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March 2019

School for Practical Ministry

Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019
Location: Altoona United Methodist Church
The School for Practical Ministry will be March 28 & 29. The purpose of the School for Practical Ministry is to provide down-to-earth teaching that can be used by clergy and lay people in the local church. This event is approved by the Iowa BoOM for ...

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...

Simpson Youth Academy Graduation Party

Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Come share a free meal and celebrate young people throughout the Conference as they share about leadership in their churches. April 6th from 12:00-1:30pm at Simpson College. Email to RSVP. All are welcome! 

Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Ames, First United Methodist Church
Spring 2019 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, & the Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event Tuesday, April 9th from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. at Ames, First UMC (516 Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50010) Online Registration Printable Registration General...

Central District UMW Day Apart

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  Hospitality is the theme of the Central District United Methodist Women annual Day Apart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Burns United Methodist Church, 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. All men and women of the ...

Palm Sunday Procession and Service for Peace

Sunday, April 14, 2019
At 2:45 PM we will gather at the south patio and lawn at Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Ave., in Des Moines.  The Procession, led by two donkeys, will begin at 3:00 PM and proceed to Plymouth Congregational UCC,  4126 Ingersoll Ave., where ...

Central District Conference

Monday, May 6, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Gathering and Light Refreshments at 5:30 pm District Conference begins at 6 pm.

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 ...