F3AC8B69F204E3A9ECE5C374C2D3907

lczgardner@yahoo.com

Lynn Gardner
Pastor
Goldfield UM Church Goldfield IA
121 West Chestnut, PO Box 214, Goldfield, Iowa 50542
North Central
1856
1883
In the church office and a vault.
No
None
Membership books have been kept since 1856 - there are 14 total books.
Written history. We will need to talk about updating the written history of Goldfield UMC.
Yes
Harvest Dinner in the fall of 2017, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship, World Wide Communion celebrated, Fountain City Ecumenical Worship celebrated with our community in a local park, Supporting our local Food Pantry on the 3rd Sunday of every month, Super Bowl Sunday Soup Drive, Christmas Eve worship, wooden Christmas card for the community in the Old School Park, Nativity display for the community.
Harvest Mission Dinner, Nativity Display, World Day of Prayer, Fountain City Day worship in the park, Thanksgiving Ecumenical worship, Food Pantry Sunday - 3rd Sunday of the month, Super Bowl Sunday Soup Drive.

10/2/2018
Mary Dooley
AADE79FC795649319E37A18321AAC6F1

dooley@heartofiowa.net

Mary Dooley
Other
Albion UM Church Albion IA
Meeting in Albion Presbyterian Church on Main Street
Central
1857
We have no building of our own; we meet in the Albion Presbyterian Church.
Members' homes
No
None
Albion United Methodist Church
None at this time.
Yes
Continued events that are held each year; no new ones added.
None yet.

10/2/2018
Cindy Nelson
2E20B785040B4F779E7874B822DF44A7

cindy.nelson21@yahoo.com

Cindy Nelson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Shenandoah, First UM Church Shenandoah IA
200 Church St., Shenandoah, IA 51601
Southwest
1870
1912 (completed)
Fire proof filing cabinets in a locked closet.
Yes
n/a
Membership Chairman takes care of this.
187- present time.
Yes
Mother's Day pictures were taken with Mothers & children.Healthy Church Imitative Study Group hosted a game night at a local senior citizen/handicap apartment complex & made May baskets for all 3 care centers in our city. A Ladies Retreat was held in Feb. with special speakers, singers, luncheon, & style show. A ladies thrift store shopping was done in Omaha. A special Pre-VBS skating party was held in Jan. for the VBS in July. A special send-off for Pastor Humberto Gonzalez has he left our congregation was done by the Mayor of Shenandoah giving him the key to the city for all the great strides he had made while here. A welcome fellowship was held for Pastor Luke Fillmore & his family. A special "Blast-off" volcano for Sunday School kick-off was held outdoors, with a church informatin fair was held inside. A special ladies coffe was held to welcome Sarah Fillmore to our church. A fall festival party for the church & community was held at the local skating rink.
A special Christmas Eve program is planned. A Living Nativity is planned. A special supper & day planned for the Hanging of the Greens. An All Soul's Day is planned with a special lighting of candles for all those who have passed. A craft day & luncheon is planned. And end of the Sunday School year special party is planned. And a pastor appreciation month events & supper are planned.

10/2/2018
Karen Powers
70E6237C00DC428CB4C001A3BB1FB301

none@none.com

Karen Powers
Church Historian
Sperry UM Church Sperry IA
11756 Sperry Rd Sperry IA 52650
Southeast
1886
1886
At the church
No
N/A
Sperry UM Church
2000
Yes
Maundy Thursday Seder Meal Women's White Linen Breakfast (Easter Saturday)
unsure at this time

10/2/2018
Jenell Millikin
AE337CAE4AC84C7C807BA90799B7DB7E

jmillikin5@gmail.com

Jenell Millikin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Hedrick/Martinsburg UM Church Hedrick IA
203 N. Spring Street Hedrick, IA 52563
Southeast
Hedrick-Martinsburg UMC was founded in January 1997, however the orginial Martinsburg congregation was founded in the late 1850's and the original Hedrick congregation was founded in 1886.
1963 (formally Hedrick UMC)
In the church office
No
Martinsburg United Methodist Church in January 1997
4 Hedrick books (1911 - 1996) 3 Martinsburg books (1920's - 1996) 3 Hedrick-Martinsburg UMC books (1996 - present)
2002 and then what is added each year on this form. With guidance from Esther Wonderlich, Archivist Iowa Methodist Conference Archives - we are planning to have records completed during the 2019 year.
Yes
*Trunk or Treat at Halloween - we setup decorated vehicles at our city-wide Trick or Treat Night handing out candy and special devotionals. *For our Christmas Mission Project we put together Blessing Bags and gave to an area Homeless Kitchen to hand out. Bags included a hat, gloves, socks, hand warmers, snacks and various hygiene products. *Hosted several Bible Study Groups that is open to the public. These were very well attended. *Confirmation Class met every month over the past year for several of our church youth and a celebration planned in November, 2018 *Had special music performed several times by "American Pie Gospel" *Welcomed new members into our church and more are planned for November, 2018 *Baptism of an infant *Mission Brunch where proceeds will purchase items needed for Operation Christmas Child Project. *Donated many mission projects to our Local Food Pantry due to such a high need in our area.
*Ongoing projects - Sole Hope & Little Libraries *Continue to help our Local Food Pantry which is in constant need of inventory *We have several events that we do annually and are successful, but we are always looking to try new things to help reach more individuals in our community, but no specific plans are in place yet.

10/2/2018
Anna Curfman
600D7752E9C64848822DA78F6578A26F

scsaintjames@aol.com

Anna Curfman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sioux City, St. James UM Churc Sioux City IA
2032 South Cypress St. Sioux City IA 51106
Northwest
1920
1920, with additions in 1953, 1958 and 2006
Some on computer, some in a locked safe in the church office.
Yes
NA
St. James UMC, Sioux City, 1940 - present
2012 I'm told. No one is activly updating records at this time.
Yes
Ash Wednesday Worship Maundy Thursday Worship Good Friday Worship Christmas Eve Worship Memorial Sunday Confirmation MOPS Big Time Wedding Celebrations Funerals New Members Safe Sanctuary Training Turkey Dinner HOPE Groups/ Bible Studies Food 4 Kids Dedication Sunday Special Speakers on social and Mission issues
Ash Wednesday Worship Bible presentation Maundy Thursday Worship Good Friday Worship Christmas Eve Worship Memorial Sunday Baptisms Confirmation MOPS Big Time Wedding Celebrations Funerals New Members Safe Sanctuary Training Turkey Dinner HOPE Groups/ Bible Studies Food 4 Kids Special Speakers on social and Mission issues

10/2/2018
Terry Pollard
9C5921E9D5B643E2AECA5A129752C697

twpollrd@yahoo.com

Terry Pollard
Pastor
New Sharon UM Church New Sharon IA
202 W. Market St. New Sharon, IA 50207
South Central
Church organized in 1863 (Methodist Class organized in 1862)
1911
US Bank and fire-proof deposit box at church office (McVay Family Center)
Yes
None
Books are retained at church office - multiple books
Current as of 2018
Yes
None
None
OK
10/2/2018
Janet Dyer
C57E8B8C35964233BCD56BCCEE108074

epumcsecretary@hotmail.com

Janet Dyer
Church Historian
Des Moines, Easton Place UM Ch Des Moines IA
2412 Easton Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50317
Central
1894
1914
Fireproof safe in the Choir Room
Yes
None
There is a folder for each active member located in a file cabinet in the secretary's office.
Present date
Yes
None. Same as 2017
National Night Out, VBS, Thursday Free Meal, Boy Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Sunday, Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony, Variety Show, Mother Daughter Banquet, Cavatelli dinner, Senior Lunch, Many Easton Place Women United events.

10/2/2018
Linda Mc Pherson
4CFCE602FEC14C9398D719137927D896

chevy49em@msn.com

Linda Mc Pherson
Church Historian
Des Moines, Staves Memorial UM Des Moines IA
2747 E. Madison Ave. Des Moines, IA. 50317
Central
1916
1959 Education wing completed in 1973
Secretaries office
No
Miller EUB Church First EUB Church
Secretaries office and a space in Fellowship Hall.
2017
Yes
Hosting Monthly Community Free Meals, UMW Call To Prayer Gathering & Brunch, Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Services, Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Easter Cantata, Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Egg Hunt, Campership Luncheon Fundraiser, UMW Salad Luncheon & Plant Sale, Ladies Night Out, VBS Luncheon Fundraiser, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Social & Gospel Sing, Men's Breakfast, UMW Mission Tour, Men's Night Out, UMW Holiday Fair, Safe Halloween Fun Night, All Saints Day, Thank Offering Sunday, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Hanging Of The Greens, Advent, Christmas Cantata, Blue Christmas Service, Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Mission Trip to Illinois
Hosting Monthly Community Free Meals, UMW Call To Prayer Gathering & Brunch, Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Services, Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Easter Cantata, Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Egg Hunt, Campership Luncheon Fundraiser, UMW Salad Luncheon & Plant Sale, Ladies Night Out, VBS Luncheon Fundraiser, Vacation Bible School, Ice Cream Social & Gospel Sing, Men's Breakfast, UMW Mission Tour, Men's Night Out, UMW Holiday Fair, Safe Halloween Fun Night, All Saints Day, Thank Offering Sunday, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Hanging Of The Greens, Advent, Christmas Cantata, Blue Christmas Service, Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Mission Trip to Illinois

10/2/2018
Mike Carey
07474A734B0940DBA74B74829E7ABF17

mikecarey99@hotmail.com

Mike Carey
Pastor
Janesville UM Church Janesville IA
424 Sycamore Street P. O. Box 358 Janesville, Iowa 50647
Northeast
1851 - Janesville Circuit organized, 1886 - First Church was built
Sanctuary - 1902, Classroom building - 1960
lock box - State Bank of Waverly
Yes
Hudson United Methodist Church Hudson, Iowa
Book # 1 needs to be archived Book # 2 archived in black binder # 2 Book # 3 archived in binder # 3 Blue official membership register # 952 needs to be archived Red official membership register # 148 needs to be archived Brown UMC record system for the local church Brown membership record system for the local church
Updated October 1, 2012
Yes
Wartburg Trombone Quartet Music Maundy Thursday Special Last Supper Video Special Visit from Bishop Haller (2) Rummage Sale/Bake Sale/Luncheons Harp & Guitar Music Accordion Music Special Music Videos when Choir was not in session UMW Hosted District Annual Meeting Sunday School Rewards Program Sunday Service videos posted to Church Facebook and web sites
All of our events, held in the Sanctuary, are currently enhanced by video recording and special video presentations. Our Tech Committee continues to think of new ways to add to the worship experience using technology. We are creating our own, new Church Directory. We take pictures of all events and post them to our church Facebook page.

10/2/2018
Vince Homan
B665A15706B14ED298210579DB5BD684

wcdumc@gmail.com

Vince Homan
Pastor
Delta UM Church Delta IA
301 E. 3rd St., Delta, IA 52550
Southeast
1883
1953. The old church was destroyed by fire. The current church was dedicated Sept. 6, 1953.
The older records are in the Delta church office.
No
0
An old membership book dating after the fire exists in the Delta office. A new book was started in the mid 1980's. Our current membership secretary Mary Fowler has been working on a new membership book, as well as keeping our membership records current on the church computer.
Our church's history was updated in a book in 2014.
Yes
"Back to School Bash" party in the city park for community children. Lenten Bible Studies. Delta Day's Community Service (and had float in the parade). Easter Egg Hunt. Valentine's Brunch sponsored by Sunday School children. Community meals. Support local food pantry.
One or two community events. Expand our Christian Education opportunities. A men's ministry and morning prayer group.
Pastor
10/2/2018
Courtney Dake
D8DD9012CE8B4539AABE12FDE19F8FA4

cdake508@gmail.com

Courtney Dake
Pastor
Eldridge UM Church Eldridge IA
604 S. Second St., Eldridge, IA 52748
Southeast
1972
1975
Church office
Yes
None.
In church office and on Church Windows
Yes.
Yes
None.
45th anniversary celebration on November 19, 2019

10/2/2018
Maria Appel
860495193774406AB14A732F58CE99E9

mcvilleumcgogod@netins.net

Maria Appel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Mechanicsville UM Church Mechanicsville IA
307 East 1st Street
East Central
1840
1934 Education wing and office 1969
Fireproof file cabinet and we are updating Power Church to become our electronic records.
Yes
No other churches have merged with ours. We were yoked with the First Presbyterian church until 1998. From 1998 to the present we have been in the same charge with the Morley First UMC.
6 older record books dating back to 1885 Blue from 1/1/1963-7/1/1998 Brown from 7/1/1998-present Power church in process
We are in the process of updating our history for our new church directory.
Yes
We coordinated with the MCO and the Mechanicsville Fire Department to host a holiday event Dec 16, 2017. We honored our retiring pastor and welcomed a new pastor.
*What special observances or significant events are being planned for 2019? Graduates Mothers Fathers Loved ones on All Saints Day

10/2/2018
Sally Larsen
0D01F20D8D8E4E5B8F4B0FF111A11E1D

sslarsen50@gmail.com

Sally Larsen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Zearing, Bethel Zearing IA
304 E Main, Zearing, IA 50278
North Central
unknown
unknown
Church office
No
We share pastoral services with McCallsburg PCUSA
unkown
Having someone continue our church history in the future.
Yes
We've welcomed all into our church family and house of the Lord, continue on with our annual Chicken & Noodle Day & Easter Egg hunt brunch.
Continue serving the Lord, giving to our community, welcoming all.

10/1/2018
Barb Gruetzmacher
739B0ABE7BAA4A05AD9C0E932F13F14C

tbmacher@netins.net

Barb Gruetzmacher
Other
Fairbank UM Church Fairbank IA
107 2nd St, Fairbank IA 50629
Northeast
1852
1943
pastors office file cabinets and lockbox at Northeast Security Bank, Fairbank
No
none
4 hardcover books approx 3-4" high w/ stacks of old membership cards no longer encased. 11 various UM certification books of baptisms, transfers, confirmations and reception of members
no set committee right now due to few hands doing many jobs!
Yes
hosted a Blue Christmas service for those who lost loved ones - for ANYONE to attend
annual soup and pie supper, will host 3-4 blood drives

10/1/2018
Barb Gruetzmacher
DF3FE427B09B40D1B940AA2B8E1D63D2

tbmacher@netins.net

Barb Gruetzmacher
Other
Fairbank UM Church Fairbank IA
107 2nd St, Fairbank IA 50629
Northeast
1852
1943
pastors office file cabinets and lockbox at Northeast Security Bank, Fairbank
No
none
4 hardcover books approx 3-4" high w/ stacks of old membership cards no longer encased. 11 various UM certification books of baptisms, transfers, confirmations and reception of members
no set committee right now due to few hands doing many jobs!
Yes
hosted a Blue Christmas service for those who lost loved ones - for ANYONE to attend
annual soup and pie supper, will host 3-4 blood drives

10/1/2018
DELORES PETERS
E90D253CA4C243489922A6E69BE41F93

depeters@butler-bremer.com

DELORES PETERS
Church Historian
Plainfield UM Church Plainfield IA
404 2nd St PO Box124 Plainfield, IA 50666-0125
Northeast
1869 (corrected )
1950
Files cabinets in church office
Yes
None
THE OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP & CHURCH RECORDS (GREY); FIRST BAPTISMS RECORDED (BLUE); 1894 IS FIRST FULL MEMBERSHIP BOOK; THE MEMBERSHIP RECORD SYSTEM FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH (BROWN).
UPDATED IN 2018
Yes
FAREWELL TO PASTOR; WELCOME COFFEE FOR NEW PASTOR; BAPTISM'; HOSTED EXPECTATION MEETING WITH DIST SUPT AND 9 AREA CHURCHES.
UNSURE, POSSIBLE VALENTINE'S DAY; EASTER BREAKFAST; ASH WED SOUP SUPPER; CHURCH IN THE PARK W/BAPTIST CHURCH; CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.

10/1/2018
Michael Christie
5F79679952A84EDC9FB203F2117291CC

mac_umc@yahoo.com

Michael Christie
Pastor
Sumner UM Church Sumner IA
115 Pleasant St. Sumner, Iowa 50674
Northeast
1876
1918
Fire-proof cabinet in the basement, fire-proof cabinet in main office, other files in main office and sanctuary/choir loft
Yes
Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Sumner, Iowa 1972?
Sumner UMC, Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church [Sumner, Approx. 1895-1972?]
According to the previous conference reports 1986, but other papers say 1972?
No
Hosting RIM Group for 2018-2019, World wide Communion served to people in the community.
Hosting RIM Group for 2018-2019, World wide Communion served to people in the community. Community meals and running local food pantry.

10/1/2018
DELORES PETERS
86C8C277E77445F09F46C679FB9DE44A

depeters@butler-bremer.com

DELORES PETERS
Church Historian
Plainfield UM Church Plainfield IA
404 2nd St PO Box124 Plainfield, IA 50666-0125
Northeast
1869 (corrected )
1950
Files cabinets in church office
Yes
None
THE OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP & CHURCH RECORDS (GREY); FIRST BAPTISMS RECORDED (BLUE); 1894 IS FIRST FULL MEMBERSHIP BOOK; THE MEMBERSHIP RECORD SYSTEM FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH (BROWN).
UPDATED IN 2018
Yes
FAREWELL TO PASTOR; WELCOME COFFEE FOR NEW PASTOR; BAPTISM'; HOSTED EXPECTATION MEETING WITH DIST SUPT AND 9 AREA CHURCHES.
UNSURE, POSSIBLE VALENTINE'S DAY; EASTER BREAKFAST; ASH WED SOUP SUPPER; CHURCH IN THE PARK W/BAPTIST CHURCH; CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.

10/1/2018
Steven Grace
EC895C169CB04D44AA918E22F93F2AEB

sjgrace44@hotmail.com

Steven Grace
Other
Springdale UM Church West Branch IA
553 290th St., West Branch, IA 52358
East Central
1875
1875
at church
No
na
Springdale
2010. Form task group to research and update
Yes
na
na

10/1/2018
Peggy Ellingson
CD5D49390B9249D38E1416AAFBFD96DC

Peggy.ellingson@iaumc.net

Peggy Ellingson
Pastor
Webster City, Faith UM Church Webster City IA
2020 Superior St Webster City, IA 50595
North Central
1990
1990
Faith UMC 2020 Superior St Webster City, IA 50595
No
Evangelical United Brethren Church - Webster City, IA Mulberry Center Methodist Church - Webster City, IA Grace United Methodist Church - Webster City, IA
1883-1925 & 1926-1941 Church of United Brethren in Christ. 1941-1957 Evangelical United Brethren Church 1957-1982 1st United Brethren Church 1956-1978 & 1979-1991 Mulberry Center Methodist Church 1981-1992 Grace United Methodist Church 1991-present Faith United Methodist Church
2010. We will work on it in 2019 to bring it up to date.
Yes
Fall Festival, All Saints Sunday, Christmas Program, Christmas Eve Services, Membership Sunday, Maundy Thursday Meal, Good Friday Services, Youth Sunday, Graduation Breakfast, Membership Sunday, Spring Auction, Served the Farm Progress Show, Staff Appreciation Potluck, Noisy Offering Sundays, Stewardship Month and Hosted the North Central UMC District Meeting
Fall Festival, All Saints Sunday, Christmas Program, Christmas Eve Services, Maundy Thursday Meal, Good Friday Services, Youth Sunday, Graduation/Confirmation Breakfast, Membership Sunday, Spring Auction, Serving the Farm Progress Show, Stewardship Month, Noisy Offering Sundays

10/1/2018
Jim Walker
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jwcowdoc@aol.com

Jim Walker
Church Historian
Prairie City UM Church Prairie City IA
706 W McMurray St, Prairie City, IA 50228
Central
1856-1857
1962, Addition 2007
Church Office
Yes
None
Membership Secretary, Jane Carlson, Church Office
2017
Yes
Soup & Sermon, Easter, Christmas;
Continue working with Interim Pastor; Plan for Saturday evening services and music; Develop small groups and education programs; continue soup & sermon; Confirmation class; Operation Shoebox Christmas Child; chili cook-off fundraiser for Women at the Well and Haiti Mission; Christmas caroling; Continue to plan for becoming single charge church with our own pastor

10/1/2018
Ann Duder
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annduder@msn.com

Ann Duder
Church Historian
Decorah, First UM Church Decorah IA
302 West Broadway Street Decorah, Iowa 52101
Northeast
Septeber 1851
Dedication Sunday-December 20, 1874
Safe & fireproof filing cabinet on premises
Yes
Freeport Community Church, Sept. 25,1966 German Canoe Methodist Church, ? Washington Prairie Methodist Church ? Ridgeway Methodist Church ?
Decorah Methodist- First United Methodist, 1867-present Freeport Community Methodist Church, ? - 1961
2010
Yes
Community Thanksgiving Dinner Justice for our Neighbors Legal Immigration Clinics Ramadan Fellowship
Community Thanksgiving Dinner Justice for our Neighbors legal Immigration Clinics Ramadan Fellowship

10/1/2018
Gail McCollough
9D32C9EB69B64A98A084B11652C895C7

g_mccollough@yahoo.com

Gail McCollough
Other
Raymond UM Church Raymond IA
6903 Lafayette Rd. Raymond, IA 50667
Northeast
1869
1924 with addition in 1960
file cabinet upper level class room
No
None
Raymond 1945 - 1982 Raymond 1983 - 2018
Sept. 2017 History updated
Yes
NEI3A meal site Wednesdays Joint potlucks with St.Paul UMC & St. Marks UMC.
Nei3A meal site Wednesdays Joint potlucks and combined Worship Services for Special Holidays

9/30/2018
Cheryl Ridenour
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cheryl.ridenour@iaumc.net

Cheryl Ridenour
Pastor
Gilman UM Church Gilman IA
211 East Church Street Gilman, Iowa
Central
1898
1904
Church office and bank safety deposit bank
Yes
none
5 membership books
2004
Yes
none
none

9/30/2018
Kim Dewey
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kim.dewey@iaumc.net

Kim Dewey
Pastor
Alta UM Church Alta IA
218 Prospect, Alta, Iowa 51005
Northwest
1875
1978 Ground Breaking - 1979 Consecration
318 S. Main Street, Alta, Iowa 51002. Church Title - Heritage Bank, 202 Main Street, Alta, Iowa 51002
No
There are none in recent history
We have six books which date from the beginning of the church to present. We are unaware of any books from other churches being in our possession
Current
Yes
Community Worship Service at the BV County Fairgrounds, Hanging of the Greens, Lenten Lunches, Christmas Eve Service, Leadership Training events, Harvest Celebration, 5th Sunday Services with Peterson UMC
At this time there is nothing planned that is not listed above.

