Previous Builder's Calls

Once a new call has begun all new donations received will be directed to that call.  It is not possible to designate funds towards previous call recipients.

Spring Builder's Call 2017

St. Mark's United Methodist Church -
Cedar Rapids, IA

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids “seeks to welcome all people to share life’s journey, learning to know Christ as our Savior and serving Christ by serving others.” Our Spring 2017 Builder’s Call is to assist St. Mark’s in the construction of a building addition that houses three special outreach ministries.

  • AWE: African Women Empowered is a ministry that assists African refugees in the Cedar Rapids area in creating and marketing crafts and jewelry. The ministry has grown so large that the current room is too small, and space is being rented elsewhere.
  • Clothes Hangar: This is a free clothing store, especially used by African refugees. Again, the current space is not usable and not feasible to remodel.
  • SMASH: St. Mark’s growing ministry for middle and high school students has no space of its own.

This building addition, which includes classrooms, community meeting space, and a large multi-purpose room upstairs, will serve the needs of the St. Mark’s congregation, as well as the Cedar Hills community of Cedar Rapids.

The Builder’s Call has played an important role in outreach and revitalization in the Iowa Annual Conference for years. Congregations and Builders from across Iowa are invited to contribute to these projects, which include additions to current churches, as well as the building needs of new faith communities.

Your generosity will be a great gift to St. Mark’s.

St. Mark's United Methodist Church Builder's Call Brochure

Fall Builder's Call 2016

Grace United Methodist Church's Sawyer Center -
Marcus, IA

Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, Iowa is committed to “follow Christ, love others, and serve the world.”  Their bold plan for the future is leading them to build a multi-purpose room…and for many more important reasons than simply building!


Grace United Methodist's Builder's Call Brochure


Spring Builder's Call 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church

Calvary UMC began as a frontier church in Okoboji, Iowa after a devastating loss of life from the Spirit Lake Massacre. Over the years they have gone from worshipping out of a tent, log cabin and a building inaccessible to the handicapped. The old building held back the congregation from being able to truly welcome all people. The new facility will allow them the space they need for their summertime worship (which can expand up to 250+ people), children, youth and elderly ministries.  

Calvary United Methodist's Builder's Call Brochure

Fall Builder's Call 2015

Maple Grove United Methodist Church

Read about how Maple Grove United Methodist Church, in West Des Moines, is at a crossroads, literally.  The “little white church with the red doors,” built in 1900, has served a rural, farm community for decades.  Now, it’s reaching to the future, a future of faithful service and the future neighborhoods that will flourish all around it. 

You can support this new venture by lifting up the congregation in prayer and by your generous contributions. Please send your check made payable to the Iowa Conference with the notation of Builder’s Call on the memo line.

Maple Grove United Methodist's Builder's Call Brochure

Spring Builder's Call 2015

Salem United Methodist Church

Read about how far Salem United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids has come over the past seven years. What was once a proud church, tracing its roots back to 1879, was inundated by the flood of 2008. But now, Salem is RISING!  A renewed community of faith in a new location, Salem is reaching out with extraordinary energy, connecting people, building community, transforming lives through Jesus.


Salem United Methodist's Builder's Call Brochure

Fall Builder's Call 2014

United Faith Church & Community Center 

Read about how merging two churches has helped renew hope, vitality and energy in Sidney, Iowa.







United Faith Church & Community Center Builder's Call Brochure