Connecting and Empowering

Connecting and Empowering

Updated 8/13/2019

(previously referred to as Professional Interview)
All Conversations with Kiboko will be held at the District Office, 1193 Grand Ave, Marion

You are asked this year, to have your profile completed the beginning of the month you meet with Kiboko.

  • Conversation in September? Please submit no later than Monday, September 2.
  • Conversation in October? Please submit no later than Tuesday, October 1.

Looking for the  2020 Matthew 25 Grant Application?
Your application is due in the East Central District Office before September 16, 2019.
Click here for a copy of the application.

August 24-25 - Bertram Homecoming Day Events - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The community of Bertram will host their 2019 Homecoming Day Saturday, August 24 in the Bertram City Park. A potluck lunch and family activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The weekend events will conclude with another tradition, Worship in the Park. Everyone is invited to take part in an open-air service and Bertram UM Church members in the park at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, August 25.
August 25 - Pictured Rocks Camp Decommissioning Service - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp has impacted countless lives since it's commissioning as a United Methodist ministry in 1961. At the conclusion of this year's summer camping program, Pictured Rocks will be acquired by Camp Courageous and...

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September 15 - Ice Cream Social - Palisades-Kepler State Park - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
East Central District Clergy and Lay Leaders, and families are invited to an Ice Cream Social to meet new clergy in the District, catch up with current ones, and get to know our lay leaders. Brochure is available. Please let Ann know if you are planning to attend.

A Study of Numbers based on Bewilderments by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg,
Beginning Fall 2019 for interested clergy
Dr. Mary Lautzenhiser Bellon, Director of the Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling would like to invite interested clergy in a deep study of the Book of Numbers beginning Fall 2019. The tentative schedule is for the first three sessions: September 23, October 28 and November 25. Then we will resume with a final, day long retreat on January 28th with a back up date for weather. Read More......

September 29-October 4 - IA Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation for Laity and Clergy
Shalom Spirituality Center, 1001 Davis St, Dubuque IA. Registration deadline is September 19.
Brochure along with registration form

October 1 & 2, 2019 - Order of Elders, Order of Deacons and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members
SAVE THE DATE - The Event will be at the Ankeny First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th St., Ankeny, IA 50021). Times and additional information will be coming soon.