Our Calendar

Welcome to the Conference calendar! On this page you’ll find events hosted by the Conferences, Associations, local churches, and our partner organizations. You can filter the events by clicking on the “Categories” button in corner of the calendar. Click on each category again to remove it and return to the main calendar.

Have an event to share? Fill out the “Submit an Event” form. When planning your event, please pay close attention to the recommendations from the CDC, the Conference, and your local health officials regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Until further notice, your Conference staff will not be attending in-person events, but welcome the invitation to join you virtually – attending if it’s hosted online, sending in a video to be included, sending a written message, etc.

Brave Space Open Conversations. Anti-Racist: 1st Mondays. LGBTQ+ Inclusive/ONA: 2nd Mondays

Monthly Brave Space Open Conversations

Join Open Conversations (OC) for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making (1st Monday of the month) and OC for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making (2nd Monday of the month). More info in the calendar!

Clergy leaders in our Conferences can meet for online discussion with our ministerial staff at 12:00pm CT on Tuesdays and for fellowship/coffee hour on Thursdays/ Visit www.ucctcm.org/calendar for the Zoom link.

Ministers’ Moments and Clergy Coffee Hour

Join Ministers’ Moments on Tuesdays at 12:00pm CT and Clergy Coffee Hour on Thursdays at 12:00m CT to connect with your colleagues and Conference staff! More Zoom and event info in the calendar events below.

