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September 2018

International Day of Peace Observance

Friday, September 21, 2018 6:30 PM
This annual observance will be held at the Peace Garden in Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines.  "The Universal Right to Peace" is the theme. A celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Human Rights will be woven into the Service, which will ...

Central District United Methodist Women Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Speakers include Terry Hernandez of Chrysalis Foundation; Tim Shanahan of Bidwell-Riverside Center and Hawthorn Hill; and Crystal Wilken, UMW Facilitator on issues involved in the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis.  Special music by Kerri Deppe of...

Welcome and Installation Service for Northeast District Superintendent Paul Wilcox

Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls, First UMC
We need the "Waters from the NE District."  We are asking a special request from all churches.  We are needing a "vial" or small amount of water from your local creek/river/stream/lake to go along with our baptismal theme on this service.  Please ...

Day Apart Workshop: Working with the Third Age

Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Location: Iowa U.M. Conference Office
The Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling presents DAY APART WORKSHOP: WORKING WITH THE THIRD AGE  The Third Age refers to Adult Experience beginning at 45. This is a time when people begin reflecting on spiritual life in new ways. Recent research ...

Climate Change Demands that the Dream of a World of Abundance Becomes a Reality

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mary and Martha Room
Season of Creation: A series of events in honor of Earth The Season of Creation is an international movement which begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis, the patron saint of ...

United Methodist Men Four Conference Rally

Friday, September 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center
UNITED METHODIST MEN FOUR CONFERENCE RALLY Dakotas, Great Plains, Iowa, Minnesota-Men Sharing God's Love since 1998 Hosted by Iowa UMMen Details: September 28-30, 2018 Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center Friday Evening, 6:00 pm—Sunday Worship @ ...

Finding Hope in this Time of Environmental Crisis

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Immanuel United Methodist Church
Season of Creation: A series of events in honor of Earth The Season of Creation is an international movement which begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis, the patron saint of ...

Equity, Inclusion, and Solidarity in America's Changing Racial Landscape

Friday, October 5, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Franklin Public Library
Thanks to a group of non-profits sponsoring this event, we can offer this wonderful training for Free in Des Moines. Join us for a training featuring national speaker Deepa Iyer, a senior fellow with Race Forward, that will provide participants with...

2018 Justice for Our Neighbors Annual Fundraiser and Awards ceremony

Saturday, October 6, 2018 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Coe College's Clark Alumni House
"Keeping Families Together" is the theme of the 2018 Justice for Our Neighbors Annual Fundraiser and Awards ceremony which will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Coe College's Clark Alumni House in Cedar Rapids Iowa.    ...

Central District Clergy Day Apart

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dear Colleagues, As I already mentioned to some of you during your professional interview, I would like to invite each of you to a Clergy Day Apart on October 23rd, 10 am-3 pm at the Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center. We will be focused on how to ...

Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Event

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Fall 2018 Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Event Tuesday, October 30th from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Marshalltown, First United Methodist Church (202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158 )  Online ...
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Central District Retired Clergy Gathering

Monday, November 12, 2018 11:30 AM
Monday, November 12th, at 11:30 am Pizza Ranch, 4954 86th Street, Urbandale Dick Pipho will talk about the Gideon Society.

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