9/30/2018
Kim Dewey
49F2E4D5ECD24F2B9BC6613B768EC0AF

kim.dewey@iaumc.net

Kim Dewey
Pastor
Peterson UM Church Peterson IA
103 East Third Street
Northwest
1863
1993
State Bank, Peterson, Iowa and the church office
No
None are known.
All known membership books from the founding of the church. No other church records have been found.
2013
Yes
Community Lenten Worship, Community Sunrise Service, Memorial Day Dinner, Harvest Potluck, Christmas Tea, Christmas Eve Worship, 5th Sunday Services with Alta UMC, Community Vacation Bible Camp
Much the same as in 2018

9/30/2018
Kim Dewey
4FE58C93ADF34134B35C558D0F69312A

kim.dewey@iaumc.net

Kim Dewey
Pastor
Schaller UM Church Schaller IA
209 West Third Street, Schaller, Iowa
Northwest
1879
1912
Pastor's Study upstairs and previous Pastor's Study downstairs
No
There are none known.
There are no known records of other churches in our possession.
Current
Yes
VBS with Presbyterian Church, Christmas Eve morning service with Silver Creek UMC, Schaller Popcorn Days noon meal in the park, 5th Sunday special services with Silver Creek.
The same are planned, though we will not be serving the Popcorn Days noon meal.

9/30/2018
Mary Lee Williams
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gooseron55@yahoo.com

Mary Lee Williams
Church Historian
Silver Creek (Galva) UM Church Galva IA
1904 Orchard Avenue, Galva, Iowa 51020
Northwest
1876
1884
Official records are in the deposit box at United Bank of Iowa, Ida Grove. There are also some general historical records in the Pastor's office at the church. There is a cupboard in the sanctuary which contains antique and recent memorabilia.
Yes
*
Records are kept in the Pastor's office, a computer record was generated starting in 2009.
Current
Yes
Ash Wednesday Soup Supper, Maundy Thursday service, Easter Sunrise Service with Breakfast, Advent Bible Study, Faith Stories on Wednesday's in Lent, "uni-net" Party, Children's Christmas Program, Back Pack Blessing Sunday, 5th Sunday Simple Church with Schaller, Hanging of the Greens, and caroling at the nursing homes.
All the same as above.
*
9/29/2018
Candy Zittergruen
E0B4DEB662CC49CA9A016B97A7C3086E

bailey377@hotmail.com

Candy Zittergruen
Other
Greeley UM Church Greeley IA
201 North Front Street Greeley IA
Northeast
1883
1889
Church file cabinet and bank box
Yes
none
1
1983
Yes
Andreg Family Concert, Local firemans supper, Kids bakesale, Shoe boxes, Goodneighbor society gifting, bible study, Food pantry, Gidians speaker, and service in the park. Sunday school,
Roast Beef Supper, Lial Beaver concert, Soup Supper,

9/29/2018
Janet Johnson
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umchurch@fumcnevada.org

Janet Johnson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Nevada, First UM Church Nevada IA
1036 7th St
North Central
1855
1931
At the church.
No
no change
Church Windows database
2005. No plans.
Yes
None (But Dorian Myhre finished her book and scanned a lot of old documents!)
None

9/29/2018
LeAnn Robine
1CCBD301A95D4CE281E3EA574A6CCA92

ldrobine@yahoo.com

LeAnn Robine
Pastor
Hawthorne UM Church Red Oak IA
1248 210th Street Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Southwest
1865
October 20, 1890
Hawthorne UMC
No
None
N/A
1890 thru current year
Yes
Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday
Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday

9/29/2018
LeAnn Robine
B55F1D6330DC4C308AB4AB64BFF005B4

ldrobine@yahoo.com

LeAnn Robine
Pastor
Stratton UM Church Red Oak IA
1695 150th Street Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Southwest
1870-1872
December 7, 1913
Stratton UMC
No
N/A
N/A
May 2005
Yes
Christmas Eve Service, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday
Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday

9/29/2018
Shawn Hill
105E5B3ECF154594A09EE7FAF86216B5

pastorshawnhill@hotmail.com

Shawn Hill
Pastor
Alexander, Community UM Church Alexander IA
200 Haecker Alexander, IA 50420
North Central
1888
1947
Inside file cabinets in church office
Yes
We are yoked together with the Dows UMC and the Dows Presbyterian for purposes of pastoral support
NA
NA
Yes
Fish Fry, Easter Sunrise Service, Christmas Eve Service
Same as above

9/28/2018
Roberta Meinecke
4D47BE234CB94A7ABD043F472E7C0933

hopeparish@netins.net

Roberta Meinecke
Church Historian
Cooper UM Church Cooper IA
307 Main St Box 14 Cooper IA 50059
Southwest
1890
1892
Safety deposit box, file cabinet
No
none
3 books
1991 winter project
Yes
None
None

9/28/2018
Susan Fraser
5FF069F51BB44FF4957B23A1C2A5007B

sfraser04@msn.com

Susan Fraser
Church Historian
Ames, First UM Church Ames IA
516 Kellogg Ave. Ames, IA. 50010
North Central
1865
1908
History Library
No
None
Membership - Official Record
We have a history library where data is collected & stored.
Yes
Celebration of Pastor Lewis' Retirement
Not at this time.
Susan Fraser
9/28/2018
Shelia Tomkins
EECF55A6A6B5414492B958B4D3EE269F

stomkins@guttenbergpress.com

Shelia Tomkins
Church Historian
Guttenberg UM Church Guttenberg IA
P.O. Box 523
Northeast
1892
1892 with additions since then
at the church
Yes
none are currently merged with us
We have several from 1892 to present day
not sure
Yes
Began an Adult Sunday school
We will host world day of prayer for the community

9/28/2018
Janice Edson
395FA73C1E424B88BDC8556C56F348F5

jedson81672@gmail.com

Janice Edson
Church Historian
Republic Community UM Church Ionia IA
1794 280th Street, Ionia, IA 50645
Northeast
1884
1884-1885
Fireproof safe in the church office
Yes
N/A
Republic Community Church, Ionia, IA: 1909-1940, 1940-1964, 1977-Present
Up to 2004
Yes
Gospel Sing in September 2018. Nothing definitely planned but as the need arises of God leads. Women's Brunch and program on January 13. Celebrating Women's Ministry in the church. Two special offerings for Bremwood - a ministry in Waverly, IA.
We are open to God's leading, we are hoping to support the Seminary education of John Wesley Shungu from the Congo in Africa. He hopes to attend the University of Dubuque.

9/28/2018
Sharon Tisue
276EEA329BD343CFAA7707F5CC191345

shadon@iowatelecom.net

Sharon Tisue
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Union Sumner UM Church Sumner IA
20786 130th Street Sumner, Iowa 50674
Northeast
1859
1928
Church parlors, memberships chr's home, Northeast Security Bank, Sec. home
Yes
none
Membership and other records are in the same locations as above.
Jan. 2018 - at this time there are no plans to update records.
Yes
Christmas Eve Children's program, 5 day Vacation Bible School, donated canned goods and cash to Fayette Co. Food Pantry that was taken in during our annual fall festival
Bible School, Christmas Eve Program, and Fall Festival

9/27/2018
Courtney Dake
95B00ACAB5F84CDDBB01D531423AE95E

cdake508@gmail.com

Courtney Dake
Pastor
McCausland UM Church Mc Causland IA
210 Hughes St. McCausland, IA 52758
Southeast
1892
1953
In pastor's office
Yes
None.
Methodist Episcopal 1906-15, Register of church membership 1934, Membership roll 1949-1978, Membership Register 1978-1990, McCausland UMC Membership 1990-present
We have a written history up until 2004. We will make plans in 2019 to update historical records.
Yes
None
Annual soup supper, Easter egg project, blood drives, Vacation Bible School, Stewardship Campaign, trivia nights, Labor Day walk/run, luncheon and basket raffle
X
9/27/2018
Linda Maeder
EB7BBC2225134A8587BB58ECB2778F65

seccjumc@iowatelecom.net

Linda Maeder
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Columbus Junction UM Church Columbus Jct IA
517 2nd Street, Columbus Junction, IA 52738
Southeast
1888
1969
Lock box at bank / file cabinet in office
Yes
Fredonia 1955
CJ UMC Columbus Junction 1874 - 2018 written & electronic Fredonia Methodist Church, Fredonia 1955
written history of church 1988
Yes
N/A
N/A

9/27/2018
Scott Lothe
E956645E6CF34CC59B24AD433650BC3D

scott.hopeumc@adiis.net

Scott Lothe
Pastor
Laurel UM Church Laurel IA
Laurel UMC 209 S. Main Street PO BOX 129 Laurel, IA 50141
Central
1856
1871. Part of the sanctuary was moved to this site in 1918. A chapel, fellowship hall, kitchen and classrooms were added in 1995.
A memorial bookcase and church office.
No
0
All membership books have been recovered and are in the church office.
Please see attached.
Yes
VBS, King's Kid's, Lenten Bible Study, completed stained glass project, cleaned up new property, confirmation classes, offered a new Financial Peace University.
New Pictoral Directory

9/27/2018
Chad Jennings
EFB7918375B742C590DBF9D3EBDE2263

chad.jennings@stlukenewton.com

Chad Jennings
Pastor
Newton, St. Luke UM Church Newton IA
501 E 19th St N, Newton, IA 50208
Central
August 1962
1964
Fireproof cabinet on premises
Yes
n/a

June 2012.
Yes



9/27/2018
Verl Lekwa
8B1CBE696544445690955E43C70A9BB8

vlekwa@louisacomm.net

Verl Lekwa
Church Historian
Columbus City UM Church Columbus Junction IA
2310 Market Street, Columbus City, IA 52737
Southeast
1840
1866
Basement, 4 drawer cabinet
No
None
multiple
Updated 2016
Yes
None
None

9/27/2018
Chris Siemons
38BE06215D0B45CD9C6CAB1CEC1E4A38

nashuaumc@q.com

Chris Siemons
Church Historian
Nashua UM Church Nashua IA
314 Brasher, Nashua, IA
Northeast
Incorporated on February 29, 1868
First building was destroyed by fire in 1879, present building was completed in 1884
Church office
Yes
N/A
Nashua UMC, Nashua, IA; 1851-1875, 1876-1888, 1888-1897, 1898-1915, 1916-1926, 1926-1930, 1930-1950, 1965-present
Picture book in 2010. Present date each year. Historian book is done in scrapbooking style. Many pictures are takes each year and put on a computer SD card. Computer CD's are used for weekly services.
Yes
Baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals, Community VBS, hosted Lenten Luncheons, Christmas programs, weekly bible studies, Mission ice cream socials, meals and collections through Noisy Money for various needs. Prayer quilt ministry, Advent decoration, contemporary worship with Praise Team singers, Adult choir, Sunday school for 3yrs - high school. Men's dartball team. guest speakers for mission work, replacements for when pastor is away from pulpit. Rising Sons music group and waffle breakfast.
Waffle breakfast, Community VBS, Adult choir, bible studies, mission collections through social activities & Noisy Money, Prayer quilt ministry, Dartball, many other activities and events as the year progresses.

9/27/2018
Lauire Jacobson
7F213FD7A58E404C9B1171E36E7C2990

conradumc@heartofiowa.net

Lauire Jacobson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Conrad UM Church Conrad IA
206 E Maple Ave Conrad, IA 50621
Northeast
1891
1945-1949
Fireproof file cabinets
Yes
None
Membership record system for the local church Church Windows Church History
1990
Yes
2017 Special Observances or Significant Events, weddings, baptism, funerals, harvest supper, barn service, Holy week services, Christmas services (Advent), youth missions, kids club, VBS adult sunday school classes, quasquicentennial, re-establishment of UMYF.
2018 Special Observances or Significant Events, weddings, funerals, harvest supper, barn service, Holy week services, Christmas services (Advent), youth missions, kids club, VBS, adult sunday school classes, UMYF events

9/27/2018
Connie Hill
69EFE026130249AF9903D1503AA23E34

mmchill@centurylink.net

Connie Hill
Church Historian
Clarion, First UM Church Clarion IA
201 3rd Avenue NE, Clarion, IA 50525
North Central
1876
1946-1947 the basement was finished in July 1947 was used for church service. The original church burned in 1943. The sanctuary was completed in August 1948. The Education Wing addition was completed in December 1963.
Membership Books are locked in a Fire Proof cabinet in the Choir Room. Other records are kept in the closet in front of the Church and the Library. Current record books being worked in are in the Secretary's office.
Yes
None
~First Methodist Episcopal Church (marked Book 1) ~Membership Roll (through February 1997) ~Book #1 (marked) is a book that contains records from 1876 - 1896 (Record of Pastors, the first one to 1897, Baptisms, Probationers, Members in Full Connection, Marriages) ~Book #2 (marked) - is a book that contains records from 1895 - 1908 (Baptisms, Probationers, Members in Full Connection, Marriages) ~Book #3 (marked) - is a book that contains records from 1878 - 1919 (Baptisms, Probationers, Members in Full Connection, Marriages) ~Membership Roll - Removed ~#1 (marked) - Certificates of Membership, 2005 - 2010 ~#2 (marked) - Certificates of Membership, 2010 - 2015 ~#3 (marked) - Certificates of Membership, 2015 - May 2017 ~#4 (marked) - Certificates of Membership, May 2017 - current ~The Official Membership and Church Records book, June 29, 1960 to September 27, 1970 ~Membership Register and Church Records (No. 149) September 27, 1970 - 2008 ~United Methodist Membership Record Book, 2008 - Present
We have a written history done in 1965 by Elma Shillington, a deceased, former member of our Church. We continue to update our written and dictorial records to the present time. A current Church pictorial directory was done in 2015.
Yes
~The usual special events such as Memorial Sunday and the regular Christian holidays. More missions events locally have also been observed. ~The United Methodist Women have two groups (Isabella Thoburn and Lydia Circle). The women serve a Chicken and Biscuit dinner and bake sale for fundraising each November. ~Several study groups such as Bibles and Bikes, Pastor Bible studies and High School Bible studies are held throughout the year. One Bible Study has mothers and daughters, granddaughters in the same group. ~An ecumenical "Women of Destiny" Conference was held at our Church in April. ~Missions include: Cook-outs with residents in Lantern Park apartments in Clarion and helping at Beacon of Hope Shelter in Fort Dodge. Several adults were also sent to the Walk to Emmaus. ~A Sunday evening service is being held at The Meadows - Assisted Living, the residents are able to review the previous week's Traditional Service via CD/DVD because they may not be able to physically get to the Church each week for services to see friends and Church family but can still be involved by watching it on T.V. ~Impact for Women 2018 meets twice monthly for Bible Study and lunch. ~There is a new Young Mother's group which meets twice a month. ~A new program, Proteus, provides safe, basic medical care for migrants once a month.
~A new worship service is in the planning stages for late 2018 and into 2019, ministering to the "unchurched", it launches on November 11, 2018 at Pizza Ranch and will continue into the new year (2019) on the odd numbered months. ~A Chrysalis event is being planned for youth in 2019. ~A Christian comedian, Brad Stine is planning on doing his program on March 28, 2019, in the evening and speaking at the Traditional and Contemporary services earlier in the day.
Submitted by Church Secretary - Jodi Kraft
9/26/2018
Stephen Ransom
2C58BD083FE9463FAA769263DE75CD1D

stemar1970@huxcomm.net

Stephen Ransom
Pastor
Grand Junction UM Church Grand Junction IA
First United Methodist Church of Grand Junction
North Central
1868
1875
Safety deposit box, Peoples Trust and Savings Bank, Grand Junction, Iowa 50107
Yes
None
1970, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1993, 2005
2005
Yes
none
At this time none have been planned.

9/26/2018
Jerry Spencer
40F31BE8941F438491B3F9D42C9DED37

preachingsgt@hotmail.com

Jerry Spencer
Pastor
Ellsworth UM Church Radcliffe IA
1550 DeWitt St. Ellsworth, IA 50130
North Central
1883
Sanctuary and basement 1903. Education wing 1958.
In members homes and in the church.
No
*
Our membership book needs to be updated, it is not fully known at this time.
None at this current time.
Yes
We have sent money for PET project and had a church cleanup day outside.
We hope to have our annual pancake supper on Ash Wednesday.

9/26/2018
Tyla Kelly
BBAF548B85DF47949AF10CAF23C652A3

stmarkscamanche@gmail.com

Tyla Kelly
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Camanche, St Mark's UM Church Camanche IA
808 3rd St Camanche, IA 52730
East Central
1839
1860
In a safe in the church office
Yes
NA
Unknown
Uknown
Yes
NA
NA

9/26/2018
Barbara Clabaugh
446E076749F143C189AB75B398F6DCC1

bjclabaugh@wccta.net

Barbara Clabaugh
Pastor
Woolstock UM Church Woolstock IA
201 Cecilia Street
North Central
1890
1928
Church Safe
Yes
n/a
We have 3 books
none currently
Yes
Vacation Bible school
Sunrise Service and Breakfast, UMW Christmas Lunch, Christmas Eve Service

9/26/2018
Cathy Nutting
6CFF4BCF880F407E830FC6BB579ED091

cathy.nutting@iaumc.net

Cathy Nutting
Pastor
Orient UM Church Orient IA
124 S. Maple St, Orient, Iowa 50858
Southwest
????
1983
In a cupboard in the church fellowship hall
No
Hill of Zion, Penn Ave UMC,
1983 to current
None
Yes
None
None

9/26/2018
Cathy Nutting
B3BDF6B175AE48C78AA0B44B028C3E8C

cathy.nutting@iaumc.net

Cathy Nutting
Pastor
Orient UM Church Orient IA
124 S. Maple St, Orient, Iowa 50858
Southwest
????
1983
In a cupboard in the church fellowship hall
No
????
????
????
Yes
????
????

9/26/2018
Pastor Brian Cushman
10D1358510834157983723E6615CCC15

briancushman25@gmail.com

Pastor Brian Cushman
Pastor
Mackey UM Church Boone IA
Does not have one. No mail received here.
North Central
1855
1886
File cabinet in basement
Yes
None
Not Sure
None
Yes
N/A
N/A

9/26/2018
Patricia Vanderflute
93628052123D470B9AF941B3A8452C55

pjzimvan@hotmail.com

Patricia Vanderflute
Church Historian
High Point UM Church Garden Grove IA
Highway 2 & County Road 69
South Central
1859
1881
Church Office
No
none
1 Historian Book at the Parish Office
updated
Yes
Maundy Thursday, World Day of Prayer, Christmas Eve Service
none

9/26/2018
Alan Wooters
8FE9D22AB752478BBD167335C79AC286

shirls5@wccta.net

Alan Wooters
Church Historian
Gowrie UM Church Gowrie IA
1306 Market Street, Gowrie, IA 50543
North Central
1-8-1885
4-21-1950-Addition in 2000
Majority in a locked file.
Yes
Callendar, Iowa, closed - Several members transferred to Gowrie
Located in church office and online membership system
Up to 2010 - Historian has plans to confer with archivist Esther Wonderlich to give assistance.
Yes
We have spent the year growing with our new Pastor - hosted several community dinners, Church project was serving July 4th dinner to hundreds.
We are trying to grow - hoping to add several new projects - plans in the making.
-
9/26/2018
Donna Smithson
B5CEF86A4BCB425B9A04B45668456FC6

secjan@lenoxia.com

Donna Smithson
Other
Sharpsburg UM Church Sharpsburg IA
Church is not being used.
Southwest
Services in school prior to 1886
1890
Resident's homes
Yes
N/A
The official membership and church record (records were not consistently noted). United Methodist Family Membership Roll and Certificate of Transfer (2 separate copies). Records have been secured in the Taylor County Museum, Bedford, IA.
Do not use church. Meet in members home.
Yes
Because of no home church building, we are required to use field trips for special events. 1. A light supper was shared after Thanksgiving Eve services. 2. A worship service and meal were shared at the County Museum for Christmas Eve services. 3. Visited Bedford United Methodist Church for Easter. 4. Visited Clearfield's United Methodist and Christian Church services for 4th of July. 5. Shared lunch and worshipped at Taylor County Museum in July.
Have an October bus trip scheduled for Branson for "Samson" and other performances. We try to celebrate major holidays. As they arise, attend religious events in neighboring towns. All attended "Reconcile' a Southern Gospel group in Red Oak and had food and fellowship afterwards. Joined Clearfield UM for July 4 and for their "Not At The State Fair" worship and meal and fellowship. Worship at church at Taylor County Museum in October with food and fellowship afterward.
Church Historian
9/26/2018
Terry Petersen
628641222C1641CFAF00AB721F2E3AF2

fmfstumc@msn.com

Terry Petersen
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Fort Madison United Methodist Fort Madison IA
510 Ninth Street
Southeast
1841 as First Methodist, 2011 as Fort Madison United Methodist
1923
Fireproof safe in church office, office computer
Yes
Santa Fe United Methodist, Fort Madison 1889 - 2011
First United Methodist (1985-2005) Santa Fe United Methodist (1973-1993)
1991 (First), 2004 (Santa Fe)
Yes
Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Easter Service, Holy Humor Sunday, World Communion Sunday, All-Saints Sunday, Christmas Eve Service, Participate in Parish Partner events - Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Lunches, Easter Sunrise Service
Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Service, Easter Service, Holy Humor Sunday, World Communion Sunday, All-Saints Sunday, Christmas Eve Service, Participate in Parish Partner events - Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Lunches, Easter Sunrise Service

