NC NE News & Information

District Professional Interview Schedule - Locate your name to find the date, time, place and District Superintendent for your Interview.
 
District Professional Interviews and Apportionments
This year when we gather for our professional interviews in the fall, each pastor is being asked to bring with them their plan for guiding their church to 100% payment of apportionments. You are being notified of this now, so you will have time to develop your plan with your respective churches, and to put it in place. First thing on our agenda will be a discussion of this plan including where you stand and how you will get to 100%. If you believe that you will have trouble with this plan, please let your District Superintendent know and arrangements will be made for a training event around apportionments, financial planning, budgeting and stewardship in general.  To see a breakdown of Apportionments for the year please see the Apportionment Calculator.
 

2020-2021 Charge Conference Schedules - Northeast Region Charge Conferences will be held either in person or electronically (i.e. ZOOM). Find your church on the NE Region schedule.

 
2020-2021 Regions Map - Effective July 1, 2020 - See more...
 

Conference Connectional MinistriesThe Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world.  For more information: Iowa Annual Conference Connnectional Ministries

 
God Dreams Workshop -
The God Dreams Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at Cedar Falls, First UMC has been postponed until further notice. 
You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement.
Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a visionary plan. Just like a restaurant needs a more specific focus than "serving food," a church needs something more than biblical generalizations like "loving God, loving people" or "making disciples who make disciples.”
Based on more than 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, Auxano’s God Dreams Horizon Storyline tool reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. The God Dreams Workshop is your first step to leading a better future. .7 CEU's will be offered - Please continue to watch the website and your email for updated information.
 

Mabaan Fundraiser Update:
In reviewing the current status of the Mabaan fundraiser, the Iowa Conference has raised $13,363 and the Mabaan community $5,000. The plan is for at least one Iowa Mabaan, with the possibility of a second Iowa Mabaan, to travel to Juba, South Sudan the first few days in December with a stay of one month.
We want to continue fund raising in the Iowa Conference until November 23, 2020! These funds will be sent to South Sudan ahead of the Iowa Mabaan’s arrival so that they will be able to utilize the funds for the purchase of food, tarps, tools and seeds to be distributed to the most needy in Mabaan County.

Our new Mabaan Flood Relief  goal is $20,000! Here is how you can help.
Pray
Discuss donations from your church and ask individuals who are able to contribute
Request funds from your Foundation and Wills and Bequest Committee
Take a special “virtual” offering 

We can do this in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and destruction of Derecho!
         Mercy to the needy is a loan from God and God pays back those loans in full.  Proverbs 19:17

Beverly Nolte
5221 Village Run Ave. #604, Des Moines Iowa 50317
NEW PHONE: 515 491 5975
 

MISSION INGATHERING IS A GO
Mission Ingathering will look different this year due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, but our purpose of showing the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering to their needs will carry on. Read More...