Updates

Announcements

Central District Office - Closed on May 29th
The Central District Office will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day.

2018 Annual Conference
Here's a link to the "Everything You Need to Know" page with current details.

Pre-Conference Manual:
-  Click here to download your copy.
-  Ordering for printed copies has closed.  There will be a limited number of printed copies
    available for purchase at the Annual  Conference session in June. 

Central District Office Hours During Annual Conference:
The Central District Office will be closed on Monday, June 11th, due to Annual Conference.  

2018 Professional Interview Schedule
The fall professional interview schedule has been posted here.  
2018 Charge Conference Schedule
The fall charge conference schedule has been posted here.

Creating World Transforming Communities of Faith

Curious Church - October 9th-12th, in Des Moines
Where curious people engaged in faith formation go to connect, learn, worship, and discover.  Featured speakers include Brian McLaren, John Roberto, Mary Scifres, Bishop Laurie Haller, Bishop Cynthia Ferraro Harvey, and Bishop Tracey Smith Malone.  Check out the details and register, here.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Upcoming Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling Opportunities
Here are two upcoming opportunities offered by the Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling:
Summer Hiking
Fall Day Apart Workshop

Des Moines Area Educators Lunch - June 12th, at 12:30 pm, at the Cheesecake Factory at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines
All Central District Christian educators are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to diane@whumc.org.  
Young Preachers Festival - June 27th-28th, at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS
The Festival is designed to: foster a call to ministry, provide networking and support to those discerning and pursuing a call to ministry, provide practical tools and training in sermon preparation and presentation, and provide guidance to hone these skills through the opportunity to give a sermon and receive feedback.  Click here for more information.
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities
Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.
United Methodist Women Mission u - "Being Bold for Christ!"
We invite Iowa women, men, youth, and children to share in a spiritual study on "Embracing Wholeness," or your choice of study of the social issue "What About Our Money? A Faith Response," or the geographical study of the Missionary Conferences of the U.S.  Mission u qualifies for CEUs for pastors or professionals.  Click here for more information.  Be BOLD! Come to Mission u!
Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection - September 26-28, 2018
Registration is now open.  Check out the details here.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

Mission Moment
Click here to read May's Mission Moment about an opportunity to meet with missionaries Steve and Gail Quigg during Annual Conference.
Classifieds
Check them out, here.
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.)