Updates

Announcements

Conversation on A Way Forward - 2 pm, December 2nd, at Ankeny First's Christian Life Center
Join Bishop Laurie for the last of the 'Conversations on A Way Forward'.  More information and resources are available here.  (Be sure to check out the additional pages listed in the left column.) The Christian Life Center is located at 710 36th Street, Ankeny.
Praying Our Way Forward
Click here for information on Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward.
General Conference Special Session 2019
Pre-registration for guests and observers is now open.  Click here for more information.
Bishop Laurie's District Fundraising Challenge for the Africa University Kitchen 
The challenge has been made - each district to raise $5,000 by Annual Conference for the new kitchen at Africa University.  Read about it here.  When submitting donations to this project, please use "Project #402: Africa University Kitchen".   Come on, Central District!  Let's DO THIS!!!  We're better together!

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Central District Christian Educators' Lunch - November 13th, 12:30 pm
All are welcome to gather at Einstein Bagels on Mills Civic Parkway for lunch and sharing.  Please RSVP to Diane Wasson Eberhart at diane@whumc.org.
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities
Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Seminary Scholarship Applications Now Available
Are you a seminary student from Iowa?  Check out this scholarship opportunity! Please click here for more information and here for the scholarship application form.  The application deadline is November 15th.

From Rainbow Covenant to "In Mission Together"
The Central District is offering two educational sessions where In Mission Together will be explained in detail, the new Giving, Sharing, Partnering efforts shared and the new reporting form reviewed.  Mission committee members, pastors, and interested others are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions (click on the date for more information):

November 15th

November 17th

Questions may be directed to Kay Oliver, Mission Education Coordinator, at 515-266-1791 or oliverbkay@gmail.com.

2019 Central District Askings
The 2019 Central District Askings information is available here.  Thank you for supporting Central District ministries by including them in your 2019 budgets!

Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in serving the youth of central Iowa?  Check out the listings on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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.)