9/25/2018
Rosalee Anderson
4438ACFDD72C44BF987B8FB12B579C5B

secretary@seedsoffaith.biz

Rosalee Anderson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lester, Seeds of Faith UM Chur Lester IA
408 Main Street Lester, IA. 51242
Northwest
1889
2003
People's Bank Safety Deposit Box
Yes
none
We have a printed copy and an electronic copy-2013
yes and we do not have an electronic copy
Yes
Weddings, Baptisms, Dedications, Laity Sunday, Graduation, Mother & Father's Day, VBS Programs, Thanks Dinner, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Youth Group Supper
Same as we have. We now have our own praise and worship band every Sunday

9/25/2018
David Camp
AA62DE75A64146B6A77586A67BB0712B

campdds@aol.com

David Camp
Church Historian
Burlington, First UM Church Burlington IA
416 Jefferson St
Southeast
April 27, 1834
September 3, 1888
Church Office at The LOFT, 416 Jefferson St., Burlington, IA
No
None
Burlington First United Methodist - Kept in Pastor's office
2018
Yes
Bridges Out of Poverty Program Participation; Our Community Listens National Program; Confirmation Spiritual Retreat
130th Anniversary of church building construction - celebrate in October 2018; No plans yet for 2019 - 185th Anniversary of Founding

9/25/2018
Edward Frank
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ed.frank@iaumc.net

Edward Frank
Pastor
Varina UM Church Varina IA
321 Main St., Varina, IA 50540
Northwest
1901
1901
Financial records are kept at the Fonda Bank. Historical records are kept at the church and also church instory is on file at the Iowa Methodist archives in Mt. Pleasant, IA
Yes
none
only one set of membership books
2015
Yes
Confirmation of six youth. Received an additional twelve new members. Began a new two-point arrangement with Laurens UMC.
none yet

9/25/2018
Edward Frank
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ed.frank@iaumc.net

Edward Frank
Pastor
Varina UM Church Varina IA
321 Main St Varina, IA 50593
Northwest
1901
1901
Financial records are kept at the Fonda Bank. Historical records are kept at the church and also church history is on file at the Iowa Methodist Archives in Mt. Pleasant, IA
Yes
none
Only 1 set of membership books.
2015
Yes
Confirmation of several youth and received 12 new members.
none yet

9/25/2018
Bobbi Bainum
FC37CEAB94314F40934D94C7AEC270C9

bobbibainum@hotmail.com

Bobbi Bainum
Church Historian
Middle Fork UM Church Redding IA
Rural - Redding, IA
South Central
1886
1886
Home of Ruth Saville
No
None
Middle Fork UMC - at the home of Beverly McGinnis
None
Yes
5th Sunday Parish-wide service & Christmas Eve Service
Same as above

9/25/2018
Carol Raithel
DA1B013BB5F94E9F8CF513E7E11EBAA9

stptumc@windstream.net

Carol Raithel
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Strawberry Point UM Church Strawberry Point IA
202 West Mission St. Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Northeast
1867
1956
in the safe in the pastor's office.
Yes
none
1950-2017
the nurture committee is working on this project.
Yes
we hosted a benefit for a person suffering cancer. hosted world day of prayer at our church, hosted a foot clinic, service projects, Wednesday night services
planning for having youth lead a Wednesday night service

9/25/2018
Marcia Main
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mmmain@frontiernet.net

Marcia Main
Church Historian
Fort Dodge, First UM Church Fort Dodge IA
127 N. 10th St., Ft. Dodge, IA 50501
North Central
1855
1914
some in a vault, some in Wesley Parlor, some in a special room file cabinet
Yes
none officially
2015,2011,2007, approx. 1996, 1993, some partial early records in the vault
2005 with some additional written and printed in a booklet 2011...no immediate plans
Yes
1. recognition of 50 year plus members 2. celebration of being back to a regular schedule and Filling Station services and meals resuming after a New Year's cold snap caused the boilers to quit, pipes to freeze, and a great deal of damage throughout the building 3. 15th year for Sidewalk Sunday school and the last year of service for a couple long time workers with this program 4. extensive us of the Iowa Food Bank for purchases for the Lord's Cupboard and the stepping up of volunteers when the director was diagnosed with cancer 5. established the One Board method for our congregational administrative form 6. revamped our participation in Meals on Wheels to share a week with Trinity UM splitting the days we drive....continued to provide goody bags some of the days we do drive 7. youth participated in several camps and attended some programs and concerts out of town 8. Rally Sunday and the first day of Sunday school held on the same day with an outside meal and a live band plus games and treats. 9. Welcomed anyone from the closed Riverside church who would like to attend and worship with us. Letters of invitation were hand-written to all their members.
We continue to fine tune the One Board method. Looking toward writing a new 5 year plan.

9/25/2018
Teresa Lahart
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Chariton1stumc@gmail.com

Teresa Lahart
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Chariton, First UM Church Chariton IA
923 Roland Avenue, PO Box 672, Chariton, IA 50049
South Central
1851
1899 Sanctuary; 1962 Education Wing; 2008 Handicap Accessible Wing
Church office/Midwest Heritage Bank safe deposit box
Yes
1993 - Christ UM Church, Chariton
All Chariton 1st UMC: 1951, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1993, 2002, 2006, 2017
2004 with additonal information on computer.
Yes
In Feb a Women's Retreat held offsite hosted 12 women and a guest speaker. September we hosted a Ministry Fair highlighting the church's many ways of ministering, as well as several community organizations and what they do.
A second Women's Retreat.

9/25/2018
Joy Osborn-Daniels
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firstumc@pcpartner.net

Joy Osborn-Daniels
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Newton, First UM Church Newton IA
210 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Central
July 4, 1848
1914 - 1915
We have a have a historical room where documents can be displayed. We also have a locked room that is air-conditioned and documents kept in acid-free containers.
No
not applicable
We have many membership books that include church names and towns with approximate dates.
2016
Yes
Ecumenical service, Advent & Lenten special services, confirmation services, memorial services, graduation services, VBS; two free treasures events, trunk or treat, Wednesday night community meals.
We plan to continue with the same special observances and events listed above and remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit in new and exciting ministries.

9/24/2018
Ruth Brandt
E28EC22A86DE46AEB2384B0BC40D87FE

rebrandt22@gmail.com

Ruth Brandt
Other
Hazleton, Trinity UM Church Hazleton IA
209 1st St N, Hazleton HA
Northeast
1852
1876
In the file cabinets in the church office
No
None
Hazleton/Trinity UMC
Most recent published review of Hazleton/Trinity UMC history was printed in 2002
Yes
Sweetheart Breakfast, Spring and Fall Luncheons, Hazleton Days Pancake Breakfast, Vacation Bible School, weekly quilting sessions (comforters for Hospice, veterans, children in need), donations to local food pantry, support of Faith Discipleship Center in Oelwein (program for young men transitioning from a prison setting to a Christian based life in the community), Tube ministry in support of various mission projects (FDC, food pantries, Heifer Project, Self Help, Inc., Animal Center, local individuals/families suffering trauma), UMCOR projects. United Neighbors Events: Back to School Bash in City Park, Thanksgiving Day Community dinner, New Year's Eve for Kids, Caroling
Sweetheart Breakfast, Spring and Fall Luncheons, Hazleton Days Pancake Breakfastt, Vacation Bible School, weekly quilting sessions (comforters for Hospice, veterans, children in need), donations to local food pantry, support of Faith Discipleship Center in Oelwein (program for young men transitioning from a prison setting to a Christian based life in the community), Tube ministry in support of various mission projects (FDC, food pantries, Heifer Project, Self Help, Inc., Animal Center, local individuals/families suffering trauma), UMCOR projects. United Neighbors Events: Back to School Bash in City Park, Thanksgiving Day Community dinner, New Year's Eve for Kids, Caroling (Patriotic and Christmas)

9/24/2018
Michael Christie
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mac_umc@yahoo.com

Michael Christie
Pastor
Fredericksburg UM Church Fredericksburg IA
111 south Hamilton Ave. P.O.Box 243, Fredericksburg, Ia 50630
Northeast
August 8th 1856
August 1,1956 Remodeled in 2006
At The Fredericksburg UMC in a locked file
Yes
Sumner,UMC
At the Church in a locked file
No electronic History- Reviewed in Summer of 2018
Yes
Continue kids club and serving community meals on Wednesday nights after kids club.
Continuing our visioning process

9/24/2018
Barb Popkes
9E3EB95A679E46E7803496F7F5EFB5D2

sumclibrary@gmail.com

Barb Popkes
Church Historian
Sheldon UM Church Sheldon IA
506 8th Street, Sheldon, IA. 51201
Northwest
1872
Sanctuary-1978, Education Wing-1962, Pastor's study, office & entry-1993
Church records are kept in a fireproof safe located in the church garage.
Yes
None
Church Register, dated 1872-1898 Church Register, dated 1872-1919 Church Record for the 1st Methodist Episcopal Church, Sheldon, IA. dated 1910-19 First Congregational Church, Sheldon, IA.- Church Register 111 1936-1960 First Congregational church, Sheldon, IA - Church Register, January 1, 1961 to 1974 Church Membership & Church Record for the 1st Methodist Church, dated 1950-91 Attendance & Membership Records 1970-1973 Attendance & Membership Records 1988-1991 Attendance & Membership Records 1992-1994 Membership Records, dated November 1989-2000 Attendance & Membership Records 1995-1998 Attendance & Membership Records 1999-2003 Attendance & Membership Records 2004-2010 Attendance & Membership Records 2011-2017 Attendance & Membership Records 2018 -
Our church history has been updated through 2017.
Yes
Unity Service (February 4, 2018)
None at this time

9/24/2018
Zoe Maddex
617BDAE0F6A240998432E4916C8D5518

iloveangels21@yahoo.com

Zoe Maddex
Church Historian
Marengo, First UM Church Marengo IA
895 Court Avenue, Marengo, IA 52301
East Central
1846
1915, dedicated 1916
In the church office
No
None
The membership committee has this information
2018
Yes
Special observances were as have been done in previous years.
Mission Day, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, ham ball supper, Big G cookout, rummage sale, Mission of Hope, Women at the Well, Thank You Lunch, UMW soup supper, Christmas Eve

9/24/2018
Deanna Jones
0A3CC974F98747A5A051D01183BDC31E

slatyerumc@huxcomm.net

Deanna Jones
Church Historian
Sheldahl UM Church Sheldahl IA
609 6th Street Sheldahl, Iowa 50243
North Central
1868
1875
Lock Box at South Story Bank and Trust
Yes
none, we share a pastor with Slater UMC
These are at the home of our Membership Secretary
Now- for our 150th Anniversary
Yes
Events leading up to our 150th celebration day on October 7, 2018 We had a float in our July 4th parade and a gospel concert last May.
Don't know yet

9/24/2018
Jackie Dolan
AD57D4AE0EC741D9AB769D3FB3EDCCFB

salemumchurch@netins.net

Jackie Dolan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Hubbard, Salem UM Church Hubbard IA
301-311 E Chestnut St, Hubbard IA 50122-0238
North Central
1881
4/17/1963
church safe
Yes
None
One current book and one dating back to 1895, mostly written in German
It is current
Yes
None
none

9/24/2018
Sara Oldenkamp
1AB081B18A894BE0A03ABC41A1681D0F

soldenkamp@hotmail.com

Sara Oldenkamp
Church Historian
Slater UM Church Slater IA
Box 126 401 Story Street, Slater, Iowa 50244
North Central
1890
1995
At the church
No
none
Slater Church Directory
yes
Yes
Fall chicken noodle dinner, Christmas Program, Slater Fourth of July Ice cream booth, VBS, Helping Hands,womens group night,Men's Breakfast,Honoring Seniors
Fun Club, Wednesday Evening Deep Blue Kids, youth group,VBS, adult bible study group

9/24/2018
Melanie Patterson
45D8D7AF344A4DCE9BE345C64E74EA39

homeumc@adiis.net

Melanie Patterson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marshalltown, Hope UM Church Marshalltown IA
2203 South 3rd Avenue Marshalltown, IA 50158-4510
Central
June 20, 1971
1971; classroom/sanctuary addition 1973; office addition 1991; new santuary/foyer 2004
Church office, library and storage closet
No
Faith UMC, Marshalltown-June 1971 Bethany UMC- Marshalltown-January 2009
Hope UMC, Marshalltown - June 1971-present Faith UMC, Marshalltown - February 1884-June 1971(previously known as First EUB, First Evangelical, First Untied Evangelical, Trinity Church of Evangelical Assn, Evangelical Church) Bethany UMC, Marshalltown - May 1923 - January 2009 (formerly known as Bethany EUB)
November 1995. Will be updated as Hope approaches 50th anniversary in 2021
Yes
Served as Distribution Center for tornado victims
None at this time

9/24/2018
Brent Hamilton
A011670C128049788AAF3E21CC19BB0E

deaconbrent@gmail.com

Brent Hamilton
Pastor
Geneva UM Church Geneva IA
Geneva United Methodist Church 603 Front St Geneva, IA 50633-8900
North Central
March 1875
May 1882; Enlarged and dedicated in November 1899
In the church office and/or with Trustees chairperson (Shannon Reinke)
No
Church Alignments/two-point charge: Geneva and Bradford, 1935 - ? Geneva and Ackley, 1961 - 1969 Geneva and Hansell, 1969 - 1971 Geneva and Ackley, 1971 - 2010
3 books
1975; An update is due within the next 7 years prior to the 150th anniversary (2025).
Yes
Abigail's Circle: Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, Winter BBQ and Spring Hot Beef Dinner. Christmas Eve Children's Program Holy Week: Good Friday, Sunrise Service Vacation Bible School in July
See Above Advent and Lenten Worship & Soup Fellowship

9/22/2018
Eleanor Phillips
53AD02A965884F459FA43F89FA798ADD

pephill@iowatelecom.net

Eleanor Phillips
Church Historian
Colesburg UM Church Colesburg IA
500 1st Street, Colesburg, Iowa 52035
Northeast
1842
1891
Hospitality Room of Church
No
NA
Membership information for Colesburg UMC is kept on the office computer, with a backup of all information at Windstream, our internet provider.
Current
Yes
40th Anniversary of Immanuel, Zion, and First coming together as Colesburg United Methodist Church.
We celebrated Laity Sunday in October with our lay leader planning and leading worship. We donated school kits, health kids, flood buckets, and baby kits to Ingathering in Cedar Falls. In November we had our Harvest Home Worship Service and Potluck, which gives us the opportunity to show our thanks to God for the blessings of the past year. We had an Advent Bible Study. The children and youth led the Christmas Program in December. The United Methodist Men packed food boxes for families involved in Christmas is for Kids Program, whic his managed by the Edgewood-Colesburg school. For Colesburg Christmas, we provided a table for children to color or write letters. We handed out handmade ornaments with local worship opportunities attached to all families attending. Our church hosted a Blue Christmas Worship Service on December 20 for those who have lost loved ones or are feeling lonely at Christmas time. Our church had a Christmas Eve service. In January we had a Blessing of the Prayer Shawl ministry, which our church provides to those in need of prayer. Our Lenten offering supported the Haiti Solar Oven Project, Habitat for Humanity, Hillcrest Family Services of Dubuque, and United Methodist Builders. We also took an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing. The youth of the church led the Sunrise Service on Easter morning. We sponsored the Goodwill truck in May for our community. In June we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Immanuel, Zion, and First United Methodist Churches coming together as Colesburg United Methodist Church, with a special program during worship highlighting each congregation and also had cake following worship. We supported Kids' Kamp 2018 with food, help, prayers, and money. The Outreach Committee had an ice cream social in August. We had a special service blessing the children as they began their new year in Sunday School. Bibles were presented to 3rd graders during worship. We also blessed the Sunday School staff. We had our annual Turkey Supper in September.

9/22/2018
Darcy Schultz
3707B37BBC7B40088B8E3C0A2B9E21EE

darcyks@gmail.com

Darcy Schultz
Church Historian
Melvin UM Church Melvin IA
6007 250th St, Melvin, IA 51350
Northwest
1910
1960
Fire safe in Meth. church office. Legal records in safety deposit box at Melvin Savings Bank. Charge Conf. booklets at Dist. Office and Sanborn UMC from 1974-2007 when we were a joint charge with Sanborn.
Yes
None merged.
Earliest written church membership records begin in Old Melvin 1896. Members of Goewey Methodist Episcopal Church who joined Melvin Methodist Episcopal Church when the rural Goewey Church closed in 1916. Membership records for our church through it's name changes: Melvin Methodist Episcopal, Melvin Trinity Methodist, & Melvin United Methodist 1968 to present. 1917-1918 Union Ladies Aid Society membership records. Earliest Ladies' Aid minutes for 1938-1939. Later UMW minutes books.
To Sept 20, 2018; List of 47 ministers 1896 - 2018 with more info, updated Sept.2018
Yes
We began the new year of 2018 with 56 members. It is our 108th year since official organization, however Melvin Methodists have served the area since 1896. It is the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church, formed in 1968. April 1, 2018 Rev. Judy Johnson was officially appointed and welcomed as the ¼ time Pastor at our church and preached on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been held since that time at 10:30 a.m. She is also pastor at the American Lutheran Church with their services starting at 9 a.m. No pastor had been appointed from July 1, 2017 when Rev. Marvin Lindley retired until April 1, 2018. On August 12th a Volunteer Appreciation coffee was held. Thank you to Violet Daggett for chairing our Kitchen Committee for several years. Steve Wachtel was honored for his 90th birthday at a mission brunch on July 29th. Grace Pohlman, observed a 103rd birthday on Sept. 7th. She has been a member for 91 years, being confirmed in 1927. Church members sent Grace cards, greetings, and prayers. October 14, 2018- A 90th Birthday open house for John Klatt Sr. will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Word was received that a former pastor, Rev. Keith G. Pals, age 66 of Thornton, IA passed away on February 25, 2018. Funerals held at our church since the 2017 Church Conference: Letty Ann (nee Dietz) Daggett on November 29, 2017 Marilynne (nee Dather) Ocando on June 23, 2018 with memorial for Oswaldo Ocando Sharon Remmers on June 30, 2018 Ronald Dean Brandt on July 30, 2018 Twenty ecumenical Sunday morning worship services were held with the American Lutheran and First Reformed Churches in Melvin so far in 2018 (including a few with only Lutherans and Methodists when our Pastor was away). We continued joint Lenten services with the two other churches, by each hosting services. One of our Methodist services was cancelled on April 15th due to a late blizzard. Church members supported a new community church school for children and youth with donations for Bibles. The Melvin church school which was formed in 2018 was held at the First Reformed Church on Wednesday nights. We are thankful to remain active in our community and reach our mission goal as a 3rd Mile Rainbow Covenant Church for the 9th consecutive year in 2017.
None

9/22/2018
Darcy Schultz
C9741FDBEB4C4C50A9B637D6E6F82A13

darcyks@gmail.com

Darcy Schultz
Church Historian
Melvin UM Church Melvin IA
6007 250th St, Melvin, IA 51350
Northwest
1910
1960
Fire safe in Meth. church office. Legal records in safety deposit box at Melvin Savings Bank. Charge Conf. booklets at Dist. Office and Sanborn UMC from 1974-2007 when we were a joint charge with Sanborn.
Yes
None merged.
Earliest written church membership records begin in Old Melvin 1896. Members of Goewey Methodist Episcopal Church who joined Melvin Methodist Episcopal Church when the rural Goewey Church closed in 1916. Membership records for our church through it's name changes: Melvin Methodist Episcopal, Melvin Trinity Methodist, & Melvin United Methodist 1968 to present. 1917-1918 Union Ladies Aid Society membership records. Earliest Ladies' Aid minutes for 1938-1939. Later UMW minutes books.
To Sept 20, 2018; List of 47 ministers 1896 - 2018 with more info, updated Sept.2018
Yes
We began the new year of 2018 with 56 members. It is our 108th year since official organization, however Melvin Methodists have served the area since 1896. It is the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church, formed in 1968. April 1, 2018 Rev. Judy Johnson was officially appointed and welcomed as the ¼ time Pastor at our church and preached on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been held since that time at 10:30 a.m. She is also pastor at the American Lutheran Church with their services starting at 9 a.m. No pastor had been appointed from July 1, 2017 when Rev. Marvin Lindley retired until April 1, 2018. Grace Pohlman, observed a 103rd birthday on Sept. 7th. She has been a member for 91 years, being confirmed in 1927. Church members sent Grace card, greetings, and prayers. October 14, 2018- A 90th Birthday open house for John Klatt Sr. will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Word was received that a former pastor, Rev. Keith G. Pals, age 66 of Thornton, IA passed away on February 25, 2018. Funerals held at our church since the 2017 Church Conference: Lettie Ann Daggett on November 29, 2017 Marilynne (Dather) Ocando on June 23, 2018 with memorial for Oswaldo Ocando Sharon Remmers on June 30, 2018 Ronald Dean Brandt on July 30, 2018 Nineteen ecumenical Sunday morning worship services were held with the American Lutheran and First Reformed Churches in Melvin so far in 2018 (including a few with only Lutherans and Methodists when our Pastor was away). We continued joint Lenten services with the two other churches, by each hosting services. One of our Methodist services was cancelled on April 15th due to a late blizzard. Church members supported a new community church school for children and youth with donations for Bibles. The Melvin church school which was formed in 2018 was held at the First Reformed Church on Wednesday nights. We are thankful to remain active in our community and reach our mission goal as a 3rd Mile Rainbow Covenant Church for the 9th consecutive year in 2017.
None

