Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Pastor Professional Interview Schedule

Charge Conference Schedule

September 10, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM At the Stone Shelter in Red Haw State Park outside of Chariton we will have a reception and all the “fittings” to have an ice cream sundae and to have a chance to talk with Bishop Laurie Haller.

October 3, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Registration is due to the District Office by September 26th.                                Ken Willard: Creating a Discipleship Pathway in Your Church

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Christian Unity

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Rules of Order

Conference connection ministry council, planning and research.

 

JFON-Justice for Our Neighbors
At Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), we work on behalf of the Iowa Annual Conference United Methodist Churches to transform the lives of immigrant and refugee families with high quality immigration legal services that are free to our low income clients in the tradition of UMCOR, the agency which started JFON here in Iowa 17 years ago. 

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"Something Bigger Than Ourselves" - A Statement from the Appointive Cabinet

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38th Annual Thanksgiving Ingathering site information

September 05, 2017
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38th Annual
Thanksgiving Ingathering

Saturday - November 4, 2017

Projects supported by Thanksgiving Ingathering donations include:

Click here for more information about the Thanksgiving InGathering.

NO cash, NO checks, and NO Remittance forms in the kit boxes.
Make checks payable to THANKSGIVING INGATHERING.

Any UMCOR Clean-up buckets and Hygiene Kits that didn't go on the shipments for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response will go on trailers that will be at all of the In-Gathering sites. Hurricane Harvey disaster response information from September 2, 2017, click here.

Site Information:

MOUNT PLEASANT SITE

Iowa Wesleyan College
Howe Student Activity Center
Broadway & North Main Streets
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
319-385-8021

CONTACT PERSONS
Judy Brotherton, Chair, 563-264-5372, judyb@machlink.com
Lucas Van Tol, Treasurer, 319-621-1933, l.d.vantol@gmail.com
Jason Collier, Youth Event, 563.343.3390, jwcyouth@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 - 9:30 am: Check-in of bazaar and auction items
8:00 - 10:00 am: Check-in of kits outside Student Activity Center
PLEASE HAVE YOUR KITS HERE NO LATER THAN 10:00 am
9:00 - 11:00 am: Bazaar and mission displays open, coffee and rolls available
10:45 am: Praise Band Music
11:15 am: Celebration and Communion – music by IWU music students
12:30 pm: Professionally-called quilt auction

Lunch is available in the Iowa Wesleyan cafeteria beginning at 11:00 am. The cafeteria is located on the upper level of the Student Union.

WEBSTER CITY SITE

Asbury United Methodist Church
921 Des Moines St.
Webster City, Iowa
515-832-5369

CONTACT PERSONS
Scott & Cathi Griswold, Chairs, 515-543-8165, griz@wccta.net
Tami Hejlik, Treasurer, 515-571-7858, tamera_hejlik@yahoo.com
Jennifer Peterson, Youth Retreat contact, 515-832-5369 (Asbury Church)

Friday evening: Youth Retreat, grades 6-12. Join us for fellowship, swimming, and games at Fuller Hall. Food, fun, and rewarding hard work Saturday morning. Watch District newsletter for information or contact Asbury UMC.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 - 10:30 am: Registration, check-in kits, funds and in-kind gifts Coffee and rolls available
SORRY, NO LATE KITS – the truck leaves at 11:00 am
8:30 am: Mission displays open outside the sanctuary
10:30 am: Worship Service
11:45 am: Luncheon
NO AUCTION

CEDAR FALLS SITE

First United Methodist Church
718 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa
319-266-1713

CONTACT PERSONS
Jan Benson, Chair, jbenson@cfu.net, 319-268-9111
Kris Rash, ckrash105@aol.com, 319-984-5608
Chuck Norman, Youth Event, loveisthelaw134@gmail.com, 319-230-9489

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30 - 10:30 am: Check-in kits, quilts, bazaar, and bake sale items
         Fellowship time with coffee and rolls
         VOUCHER room open
NOTE: All kits must be turned in by 10:30. The truck leaves promptly at 11:00.
8:30 - 10:00 am: Self-guided tours of kit packing area
          Mission Presentations in library
9:00 - 12:30 pm: Bazaar in Parlor
10:00 - 11:00 am: Worship with Communion, various mission speakers
11:00 - 2:45 pm: Hot meat sandwich lunch ($6-adults; $3-age 5-12, under 5 free)
1:00 pm: Quilt auction-large & baby quilts, wall hangings, table runners

CHEROKEE SITE

Western Iowa Technical Convention Center
200 Victory Drive (Highway 59, across from McDonalds)
Cherokee, Iowa
712-885-0238

CONTACT PERSONS
Arlene Roemmich, Site Chair, 712-446-3352, aroem@midlands.net
Sally Wilkie, Site Chair, 712-437-2519, sswilkie@netins.net
Pam Mitchell, Treasurer, 712-256-0001, psmitch@cableone.net
Judi Calhoon, Youth Retreat Contact, 712-732-0812, judi.calhoon@iaumc.org

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 - 10:00 am: Check-in of kits, quilts, bazaar items (NO FOOD ITEMS)    
          Coffee and rolls
7:30 - 10:30 am: Loading trucks
8:00 - 12:15 pm: Silent quilt and woodcraft auction
10:00 am: Program
11:30 am: Lunch
12:30 pm: Live quilt auction

GREENFIELD SITE

Greenfield United Methodist Church
108 SW 5th St. or PO Box 92 641-743-2715 
Greenfield, Iowa

CONTACT PERSONS
Jim McIntosh, Co-Chair, bubbajr@iowatelecom.net, 641-347-8863
Jim Tussey, Co-Chair, jim_w_tuss@yahoo.com, 641-782-8704 
Marilyn Jensen, Treasurer, Rmjensen40@gmail.com, 641-745-2923
Crystal Ellis, Youth Retreat Coordinator, chefcellis@msn.com, 515-981-4252

Youth Retreat registration 7 to 8 pm Friday. Please return registration forms so we can plan. Please send at least one adult per 10 youth; both a male & female adult, if both youth are in your group. Registration fee is $10 for grades 7-12. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 am: Kits, Bazaar, and Auction Check-in begins
8:30 am: Handmade Rolls & Coffee
9:00 am: Handmade Items & Baked Goods Bazaar begins
9:05 am: Mission Project Talks begin
10:30 am: Worship Service with CWS speaker, Chantal Boyd
(Lunch begins immediately following worship)
1:00 pm: Quilt Auction

Make checks payable to Thanksgiving Ingathering. Churches sending “CASH ONLY” (no kits) to the Greenfield Ingathering are requested to mail checks early the week of November 4th to Marilyn Jensen, Site Treasurer, 2706 Fallow Ave., Fontanelle, IA 50846.