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Registration Opens for Communities of Practice – Cohort 4
Registration Opens for Communities of Practice – Cohort 4 @ Online
Oct 4 all-day
Registration for Communities of Practice – Cohort 4 opens on October 4th, 2021 and will be open until November 4th, 2021. To learn more about Communities of Practice and for the registration link, visit our[...]
A Time for Contemplative Practice 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice @ Zoom
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice is an opportunity for people in our Conferences to gather for the purpose of engaging in contemplative practices together, to set the intentions for the coming week, and to become[...]
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project 6:30 pm
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project @ Online - Live and Recorded
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa invites you to join with communities of faith across Iowa in faithful conversations about The 1619 Project. Slavery in the United States has been referenced as our “original sin.” Given[...]
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making 7:00 pm
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Clergy and congregation members in the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join the Conference Ministerial staff and Conference Collaborating Partners for conversation centered on building an Anti-Racist Church. Join in to[...]
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Disaster Ministries Webinar – Staying Sane in Today’s World of Covid-19: Increasing your Resiliency 10:00 am
Disaster Ministries Webinar – Staying Sane in Today’s World of Covid-19: Increasing your Resiliency @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
UCC National Disaster Ministries Presents, “Staying Sane in Today’s World of Covid-19: Increasing your Resiliency”. “This new normal doesn’t feel normal.” A practical and helpful webinar dealing with ministry, stress, and self-care in todays’ world.[...]
Ministers’ Moments 12:00 pm
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active[...]
Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar 6:30 pm
Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Can fundraising be ministry? Can stewardship be spiritual? The Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar with the national setting this fall offers an opportunity for pastors and lay leaders to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promoting generosity[...]
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Clergy Coffee Hour 12:00 pm
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West,[...]
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CCAM Meeting 9:00 am
CCAM Meeting @ Iowa Conference UCC
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Saturday (every month) at Iowa Conference Office; 9:00am-2:00pm; Contact is Ellis Arnold at ellis@ucctcm.org.
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Office Closed
Office Closed
Oct 11 all-day
The offices will be closed today in observance of Indigenous People’s Day.
A Time for Contemplative Practice 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice is an opportunity for people in our Conferences to gather for the purpose of engaging in contemplative practices together, to set the intentions for the coming week, and to become[...]
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project 6:30 pm
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project @ Online - Live and Recorded
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa invites you to join with communities of faith across Iowa in faithful conversations about The 1619 Project. Slavery in the United States has been referenced as our “original sin.” Given[...]
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making 7:00 pm
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Clergy and congregation members in the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join the Conference Ministerial staff and Conference Collaborating Partners for conversation centered on fostering LGBTQ+ inclusive and Open and Affirming[...]
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Ministers’ Moments 12:00 pm
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active[...]
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UCC Webinar—Movement Lessons: The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit 30 Years Later 1:00 pm
UCC Webinar—Movement Lessons: The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit 30 Years Later @ Zoom
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
UCC Webinar—Movement Lessons: The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit 30 Years Later One of the best resources of the environmental justice movement today is its own history. Leading scholars in the field[...]
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Clergy Coffee Hour 12:00 pm
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West,[...]
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Fall Youth Retreat 5:30 pm
Fall Youth Retreat @ Kamp Kaleo
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm
The Youth & Outdoors Ministry Committee (YOMC) is very excited to bring back the Fall Youth Retreat! All youth grades 7 – 12 (and their sponsors) are invited. This year, we will be meeting at[...]
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National CROP Hunger Walk on World Food Day – CWS
National CROP Hunger Walk on World Food Day – CWS @ Wherever you are!
Oct 16 all-day
Join CWS for the 2021 National CROP Hunger Walk on World Food Day, October 16th and end hunger in the U.S. and around the world! Walk on your treadmill, in your neighborhood, in a park[...]
Building an Inclusive Church Training 11:00 am
Building an Inclusive Church Training
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your faith community to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Building an Inclusive Church[...]
Prairie Association Fall Meeting 12:00 pm
Prairie Association Fall Meeting @ Hybrid Event: online and at Grand Island, Ogallala, Thedford, and Gevena congregations
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Prairie Association of the Nebraska Conference invites your to their annual business meeting on October 16th, 2021. The business meeting will be followed by a workshop entitled, “What’s Next? Creating a New Vibrant Vision[...]
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A Time for Contemplative Practice 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice @ Zoom
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice is an opportunity for people in our Conferences to gather for the purpose of engaging in contemplative practices together, to set the intentions for the coming week, and to become[...]
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project 6:30 pm
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project @ Online - Live and Recorded
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa invites you to join with communities of faith across Iowa in faithful conversations about The 1619 Project. Slavery in the United States has been referenced as our “original sin.” Given[...]
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Ministers’ Moments 12:00 pm
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active[...]
Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar 6:30 pm
Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar @ Zoom
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Can fundraising be ministry? Can stewardship be spiritual? The Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar with the national setting this fall offers an opportunity for pastors and lay leaders to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promoting generosity[...]
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Clergy Coffee Hour 12:00 pm
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West,[...]
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Memorial Funds: Gift or Stumbling Block 8:30 pm
Memorial Funds: Gift or Stumbling Block @ Zoom
Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Memorial Funds can provide much needed financial resources for congregations to engage in a special project, repair, or mission. At the same time, Memorial Funds can be controversial and contentious or be left untouched. How[...]
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A Time for Contemplative Practice 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice @ Zoom
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am
A Time for Contemplative Practice is an opportunity for people in our Conferences to gather for the purpose of engaging in contemplative practices together, to set the intentions for the coming week, and to become[...]
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project 6:30 pm
Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project @ Online - Live and Recorded
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa invites you to join with communities of faith across Iowa in faithful conversations about The 1619 Project. Slavery in the United States has been referenced as our “original sin.” Given[...]
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Ministers’ Moments 12:00 pm
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active[...]
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Monthly Worship Planning Retreat 9:00 am
Monthly Worship Planning Retreat @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Join pastors from around the Tri-Conference for collaborative worship planning days. Each retreat day will offer time for reading the texts aloud, silent reflection, group sharing of insights and Holy Spirit guidance followed by time[...]
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Clergy Coffee Hour 12:00 pm
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West,[...]
Climate Change: Faith, Conversation, Science 7:00 pm
Climate Change: Faith, Conversation, Science @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Climate Change: Why We Must Care and What We Can Say–Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is well-known for her ability to connect action on climate change to values, whether those values are love of God’s creation, love[...]
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