9/22/2018
Darcy Schultz
18BC412E0E7646AEBF1454422468D24C

darcyks@gmail.com

Darcy Schultz
Church Historian
Melvin UM Church Melvin IA
6007 250th St, Melvin, IA 51350
Northwest
1910
1960
Fire safe in Meth. church office. Legal records in safety deposit box at Melvin Savings Bank. Charge Conf. booklets at Dist. Office and Sanborn UMC from 1974-2007 when we were a joint charge with Sanborn.
Yes
None merged.
Earliest written church membership records begin in Old Melvin 1896. Members of Goewey Methodist Episcopal Church who joined Melvin Methodist Episcopal Church when the rural Goewey Church closed in 1916. Membership records for our church through it's name changes: Melvin Methodist Episcopal, Melvin Trinity Methodist, & Melvin United Methodist 1968 to present. 1917-1918 Union Ladies Aid Society membership records. Earliest Ladies' Aid minutes for 1938-1939. Later UMW minutes books.
To Sept 20, 2018; List of 47 ministers 1896 - 2018 with more info, updated Sept.2018
Yes
We began the new year of 2018 with 56 members. It is our 108th year since official organization, however Melvin Methodists have served the area since 1896. It is the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church, formed in 1968. April 1, 2018 Rev. Judy Johnson was officially appointed and welcomed as the ¼ time Pastor at our church and preached on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been held since that time at 10:30 a.m. She is also pastor at the American Lutheran Church with their services starting at 9 a.m. No pastor had been appointed from July 1, 2017 when Rev. Marvin Lindley retired until April 1, 2018. Grace Pohlman, observed a 103rd birthday on Sept. 7th. She has been a member for 91 years, being confirmed in 1927. Church members sent Grace card, greetings, and prayers. October 14, 2018- A 90th Birthday open house for John Klatt Sr. will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Word was received that a former pastor, Rev. Keith G. Pals, age 66 of Thornton, IA passed away on February 25, 2018. Funerals held at our church since the 2017 Church Conference: Lettie Ann Daggett on November 29, 2017 Marilynne (Dather) Ocando on June 23, 2018 with memorial for Oswaldo Ocando Sharon Remmers on June 30, 2018 Ronald Dean Brandt on July 30, 2018 Nineteen ecumenical Sunday morning worship services were held with the American Lutheran and First Reformed Churches in Melvin so far in 2018 (including a few with only Lutherans and Methodists when our Pastor was away). We continued joint Lenten services with the two other churches, by each hosting services. One of our Methodist services was cancelled on April 15th due to a late blizzard. Church members supported a new community church school for children and youth with donations for Bibles. The Melvin church school which was formed in 2018 was held at the First Reformed Church on Wednesday nights. We are thankful to remain active in our community and reach our mission goal as a 3rd Mile Rainbow Covenant Church for the 9th consecutive year in 2017.
None

9/22/2018
Darcy Schultz
0BDA38F4348C4D96A9C292D6F0EAC0FB

darcyks@gmail.com

Darcy Schultz
Church Historian
Melvin UM Church Melvin IA
6007 250th St, Melvin, IA 51350
Northwest
1910
1960
Fire safe in Meth. church office. Legal records in safety deposit box at Melvin Savings Bank. Charge Conf. booklets at Dist. Office and Sanborn UMC from 1974-2007 when we were a joint charge with Sanborn.
Yes
None merged.
Earliest written church membership records begin in Old Melvin 1896. Members of Goewey Methodist Episcopal Church who joined Melvin Methodist Episcopal Church when the rural Goewey Church closed in 1916. Membership records for our church through it's name changes: Melvin Methodist Episcopal, Melvin Trinity Methodist, & Melvin United Methodist 1968 to present. 1917-1918 Union Ladies Aid Society membership records. Earliest Ladies' Aid minutes for 1938-1939. Later UMW minutes books.
To Sept 20, 2018; List of 47 ministers 1896 - 2018 with more info, updated Sept.2018
Yes
We began the new year of 2018 with 56 members. It is our 108th year since official organization, however Melvin Methodists have served the area since 1896. It is the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church, formed in 1968. April 1, 2018 Rev. Judy Johnson was officially appointed and welcomed as the ¼ time Pastor at our church and preached on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been held since that time at 10:30 a.m. She is also pastor at the American Lutheran Church with their services starting at 9 a.m. No pastor had been appointed from July 1, 2017 when Rev. Marvin Lindley retired until April 1, 2018. Grace Pohlman, observed a 103rd birthday on Sept. 7th. She has been a member for 91 years, being confirmed in 1927. Church members sent Grace card, greetings, and prayers. October 14, 2018- A 90th Birthday open house for John Klatt Sr. will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Word was received that a former pastor, Rev. Keith G. Pals, age 66 of Thornton, IA passed away on February 25, 2018. Funerals held at our church since the 2017 Church Conference: Lettie Ann Daggett on November 29, 2017 Marilynne (Dather) Ocando on June 23, 2018 with memorial for Oswaldo Ocando Sharon Remmers on June 30, 2018 Ronald Dean Brandt on July 30, 2018 Nineteen ecumenical Sunday morning worship services were held with the American Lutheran and First Reformed Churches in Melvin so far in 2018 (including a few with only Lutherans and Methodists when our Pastor was away). We continued joint Lenten services with the two other churches, by each hosting services. One of our Methodist services was cancelled on April 15th due to a late blizzard. Church members supported a new community church school for children and youth with donations for Bibles. The Melvin church school which was formed in 2018 was held at the First Reformed Church on Wednesday nights. We are thankful to remain active in our community and reach our mission goal as a 3rd Mile Rainbow Covenant Church for the 9th consecutive year in 2017.
None

9/22/2018
Darcy Schultz
7A2B0A481D0A43A688FD78F424B5FA5A

darcyks@gmail.com

Darcy Schultz
Church Historian
Melvin UM Church Melvin IA
6007 250th St, Melvin, IA 51350
Northwest
1910
1960
Fire safe in Meth. church office. Legal records in safety deposit box at Melvin Savings Bank. Charge Conf. booklets at Dist. Office and Sanborn UMC from 1974-2007 when we were a joint charge with Sanborn.
Yes
None merged.
Earliest written church membership records begin in Old Melvin 1896. Members of Goewey Methodist Episcopal Church who joined Melvin Methodist Episcopal Church when the rural Goewey Church closed in 1916. Membership records for our church through it's name changes: Melvin Methodist Episcopal, Melvin Trinity Methodist, & Melvin United Methodist 1968 to present. 1917-1918 Union Ladies Aid Society membership records. Earliest Ladies' Aid minutes for 1938-1939. Later UMW minutes books.
To Sept 20, 2018; List of 47 ministers 1896 - 2018 with more info, updated Sept.2018
Yes
We began the new year of 2018 with 56 members. It is our 108th year since official organization, however Melvin Methodists have served the area since 1896. It is the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church, formed in 1968. April 1, 2018 Rev. Judy Johnson was officially appointed and welcomed as the ¼ time Pastor at our church and preached on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been held since that time at 10:30 a.m. She is also pastor at the American Lutheran Church with their services starting at 9 a.m. No pastor had been appointed from July 1, 2017 when Rev. Marvin Lindley retired until April 1, 2018. Grace Pohlman, observed a 103rd birthday on Sept. 7th. She has been a member for 91 years, being confirmed in 1927. Church members sent Grace card, greetings, and prayers. October 14, 2018- A 90th Birthday open house for John Klatt Sr. will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Word was received that a former pastor, Rev. Keith G. Pals, age 66 of Thornton, IA passed away on February 25, 2018. Funerals held at our church since the 2017 Church Conference: Lettie Ann Daggett on November 29, 2017 Marilynne (Dather) Ocando on June 23, 2018 with memorial for Oswaldo Ocando Sharon Remmers on June 30, 2018 Ronald Dean Brandt on July 30, 2018 Nineteen ecumenical Sunday morning worship services were held with the American Lutheran and First Reformed Churches in Melvin so far in 2018 (including a few with only Lutherans and Methodists when our Pastor was away). We continued joint Lenten services with the two other churches, by each hosting services. One of our Methodist services was cancelled on April 15th due to a late blizzard. Church members supported a new community church school for children and youth with donations for Bibles. The Melvin church school which was formed in 2018 was held at the First Reformed Church on Wednesday nights. We are thankful to remain active in our community and reach our mission goal as a 3rd Mile Rainbow Covenant Church for the 9th consecutive year in 2017.
None

9/22/2018
Richard Siddens
923985E39C58460597C28CA521C8BEB7

aftonumc@iowatelecom.net

Richard Siddens
Church Historian
Afton UM Church Afton IA
111 S. Douglas Afton, Iowa 50830
South Central
Fall of 1852, the village of Petersville on the Grand River, Union, County Iowa
1903
In a fire proof cabinet in Fellowship Hall in the Church
Yes
no
We have 10 record books dating back to at least 1856 , and covering Afton, Beulah, and Shannon City. However, thy are in no particular order, so were not sure there are missing dates and locations.
2017
Yes
Host the Joyful Sparks preschool 3 days a week during the school year. Join the 2 other churches in the parish as well at 2 other churches in town to host a community workshop service in the city park for Afton's pre4th celebration. The 3 churches in town also celebrate a community candle light service on the Sunday before Christmas. We also do join with the others churches in the parish to do community service projects in lieu of worship every time there is a 5th Sunday in the month our Fall Supper and Auction is a tradition that continues this year as well. We also hold a baccalaureate service with 2 other churches for our graduating seniors and there families from the East Union School district.
Continue with the same events listed above.

9/22/2018
Kari Etherington
5ADDA1380EAF4E74B6D8601C9F9C1B89

umcsec@webbwireless.net

Kari Etherington
Pastor
Webb, Trinity UM Church Webb IA
103 Main Street, Webb, IA 51366
Northwest
1893
1972
File drawers in pastor's office, and file cabinet in the attic, and at the bank
Yes
n/a
Membership books are in fireproof filing cabinet in pastor's office.
2018
Yes
Wedding, Christmas Eve Service, Church Auction, Ice Cream Social, Spuds & Splits, Raised funds to send members on mission trip to Fiji, several potlucks in the year, Bible Studies, gifts to Ingathering, electronic prayer chain, Good Friday Services, baptisms, Souper Bowl Sunday offering
Christmas Eve Service, Children's Christmas Program, Youth Silly Supper, electronic prayer chain, soup supper, potluck after church, Good Friday Services, confirmation, Souper bowl Sunday offering

9/22/2018
KIM GATES
97904667B77C40DB92D719EE90C7E899

revkeyzle@gmail.com

KIM GATES
Pastor
Forest Mills UM Church Postville IA
595 Forest Mills Rd, Postville, IA 52162
Northeast
1894
1898
Some are kept at the church building in the Pastor's Office and some are kept in the Charge office at St. Paul's UMC in Waukon.
Yes
none known
Forest Mills - very sketchy on dates (kept in fire proof filing cabinet at St. Paul's) - many records lost after death of Rev. Curtis Webster.
no plans have been made for updating
Yes
Nothing new/different from past year
125th Anniversary Celebration

9/22/2018
Shawn Hill
0C5359C2D9734314B103E8938730B267

pastorshawnhill@hotmail.com

Shawn Hill
Pastor
Dows UM Church Dows IA
101 E Northrup St Dows, IA 50071
North Central
1871
1896
In the church with the exception of the membership book. This is kept at the Membership chairperson's home.
Yes
Have not merged with any churches. Yoked together with the Alexander UMC and the Dows Presbyterian for purpose of shared pastoral support and worship in Dows.
Membership books kept in the home of Membership Chariperson
N/A
Yes
Dows Corn Days Ecumenical Service in the park Turkey Dinner Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service hosted in the Dows UMC Polka Service
Same as above

9/22/2018
KIM GATES
6730B09F51BE47CD8BADDC0BADF7A8F2

revkeyzle@gmail.com

KIM GATES
Pastor
Waukon, St. Paul's UM Church Waukon IA
27 2ND AVE NW, WAUKON, IA 52172
Northeast
1854
1871 - the Sanctuary was built; 1950 the basement was dug out for new fellowship area & kitchen; 1984 the Nierling addition was added which lounge, kitchenette, nursery and restroom on main level and class rooms and restroom on basement level.
Church office in fire proof filing cabinet
Yes
French Creek & Dorchester, St. John's
French Creek (some baptismal records); Dorchester, St. John's; & Waukon, St. Paul's and Forest Mills' is also kept in the Waukon office
2004 is most recent written history and no plans have been made to update
Yes
nothing new from past years
Potentially planning to participate in HCI

9/21/2018
Judith Kempf
E229927E296148FB8D41F3CD43B84FD4

jbkempf@gmail.com

Judith Kempf
Church Historian
Dawson UM Church Dawson IA
300 E Forest Ave; Dawson, Iowa 50066
Southwest
1895
basement 1935 upper story 1938
Church
No
NA
NA
1983
Yes
Monthly fellowship, food pantry, sock & mitten tree at Christmas for local daycare.
Monthly fellowship, food pantry, sock & mitten tree at Christmas for local daycare.

9/21/2018
Nancy Guffey
ADB7C8D1A81E44F4A53A6EC16BB21394

nguffey@danvilletelco.net

Nancy Guffey
Church Historian
Danville UM Church Danville IA
201 South Main Street, Danville, IA 52623
Southeast
1857
1882
Church office
No

Comprehensive Church Record of the Danville Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church Sept. 1880 (Large leather bound) Church Record for the Danville Charge Methodist Episcopal Churches of Long Creek and Danville Sept. 1914 (Small leather book) The Official Membership and Church Record of The Methodist Church Danville, Burlington District, beginning June 1, 1953 (Large Red Leather Book)
2017
Yes
Dinner after church to attract non-attending and current members.
None at this time.

9/20/2018
Cindy Shear
0C331090B7D2450CB3AEBA55E7246517

office@umc-hampton.org

Cindy Shear
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Hampton UM Church Hampton IA
100 Central Ave East, Hampton IA 50441
North Central
1858
1893
Finance/Treasurers office (locked) fireproof cabinet (locked)
Yes
None
Hampton UMC: 1865-1898; 1869-1879;1869-1884;1901-1905;1904-1967;1905-1919;1917-?; 1951-?
2012 Have not discussed updating the history
Yes
Volunteer leaders for youth groups (not staff); Outdoor worship Sunday at Beeds Lake in Hampton
None planned as of September

9/20/2018
Cindy Messenger
C72714CD523E4B5F838FD9135BE3DB74

keotaucf@cloudburst9.net

Cindy Messenger
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Keota United Church of Faith Keota IA
201 N. Ellis St. Keota, Iowa 52248
Southeast
1872
1961
In a cabinet in the file room
No
The only merger we have had was in 1998 when we merged with United Presbyterian Church to form The United Church of Faith.
Methodist Episcopal Church 1883-1924,Keota Yokefield Parish First Methodist Church 1942-1959,Keota United Methodist Church 1959-1962, Keota United Church of Faith 1998-Present
1997 written, 2016 written and electronic
Yes
National Back to Church Sunday, Summer Get Away picnic, VBS, Tennebrae Good Friday Service, Christmas Eve service,Lenten Bible Study, Christmas program, All Saints Sunday, Veterans Day remembrance
Men's group, Bible study, and we plan to repeat some of the events from the previous year.
Cindy Messenger
9/20/2018
Cindy Reinert
88C77AA9A78F4ABC96CF9381524ED031

cindyreinert25@gmail.com

Cindy Reinert
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Quimby UM Church Quimby IA
300 Sellers St, Quimby, Iowa 51049
Northwest
1889
1953
In the safe at Quimby U. M. Church
No
no
Book from January 1956 to current
October 2018
Yes
Soup & Pie Supper - February 2018 Sermons Ala Carte - March 2018 World Day of Prayer - March 2018 Volunteer at Community Food Basket monthly - 2018 Watermelon Days - June 2018 Quimby UMC 4th of July Breakfast - July 2018 Ice Cream Social - August 2018 Turkey Dinner - November - 2018 Thanksgiving Ingathering - 2018 Bible Study - Fall 2018 Methodist Women's Sunday - October 2018 Veteran's Soup Supper - November 2018 Christmas Shoe Party - December 2018 Combined Worship services with Washta most 5th Sundays - 2018
All of the above.
completed
9/20/2018
Mike Eeten
52D946DA54554486B008E573D5C78F72

michaeleeten@gmail.com

Mike Eeten
Church Historian
Everly UM Church Everly IA
301 N. Ocheyedan Everly, IA 51338
Northwest
1884
1967
church office and storage room
No
Moneta Methodist Church
Everly, Moneta church 1967-68 Everly church 1966-67 Everly church 1996-2000 Everly church 2002-present
written hiwstory to present
Yes
none
none

9/20/2018
Dorothy E. Eyberg
F364D35DF6EB4FDFA497CDD06AF2CBE0

rodeyberg@iowatelecom.net

Dorothy E. Eyberg
Church Historian
Arispe UM Church Arispe IA
112 Division Street Arispe, IA 50831
South Central
Ca. 1891 Services held in "Community since 1870's
1915
Current board minutes by secretary. Financial with treasurer, Membership with chairman. Some in Cabinet in the church.
No
none
First Book: Ca 1903-1924 for Arispe and Unity. Second Book:Ca 1940 -1954 for Arispe. Third book, Large blue 1954 - June 1980 for Arsipe. Fourth Book: 1980 to present for Arispe.
Making progress on an update.
Yes
WCF (Women's Christian Fellowship) hosted activities, sewing workshop, county fair display on "Dress a Girl Around the World. Approximately 40 dresses, so far, made by members of parish and community.
?

9/20/2018
Chris Jackson
47F6B726DC194969BE6FF417B585CE4F

tumc@mediacombb.net

Chris Jackson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Edgewood, Trinity UM Church Edgewood IA
201 W Madison St., Edgewood, IA 52042
Northeast
1845
1973
IN A FIRE-PROOF FILE CABINET
Yes
Ebenezer (Wood Center)
Edgewood Circuit 1883-1900; Ebenezer (Wood Center) 1889-1921, Trinity 1867-1882m 1901-17; 1919-55, 1956-present
Events are documented but not in booklet form.
Yes
(sorry -- our aim is to acknowledge and appreciate people & events, not plan a wang-do that's bigger or better than ever.) Celebration of life for all those who died during the year; fish-fry potlucks, a UMW day out; several Sunday School events; Church in the Park
Celebration of life for all those who died during the year; fishy-fry potlucks, a UMW day out; possibly a Sunday School Swim party; Church in the Park

9/20/2018
Betty Knapp
46DA2F722860433CA4CE8E0EAA1CFD14

gliddenumc@windstream.net

Betty Knapp
Church Historian
Lohrville UM Church Lohrville IA
312 Main Street, Lohrville, IA 51453
Southwest
181
1910
Church Office
No
Many years ago we were in a two point charge with Rinard. It is possible that RInard members were transferred to Lohrville when Rinard closed, but we no longer remember if that happened.
Four membership books for Lohrville dating back to 1900
None
Yes
Ham cone dinner (first year for this).
Repeat the ham cone dinner; One ice cream social.

9/20/2018
Morgan Youngren
828311BDF0D64C50B8773598615C9752

odeboltumc@netins.net

Morgan Youngren
Church Historian
Odebolt UM Church Odebolt IA
301 S. Walnut Odebolt, IA. 51458
Northwest
1877
1950
Church Office
No
Boyer Methodist 1942-1967 Epworth Methodist 1877-1930 Odebolt Methodist 1877-2016
Boyer Methodist 1942-1967 Odebolt Methodist 1877-2016
2002 150th Anniversary we will update detailed history.
Yes
Senior Recognition Veterans Recognition Stewardship Sunday Pastor Recognition Y.E.S Ministry Multiple Christian Concerts Worship in the Gardens
Senior Recognition Veterans Recognition Stewardship Sunday Pastor Recognition Y.E.S Ministry Multiple Christian Concerts Worship in the Gardens Combined Community Worship Service

9/20/2018
Kerri Tompkins
909B89F366E44991BB2EF62D32610096

kerrit@christchurchdavenport.org

Kerri Tompkins
Other
Davenport, Christ UM Church Davenport IA
2330 W 41st St
Southeast
1965
1968 with additions in 1979 and 2001
Church Office
No
NA
Membership Registrar and Church Records 1965-2000
2017
Yes
NA
NA

9/19/2018
Barbara Olson
2C21E120580A45158F16E3181F811EAC

olsonjb@mabeltel.coop

Barbara Olson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Burr Oak UM Church Decorah IA
3597 237th Ave. Burr Oak, IA 52101
Northeast
1855
1894
In a safe in the church annex and in filing cabinets
Yes
None
Membership books in Burr Oak UMC filing cabinets, updated the current list in 2018.
All records are written. One project of the Wesleyan Circle for 2019 is to update the church's history and organize the records.
Yes
Held the same fundraisers and special worship services as in the past. The UMW did bring back the spring garage/tag sale after a 3 year hiatus.
In the planning stages.

9/19/2018
Barbara Olson
5020E47FC61B40A68C7816BDB59DA66C

olsonjb@mabeltel.coop

Barbara Olson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Burr Oak UM Church Decorah IA
3597 237th Ave. Burr Oak, IA 52101
Northeast
1855
1894
In a safe in the church annex and in filing cabinets
Yes
None
Membership books in Burr Oak UMC filing cabinets, updated the current list in 2018.
All records are written. One project of the Wesleyan Circle for 2019 is to update the church's history and organize the records.
Yes
Held the same fundraisers and special worship services as in the past. The UMW did bring back the spring garage/tag sale after a 3 year hiatus.
In the planning stages.

9/19/2018
Kristine Slaymaker
228AD9AC59444547A547B88C1DD3BD88

gdsandkms@netins.net

Kristine Slaymaker
Other
Guernsey UM Church Guernsey IA
409 Cleveland St, Guernsey IA 52221
East Central
1873
1894
at the church
No
none
2 books @ Guernsey UM - Guernsey
yes
Yes
none
none

9/19/2018
Thomas Smithson
178427F8AA7D444687DD298CF1F1B86F

hopeparish@netins.net

Thomas Smithson
Other
Linden UM Church Linden IA
106 N Evans St, Linden Iowa
Southwest
1856
1874
Our records are kept by one of our members, Maribee Burnham
No
NA
NA
no current plans
Yes
NA
NA

9/19/2018
David Wittmann
FD929442AF7A4F63AF67F87B493372D3

slimwitt@me.com

David Wittmann
Pastor
MUSCATINE, SAN PABLO
1001 Oregon St. Muscatine,IA 52761
Southeast
1982
N/A
pastor's office Musserville UMC 1001 Oregon st. Muscatine,Ia 52761
No
unknown
unknown
I have no records prior to arriving in August of 2017
No
Mexican Independence celebration in Sept. Thanksgiving diner in November
Same.

