Updates

Announcements

2019 Professional Interview Schedule - Self Profile forms are due one week before your Interview
The fall professional interview schedule has been posted here

2019 Charge Conference Schedule
The fall charge conference schedule has been posted here

Lay Servant Ministries Classes

Basic Class and Advanced Class opportunities.
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Where: Des Moines, Burns United Methodist Church 
                 1909 MLK Pkwy
                 Des Moines, IA 50314
Click HERE to register.
Welcome will begin at 8:00 am with coffee and light refreshments.
Lunch will be served at noon.
We will close our sessions with Holy Communion at around 5:00-5:30 pm.

Central District Retired Clergy Gathering

Central District Retired Clergy is at the Pizza Ranch, 4954 86th Street, Urbandale, Iowa.  September 9, 2019 at 11:30 A.M.

The speaker for that meeting is:  Jim Kobus, William Penn University Alumni/Public Relations Coordinator.  He will be telling us about his visit to Poland.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Hope Worship Academy Opportunity
Lutheran Church of Hope is in the early-stages of launching a pilot program in the metro this fall to better train/equip. next-gen worship leaders.  Please take a look at the site here.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities
Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

Give the Gift of Camp

Our Central District mission congregation, the South Sudanese (Mabaan) UMC, is made up of families with many young children and youth. 

Beverly Nolte writes, "We have reached our goal with sufficient funds to cover the 21 South Sudanese kids to attend Camp Wesley Woods.  this is totally amazing and I am grateful to all of you who supported this effort".

            Thank you!

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.)