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February 2023

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Discerning a Call to Ministry - Attend the Candidacy Retreat

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Are you exploring a call to ministry? The candidacy retreat which is a requirement of the candidacy process is an opportunity to further discern your call to ministry, learn more about the process, meet others on the journey, hear from those serving ...
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Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
REGISTRATION CLOSED. The Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay ...
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CCL Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Fort Dodge, First UMC
BASIC LAY SERVANT TRAINING     February 11, 2023 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM     $25. 00 to cover registration and noon meal     Fort Dodge, First United Methodist Church     127 N 10th Street     Fort Dodge, Iowa     515-576-7586 Please bring your ...

CCMC February Meeting

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The 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. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

LIFT EVERY VOICE IN LOVE: Concert Feb. 11 with Broadway, Met Opera's Roosevelt André Credit

Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: First United Methodist Church
BROADWAY, METROPOLITAN OPERA, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE ARTIST IN CONCERT & WORSHIP FEB. 11-12 First United Methodist, Des Moines Methodists, get ready! Roosevelt André Credit is a force of God’s love and exuberance and he is coming to bless us in ...
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BROADWAY, METROPOLITAN OPERA AND TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE ARTIST IN CONCERT AND WORSHIP : “LIFT EVERY VOICE IN LOVE”

Saturday, February 11, 2023 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Des Moines First UMC
Methodists, get ready!  Roosevelt André Credit is a force of God’s love and exuberance and he is coming to bless us in concert at Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:00 pm at First United Methodist in Des Moines, 1001 Pleasant St.  “Roo”, a friend of First Church’s...

Pictured Rocks 3 N 1 Circuit Training Day

Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM to 4:08 PM (CST)
Location: Charles City Trinity UMC
It has been several years since we have had any in-person training for our local churches. The now combined circuits of the NE Pictured Rock District has taken the challenge to do training for our churches. We discussed several topics that would help...

Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
The Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay Servant Ministries book ...
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Bishop Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai's Installation Service

Sunday, February 19, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Ames, Collegiate

GV Clergy Day Apart - February 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Mount Pleasant, First UMC
Grieving as Self-Care: A Day Apart for the Golden Valley District Co-Facilitators: Kae and Barrie Tritle Over the last two years we personally and corporately have experienced much loss; persons who have died, relationships that have withered, ...
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Early Response Team (ERT) Training

Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 AM to Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Saturday, February 25, 2023   8:00 am – 5:00 pm Cost  $20.00  includes background check, lunch, materials and badge   Meeting at the Denison First United Methodist Church 113 South 14th  Street, Denison,  IA 51442   For more information or to sign-up...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2023 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held in person. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement Enriching lives, ...

Pictured Rocks District Basic Lay Servant Training

Friday, March 10, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – BASIC COURSE: This class is the beginning foundation for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of ...
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CCMC March Meeting

Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The 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. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Pictured Rocks District Basic Lay Servant Training

Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – BASIC COURSE: This class is the beginning foundation for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of ...
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Aldersgate-DCOM

Thursday, March 16, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Riverview Park Basic Lay Servant Course - Via Zoom

Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
BASIC COURSE March 18, 25 and April 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom  Book:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy Jackson
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Riverview Park Basic Lay Servant Course - In-Person

Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
BASIC COURSE March 18, 25 and April 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course by Sandy Jackson
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Pictured Rocks District Advanced Lay Servant Training

Friday, March 24, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – Advanced Course:  The Four Pages of The Sermon by: Paul Scott Wilson Paul Scott Wilson organizes both the preparation and the content of the sermon around its “four pages.” Each “page” addresses a different theological and ...
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team and Mission u Core Meeting

Saturday, March 25, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

Pictured Rocks Advanced Lay Servant Training

Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Lay Servant Ministries – Advanced Course:  The Four Pages of The Sermon by: Paul Scott Wilson Paul Scott Wilson organizes both the preparation and the content of the sermon around its “four pages.” Each “page” addresses a different theological and ...
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Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course

Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
The following Aldersgate Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course is being offered in February. Class will be held from 9:00am - 4:00 pm.  The cost of the class will be $20.00, which must be paid for registration to be complete. Basic Lay Servant ...
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Spring 2023 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event - Learn from Iowa ACEs 360

Thursday, March 30, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Immanuel UMC
Thursday, March 30th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel UMC, (2900 49th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310) or via zoom Iowa ACEs 360 provides research, tools, and a network to empower you—and our entire state—to take informed actions that help all ...
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CCMC April Meeting

Saturday, April 8, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The 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. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held virtually via Zoom. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement ...

Iowa Licensing School

Saturday, April 29, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023
The Iowa Licensing School will be April 29th - May 5th, 2023. You may view the 2022 information and assignments at https://www.iaumc.org/iowalicensingschool. Additionally information for the 2023 licensing school should be available mid December ...

CCMC May Meeting

Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
The 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. The Conference Connectional Ministry Council (CCMC) is a network of...

Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
A Board of Camps, Conference, & Retreat Ministries' meeting held in person. By invitation only. Our Mission Statement Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world Our Vision Statement Enriching lives, ...

Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: Preaching - Zoom

Saturday, August 12, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
August 12, 19 and 20, 2023  9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom Book:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton Guthrie
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: Preaching - In Person

Saturday, August 12, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
ADVANCE COURSE: PREACHING August 12, 19 and 20, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton Guthrie
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team and Mission u Core Meeting

Saturday, August 19, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

United Women in Faith Aldersgate (SW) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 9, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Golden Valley (SE) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Bloomfield UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Pictured Rocks (NE) District Annual Meeting

Friday, September 22, 2023
Location: Cedar Falls First UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Riverview Park (C) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Knoxville, First UMC
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Camp Clear Lake (NW) District Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Location: Spencer
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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United Women in Faith Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Cedar Rapids at St. Pauls
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. 
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way - In Person

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
November 2, 9 and 16, 2023 9:00am to 12:30pm – In-Person Book:  Living our Beliefs by Kenneth L Carder
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Riverview Park Advanced Lay Servant Course: living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way - Via Zoom

Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)
November 2, 9 and 16, 2023  9:00am to 12:30pm – Zoom  Book:  Living our Beliefs by Kenneth L Carder
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United Women in Faith - Leadership Team Meeting

Saturday, November 11, 2023
The United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. This group is driven by God's love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. This meeting is...

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