9/19/2018
Ward Richards Jr.
6636F1B3604F4472BFB76963B3B0D212

wrichards@gcmuni.net

Ward Richards Jr.
Pastor
Owasa UM Church Iowa Falls IA
106 Berkley St., Iowa Falls, IA 50126
North Central
1870
1892
Fireproof safe in the basement.
Yes
There are no other churches that have merged here.
We are working on this.
We have no plans at this time.
Yes
None this year.
None at this time.

9/19/2018
Barbara Clabaugh
7FE4157373634B21BD35E12DFDF39CFB

bjclabaugh@wccta.net

Barbara Clabaugh
Other
Duncombe UM Church Duncombe IA
P O Box 171
North Central
1874
1891
at the church
No
n/a
We have three membership books for this congregation
We have records all the way to the present, although not necessarily in a narrative form.
Yes
All the same. Nothing different.
Continue the same.

9/19/2018
Vince Homan
C39747E0BD284D87AB553B5C12ACFDFD

wcdumc@gmail.com

Vince Homan
Pastor
What Cheer UM Church What Cheer IA
106 E. Broadway St., What Cheer, IA 50268
Southeast
Nov. 15, 1869
1921, Dedicated Nov. 1 - 6, 1925
We have our records on file in a safe in the secretary's office.
Yes
None
We have three old membership books in the safe, dating from the church's founding to the early 1990's. A new membership book was started at that time. We purchased yet another new book approximately 8 years ago, capable of handling all our records. It is current. We have also placed church membership, membership changes, and baptism records on the church computer. Harlan Spain is the Membership Secretary.
1967. We know this church needs its history updated. As of now, we have no plans for a new recorded history, but hope to address that this year.
Yes
We remodeled and rededicated the sanctuary. The dedication service was Sept. 23, 2018.
None at this time.
Pastor
9/19/2018
Opal Current
1427D7741BB74BBDB23BE4321BE9C0E6

epworth412@gmail.com

Opal Current
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Des Moines, Epworth UM Church Des Moines IA
421 Euclid, Des Moines, IA 50313
Central
1891
East wing in 1926; West wing in 1959
Church office - 412 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Yes
none
Old Membership Roll (A-Z) - suspect not complete. Some Baptismal records. Some marriage records. Some death records. Some transfer of membership records. There have been lapses in recording in all records over the years. A computer program (Church Windows) contains fairly accurate current membership information. Anything entered after 2013 is accurate, however much of prior entries are inaccurate.
2016
Yes
Free medical screenings for anyone in September; Free community suppers open to anybody each Tuesday evening; Free vegetarian lunch offered to anybody each Saturday; Trunk or Treat for children and free chili for all each October; Annual Spring and Annual Fall Basement & Bake Sales - each bigger and better than before; Old Fashioned Bazaar in November; Cavetelli Dinner and Silent Auction.
Same as above

9/19/2018
Rev. Leila Blackburn
B22AB146660D4E5CBAB159DF4BD2FF71

leila.blackburn@iaumc.net

Rev. Leila Blackburn
Pastor
Belmond UM Church Belmond IA
1031 1st St SE Belmond, IA 50421
North Central
1873
1957
Pastor's Church Office
Yes
Belmond United Methodist Church Membership Books
Belmond United Methodist Church Membership Books
2012
Yes
Rally Sunday, All Saints Sunday, Community Vacation Bible School, Community Worship in the Park, Community Good Friday Service, Community Thanksgiving Eve Service, World Day of Prayer, Sunday School Christmas Program, Christmas Cantata, Ash Wednesday Service, UMW Rehabilitation Program, Veteran's Recognition, Graduation Recognition, 4th of July Pie & Ice Cream Social, Mission Team's Soup Supper
We try and do all of the above each year.

9/19/2018
Amy Keenan
EFBBF1C18E044635B0DA1933EC3A265A

officegumc@iowatelecom.net

Amy Keenan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Grinnell UM Church Grinnell IA
916 5th Avenue
Central
1857
1895
Fireproof safe & Safe Deposit Box
Yes
None
Methodist Episcopal 1860-1870, 1873-1879, 1879-1887, 1895-1896, 1901-1905, 1905-1919, 1962-Present Became Grinnell United Methodist Church
2014
Yes
Renovation Celebration
None

9/19/2018
Amy Keenan
8484875D5FBE4634A3449AE380975F7D

officegumc@iowatelecom.net

Amy Keenan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Grinnell UM Church Grinnell IA
916 5th Avenue
Central
1857
1895
Fireproof safe & Safe Deposit Box
Yes
None
Methodist Episcopal 1860-1870, 1873-1879, 1879-1887, 1895-1896, 1901-1905, 1905-1919, 1962-Present Became Grinnell United Methodist Church
2014
Yes
Renovation Celebration
None

9/19/2018
Marcia Godfrey
7D770E189DA844FF958435825958F1AC

mldp1964@gmail.com

Marcia Godfrey
Church Historian
Boone, Marion Street UM Church Boone IA
Marion St. UMC, 717 W. 5th Street, Boone, IA 50036
North Central
1850
1875
Church office (in building basement)
No
None
Several books in church office - starting in early 20th century though not all years are available.
2013 last update - no plan for further revision
Yes
None
None
TBD
9/19/2018
Jeanne Staley
49475A89E9B44822A7D948A628D47C6A

ncircuit@windstream.net

Jeanne Staley
Church Historian
Nichols UM Church Nichols IA
315 Main / Nichols, IA 52766
Southeast
1840
1875 & 1954
At the Church
No
Conesville United Methodist Church / Conesville, IA - 2015
Nichols United Methodist Church - up to present date / Conesville United Methodist Church - up to 2015
2018
Yes
All the UM Special Sundays, Miracle & Laity Sunday
At least the same as last year and perhaps more

9/19/2018
Jo Ruff
B974B567A3B046D2A6F02242C985DEC2

fumc@fumc-mtown.org

Jo Ruff
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Marshalltown, First UM Church Marshalltown IA
202 W Main Marshalltown IA 50158
Central
1852
1895
Lower Level of church. Records are being archived.
Yes
Grace Marshalltown 2004
Grace-1986, 1990 First UMC-1975, 1981, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2015
Putting committee together to continue history.
Yes
30,000 Meal Packaging Event Hosting monthly JFON Workshops Family Ministry Event Evening Prayer and Praise JFON Fundraiser MUGGS Meetings (Mothers Under God's Grace & Strength) 2018 Order of Elders Event
Unknown

9/19/2018
Gene Kublil
8C2F758C7FAF4C33AA54E8ACC5BE52DD

gbkublil@gmail.com

Gene Kublil
Pastor
Beaman UM Church Beaman IA
306 McMartin, Beaman, Iowa
Northeast
1873
1889
Fireproof file in cvhurch
Yes
none
Beaman
2013
Yes
Memorial Day Event Prayer Shawl Ministry
Memorial Day

9/18/2018
Barb Rohwer
6C7B47A769EE4794ABDCF55A55B10DF5

ucpadmin@tcaexpress.net

Barb Rohwer
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Archer UM Church Archer IA
309 Harriman Ave. Archer, IA 51231
Northwest
1889
1962
in the church safe
Yes
Baker Church and Epworth Church Sec. 35, Floyd Township Carroll Township Sec. 12
Baker Church and Epworth Church Sec. 35, Floyd Township Carroll Township Sec. 12
Present
Yes
Lord's Acre Day
Lord's Acre Day

9/18/2018
John Robine
A58479C7F0CC412F8F32D8CD6D67EC69

robine6204@aol.com

John Robine
Pastor
Carter Lake UM Church Carter Lake IA
3025 Mabrey Lane
Southwest
1992
2003
Pastors office. administrative records maintained by the secretary of the Administrative Board. Financial records are kept by treasurer and financial secretary and after year end audit they are stored in Pastor's office.
No
NA
Current books and past years are kept in pastors office
Written history is available from 1992 to present
Yes
Easter Week services, Christmas Eve Service, Thanksgiving Eve service, Prayers and Pancakes in the Park, VBS, Monthly Youth Pizza Party.
All of the above - also looking into adding another service during the week.

9/18/2018
Pam Grace
218742ED83884CFABE5887EDEE918ACD

pam.grace@excelengineering.org

Pam Grace
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
United Church of Diagonal Diagonal IA
1587 160th Ave
South Central
A long time ago
2015
Church Office
No
0
Membership book, United Church of Diagonal, Diagonal
2015, None
Yes
None
None

9/18/2018
Gladys Mittman
A3A92C9822D842649FF4DA9FCF120B25

gmittman@muscanet.com

Gladys Mittman
Church Historian
Muscatine, Sweetland Muscatine IA
1709 Sweetland Rd., Muscatine, IA 52761
Southeast
1866
1866
at the church
Yes
from 2000 to 2010, these churches merged with Sweetland and this merger was called Fellowship United Methodist church. Musserville, High Prairie, Spangler Chapel, Sweetland, and the Hispanic church that met at Musserville. This Fellowship Church separated and returned to separate church communities in 2010.
Book 1 - 1866-1882; Book 2 - 1877-1909; Book 3 - 1910-1926; Book 4 - 1920-1969; Book 5 - 1962-2003 (including some records to 2017)
Updated to 1991. Some information was updated for 150th Anniversary in 2016.
Yes
Blessing of the Bikes
none at this time

9/18/2018
Linda Reida
EB89CD613AA24177A46A791E56B2F764

lreida1952@gmail.com

Linda Reida
Pastor
Russell, Faith UM Church Russell IA
115 E Northumberland, Russell, Iowa 50238
South Central
1849
1980
a safe in the church basement
Yes
None
Safe in the church's basement; secretary's desk
October 3, 1999; no plans
Yes
none
none

9/18/2018
Kathy Hendricks
646BFBC25D35491D8B9FF8B0F1721DAB

donaldhendricks@frontiernet.net

Kathy Hendricks
Church Historian
Carson UM Church Carson IA
300 Washington Street, Carson, IA 51525
Southwest
1881
August 12, 2002
Church office and storage room.
No
None
Carson UMC
Church office computer is the most organized membership we have.
Yes
N/A
None

9/18/2018
Kelly Peavey
08BF95E5330348729BEB8F0BCD449FAC

pastor@gsparish.us

Kelly Peavey
Pastor
Eldon UM Church Eldon IA
611 Elm St, Eldon, IA 52554
South Central
10/15/1885
1925-1926
in the Eldon church
No
n/a
Kept in the Eldon United Methodist Church
2014. We will be adding pictures and stories this winter.
Yes
We hosted our annual Harvest Dinner and Country Store in November. We also had two Rummage and Bake Sales, one in the spring and one in the fall. In February we prepared a Soup Supper. In July we hosted a "Supper in the Park", a monthly event hosted by various charitable groups in our town. All of these events are supplied to the public for a free will offering. . We held weekly Kids Club at the church after school on Wednesdays, October through March. We also partnered with the Christian church for a week long Vacation Bible School. Our monthly mission to the community has been to provide at least two families with a SHARE package. These packages give needy families enough food for several meals. At Christmas and Thanksgiving Share packages provide enough food for a family celebration. We participated in the Methodist potato drop, distributing 500 pounds of potatoes to needy families and to the local senior meal site. Perhaps our most important outreach in the community is the funeral meals that we offer for those families who have need of this service. We seek out those that we feel might need our help and offer it free of charge.
See events for 2018.

9/18/2018
Alayna Longhorn
3D6A492AF431404A9B6CCD0A422550A6

cumc@netins.net

Alayna Longhorn
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Ogden, Community UM Church Ogden IA
337 SW 2nd Street
North Central
1868
1964
Bank Safety Deposit Box, church office and church basement
Yes
Beaver UMC in 2018
Membership records of CUMC Membership records of Beaver UMC - will send after the 150th.
We will update after our celebration this year
Yes
150th celebration
None

9/18/2018
David Mixon
8F1BE105E6D44B6784F64BC11E85DADA

dmixon@lunningfuneralchapel.com

David Mixon
Other
Long Creek UM Church Danville IA
19999 Agency Rd. Danville, Ia. 52623
Southeast
1839
1868
Church Office and Danville State Savings Bank
No
0
General Membership Book Long creek Methodist and Long Creek United Methodist Danville, Ia
1995
Yes
0
0

9/18/2018
Donna Young
6F632BB0EC8B49C788A4B88E76DFCCB7

sharonw.lparish@gmail.com

Donna Young
Church Historian
Mount Ayr, First UM Church Mount Ayr IA
301 W. Madison, Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
South Central
1854
1910
Church Library
No
None
Mt. Ayr UMC
1975 - working to catch up
Yes
5th Sunday Combined Worship, Easter Contata, Simply Voices Christmas Concert, Youth Mission Trip, Served School Staff lunch, Coffee & Conversation at 2 Nursing Homes, Collected school supplies for Mt. Ayr students, Birthday Potluck every month, After School Program "God Squad"
Similar Events planned

9/18/2018
Pat Norcross
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calvaryames@yahoo.com

Pat Norcross
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Ames, Calvary UM Church Ames IA
1403 24th Street, Ames, IA 50010
North Central
1888
1963
Calvary United Methodist Church office
No
None
1917-1948 1948-1972 1970-Present Membership record book overlapping previous three books
2013. We have no current plans for an update of our church's history.
Yes
Pictures of Calvary Good Friday presentation
None

9/18/2018
Dian Junker
D7AEC3D7D75A496C94D18536BC59E527

rumc@reinbeck.net

Dian Junker
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Reinbeck UM Church Reinbeck IA
505 Spruce Street Reinbeck, IA 50669
Northeast
no changes
10/6/1957
Church file cabinet
Yes
none
Reinbeck United Methodist Church Membership Book
2018
Yes
see attached
Continue successful programs and be responsive to new opportunities as they arise

9/18/2018
Louise Opheim
C94528F6E4D040879DCE15B4849AC2E6

2opheims@gamil.com

Louise Opheim
Church Historian
Stuart/Mount Vernon UM Church Stuart IA
219 NW 2nd St.
Southwest
August 18, 1874
1977
In the office and scrapbooks in the chapel from 1874 to present
No
Mt. Vernon, 1976
UM Family Membership Roll, Stuart, IA 1935 to present
Plans being made to write the history for the last 10 years.
Yes
Souper Bowl competition for community food pantry,UMW Spring Breakfast, UMW Fall Harvest Dinner, Vacation Bible School, Christmas Program for Children, Christmas Cantata by Combined Choirs, Laity Sunday, Site for Congregate Meals, Site for Red Cross Blood Drives, WCV Ministerial Association, Site for Cub Scout Meeting, Site for Lions Club Meeting, Prayer Chain for church family support, Monthly meeting of all boards and agencies, Ingathering, Collecting food pantry items each month, Giving Tree Program for local families and Bidwell Riverside, Sunday school for all ages, Youth Group for junior and senior high age kids, Fundraiser meal for congregate meals, Table Talk with the Pastor, Participated in Community Baccalaureate Service, Participated in Community Easter Sunrise, Worship, Celebrated 40 Years in the Church Building, Initiated Healthy church Initiative classes.
Some of the same and plan on completing Healthy Church Initiative during the year.

9/18/2018
Dawn Morgan
D5B0E92A4A0246758B31683A0BF68078

lisbonumc@iowatelecom.net

Dawn Morgan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lisbon UM Church Lisbon IA
200 East Market Street, Lisbon, Iowa 52253
East Central
1845
1898
Lisbon Hills Bank
Yes
Coon Creek Methodist from early 1970's
Yankee Grove; Lisbon ME Lisbon EUB Lisbon UMC and Coon Creek Methodist
We will need to continue the time line which has not been updated since 2001 I have sent our last special events information to the archives
Yes
1
1

9/17/2018
Sara "Jan" Garza
89D70493A91E4D80875714C9D3CEBF00

jan.garza.umc@gmail.com

Sara "Jan" Garza
Pastor
Burlington, Spring Grove UM Ch Burlington IA
4702 Summer Street; Burlington, Iowa 52601
Southeast
1868
1868
F&M Bank lockbox, Burlington, IA - fireproof. (also in file cabinet and storage bins-not fireproof)
Yes
N.A.
unknown
2018
Yes
September 23, 2018 150th Anniversary Celebration
N/A

9/17/2018
Martha Porter
FD3D62FE76004D3CB7DD6B2D9DCAB97C

mncnknbn@hotmail.com

Martha Porter
Church Historian
State Center UM Church State Center IA
125 2nd Street, State Center, Iowa, 50247
Central
1968
1967
State Center church office, State Center sacristy.
No
None
Dates and listing of currently available material not determined.
Written copy through mid 1970s.
No
Lenten services, All Saint's Sunday, Christmas eve worship service, plant/craft/bake sale, Rose festival parade entry, fireman's breakfast, cookie plates to elderly/shut ins, community easter egg hunt, community salad luncheon with meet and greet and games.
All of the above, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas program.

9/17/2018
Peggy Ellingson
06795CE0504D4FC6A206F0452267BFCE

faithumcsecretary@q.com

Peggy Ellingson
Pastor
Kamrar UM Church Kamrar IA
546 Elm St Kamrar, IA 50132
North Central
1891
1891
Webster City faith UMC - Webster City, IA
No
Still looking for the history records of the church.
1891-1970, 1970-2001, 2002-2018
Still Looking for it.
No
Christmas Eve Potluck & Worship Service, Easter Breakfast and Worship, Ash Wednesday Service, Potluck/yearly planning meeting, Baptism,
Christmas Eve Potluck & Worship Service, Easter Breakfast and Worship, Ash Wednesday Service, Potluck/yearly planning meeting, Bazaar, Met & Eat Events - community potlucks, soup suppers, and worship in the park.

9/17/2018
Janelle Morgan
AA04F18C2512467D95C5353E335A6737

office@greenfieldumc.org

Janelle Morgan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Greenfield UM Church Greenfield IA
PO Box 92 108 SW th
Southwest
1859
1961
The church office
Yes
N/A
Greenfield United Methodist Church, Greenfield, IA
A history was updated for HCI and was reviewed in 2018.
Yes
Kick off to Summer Bridge Event Afterschool program w/ ISU extension service Wilson Benefit
TBD

9/17/2018
Donna Fletcher
F522C6DA0FB0443EA3AD1B312A700B67

uccraw@gmail.com

Donna Fletcher
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Crawfordsville, United Church Crawfordsville IA
1105 N Chestnut Street, Crawfordsville, IA 52621
Southeast
1978
1980
Church safe
Yes
none
United Methodist and United Presbyterian membership books from before we united. Current Membership book
none
Yes
Bible School, Mission trip
none

9/17/2018
Joan Tripp
25D2DF042BFC48149E7DE16A13959FBC

none@iaumc.org

Joan Tripp
Church Historian
Napier UM Church Ames IA
1595 Xenia Dr., Ames, IA 50014
North Central
First church in vicinity 1875, in Napier 1904
1905
In historian's home in file and drawer
No
none
Current official membership record book for Napier UMC Napier United Methodist Church, Ames, Iowa, Church Directory 2017
Done
Yes
1st Sunday each month Communion with treats after service. Soup gathered on Super Bowl Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter sunrise, Memorial Day service at local cemetery. Ice Cream Social, Ingathering, special music, Christmas Eve worship
Much of the above

9/16/2018
Wendy Mount
DBDE8BA91DBE48459ABB085C136356F5

wildtrky@wccta.net

Wendy Mount
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Churdan UM Church Churdan IA
804 Head Street - PO Box 156, Churdan, IA 50050
North Central
1883
1889 at a cost of $1800 - remodeled in 1907
Steel File Cabinet in Churdan office for current and some historical files.
Yes
The Adaza Church closed in 1924 & transferred members to the Methodist Church; name change to Methodist Church in 1939 as we united with Methodist Protestant & Methodist South; the Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church joined together to form the United Methodist Church in 1969; in 1973, the Presbyterian Church closed & some members joined the United Methodist Church. in 1968, The Charges of Churdan and Lanesboro UMC's were combined for 28 yrs. Heartland Parish was organized in 1994 with Paton, Churdan, Lanesboro & Lohrville with 2 pastors; in 2000, Heartland dissolved at Conference & 2 new Charges formed: Paton/Churdan & Lohrville/Lanesboro.
Churdan United Methodist Church 1889 to Present
Present
Yes
Nursing Home Services, Food Pantry, Palm Sunday, Annual Beef Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner for our Church Members/families/friends; Flu Clinic, Ecumenical Services with Baptist Church; Ash Wed Service, Meals on Wheels, Offerings for Special Sundays; Hearts of Iowa Habitat; Homebound Communion; Christmas Mitten Tree. Host Adult Activities; Cards to the sick & bereaved; Bible Studies.
Same as above

9/16/2018
Sheila Deardorff
13FEC886EFDF4AB4B6B251DB73BF40F6

davidd1@netins.net

Sheila Deardorff
Church Historian
Yale UM Church Yale IA
101 Main Street
Southwest
1885
1912
Historian's residence and Yale Church
No
NA
NA
2015
Yes
none
none
Church Historian
9/16/2018
Mary Hamilton
DAABBE497FFD4E32B7623D84675A566A

dmkahamilton@netins.net

Mary Hamilton
Church Historian
Panora UM Church Panora IA
119 Main Street, P.O. Box 601, Panora, IA 50216
Southwest
1851
completed in 1903
at the church
No
NA
we have membership books dating back to 1854
written 2018
Yes
Change a Child's Story
none at this time

