Connecting and Empowering the SE District

Updated 9/19/2019

Mark Your Calendar- Sunday, October 13
10:45 AM- Bishop Laurie preaching at the Fort Madison United Methodist Church, 510 9th St, Fort Madison.

2:30 PM- Installation Service for Superintendent Doug Cue at Mount Pleasant, First UMC, 309 N. Main St., Mount Pleasant. Bishop Laurie will be present at this service as well. A time for refreshments and fellowship will follow.

2019 Professional Interview Schedule

Please remember to do a final submit when you have completed your clergy profile. This will tell me it's ready for Doug.

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund - Deadline November 15, 2019
Adora Jones was a member of Salem UM Church in Cedar Rapids and set up this trust to help seminary students from the State of Iowa with expenses associated with their seminary studies. The scholarships will range from $500 to $1,500 and will be distributed by the end of the calendar year, for second semester expenses. The application materials must be received by November 15, 2019 to be considered.

Scholarship Application Form

Trust Scholarship Fund

2020 Apportionments are available. To read a letter from Maggie Biggs, Conference Treasurer CLICK HERE and to review your church share please CLICK HERE.
 2020 Annual Conference Dates - June 5-7, 2020
The 2020 Iowa Annual Conference is being planned to begin early Friday afternoon, June 5 and close late Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020. This change responds to one of the more often named requests in annual conference evaluations, which asked that the length of the annual conference session be shortened. This change will have the effect of reducing expenses incurred by Annual Conference lay and clergy members and their local churches and lowering the cost to hold the Annual Conference Session, something that is funded through Conference Apportionments.
September 23 - A Study of Numbers based on Bewilderments by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg,
Beginning Fall 2019 for interested clergy
Dr. Mary Lautzenhiser Bellon, Director of the Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling would like to invite interested clergy in a deep study of the Book of Numbers beginning Fall 2019. The tentative schedule is for the first three sessions: September 23, October 28 and November 25. Then we will resume with a final, day long retreat on January 28th with a back up date for weather. Read More.....
September 23 - Annual Retired Ministry Professionals & Spouses Fall Gathering - 10 AM to 2 PM
New Hope UM Church, 4525 Beaver Ave, Des Moines. Read More.....
September 29-October 4 - IA Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation for Laity and Clergy
Shalom Spirituality Center, 1001 Davis St, Dubuque IA. Registration deadline is September 19.
Brochure along with registration form
October 1 & 2, 2019 - Order of Elders, Order of Deacons and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members
SAVE THE DATE - The Event will be at the Ankeny First UMC Christian Life Center (710 NE 36th St., Ankeny, IA 50021). Times and additional information will be coming soon.
Friday, October 4 - UBUNTU Day - in Conjunction with UMW Annual Meeting
Join your UMW friends on Friday, October 4, the day before our Conference Annual Meeting to learn more about this agency that provides food for pantries across Iowa and to help sort donated food. Read More....
Saturday, October 5 - Conference United Methodist Women Annual Meeting - Staves UMC, Des Moines
Flyer and reservations due by September 28