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February 2019

Should Our Church Have a Safety Team?

Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: First UM Church
Christian Friends –  Some of you may have read, heard or seen on TV that on January 20th of this year Marion Methodist experienced a “gun incident” in worship. The local news treated the situation very fairly and gave great coverage to our Safety ...

Discipleship Pathways Retreat

Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ankeny First United Methodist Church
The Office of Congregational Excellence is offering a day-long retreat for local churches throughout the Iowa Annual Conference who are interested in learning the elements of a Discipleship Pathway process and how to begin the first steps of creating...

East Central District - Post General Conference Debriefing Session

Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Salem UM Church
Post General Conference Debriefing Sessions with Bishop Laurie Bishop Laurie will be present at three locations around the conference to debrief and answer questions about the 2019 General Conference. At least one of the locations will be ...

East Central - "Single Board" Model Training

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Shueyville UM Church
Creating Momentum Through Effective Leadership Structures- Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson, Director of Congregational Excellence, will present a training covering the "Single Board" model of leadership in a congregation. All are welcome to attend; no ...

Laity Day with the Bishop

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Collegiate United Methodist Church
Location: Collegiate in Ames Join other lay people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating day.  Bishop Laurie will lead us in reflecting on the February General Conference as we look to the future.  Lay delegates to General Conference have...

East Central District - Conference and Pre-Annual Conference

Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Living Water UMC
April 28 - District Conference and Pre-Annual Conference - Living Water UMC District Conference will be from 2:30 - 4: 00 pm. If you are a chair of a district committee, please remember to submit a written report for the year 2018. Pre-Annual ...

Iowa Annual Conference 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Location: Iowa Events Center
Creating Difference Makers in Ministry With the Poor is the theme for the 2019 Iowa Annual Conference session where lay and clergy will gather for the four-day event that will be held at the Iowa Events Center/Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The 176th ...