9/16/2018
Lori McGivney
4B31728D901D4A6CBA650AB75E8424C2

lmcgivney@acgcschools.org

Lori McGivney
Church Historian
Bayard UM Church Bayard IA
500 3rd St Bayard Iowa 50029
Southwest
June 21st 1883
1904
File cabinet in office
No
none
none
2014: Look into past records
Yes
Ladies night out, lenten fundraiser, park block party
NA

9/15/2018
Mary Nicholson
DA7C19A4C11A47EE9DDB657A926787A2

Secretary@StJohnsDM.org

Mary Nicholson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Des Moines, St. John's UM Chur Des Moines IA
4700 SW 14th St. Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Central
January, 1958
1958
Office and Storage Room in Lower Level
No
None
One book in church office for St. John's UMC January 1, 1976 (from our founding members to present members.)
A new Church Historian has been appointed and she will gather the information together in the proper format.
Yes
We have been sharing our building with a Nepali congregation where they are able to hold worship services, prayer meetings, Bible study, Sunday School and weddings. Other events include: • Mission Sunday on the third Sunday of each month with donations collected for DMARC, Bidwell Riverside, JOPPA and Hawthorne Hill • Adult Bible studies have included a study on Micah, Revelation, Mark and First Thessalonians. • Low impact exercise classes for adults • “Friends Giving” made denim quilts for homeless. • Capital Campaign to fund a retaining wall outside. • Caroling with 3 Southside churches at Prairie Hills Nursing Center. • Joint Christmas Cantata with singers from the four Southside Churches • Movie night showing the movie “War Room” • Participation with Southside churches for cleaning day at Bidwell Riverside • Joining with Southside churches for Vacation Bible School • Change in Pastors with Pastor Lucas Fillmore leaving and Pastor Jacqueline Thompson joining us. • Cross-Cultural Meeting with Pastor, members of Burns UMC and our members.
• Worship with Burns twice — once here, once hosted by them • Holy Week Services with the Southside UMCs • Worship with Nepali congregation — perhaps outside with a potluck

9/14/2018
Christine Enderlin
17423A74B9F6459E8BE503C02CCE80C1

scooter32202@gmail.com

Christine Enderlin
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Larrabee UM Church Larrabee IA
106 S. Church Larrabee, IA 51029
Northwest
1888
1904
Under stairway in church basement
Yes
Na
2 Books located in fireproof file cabinet at 307 W. 1st Street, Sutherland, Iowa
Updated
Yes
Potluck Picnic, Pie and Tavern Dinner, Ice Cream Social, Mitten Tree, Children's Church, Hymn Sing Sunday, Fellowship Coffee every month, Ingathering Kits Community Caroling and Soup Dinner for Christmas, 2 kids were confirmed, pop can drive by church kids
Potluck Picnic, Pie and Tavern Dinner, Ice Cream Social, Mitten Tree, Children's Church, Hymn Sing Sunday, Fellowship Coffee every month, Ingathering Kits Community Caroling and Soup Dinner for Christmas

9/14/2018
Ramona Christie
C0808C6ADC2C4489A5FF55CF0FE07161

monahumc@yahoo.com

Ramona Christie
Pastor
Hawkeye UM Church Hawkeye IA
201 E Burger Hawkeye IA 52147
Northeast
11-23-1888
1888
Church office
No
0
1 missing
1989
Yes
Headed up and participated in Community Thanksgiving meal and service, Ash Wednesday Service, Holy Week services, (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday), Men's Easter Breakfast, Men's Annual Fish Fry.
Same as above

9/14/2018
Maxine Walter
3FD89A3E5371435A916460E6275602FE

igumc@longllines.com

Maxine Walter
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Ida Grove, First UM Church Ida Grove IA
312 Main St. Box 147 Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
Northwest
1857
1889
Our records are kept in a fireproof file cabinet in the basement, some in the safe in the pastor's study and in the lock box of the United Bank of Iowa
Yes
When the UMC church in Arthur, Iowa closed some of their members came to us and others went to the UMC in Odebolt, Iowa and maybe some of them went to other churches.
We have books from 1880 and up from the Ida Grove First UMC. We were first known as the Methodist Episcopal Church, then First Methodist Church and then to Ida Grove First United Methodist Church.
We try to keep our history up to date each year.
Yes
We recently had a dinner to raise money for our missionaries that we support but other than that we have not had any special observances.
We do not have any special observances planned at this time.

9/14/2018
Cheryl Semler
643173AD1A904CF8A391F26F672D31EB

cbsemler62@gmail.com

Cheryl Semler
Other
Story City, Grace UM Church Story City IA
624 Elm Avenue, Story City, IA 50248
North Central
1871
1960
Fireproof safe in church office - cupboard in sanctuary
Yes
None - as to record storage - cupboard not fireproof
Fireproof safe in church office
Goal for 2019
Yes
Pie & Ice Cream social; office update project, farewell to pastor, welcome to new pastor, new steeple dedication/(old steeple retirement)
Pie & Ice Cream Social

9/13/2018
Maxine Watkins
C1D744A9625E4EB5B7360AB2DEED3C51

burnsumc@msn.com

Maxine Watkins
Church Historian
Des Moines, Burns UM Church Des Moines IA
1909 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50314
Central
May 8, 1866
1909 small church built, 1915 larger church built, 1957 basement & 1963 sanctuary
Church office files
Yes
None
Burns UMC membership directory 2017 & membership roll cards
2010, some of the members will work on updating the information in early 2019.
Yes
Clothes closet with special date for back to school clothes, UMW Luncheon, Community Meals, Personal Pantry, VBS, Thanksgiving Ingathering, Special Offerings & Benevolence
Continue clothes closet, personal pantry & community meal. VBS, Harvest Fest, Thanksgiving Ingathering, Holiday Celebrations

9/13/2018
Wendy Mount
23B3D0C6653B4C9B92C0FCDD6B659F76

wildtrky@wccta.net

Wendy Mount
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Paton, Salem UM Church Paton IA
305 State Street, Paton, IA 50217
North Central
1875
1881 Remodeled 1948
Steel File Cabinet in Paton Pastor's office for current and some historical files.
Yes
none
Paton Salem United Methodist Church
Present
Yes
Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas, New Years Eve Prayer Vigil, Annual Ham Ball Dinner
Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas, New Years Eve Prayer Vigil, Annual Ham Ball Dinner

9/13/2018
Dana Hillyard
BF98265A9F594667A5DF735957B7693C

dynamitedana5@gmail.com

Dana Hillyard
Church Historian
Kingston UM Church Mediapolis IA
5513 205th Street Mediapolis, IA 52637
Southeast
1894
1913
Historian's home
No
None
We lost many membership books in the flood of 2008. The remaining ones are in the home of Zelda Richardson.
Present
Yes
Special holy day services, dinners, hay ride, pool party
The same as above

9/13/2018
Jennifer Zoller
9140F783F7414007B5319ABB9DC02EDC

bertramumc01@gmail.com

Jennifer Zoller
Pastor
Cedar Rapids, Bertram UM Churc Cedar Rapids IA
211 Angle St., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
East Central
1856 as a Methodist Society
1866
Computer, books and a locked file cabinet at the church.
No
1856 in the brick house north of town of Bertram, called it the Methodist Society 1878 - Independent Methodist Church - Bertram, IA 1880's - Seminary School House in Mt. Vernon, IA 1893 - Schoolhouse Charge in Mt. Vernon and Bertram, IA 1895 - Bertram Church - Bertram to present - Bertram United Methodist Church
All on file on our computer, in a book in the locked file cabinet at the church.
Electronic History through present
Yes
December 2017 - Happy Birthday Jesus party with donations going to Waypoint Mardi Gras pancake breakfast - fundraiser for Mission of Hope - in February Ash Wednesday with Buffalo UMC at Bertram UMC Lenten Bible Study - Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Movie Night at the church - March Service Sunday/Road side clean up - April Spring Supper - April District Conference with video clip featuring Bertram UMC - April 6K Walk for Water - May Homecoming days and church in the park - August Prayer Service with Lisbon and Mt. Vernon UMC's - April and October
Cooks Night Out & Open House - December 2018 Winter service Sunday - donations going to Waypoint Lenten Bible Study - Emotionally Healthy Relationships Ash Wednesday & other Lenten services in conjunction with Buffalo UMC Spring Supper - April 13 6K Walk for Water - May 4th God's Great World - Summer months reach out rallies (3-4 events) Homecoming Days & Worship in the park - August 24-25 Fall Supper
Jennifer Zoller
9/13/2018
Lavonne Shearer
28977D36E1FF48128146606EBEEED626

lmshearerboone@hotmail.com

Lavonne Shearer
Church Historian
Boone, First UM Church Boone IA
703 Arden St., Boone, IA 50036
North Central
1866
1893
Church Library, Basement Store Room, Church Office
No
Prairie Center UMW Scrapbook
See Above
1993
Yes
Observance of 125th Anniversary of Building of the church
None at this time

9/13/2018
Sue Bennett
7814EECDFFAD4E05B0672CAAE022C19F

Sueb@altoonaumc.org

Sue Bennett
Other
Altoona UM Church Altoona IA
602 5th Ave. SW, Altoona, IA 50009
Central
1869
1965
Computers and stored in totes in the basement.
No
NA
Membership books are stored in the basement and in the office computer.
1969
Yes
Turkey Mission Dinner, Vacation Bible School, Packaging Meals from the Heartland and Habitat for Humanity Panel Build.
Meals from the Heartland packaging October 13, 2018 and Turkey Mission Dinner November 10, 2018.

9/13/2018
Douglas Harding
9FED2A3E4493471EAC2E9E331EE6096C

douglas.harding@iaumc.net

Douglas Harding
Pastor
Collins UM Church Collins IA
121 2nd St. Collins IA
North Central
March 1885
Sanctuary built in 1974. Education building in 1963
Collins UMC Office
Yes
Methodist Protestant merged with Collins ME in 1920 1921 the Fairview United Brethren and Willow Creek United Brethren merged with Collins United Brethren United Brethren & Evangelical merged in 1946 Collins EUB Church merged with Methodist in 1968
Collins United Methodist Church, current to 2007.
Partial History, up to 2017
Yes
Memorial Day Service Lunch for community. Community Worship service for Collins Days.
Memorial Day Service Lunch

9/13/2018
Douglas Harding
BE269B9CB5CA4461AACBC4B9F505B194

douglas.harding@iaumc.net

Douglas Harding
Pastor
Colo UM Church Colo IA
602 4th St.
North Central
1867
1906 Sanctuary, 1962 Education building
Church Office
No
Colo Evangelical United Bretheran Church
Colo UMC to present
Written 1984, electroinic to current time
Yes
Hosted RAGBRAI Fundraising for new roof on church and parsonage
Roof projects

9/13/2018
Jim Brown
DD9A05C15FDA42668786EA658EE14B50

jbrown@hardincsb.com

Jim Brown
Church Historian
Eldora UM Church Eldora IA
1415 12th Street Eldora IA 50627
North Central
1854
1891 - additions 1929, 1965, 2001
Locked in fire file in the southeast corner of the Eldora United Methodist Church
Yes
n/a
Eldora United Methodist Church
Last updated 2005
Yes
All Saints Sunday, Graduation Recognition Sunday, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Mother and Father's Day slide Show, Sunday School Kickoff, Christmas Eve Service, Christmas Children's Pageant, Confirmation, 6 Baptisms
All Saints Sunday, Graduation Recognition Sunday, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Mother and Father's Day slide Show, Sunday School Kickoff, Christmas Eve Service, Christmas Children's Pageant, Confirmation, Church service at local park

9/12/2018
Franci McClenathan
97101C0BACC442DE89ED5B2147681FEC

malcomsheridan@iowatelecom.net

Franci McClenathan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sheridan UM Church Grinnell IA
948 320th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112
Central
1868
1914
Fran Parker residence
No
Currently in joint charge with Malcom UMC
Unknown
1854-2018
Yes
150th Anniversary on September 16, 2018
All Saints Sunday

9/12/2018
Karen Patrick
B2F950C4A7FB4FED87FE9B74DF1DDE4D

karenpatrick72@gmail.com

Karen Patrick
Pastor
Massena UM Church Massena IA
108 W. 3rd St. Massena, IA 50853
Southwest
1885
1903
at the church and at the home of Beulah Follman
No
0
0
2017
Yes
potluck lunch for pastor leaving, new pastor, fall lunch and bazaar
fall lunch and bazaar

9/12/2018
Leann Baker
038FC90084274EF3B011F10855E64CEA

lrbaker35@gmail.com

Leann Baker
Church Historian
Clearfield UM Church Clearfield IA
401 S Monroe Street, Clearfield IA 50840
Southwest
1882
1987
Fireproof safe at church. Archives at Mt Pleasant, IA. State Savings Bank, Clearfield IA
Yes
Mercer Center United Methodist, a country church; Lenox United Methodist Church, Lenox; Sharpsburg United Methodist Church, Sharpsburg
Clearfield United Methodist Church A few old records from Conway IA United Methodist Church
2018
Yes
Ash Wednesday area church event. Christmas Eve services. World Communion at corner with Clearfield Christian Church. Weekly Bible study on Mondays.
Nothing new
Leann Baker
9/12/2018
Patty Groth
5416027D58E3469787C865FE3019360F

PATTYMG@AOL.COM

Patty Groth
Church Historian
Granger, Emmanuel UM Church Granger IA
1910 Locust PO Box 357 Granger IA 50109
Central
1874 as EUMB and 1968 as Emmanuel United Methodist Church
1997
File cabinets at church, on cd's and flash drives as backups for computer records
Yes
Granger Evangelical United Brethren Church
One membership record book for Granger Evangelical United Brethren Church dated 1952-2000. Other membership records are electronic under Servant Keeper software.
We update as we enter new events
Yes
We started the new year of 2018 with a new pictorial directory. Ad Council held an all-day retreat with the purpose of updating our church’s webpage. Thanks to member Dan Hall for using this information and providing the time and knowledge to make our webpage new, exciting and updated this year. Our Google prayer chain listing initialed last Fall continues to grow in membership as we offer opportunity for prayers for those in the church family and community. Pastor Bill, Christian Education Chair Heidi Hall and Outreach Chair Dan Hall attended a weekend seminar with Right Now Ministries to learn more about the opportunities this media offers for Emmanuel UMC. Kingdom Women Study was led by Terri Storm. Eight women participated in this online 6-week study group for women. Quest for Manhood Study for men was led by George Storm. Seven men participated in this 24-week study for men. Grief and Gratitude Group meet with 12 people in attendance. Several sessions of this group were held during 2018 to support people with this process. Music Leaders Barb Chambers and Judy Schmitz organized a EUMC Choir that enhanced our Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday worship services. Celebration of Life services were held during 2018 for Ola Oyres, Betty Grief-Feldman, Steve Henricksen and Marjorie Main. Baptisms for Elliott John Berry and Dylan Thomas Bird were held in 2018. New Member class was conducted and Penny Perkins, Matthew & Melinda Brown and Alena & Nicholas Hesley were received into the membership of EUMC during 2018. Emmanuel UMC was honored to host the first gathering of Face to Face Event with the leadership of member Jackie Riccio. Face to Face is a new branch of the Walk to Emmaus experience for anyone age 60 or over. We supported Granger Nursing Home Center’s team for Alzheimer’s Walk by having a Bake Sale to raise funds for this cause. Carina Degase was our support person organizing this event and a great time was had when a “Baking Team” of young mothers made cookies/bars together in church kitchen for this event. Our EUMC Men’s Group prepared and hosted meal for participates of the Lay Servant Training Class for Central District when Emmanuel UMC was asked to hold this event at our church location. Members of Emmanuel UMC shared fellowship time together as we prepared for the Highway 141 garage sale with a different type of “Socks & Jerseys” sale. Merchandise was provided by member Amber and Tim Bogardus. Mavis Miller & Carolyn Preuninger organized the concessions sale for this event. Thanks to all members who volunteered their time to make these events successful. Confirmation Class was held for students in 7th & 8th grades and six students were confirmed in 2018. Confirmands were: Dylan Bird, Landon Bogardus, Alex Evans, Sabrina Fields, Jackson Henricksen and Sam Pitman. We will be starting to offer a Confirmation Class every other Fall for those entering 7th & 8th grades. This alternating-year-schedule will allow for a larger group of students each time providing a more educational and inviting class. New digital piano was purchased for our sanctuary made possible with funds from several families’ memorial gifts. Dedication for this piano was Sunday, October 28, 2018. Sending Forth for member Brenda Willis as we recognized her ministry and consecrated her to the special task of service of Jesus Christ as she was appointed as pastor of United Methodist Church in State Center. Special Charge Conference was held to support member Brenda Willis in her journey of becoming a Local Licensed Pastor. Emmanuel UMC is Brenda’s charge church as she begins the candidacy process. New time schedule for Sunday School and Worship was started in September 2018. We now have Sunday School from 8:30 to 9:30 am followed by Worship at 9:45 am and Fellowship time at 10:45 am Our 5:30 am Saturday evening worship JUMP service has been discontinued. Six week study led by Pastor Bill with the book “A Blueprint for Discipleship (Wesley’s General Rules as a Guide for Christian Living) by Kevin Watson allows people a way to deepen their relationship with God and each other. Following this study an opportunity for renewing membership vows or to become new members of Emmanuel UMC is available. Congregational meeting in October 2018 allowed discussion and question time as we discussed the future use of the church’s parsonage building since our renters are no longer living there.
Beginning HCI pathway to see what direction we are going

9/12/2018
Karen Patrick
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karenpatrick72@gmail.com

Karen Patrick
Pastor
Bridgewater UM Church Bridgewater IA
224 N. Main Bridgewater, IA 50837
Southwest
1888
1915-1917
In the church building
No
0
Early books were lost, do have from early 1900's
2012
Yes
Annual Supper and Bazaar
the same

9/12/2018
Karen Patrick
ED93BCFC91584E01AA3218F1BBE85CA5

karenpatrick72@gmail.com

Karen Patrick
Pastor
Avondale UM Church Massena IA
3089 Fallow Ave. Fontanelle, IA 50846
Southwest
1870
1909-with the basement added in 1918
In file cabinet at church
No
0
0
1953 Update as much as possible
Yes
pancake dinner, Annual Fall Supper, Christmas Eve service and pageant, confirmation class, Harvest Festival, garage and bake sale
Confirmation class, soup supper, Fall Festival, Pancake dinner, Easter breakfast and service, garage and bake sale, Christmas Eve service and pageant, Bible study

9/12/2018
Karen Patrick
3DEC692C07CD4994ABB0EE2335052B42

karenpatrick72@gmail.com

Karen Patrick
Pastor
Avondale UM Church Massena IA
3089 Fallow Ave. Fontanelle, IA 50846
Southwest
1870
1909-with the basement added in 1918
In file cabinet in the church
No
0
0
1953 Update as much as possible
Yes
Pancake dinner, annual Fall Supper, Christmas Eve service and pageant, confirmation classes, Harvest Festival, Bake Sale and garage sale
confirmation class, soup supper, bake sale and garage sale, Easter Breakfast and service, Christmas Eve service and pageant, Fall festival, Bible study, youth group

9/12/2018
Sharon Spear
FD9BEE8935D14A20B9B51D49A5DD6D9E

threeumc@windstream.net

Sharon Spear
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Liberty Center UM Church Liberty Center IA
n/a
South Central
1856
1871, with additions in 1903 and 1969
Membership records at Milo UMC
No
n/a
n/a
n/a
Yes
Annual Fall Supper in November, Christmas Eve services, Easter Egg hunt on Easter Morning, All member picnic to meet the new Pastor
Same, exception of meeting new pastor

9/12/2018
Joan Thompson
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sec.jan@lenoxia.com

Joan Thompson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lenox UM Church Lenox IA
103 W Michigan St., Lenox IA
Southwest
1872
1881
Several filing cabinets and large safe in basement of church. Also, lock box at Iowa States Savings Bank, Lenox IA
Yes
N/A
Lenox United Methodist Church baptism, confirmation, marriage, deaths and membership up to date as of September, 2018. Pictorial directory, 2014.
September, 2017
Yes
Ecumenical: Youth group meeting once a month, Crop Walk, Summer Bible School; monthly meetings; Lenten Services; Good Friday Services. Missions: Local, National and International projects; 4th well for Malawi; Coffee and water offered on 3rd Sunday of each month along with a silent auction for a desserts; garage sale; Valentine's Supper; distribution of paper products once a month for local families. UMM: Meeting and breakfast one Saturday morning each month; soup supper. UMW: Active organization and 3 other individual circles; June guest day; Annual Fall dinner; Senior recognition potluck; Memorial Sunday; Baked Potato Bar dinner. Sunday School: One Room School house curriculum, Christmas program; special music at certain times. Church: Ash Wednesday, Sunrise Service and Sunday Easter services; Heifer project; newsletters via mail or email; prayer shawl ministry; food pantry; Angel tree at Christmas time for needy children.
Same as events in 2018. Plus: Joint fund raiser with Christian music and refreshments, an invite to whole community.
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
9/12/2018
Naomi Ehrman
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umcadaircasey@yahoo.com

Naomi Ehrman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Adair UM Church Adair IA
403 Cass St. Adair, IA 50002
Southwest
1875
1881
In file cabinets in the parish office in Casey
Yes
.
1885-1894. 1894-1907, 1907-1917, 1917-1952, 1955-1967, 1974-1981, 1976-2005, 2005-2018
We will be setting up a team to do that soon.
Yes
None
None

9/12/2018
Sharon Spear
FA9C04B1D1F64BA78BD11E56D331C0D2

threeumc@windstream.net

Sharon Spear
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Lacona UM Church Lacona IA
Washington St. Lacona, Ia 50139
South Central
April 13, 1884
1934
Lacona UMC
No
n/a
Books and Records kept at Lacona UMC
2006
Yes
Cavettli Supper, Took Batteries to all the houses in Lacona for their fire Alarms, Thanksgiving Ingathering Kits, Easter Breakfast, Special Christmas Services earlier in December
Same as 2018

