Newsletters-South Central Lamplighter

2017 Professional Interviews and Charge Conferences
Professional Interview forms are now located on the People Dashboard.  The Charge Conference forms are located on the Church Dashboard. 

Clergy: you should have received an email containing a link to your unique People Dashboard.  If you did not receive this link, please contact the District Office. 

Churches: you should have received an email containing a link to the Church Dashboard.  If you did not receive this link, please contact the District Office.

Charge Conference Minutes

The People Dashboard and Church Dashboard can be accessed from the South Central District's homepage, here, you can also locate the Professional Interview and Charge Conference Schedules from the homepage.

Please plan to submit your paperwork online two weeks prior to your professional interview.

Reminder:  If you are unable to complete your form, please place a letter, number or symbol in each box marked with an asterisk (*) in order to be able to save your work.  Failure to do so will result in loss of work.



Adventureland Youth Mission Day

September 9, 2017, 10:00 am -7:00 pm see flyer here.

Sundae's with Bishop Laurie

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, we will have an opportunity for clergy and laity to come to meet and visit with Bishop Laurie Haller. 

At the Stone Shelter in Red Haw State Park outside of Chariton from 2-4 pm, we will have a reception and all the “fittings” to have an ice cream sundae and to have a chance to talk with the Bishop.  Please add this to your calendar.

Creating a Discipleship Pathway for Your Church

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Chariton, First UMC 10 am - 2:30 pm. Please see the flyer and more information on the South Central calendar here. Registration is a MUST by the deadline of September 26 please see the flyer for details.

Fall Order's Retreat - October 3-4, 2017

Click here for more information.
Iowa UMC Clergy Women's Convocation

Sunday, November 12, 6pm-Tuesday, November 14, 11am. First United Methodist Church of Ames

Bishop Laurie Haller preaching: "The Annunciation: Celebrating our Call" see flyer here.

Conference Commission on Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
Click here to read a "Thank You" note from Pastor Leila Blackburn.

2017-2018 Thanksgiving Ingathering
Click here for more information about this year's Thanksgiving Ingathering.

Justice For Our Neighbors
Click here for JFON's July newsletter.

Mission Moment
Click here to view July's "Mission Moment".

Iowa United Methodist Legislative Advocacy Team

Available for pulpit supply and summer teach-ins. Read more here.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center-Fall Opportunities

Click here for the Fall 2017 schedule of opportunities.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center-Leadership and Spiritual Life

The Center's Leadership and Spiritual Life programs offer opportunities for individuals, faith communities, pastors, professionals, and others who seek to enhance career goals, deepen spiritual lives and serve in various forms of ministry. For more information visit their website or upcoming events page

"We Are Called!" - 2017 United Methodist Women's Mission U

Ask anyone who's attended: it's a wonderful experience to spend a couple of days learning, singing, worshiping, and eating delicious food with United Methodist Women from around Iowa.  You are called!  Please answer!  Click here for more information.

Spiritual Leadership Incorporated

As the Iowa Conference continues to work through the coaching tips of Spiritual Leadership Inc. (SLI), participants in the program are getting out to the districts to begin grassroots organizing.  

“We have been learning about our ministries and where mission and ministry need to get realigned,” said Rev. Lanette Plambeck, Broadway UMC in Council Bluffs. “We have been learning, leading and loving together.”   Plambeck is part of the Bishop’s Operational Team.

The Bishop’s Operational Team consists of the Bishop, two assistants to the bishop, the conference treasurer, the communications director, the human resources director, two clergy and two lay leaders. It focuses on looking at the processes in the conference and strategically aligns what it’s doing with focusing on creating new faith communities and renewing congregations. 

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