Updates

Announcements

PLEASE NOTE MAILING ADDRESS CHANGE-This is the final change

PLEASE update your records!

The Central and South Central District mail should now be addressed to 2301 Rittenhouse St., Des Moines, IA 50321-please indicate Central District on the envelope. 

Vision 2032 with Bishop Laurie Haller-Round Two

Vision 2032 with Bishop Laurie Haller, Central District, January 26 Sunday 4:00 PM Walnut Hills UMC.

2019 Statistical Report Collection

Letters were mailed/emailed to all church Pastors, Treasurers, Finance Chairs, and church Secretaries/Office Managers the week of December 2nd, 2019 regarding the collection of Statistical Information from local churches for calendar year 2019. Please watch for this letter and keep it on hand as it contains vital information regarding the access to the Ezra system for reporting your information. The submission deadline for this year is Friday, February 14th, 2020. If you are not the person entering this information, please pass this letter along to whomever will be doing the on-line entry of the data.
 

Notes from the Treasurer's Office

Just a reminder that the deadline for the 2019 Apportionment and Mission giving is January 8th.  Questions please contact Kristina Merfeld at 515-974-8938 or email kristina.merfeld@iaumc.org

Invitation to participate in the Webinar that will go over information regarding clergy W-2 preparation, 1099's and address any other questions regarding year-end tax forms.  These will be offered on Monday, January 6th at 6:00 pm and Tuesday, January 7th at 12:00 pm.  Links to the Webinar are on the Clergy Tax page on the Conference Website at https://www.iaumc.org/tax.  Questions please email Emily Graber at emily.graber@iaumc.org

June 5-7, 2020 Annual Conference Dates

The 2020 Iowa Annual Conference is being planned to begin early Friday afternoon, June 5 and close late Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020. This change responds to one of the more often named requests in annual conference evaluations, which asked that the length of the annual conference session be shortened. This change will have the effect of reducing expenses incurred by Annual Conference lay and clergy members and their local churches and lowering the cost to hold the Annual Conference Session, something that is funded through Conference Apportionments.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Central District Laity Summit

February 1, 2020 at Ankeny, First UMC see the flyer and register HERE.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities

Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.

MUMMS Noisy Offering

We tell our VBS and camp kids that even they can make a difference in the world through their daily actions from the smile they give another to sharing stories. And so, we’re asking you to consider letting the children in your church help lead the way with a month of Noisy Offerings to benefit MUMM. Any funds raised will be a blessing that helps keep MUMM on the road serving here in Iowa. These donations can be sent to the Iowa Annual Conference Advance Special #311. See flyer HERE.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

 

In Mission Together Reminder:

The new In Mission Together helps us look at doing mission in relationship with others. It replaces the Rainbow Covenant.  More information HERE

Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the current opportunities here.

Local Events

Conference Calendar
Please check out the many events listed on the Events Calendar on the Conference website. (You may filter the list by clicking on the various buttons at the top of the page.)