9/12/2018
John Moore
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sigumc@windstream.net

John Moore
Church Historian
Sigourney UM Church Sigourney IA
210 East Spring Street
Southeast
1850
1900
In a fireproof file cabinet in the church office and in a non-fireproof storage cabinets in a Sunday School room across the hall.
No
None
Records for Sigourney UMC, with earliest chronological entry of 1893 for a member being received, are kept in the fireproof filing cabinet in the church office. There are also a few incomplete chronological books dating back to 1887. Only our church records are here.
Last history was updated in 2000. No plans right now to do an update.
Yes
A major three-week fundraising campaign to reduce our mortgage principal was kicked off on Sunday, April 8. A total of $186,150.00 was received in cash gifts and pledges to be paid over a five-year period. A new feature of our Mother's Day observance May 13 was the inclusion and display of pictures of mothers of our congregation members. Since members of the congregation range in age from 14 years to almost 100, our display included a wonderful variety of mothers' pictures from various eras. On July 26, RAGBRAI "overnighted" in Sigourney. Our church served a fundraising meal of baked potatoes and all the stuffing anyone could want. Members of the praise team helped two local worship leaders present a concert of original praise and worship music in the sanctuary. The church hosted 60+ bikers from Hawkeye Bike Club and 17+ from a Christian Outreach group, who all spent the night in our building. Members of the congregation were also involved in numerous fundraisers and public service events throughout the community. Two days later, July 28, following a well-attended Prayer Meeting/Trip Kickoff, our youth group and adult sponsors left for a one-week week missions trip to the Dominican Republic, where they help pour footings for a new church part of the day and led VBS for the rest of the day . 22 youth and adults participated in the trip. On August 12 the group held a special worship service here to share with the congregation and community their experiences on their trip. Our longtime youth group leaders stepped down from leadership of the youth group in mid-August after serving in this capacity for 13 years. After much prayer, a new leader has been raised up and will begin her ministry in mid-September. A new adult small group, the Connect class, has been formed and is meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings between the two worship services. One of the purposes of this group is to "connect" the members of this church who attend two different worship services each week and often do not know members in the service they don't attend. Pastor Shannon has initiated a time for informal conversation between her and members of the congregation at a monthly gathering called "Coffee with Pastor Shannon." World renowned pianist, Huntley Brown, will present a Christmas Concert at the church on December 16.
Unsure

9/12/2018
Connie Skow
CE8323C38F2C49EA97167B16DF5661C5

mhurd7@frontier.com

Connie Skow
Church Historian
Marathon UM Church Marathon IA
301 West Attica Street, Marathon, IA 50565
Northwest
1883
1913
At the church office, in the room at the Southwest corner of the sanctuary
No
none
We have membership books only for the Marathon United Methodist Church
not applicable
Yes
not applicable
none

9/11/2018
Casey Pelzer
968ED8C4BF424DBDA70FB860917861B9

casey.pelzer@iaumc.net

Casey Pelzer
Pastor
Cumberland UM Church Cumberland IA
317 Monroe St
Southwest
1888
1888
filing room
No
N/A
February 1970 FLT updated to Methodist Membership Book
current
Yes
Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, VBS, Baptisms, Family Movie Night, Back-to-School Blessing, Care & Share Food Pantry,
Eve of Worship, VBS, Confirmation, Care & Share Food Pantry

9/11/2018
Mary Sue McIntosh
53FA29B638AF48F398685B0D44F06DC3

noworkie47@hotmail.com

Mary Sue McIntosh
Church Historian
Tingley UM Church Tingley IA
300 jackson St
South Central
already have this
already have this
old records at church, current records home of Mary Sue McIntosh
No
none
Tingley
through 2017
Yes
Christmas programs and refreshments, planned rally day picnic and the WE Care after school and ET Readers picnic with parents and games.
community game night

9/11/2018
Marie Huggins
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mkh@prairieinet.net

Marie Huggins
Church Historian
Maxwell UM Church Maxwell IA
501 2nd Street, Maxwell, IA 50161
North Central
1882
1912
Original records kept at the church and some in Maxwell State Bank Lock Box. Backup database offsite with a list of members. Lock Box is fireproof.
Yes
Iowa Center closed and records merged with the First United Methodist Church, Maxwell IA.
First United Methodist Church - Maxwell. Several books from early 1900's to present.
Under construction for 2007 to present. Almost completed.
Yes
*Women's Volunteer Sewing Group meets once a month and works on mission projects. *SSNOW (Sunday School) meets Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm September to May. *August 2018 Collins-Maxwell Teachers Appreciation Breakfast. *September 2018 Sunday School kickoff carnival. *Jeff Arrendale concert in city park followed by potluck. Community invited. *October 2017 & 2018 Light Up the Night an alternative to Halloween Trick or Treat.
December 2, 2018 Holiday Affair. Activities listed above will most likely be the same.

9/11/2018
Marie Huggins
B1D02FADB1E54AE5A4F030B2D3DE4E46

mkh@prairieinet.net

Marie Huggins
Church Historian
Maxwell UM Church Maxwell IA
501 2nd Street, Maxwell, IA 50161
North Central
1882
1912
Original records kept at the church and some in Maxwell State Bank Lock Box. Backup database offsite with a list of members. Lock Box is fireproof.
Yes
Iowa Center closed and records merged with the First United Methodist Church, Maxwell IA.
First United Methodist Church - Maxwell. Several books from _____ to present.
Under construction for 2007 to present. Almost completed.
Yes
Women's Volunteer Sewing Group meets once a month and works on mission projects. SSNOW (Sunday School) meets Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm September to May. August 2018 served Collins-Maxwell Teachers Appreciation Breakfast. September 2018 Sunday School kickoff carnival.
December 2, 2018 Holiday Affair. Activities listed above will most likely be the same.

9/11/2018
Steve Story
1421C01162194CE0AFF680DC1372FF29

dstory@netins.net

Steve Story
Church Historian
West Union UM Church West Union IA
301 Hansen Blvd West Union IA 52175
Northeast
1849
1979
Bank 1st West Union, IA lock box, church office
Yes
none
all membership books from 1849 to present
current
Yes
all UMC special Sundays, All Saints Day
none

9/11/2018
Elaine Mott
B1F68CCDDC93432EB4FA40587409290B

lakesumc@netins.net

Elaine Mott
Church Historian
Lakes (Lake View/Wall Lake) UM Lake View IA
501 2nd Street, Lake View, Iowa 51450
Northwest
January 1, 1991
1979
The records are kept in the church library, pastor's office, and a safe.
Yes
We have not merged with other churches.
Lake View--ending 1963, Wall Lake--ending 1963, Wall Lake--1902-1935, Lake View--1983-1990, Wall Lake--1891-1984
Our history is up to date.
Yes
Confirmation
Celebration of 28 years of the Wall Lake and Lake View churches merging as Lakes

9/11/2018
Howard Cooper
C8DEDC0733B349729382D08CA1826E71

howardcooper@cableone.net

Howard Cooper
Church Historian
Sioux City, Wesley UM Church Sioux City IA
Wesley United Methodist Church, 3700 Indian Hills Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Northwest
03/23/1891
Groundbreaking on 04/04/1993, First Service 01/30/1994, Consecration on 02/06/1994
Church Office Safe, 3 storage areas & safety deposit box at Security National Bank
No
N.A.
Electronic Database covering 2009-present. Older church hardcopy books in the church office.
We will further discuss at the next couple of Ad Council meetings.
Yes
On October 15, 2017 we promoted a first ever vision casting event called a "Harvest Celebration". This is a special event that went beyond the business of a regular "Charge Conference". It promoted an all church worship celebration that featured special music and praise that lifted up key elements of our new Mission Statement and "Next Step Goals". The audio visual elements of the experience laid out a clearer vision for those gathered to embrace in anticipation of the new year. About 85 were in attendance for the celebration and the fellowship barbeque that followed.
We are planning a special 25 Year Anniversary worship service, celebrating 25 years of worship, ministry, and service in our current facility.
Howard Cooper, Church Historian, Sioux City, Wesley United Methodist Church
9/11/2018
Sheila Sutton
D8A3090F46BB4D799CE5978770766B74

redlamb3@yahoo.com

Sheila Sutton
Church Historian
Lorimor UM Church Lorimor IA
701 E GRAND ST APT 1
South Central
1888
Completed in 1900, Dedicated in 1910
Church records are stored in a metal file cabinet at the church
No
na
Membership books are with the current membership chair
no written history of this church exists
No
Our observances were much the same as they were last year, including; participating in a community ecumenical service, and a community ecumenical 4th of July service, hosting a one day VBS activity with the Baptist church where backpacks full of school supplies were handed out, two open table free community meals- one in spring and one in fall, celebrating two graduation seniors.
We plan to continue the ministries that we did in 2018, this year we will host the community ecumenical Easter service, we welcome any new ministries that will help our church reach out into the community

9/11/2018
Gloria Thorson
BADC63483F2C4FF0A7F53C64785974FD

wumc.akron@gmail.com

Gloria Thorson
Church Historian
Akron, Wesley UM Church Akron IA
PO Box 140, 350 Main Street, Akron, IA 51001
Northwest
1871
Sanctuary 1894, Wesley Hall 1960
Church secretary's office and Safe deposit box at Security National Bank
Yes
None
We have three membership books and they are kept in the safe in the church office in Akron, Iowa.
2017 to current. Summarize information we have for a yearly written history.
Yes
Church Pride Sundays, Ash Wednesday Service, Lent, Advent Sundays, Palm Sunday Service with Pprocessional, Holy Thursday Service, Easter Sunday Service with Breakfast, Camp Sunday, Graduation Sunday, Youth Bible Presentation Sunday, Confirmation Sunday, VBS Service in the Park, Christian Education Sunday, Acolyte Training, Christmas Program, Christmas Eve Service, Wesley Pride Reflection Sunday, VBS, Sunday Pizza Parties, Noisy Offering for Heifer Project, Cross Cultural Worship and Visitor Recognition.
We plan to continue with the previously listed events.

9/11/2018
Naomi Ehrman
C59B1D8DD02A461B8AFE652E5B45E41D

umcadaircasey@yahoo.com

Naomi Ehrman
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Casey UM Church Casey IA
100 East 2nd St.
Southwest
1869
1974
In filing cabinets in the Church office
Yes
None
Casey UMC books- 1894-1903, 1903-1915, 1915-1928, 1951-1958, 1960-1970, 1973-1980,1984-1996,1996-2018
We will be forming a team soon to create an updated, written history by November 1, 2018.
Yes
None
We will be celebrating the church's 150th anniversary.

9/10/2018
Jessica Armstrong
998712F56430424DA3AE0561130B3E7B

jessica.armstrong@lcu.edu

Jessica Armstrong
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Rhodes UM Church Rhodes IA
324 N Marietta St Rhodes, IA 50234
Central
1858
ME and MP buildings joined in 1942. Construction reported originally in 1883.
Cabinet in South room and bank (MidwestOne Melbourne) lock box
Yes
ME and MP Rhodes, IA 1942
Membership books in South Room
Some written records in lockbox.
Yes
Blood Drives, Kids Day After School, Appreciation Dinner, All Saint's Remembrance, Blessing of the Golf Carts, Blessing of the Animals
All Saint's Service; Appreciation Dinner; Lenten Services, Christmas Eve Services

9/10/2018
Ramona Christie
9E4C49198B50454E9B3F58084C0807A1

monahumc@yahoo.com

Ramona Christie
Pastor
Alpha UM Church Alpha IA
Johnson Mill Road Alpha IA 52130
Northeast
8-20-1889
1889
Church closet
No
0
most are missing
August 1981
No
Thursday Morning Community Coffee
same as above

9/10/2018
Marsha Jones
12F03A770AAC43419AA7A6DA38FBA9E3

marshamjones@gmail.com

Marsha Jones
Church Historian
Ellston UM Church Ellston IA
101 Sherman Street Ellston, Iowa 50074
South Central
1881
1960
Records in tub at church basement, and current records in Memorial in fellowship hall
No
None
At the church
through 2017
Yes
Nothing different that normal
nothing major

9/10/2018
Kayla Johnson
5144403C7B5D4B71BC6247C3F22E1AE3

monroeum@iowatelecom.net

Kayla Johnson
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Monroe UM Church Monroe IA
407 N Monroe St Monroe, IA 50170
Central
1844
1954
Church office and some backed up on an external hard drive
No
Tool's Chapel
Six books for Monroe United Methodist Church
yes, there are plans to do further updating
Yes
3 year anniversary of Community Table, Worship in the Park, Old Settler's Pancake Breakfast, Annual Ice Cream Social, Turkey Supper, Fall Bazaar
175th-Anniversary Celebration

9/8/2018
Donna Ihns
CE562E7447FB400AB5AEFCCCE60DFB3D

docdonnaihns@yahoo.com

Donna Ihns
Pastor
Riceville UM Church Riceville IA
Riceville United Methodist Church 308 Woodland Ave Riceville IA 50466
Northeast
1871
1903
Bank Box 1st Security Bank Riceville IA; church filing cabinet, homes of Leota Chase and Don Pretasky
No
none
Membership books to date; old ME records for 1847
up to 2000; pastors' list 1874-2018; history of windows done 2016
Yes
3 Campers attended church camp this year--first time in many years. Participated w/other community churches in Christmas caroling and supper following. New Lenten observance tried this year; each Sunday members received a Lenten devotional service for home use with daily Bible readings related to the theme and story for the week; many found this rewarding. Usual special observances held as scheduled; the Maundy Thursday service included each member receiving one of the 1943 silver-colored pennies recalling the sacrifices of the season and of that year in our country's history, a variation on our annual "Maundy Pence" theme.
Confirmation begins September 2018; 2 young people will be confirmed spring 2019. SPPPRC has conducted a survey to look for suggestions for ministry and will be working to implement them.

9/8/2018
James Roth
1835FCD972CE441A9700FB3DB1FEF3D8

egumc@goldfieldaccess.net

James Roth
Pastor
Eagle Grove UM Church Eagle Grove IA
421 W Broadway Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533
North Central
1854
1927
In Heritage Room across from balcony
No
none
Eagle Grove UMC 2015,2009,2004,1994,1983,1976
no---none
Yes
restablished Worship Committee (spring 2018) creation and dedication of Cross Wall in the Fellowship Hall (9.23.18)
Memorial of All Saints
?
9/8/2018
Jim Wheeler
B490ECC5C5F74C33A95B059493E4A4E8

jim.wheeler5@aol.com

Jim Wheeler
Church Historian
Linn Grove UM Church Prole IA
7483 50th Ave. Prole, IA 50229
Central
1867
2 Portions 1973 and 2002
Bank Lock Box, Fire Safe, Church Office
Yes
I'm not aware of an actual merger but the Methodist Church I the nearby town of Spring Hill closed December 18, 1977
The committee on church history will be checking on the membership books. I am not aware of any from closed churches
1999 A committee will hopefully finsih this history by year end
Yes
Over $5,000.00 of Outreach Funds were donated in early January to Heifer International. A Day in Bethlehem with ships and people in costumes on Dec 1,2018
A new pastor in July 2019, monthly community supper most months that school is in session. By early January 2019 we expect to reach our $5,000 goal of Outreach Assistance for "To God's Glory" I Uganda. School lunch assistance for needy children in the Martensdale School System, summertime lunch assistance for 7 needy families in the Martensdale area

9/8/2018
Jo Anne Schnebly
708C75E024B94540BDB75C7C2E48CCFC

josquilts@hotmail.com

Jo Anne Schnebly
Other
Greenbrier UM Church Bagley IA
2203 J Avenue, Bagley, IA 50026
North Central
1892
1892
at the church
No
-0-
We have 2 membership books. The Official Membership and Church Record. Methodist Membership Roll. Memberships are dated 1893 to present. There are Baptisms dated a948 to present. Both are at the church. There are also 3 "scrapbooks" showing the church history and local connections. There is also a cd with most of the photos from the scrapbooks plus some from other sources. All are at the church.
1892 to current.
Yes
Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday Service, Easter Sunday Service, 2 Weddings, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Sunday, Holy Communion, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Eve, Breakfast on the 2nd Sunday each month, and Fellowship after services on the last Sunday of each month.
Bible Study, Palm Sunday, Seder Meal, Easter Sunday, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Ever, Holy Communion

9/8/2018
Donna Ihns
C5E60FABB2E14A4C8293069D8AFF774D

docdonnaihns@yahoo.com

Donna Ihns
Pastor
Mc Intire UM Church Mc Intire IA
212 Wheeler St. McIntire IA 50455
Northeast
1891
1891
Bank Box 1st Security Bank Riceville IA; home of Lucille Jensen
No
0
Only books show membership this church, founding to present.
to 1984
Yes
Held very successful rummage sale to earn funds to purchase all cleaning supplies and paper products needed for church in ensuing year; local needy families invited to help themselves to items at no charge. New type of Lenten observance tried this year: each Sunday members received a Lenten devotional service with related daily Bible readings complementing the theme and story for the week; many found this rewarding. Regularly scheduled special observances were held as usual; the Maundy Thursday service included each member receiving one of the 1943 silver-colored pennies, recalling the sacrifices of the season and of that year in our country's history, a variation on the "Maundy Pence" theme.
Confirmation class begins September 2018; 4 young people will be confirmed spring 2019; possibility of at least 2 adults as well (transfers). This summer we were gifted with several sets of altar paraments and with a large chest of drawers for storage of them; a dedication is planned for these.

9/7/2018
Laverne Messer
7368C559E73F452EB91EEB4C4D61A12E

lmesser514@gmail.com

Laverne Messer
Church Historian
Cottonwood UM Church Wayland IA
1069 110th Street, Wayland, Iowa 52654
Southeast
1842
the first built 1865
At the church; at 106 E Deaton, Wayland, IA and the IWC Archives, Mt. Pleasant, IA
No
N/A
N/A
There are plans in the future to update church history.
Yes
None
None

9/7/2018
Karen Galema
4F5C6A746DCE41309AC61408D88C36A0

klgalema@q.com

Karen Galema
Church Historian
Lansing UM Church Lansing IA
490 Center St.
Northeast
1885
1963
File in church office/bank box
Yes
none
Lansing United Methodist Church
Written to present
No
We had two Ecumenical Power of Prayer Services, and a special Immersion Baptism Service
Ecumenical Worship at community event, Power of Prayer Service, Easter Garden of Memories, Special Thanksgiving and Christmas Services, School Athletic dinner events at the Lansing Fellowship Hall, Cottage Meetings to inform members

9/7/2018
Karen Galema
F676AE6604204A8F987A70582CB2DA88

klgalema@q.com

Karen Galema
Church Historian
Lansing UM Church Lansing IA
490 Center St.
Northeast
1885
1963
File in church office/bank box
Yes
none
Lansing United Methodist Church
Written to present
No
We had two Ecumenical Power of Prayer Services, and a special Immersion Baptism Service
Ecumenical Worship at community event, Power of Prayer Service, Easter Garden of Memories, Special Thanksgiving and Christmas Services, School Athletic dinner events at the Lansing Fellowship Hall, Cottage Meetings to inform members

9/7/2018
Sharon Weber
E22E0677700F46BD8AB1C847F5340D6E

frsrweb@q.com

Sharon Weber
Church Historian
Council Bluffs, Fifth Avenue U Council Bluffs IA
1800 5th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA. 51501
Southwest
1888
1889- remodeled 1904
Metal cabinet in church office
No
none
All attendance books are in Historian cabinet or SS cabinet
Current to date
Yes
Faith, Food and Family every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening, Chicken Noodle Supper, Free Thanksgiving Meal, Block Party, VBS, Scripture Studies, Santa Shop for kids(everything .25 cents) Truck or Treat, Sunday Worship Service in the parking lot
Faith, Food and Family every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening, Chicken Noodle Supper, Free Thanksgiving Meal, Block Party, VBS, Scripture Studies, Santa Shop for kids(everything .25 cents) Truck or Treat, Sunday Worship Service in the parking lot

9/6/2018
Sharon Spear
43DAB99393A74B0F9D7C1177A308ED62

threeumc@windstream.net

Sharon Spear
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Milo UM Church Milo IA
300 Spruce Street, Milo, Ia 50166
South Central
1866
1921
Behind the sanctuary in the church
Yes
N/A
N/A
Present
Yes
Annual Fall Supper, Host of parish VBS, Country Christmas lunch and Country Store, Late Christmas Eve Service, Easter Services, Pastor Appreciation Month, Thanksgiving Ingathering Kits, Community Thanksgiving Services, Established a necessity pantry calling it Jesus Blessing House, open every Thursday evening 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Same as 2018

9/6/2018
Brenda Hogan
C01E16858FAD4B51AE17116D4D2518C6

lettsumc@iowatelecom.net

Brenda Hogan
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Letts UM Church Letts IA
625 Vine St, PO Box A, Letts, IA 52754
Southeast
1866
1887-1915 addition 1964
church office, library, file cabinets
No
n/a
1872-1888, 1895, 1960-1970, 1970-2018
Jerry Lamp & Gloria Newell are working on updating
Yes
Lent, Easter, Memorial Day, Bible School, Christian Education, Children's Sabbath, All Saints Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Lent, Easter, Memorial Day, Bible School, Christian Education, Children's Sabbath, All Saints Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas

9/6/2018
Bev Lynott
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rivumc@q.com

Bev Lynott
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Sioux City, Riverside UM Churc Sioux City IA
617 Wright Avenue
Northwest
August 1907 1st Charter 1908
1927
Financial Secretary's Office
No
none
Riverside United Methodist Church April 1926 thru present
Current
Yes
All Saints Day, Veterans Day
Children's Sabbath

9/6/2018
Pastor Liz Tucker
DD6323A1B86E468D9157743F1A2718AF

whitfieldumc@q.com

Pastor Liz Tucker
Pastor
Sioux City, Whitfield UM Churc Sioux City IA
1319 West 5th Street
Northwest
January 31, 1885
November 1914
Pastors office metal cabinetnone
No
none
7 from 1*9525 to 2015
2018
Yes
Hosted outreach Teas Party with vintage teapots. Presented a play written and performed by youth members.
Aldergate Day observance; Talent Night; Western themed Dinner and entertainment; Made a CD featuring our musical member and friends

9/5/2018
Annette Kruse
EA2CA3C2539F47A89877D6248BA0EF45

pastorannette@yahoo.com

Annette Kruse
Pastor
Brandon UM Church Brandon IA
Brandon UMC, 506 South St, Brandon, Iowa, 52210
East Central
May 1856
1938
.File Cabinet in church office
No
Stewart Memorial, Vinton; Garrison UMC; Mt Auburn UMC.
.NA
.NA
Yes
.Summer free lunch in the city park for the children, fall chicken noodle dinner, Easter Pancake breakfast, youth soup supper, participate in Brandon Day, Summer celebrations
Continue participating in the Ingathering

9/5/2018
Jan Reutter
BB5621E41F8F45988AD67B824CDDE18B

reutterjan@gmail.com

Jan Reutter
Church Historian
Graettinger UM Church Graettinger IA
102 S Cameron Graettinger, IA 51342
Northwest
1891
1951
Church Safe
No
NA
5 books (1897 to present)
Written history to present. Electric records have not been started yet.
Yes
Labor Day Turkey Dinner, Harvest Auction in November, annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving and Baccalaureate Services, Ecumenical Quesicentenial Service.
Labor Day Dinner, Harvest Auction in November, annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving and Baccalaureate Services.

