North Central District "Crossroads"

September 6, 2018


March 1, 2018 - 2017 Fund Balance Report were DUE - - Click HERE for the 2017 Fund Balance Report - If this has not been taken care of - please do so ASAP!

May 1, 2018 - 2018 Another Set of Eyes were DUE! - If you and/or your SPRC Committee has not completed Another Set of Eyes - Please do so ASAP

Click HERE for the 2018 Another Set of Eyes.

REMINDER:  Another Set of Eyes is yearly evaluation that is a part of each Pastor/Churches file.  It’s helpful information that Cabinet reads and uses during the appointment making process that helps them identify what kind of support a Pastor and/or Church may need. Another Set of Eyes is used to strengthen relationships and developing skills for the sake of Jesus Christ.

2018-2019 Pastoral Interviews -  Pastoral Interviews have begun! If, for one reason or another there is a conflict with your scheduled time - it will be your responsibility to contact another person for another date. If changes are made - please make sure to contact the District Office with the change. All Pastoral Profile information has been sent to each clergy person. If you have not received that information - please contact Alanna ( at the District office as soon as possible. All Pastoral profiles need to be completed at least one week prior to your interview. To see the schedule and/or more information in regard to the Pastoral Interviews - Click HERE.
2018-2019 Church/Charge Conference  Orientations/Trainings - Last Church/Charge Conference Orientation will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 2-4 PM at Clear Lake UMC.  Click HERE for information!
2018-2019 Church/Charge Conferences - There will be 4 Charge Conferences held again this year! Click HERE for ALL of the details including dates, times, and locations!
October 9-12, 2018 - National Christians Engaged in Faith Formation "Curious Church" Conference - Des Moines Marriott Hotel (700 Grand Ave) Click HERE for more information and to register.
October 13, 2018 - Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Training - Clear Lake UMC - 8 AM-6PM - Click HERE for more information and registration information.
October 19-21, 2018 Fall Mission u - Learning Together for Transformation of the World - For more information and registration information - Click HERE
Creating World Transforming Communities of Faith

People of Constant Prayer



  • Dan & Camille Rogers on the death of Camille's mother; Margie McCollough.;
  • The family and friends of Rebecca Rowe. Rebecca (Becky) served as the SE District Administrative Assistant from 2013-2017. Becky passed away after a 6 month battle with cancer;
  • The communities and households who have been impacted by the flooding here in Iowa and the region;
  • Those who are celebrating the joy of new life, baptisms, and significant markers along the journey of faith and life.
  • Continuous prayers for those who do not specifically ask for prayers but need them.  

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

If you have a prayer request - please pass this information onto the District Office. ( or call (515)832-2784.

Equipping Ourselves and others as Transformational Leaders

Des Moines Pastoral Care & Counseling Opportunities
To see a schedule of upcoming trainings and workshops: go to: or call 515-274-4006.
Curious Church - 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.
Directing Our Resources to Common Goals


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission - North Central District Jurisdictional Upcoming Trainings: CLICK HERE for more information on upcoming trainings and dates.