Newsletters-South Central Lamplighter

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Save the Date:

October 16, 2018

Women in Ministry Gathering, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Chariton, First UMC

October 18, 2018

"Road Trip: Pathways for Discipleship", 10 AM to 3 PM at the Chariton, First UMC.  

October 27, 2018

Advanced Lay Servant class "The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation" at Russell UMC

October 27, 2018

Mission Education Workshop-Osceola UMC-9:00 am-12:00 pm for Mission Chairs and Mission Committee Members

November 3, 2018

Basic Lay Servant class at Russell UMC

Thanksgiving Ingathering two sites on the South Central District, Greenfield UMC and Mt. Pleasant Iowa Wesleyan University Howe Student Activity Center

Ingathering Information for Greenfield Site

To see the Greenfield Site Ingathering Poster click HERE

 Ingathering Information for Mt. Pleasant Site

We have some new information for those attending the Mt. Pleasant site of the Thanksgiving Ingathering.

To see the information click HERE

January 5, 2019

Lay Servant Interviews to be held at Chariton, First UMC

Fall 2018 Orders and Fellowship Event - October 30th, 9:30 am - 4 pm, at First UMC in Marshalltown

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Evangelism and New Ministry Development

Our method to developing new ministry is an indigenous approach to the mission field. By using this approach, we aim to:

  • Participate in God's plan to reach people with the message of Christ.
  • Model and teach what Christ has commanded—to Love God and Love People.

In doing so, we envision grace-filled (favored by God), healthy, vibrant communities of faith all over Iowa from North, South, East, and West!

New ministry development includes both brand new ministries and those birthed from existing ministries.

See more HERE.

Curious.Church Conference

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


School for Lay Ministry - New Des Moines Location
This fall, the School for Lay Ministry will be offering courses in Des Moines at the Iowa United Methodist Conference Center.  Click HERE for more information.

Active Shooter Training/Resources-Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

There is no way that we can be prepared for everything that "could" happen.  We can discuss and be ready for many things.  In 2017 a total of 108 fatalities happened in places of worship, in the United States.

There is no "one" training or Plan that will work for every church/community.  Here are some resources, others are available online, through your insurance agency and through your local law enforcement agencies.

Click HERE to read more about these resources.

Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling Opportunities

To see a schedule of upcoming trainings and workshops: go to: or call 515-274-4006.
Fall Day Apart Workshop


Mission Moments

Click HERE