9/5/2018
John Terry
C52DCC3042EB4238A75DA32DBAC3A263

jterry@marionmethodist.org

John Terry
Other
Marion, First UM Church Marion IA
5050 REC Drive, Marion, Iowa 52302
East Central
1895
2018
Church Offices, Farmers State Bank
Yes
None
The Official Membership and Church Record; United Methodist Membership and Church Records -1850 - Current
2015
Yes
Decommissioning of Historic Church, Consecration of new Church
Service of Memorial, Independence Day Celebration

9/5/2018
Sandra Gobeli
45CAC0DD234C4319A23B07A18B55C2BA

gobelsan@yahoo.com

Sandra Gobeli
Pastor
West Fork UM Church Sheffield IA
2200 Tulip Ave., Sheffield, IA 50475
North Central
1893
1966
West Fort Church office and the historian's home
No
N/A
Hansel United Methodist Church, Hansel IA 7-1-2011
2017
Yes
No new ones
Community Meal, Ice Cream Social

9/5/2018
Nicki Roof
638EC0D0F7FF41E2B2219DD678FB0657

algonaumc@netamumail.com

Nicki Roof
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Algona, First UM Church Algona IA
201 E Nebraska
North Central
1857
1898
Heritage room and storage next door on second floor in Wesley Hall
Yes
0
Algona, dating back to??
150 year history book published in 2007, plus an updates outline covering 2007-2010
Yes
Food Packaging event, Vacation Bible School, Youth group activities
Food Packaging Event, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group Events, Confirmation
0
9/3/2018
Joan Elaine Follon
551CB191578849619A69F0C5ED3EDE40

joanf@iowatelecom.net

Joan Elaine Follon
Other
Volga UM Church Volga IA
306 Washington Street P.O. Box 133 Volga, IA 52077-0133
Northeast
1849
1914
Member home
No
None
N/A
1989 Currently working on updates
No
N/A
We will celebrate our 170th Anniversary.

9/3/2018
Linda Dingel
5F95D0C91A3048A5B919860B7BCDD593

ddingel@terril.net

Linda Dingel
Church Historian
Terril UM Church Terril IA
302 S. State St.
Northwest
1888
1915
State Bank of Terril & the church office
Yes
NONE
There are six books in the church office covering most of the period from 1888 to present
2017
Yes
We had a blessing of the tractors as well as our God's Portion Sale
None as of this time.

9/3/2018
Alan Becker
F9B8336048FA43B2BDD227F54D3DBA4A

albecker@acegroup.cc

Alan Becker
Church Historian
Calmar UM Church Calmar IA
Calmar Community United Methodist Church 20 West Main P.O. Box 816 Calmar, Iowa 52132
Northeast
July 30, 1881
1883
In a safe depository on the lower floor.
Yes
none
We maintain an updated membership book.
2001 - We do not plan to update it.
Yes
Thanksgiving food collection for the Greater Area Pantry. Collection of items for the Humane Society in Decorah, Iowa. Mitten Tree - socks, mittens & hats collected for area schools. Monetary collection for UMCOR. Bible Study - 8 sessions 2017 Special Christmas Eve Service Had a drive through soup supper Continued the Weaving Bee to make mats for the homeless
Continue a new Bible Study We will plan another Mitten Tree collection & a special Christmas Eve service A special UMCOR Sunday event A Thanksgiving Collection (food and monetary) for the local food pantry Collection of school items and books for the children at the Food Pantry. Continue collection for the Humane Society Continue the Weaving Bee project of making mats for the homeless

9/3/2018
Janice E. Albert
915E33EB0F114C72B0B10BB9853CEE1C

kathawkeye@hotmail.com

Janice E. Albert
Church Historian
Seney UM Church Le Mars IA
13929 Second Ave., Le Mars, IA 51031
Northwest
1870 Commencement, 1874 organized as a
1880 cost of $1,600
Church building; some duplicate records off site (Judy Hawkins/Kathleen Hawkins/Sharon Olson) Book I & II below: at church, Genealogy Dept. at Plymouth Co. Museum, Le Mars Public Library-Genealogy Dept. & IA Methodist Conference Archives.
Yes
No others
Book I: 1874-1934-Minister Listings; Marriages 1880-1900; Baptisms 1877-1894 Book II: 1897-1921 Book III: Copied from others; Dec. 1922-1945 Book IV: 1944-1968 Book V: 1968-present (Another volume was started to be copied of membership & misc. Also have notebooks with each member listed.
Complete history-1999; Many membership updates; 2024 will be 150 yr. Ann. book but will update soon.
Yes
Nothing
UMW 150th Anniversary event for the unit

8/31/2018
Sharon Mason
DB98468A76EC42818750B7B4212E70D5

albiatumc@gmail.com

Sharon Mason
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Albia, Trinity UM Church Albia IA
1117 Benton Avenue East Albia, IA 52531
South Central
a
1974
In cabinets in office
No
United Methodist Church, Albia, Iowa, April 1974 Evangelical United Brethren Church, Albia, IA, April 1974
a
2017
Yes
a
a

8/30/2018
Jerry Neal
CE1969B7BCA1475CB4E8076FCACD1ED6

gdneal@netins.net

Jerry Neal
Pastor
Buck Creek UM Church (Atlantic Atlantic IA
1464 340the Street, Atlantic, IA 50022
Southwest
1854
1925
church
No
none
Church
none
No
none
none

8/30/2018
Jerry Neal
5FB4FE27B85147829271D3B7A92F8E2D

gdneal@netins.net

Jerry Neal
Pastor
Marne UM Church Marne IA
305 Washington Street, Marne, IA 51552
Southwest
1854
1935
church
No
none, Lutheran Church in town closed a number of years ago
Church
none
No
none
none

8/30/2018
Nancy Hansen
E153FB99D7104372A21710E15B2C8ABD

gnhansen@iowatelecom.net

Nancy Hansen
Church Historian
Bagley UM Church Bagley IA
401 Main St PO Box 40 Bagley Iowa 50026
Southwest
1883
1883
Farmers State Bank
Yes
*
*
1991
Yes
Columbus Day Chicken Noodle Dinner, Hanging of the Greens, Advent Services, Christmas Eve Services, Lenten Services, Gospel event 1st Sunday in August. Did not host bible school
Same
Nancy Hansen
8/30/2018
Rev. Candraeah Carey
12F4B88107794D479D3C8D7D98CE3890

cancare6_@hotmail.com

Rev. Candraeah Carey
Pastor
New Hampton, First UM Church New Hampton IA
201 North Locust, New Hampton Ia. 50659
Northeast
1857
1909
201 North Locust, New Hampton Ia.
No
0
New Hampton First UMC, New Hampton Ia.
Updated to present
Yes
Ecumenical Christmas Concert Quilt of Valor Presentation
None to date

8/30/2018
Marie Parrott
B272F5DCD9B4417A9A3B98EFA42F3002

atlumc@metc.net

Marie Parrott
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Atlantic, First UM Church Atlantic IA
800 Poplar Street, Atlantic, Ia 50022
Southwest
1868
1923
safe deposit at First Whitney Bank, Onsite
Yes
none in 2018
First UMC & Fletcher Chapel books
1923-current
Yes
150th Anniversary Celebration 10/21/2018
151st observance

8/30/2018
Annette Ellingson
980B9DE7609C4A29B49D41C1425159A7

ackleyumc@yahoo.com

Annette Ellingson
Church Historian
Ackley UM Church Ackley IA
416 Hardin Street Ackley, Iowa 50601
North Central
1864
1976
File Cabinet in the Furnace Room
No
EUB - Abbott, EUB - Ackley, United Methodist Church - Ackley
EUB - Abbott, EUB - Ackley, United Methodist Church - Ackley
2018
Yes
Teacher's Back to School Coffee Soup and Pie Supper Hanging of the Greens Candle Light Christmas Eve Service Joint Lenten Services with the Presbyterian church and UCC Saturday Morning Men's Breakfast and Bible Study Sunrise Easter Service
Teacher's Back to School Coffee Hanging of the Greens Candle Light Christmas Eve Service Joint Lenten Services with the Presbyterian church and UCC Saturday Morning Men's Breakfast and Bible Study Sunrise Easter Service

8/29/2018
Ward Richards Jr.
E7C574A1DB7744E39AC59B33F9F07415

wrichards@gcmuni.net

Ward Richards Jr.
Pastor
Gifford UM Church Gifford IA
28473 4th Avenue, Gifford, Iowa
North Central
1897 as a Methodist Episcopal Church.
1897, the framed structure cost $15 .
Some are behind the alter, the rest in a lock box in Hardin County Savings.
Yes
None
NA
NA
Yes
Music event, "Songs Of Praise"
Not at this time.

8/28/2018
Deborah Stowers
B4BACEEF6C1D401888E2E521A89F6310

pastordjs@fumcmtp.org

Deborah Stowers
Pastor
Mount Pleasant, First UM Churc Mount Pleasant IA
309 N. Main St. Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641-1654
Southeast
1836
1954
In fire-proof file cabinets, regular file cabinets and file boxes in the church
Yes
There are none.
Membership records for Mount Pleasant Frist 1938-1947, 1946-1976, 1958 to present
There are no current plans to update the history.
Yes
Hosted a Women's Walk to Emmaus (Cedar Falls unit), Blue Christmas Worship on December 21st; Cinco de Mayo appreciation fiesta for ushers, greeters and section leaders; ARUKAH Centering Event on Prayer, Held a Prom dinner and dance for special needs people in Southeast Iowa; return of the 8 am Sunday worship service
Starting a new Sunday School class for 6-8th grade students.

8/28/2018
Shirley Pfeifer
F14541D78F4343A6A103A5E25C5708DF

sapfeifer@iowatelecom.net

Shirley Pfeifer
Church Historian
Washington UM Church Washington IA
206 West 2nd St., Washington, IA 52353
Southeast
1839
1912-1914
Official records are here in the church. Some historical records are in the archives in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
No
None
Membership books are all from our church and are in a cabinet.
1984. I would like to find someone who would bring it up to date.
Yes
We have had several joint services this year so people can get acquainted. With 3 services, people do not know each other. I had a special exhibit of all the ministers who have served our church, dates they served and pictures where available. We went from a circuit rider in Illinois to a Pastor from Korea.
UMW will be celebrating 150 years of women in mission.

8/27/2018
Mary Jane Crail
9B3702C8351A45B88E2BD1C11F61BE98

worship@clearlakeumc.org

Mary Jane Crail
Church Historian
Clear Lake UM Church Clear Lake IA
508 2nd Ave. N. Clear Lake, IA 50428
North Central
1857
1956
church offices
No
None
Numerous - going back 70 years. Some are stored in the vault and the membership chairman has some at her home.
1987 Update currently being worked on.
Yes
* - In June changed from two worship services on Sunday morning to one 9:00 am Sunday morning worship service. * - Wed'ed - Wednesday evening Christian Education classes started October 2018 * - Trunk or Treat - October 31, 2018 * - Stephen Hamilton Organ Concert - November 4, 2018
New Wednesday program to give more opportunity for Christian Education.

8/24/2018
Michael D Renken
431F9E74940E46079E084A775A2F122C

godsworker@farmtel.net

Michael D Renken
Church Historian
New Sweden UM Church Lockridge IA
3044 195th St Lockridge, IA 52635
Southeast
May 1850
2010-2011 Consecrated November 2, 2011
Fire Proof safe in the church
Yes
N/A
Original Records for New Sweden lost in 2010 fire. have reconstructed the records and are kept in fire proof safe at the church
up to date
Yes
N/A
N/A

8/23/2018
Timothy Cramer
EFE044178DBE409EB947CFE02B72ECF5

tim.cramer@iaumc.net

Timothy Cramer
Pastor
Onawa UM Church Onawa IA
1103 13th St. Onawa, IA 51040
Northwest
1855
Groundbreaking - Nov 23, 1951; Dedication & first service in the Sanctuary, Dec 11, 1955; Fully completed and dedicated on May 4, 1958.
U.S. Bank safety deposit box (Trustees), Fire proof file cabinet in NW storage room by sanctuary at church, the pastor and secretary offices, and member’s homes for example committee secretaries and treasurers.
Yes
Whiting UMC Whiting, IA June 1, 1968
Onawa UM Church Membership Record System for the Local Church includes dates from The First Methodist Episcopal Church of Onawa, February 9, 1909, to the Onawa Methodist Church, 1939-1968 and the Onawa United Methodist Church, 1968 to date. The Whiting Methodist Church, membership, baptismal, and marriage records were to be transferred to Onawa UM Church June 1, 1968; these records appear to be incomplete.
Written and printed history is current to August 28, 2010, and unpublished electronic history is up-to-date.
Yes
None that were different
None planned so far

8/23/2018
Timothy Cramer
EA9BE040CE314B7D93091709BAA175EB

tim.cramer@iaumc.net

Timothy Cramer
Pastor
Turin UM Church Turin IA
219 Wolfe St, Turin, IA 51040
Northwest
March 3, 1887
1887
Onawa United Methodist Church
Yes
N/A
Turin church membership book
?
Yes
No differences from other years
None as yet

8/23/2018
Timothy Cramer
AEF54E68A653454EAF341439CF231F8F

tim.cramer@iaumc.net

Timothy Cramer
Pastor
Turin UM Church Turin IA
219 Wolfe St, Turin, IA 51040
Northwest
March 3, 1887
1887
Onawa United Methodist Church
Yes
N/A
Turin church membership book
?
Yes
No differences from other years
None as yet

8/23/2018
Lynn Haakenson
3627650F71D04E1FB7D22B1B30646247

dlhaak@osage.net

Lynn Haakenson
Church Historian
Osage, First UM Church Osage IA
819 Main Street
Northeast
1856
1874
First Citizens National Bank, Osage & a fireproof file cabinet in the Resource Room in the education wing of the church.
Yes
none
Osage First United Methodist
2018
Yes
none
none
Lynn Haakenson
8/22/2018
Jane Briley
1211D9CC56AE48E38B8C824D2BB8C608

jbriley@iowatelecom.net

Jane Briley
Church Historian
Creston, First UM Church Creston IA
400 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa 50801
South Central
1872
1938
Inner secretary's office
No
Kent Methodist Church, dates not known
Creston First United Methodist Church, before 2018 Kent Methodist Church, before 1970
2017, continue typing the current information about programming, building information, and minister
Yes
Change the World Weekend was observed in April 2018
Change the World Weekend in 2019.

8/22/2018
Neil Montz
988220F25D944D1D94A0A733845B232C

nrmontz1@gmail.com

Neil Montz
Pastor
Davis City UM Church Davis City IA
501 W. Mill, Davis City, IA 50065
South Central
1895
1898
with officers
No
Part of Lamoni/Davis City Charge
none found
current
Yes
Hanging of Greens, Lord's Portion Auction/meal, community Ice Cream Social, 50 Day Spiritual Adventure, volunteers helped package meals for Meals for the Heartland, community cookie walk,
continue our traditions

8/22/2018
Neil Montz
663165E89B4A4E2E93F39DBBEDDDD544

nrmontz1@gmail.com

Neil Montz
Pastor
Lamoni UM Church Lamoni IA
9th and Maple, Lamoni, IA. 50140
South Central
1872
1972
Church Office
No
part of Lamoni/Davis City Charge
Lamoni UMC
none that I know of
Yes
Summer Children's Ministry program Monthly Move Night 50 Day Spiritual adventure; 3 Weekly Bible Studies Lord's Portion Auction/Meal Lamoni Public School Appreciation Event
continue our traditions.

8/21/2018
Kathy Byers
9016BB3FA7A64EE7B23C6AA5DC1D0BF7

byersmKathy@sau.edu

Kathy Byers
Church Historian
Davenport, St. John's UM Churc Davenport IA
109 E. 14th Street
Southeast
1836
1902
In the historical archives room located in our Parish House, old membership books are kept in a fireproof safe located in the Parish House, old membership records are also kept in the church office storage closet, in our main fireproof safe in the Financial Secretary's office, and on our church database (Church Windows)
Yes
5th Street Methodist, Davenport - 1903 Central Methodist Church, Davenport - 1903 14th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Davenport - 1903
5th Street Methodist Church (1) Central Methodist Church (2) 14th Street Methodist Episcopal Church (4) St. John's United Methodist Church (18)
2011
Yes
We hosted a Neighborhood Block Party in September. For the first time, we co-hosted an Ecumenical VBS and Hilltop Youth Group.
TBD

8/21/2018
Debra Ogren
4ABC2EBA2A814B69A2BE8730A4236853

wesleyumcottumwa3@gmail.com

Debra Ogren
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Ottumwa, Wesley UM Church Ottumwa IA
430 E. Second Ottumwa, IA 52501
South Central
1868
1931-1932
Main Office, History Room, FInancial Closet, Financial Computer, Computer Storage, Office Computer, Treasurer Computer.
Yes
The Methodist Episcopal started in 1844, services in a log cabin on the corner of Main and Market streets. In 1868 that congregation moved to the old Court house on the west side of Market Street. The Congregational Church Building was offered to them an a great revival took place. In 1868 there was a need for another Methodist church. 70 members organized Second Methodist Church on 4th and Market Street until 1873. The Main Street Methodist Episcopal Church was built on the corner of Main and College streets in 1873. Due to the growth of the town part of the existing church left to build the Willard Street Methodist Church on the South Side of town. 57 years services were held at the Main Street church, The last service in that building was Feb,14, 1932. In 1931 enough funds were gathered to build the Wesley Methodist Church on the corner of Second and College Streets. March 6, 1932 was the first service of Wesley Church. This church then became Wesley United Methodist Church and continues today.
One Hundreth Annual Directory,1968, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1992 youth, 1993, 1994-95, 197, Millennium 2000, 2002-03, 2015, 2017
Older history is on paper in History Room, Books with membership and on computer are in Secretary Office, Deaths, Marriage, Confirmation, Transfers in Main Office. Older records on paper and other on computer and computer storage. CD and Flash drives.
Yes
Monthly services combined with the First and Willard St. Methodist Churches. Started April 8 All Methodist Picnic August 19. Super Bowl Sunday Feb 4, Iowa -Iowa State Game Sept. 8,
Continue planning services with all 3 Methodist Churches,

8/21/2018
Stephanie Cramer
F834815F217D40A2A007A427B40EB25B

stephanie.cramer@iaumc.net

Stephanie Cramer
Pastor
Woodbine, First UM Church Woodbine IA
509 Lincoln Way, Woodbine, IA 51579
Southwest
1857
1928, 1998 addition with elevator
in a locked safe in a room at the rear of the sanctuary
No
NA
No books from other churches
no plans as of now
Yes
free Community Meals, 1st Annual Pancake Supper, Willow Lake Outreach Service
Wednesday night Contemporary Worship Service

8/20/2018
Angie Keizer
3B473A201A494A059DC56161574FC67D

akeizer55@yahoo.com

Angie Keizer
Church Historian
Doon, First UM Church Doon IA
201 Barton Ave. Doon, Iowa 51235
Northwest
December 10, 1890
1890
Church Filing Cabinet
No
None
On the computer
2014
Yes
February 4, 2018--Souper Bowl Potluck April 11, 2018--Potato Bake (fundraiser for Sunday School) March 29, 2018--Maundy Thursday Special Service July 22, 2018--Hosted a Community Concert in the Park featuring the group HiWay 9 August 12, 2018--Hosting a joint church service with Rock Valley. Served coffee/jiuice and cinnamon rolls following. August 19, 2018--Gave a Grocery Shower for Eddie and Val, a couple from our congregation getting married in September
Same as above, plus 2 more wedding showers for 2 more couples getting married.

8/20/2018
Gerry Kahler
0860C12EAD854C8AB95D51A1215349B1

pastorg3@kctc.net

Gerry Kahler
Pastor
Kalona UM Church Kalona IA
302 4th Street, Kalona, Iowa 52247
Southeast
1888
1908
church display case and church computer
No
Kalona Methodist Episcopal and Kalona United Methodist Church 1888-2018
2018
2009
Yes
2018 has been a quiet year for KUMC we have completed most of the upgrades on the building and property. We did participate in RAGBRAI as it passed through Kalona, We continue to have our Quilt Show Dinner in April and the Fall Harvest Dinner and Auction in November.
In 2019 we are hoping to host Bishop Laurie, this is the only event planned for 2019 so far.
Gerry L. Kahler
8/20/2018
Leesa Sorensen
299C7B5F37F044539CDF688BF036149B

umcsacia@frontiernet.net