Connecting and Empowering

Welcome Baby Hansen
Congratulations to Pastor Josh (Central City UMC) and Audrey Hansen on the birth of their son, Elijah Paul Hansen, Oct. 26, 2017. Elijah joins his two sisters, Margaret and Virginia.

Calendar Date to Add:

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Bishop Laurie to meet with clergy and laity - Iowa City, St. Mark's UM Church

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – District Conference and Pre-Annual Conference Meeting - Marion, Living Water UM Church


East Central District Office - Holiday Closings
The Office will be closed November 20th-24th. Should you need to reach the Superintendent during that time, please email him directly or leave a voicemail for him by calling the office and pushing extension 1 when prompted to leave your message. If you leave a general message, it will not be received until Monday, November 27.

CHARGE CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Church Conference forms are located on your Church Dashboard
If you need a refresher, you can find the Church Dashboard User's Guide, HERE. Conferences reports that need to be printed for signatures can be found by clicking on 2017 Charge Conference Reports
2017 East Central District Church Conference Minutes template - download by clicking here.
2018 Annual Conference Equalization Member Information - click here
Please remember that you will need to nominate and vote on your member(s) to the 2018 Annual Conference at your church conference. Please be diligent in obtaining these nominations prior to your church conference.

Church Conference Schedule - click here.
Retired and Extension Clergy - Here is a link to the reports that you need to submit to the Episcopal Office.


2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HOTEL LIST – IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO BOOK YOUR ROOM
Annual Conference 2018 will be held on June 9-11, with Clergy and Laity Sessions on Friday evening, June 8. Hotel registration for Annual Conference 2018 is now open. Please be sure to book your hotel room as soon as possible, as there are several events scheduled in Des Moines the same weekend as our conference. Please use the following link to access the list of hotels for which we were given group rates: 2018 Annual Conference Hotel Information. Grandview dorm housing information will be available at a later date in 2018.
If you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations, please contact Sara Carlson at sara.carlson@iaumc.org.

 

EQUIPPING OURSELVES and OTHERS as TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

Mission Moment - Click here to read November's Mission Moment.

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