Updates

Announcements

PLEASE NOTE MAILING ADDRESS CHANGE

PLEASE put into your address book that effective immediately the Central District mail should be sent to the following address:  PO Box 282, Osceola, IA 50213-0282 

2019 Charge Conference Schedule

The fall charge conference schedule has been posted here

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.

 

Opportunity to Attend Iowa Annual Conference

There are four opportunities to attend the Iowa Annual Conference as lay members starting June 2020!  Members need to attend the sessions (June 5 - 7), will be seated with their pastor/church delegate, and have voice and vote. Terms are for four years or as long as you live in the Central District.  We are looking for one youth (up to age 18) and 1 young adult (to age 30).  Please contact Beverly Nolte, 515 266 4186, beverly.nolte@gmail.com.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

November 15 - Deadline for Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

Adora Jones was a member of Salem UM Church in Cedar Rapids and set up this trust to help seminary students from the State of Iowa with expenses associated with their seminary studies. The scholarships will range from $500 to $1,500 and will be distributed by the end of the calendar year, for second semester expenses. The application materials must be received by November 15, 2019 to be considered.

Scholarship Application Form and Information

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities

Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.

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.)