Our Calendar

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Announcement: In consideration of the health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the IA, NE, and SD Conferences and the national setting of the UCC recommend that in-person, large group events be canceled and postponed for the time being. If you make any changes to your event please contact Aidan Spencer at aidan@ucctcm.org. At the recommendation of UCC HR, your conference staff may not be attending events in their regular capacity for their own health and the health of others.

For more information and Conference support through this time, look at our COVID-19 resources.

Before submitting an event, please consider it’s timing and size in relation to the pandemic.

Submit an Event

Fill out the Submit an Event Form to share an event or program for the wider Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ.

NOTE: Please consider the timing and size of the event in relation to the current pandemic.

Event Follow-Up

How did your event or program go? We’d love to hear about it and help others hear about it too. Share your stories and photos through the Event Follow-Up Form.

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.

Tuesdays: Ministers Moments

More Zoom and event information in the calendar events below

Thursdays: Clergy Coffee Hour

More Zoom and event information in the calendar events below

Iowa Conference Annual Meeting 2020 @ West Des Moines Christian Church
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Iowa Conference United Church of Christ. More details to come!

Eastern Iowa Association Fall Meeting @ Zoom
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Eastern Association for the Annual Fall Meeting wherein we’ll celebrate the ministry of the last year and look forward to the coming year as we hear about what is coming up, elect officers, and bless our new leaders. We’ll close time together with worship before signing off.

We hope to see you on Zoom. Simply click the link below, phone in, or download the Zoom App on your smart phone and enter the meeting ID to join.

All documents for the meeting are available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13-FdV_1i_xgkGa_p6cDZCfQnXLbyy05G?usp=sharing

Questions? Contact Association Moderator, Dick Steele, riverwatch16@mediacombb.net.

Zoom Information:

Topic: Eastern Iowa Annual Meeting

Time: Sep 20, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 836 9570 1889
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Northeastern Iowa Association Fall Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Fall Gathering of the Northeast Iowa Association will happen via Zoom on October 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

We will have a time of opening prayer and a super short business session followed by a chance for folks to join one of two breakout sessions designed to help you with your ministry during this time of transition for many, and being church in new and creative ways in the midst of Covid-19.  People outside of the association are welcome to attend the break out sessions as well!

Our breakout sessions at 2:30 pm are:

Transitioning Well – by Rev. Jeff Nelsen
Jeff does his ministry from the National UCC setting and will lead a presentation with time for Q&A about healthy approaches to pastoral transitions, both from a congregational viewpoint and pastoral viewpoint.  Ending well and beginning well are important times in the life of the church.

Ministry in the Midst of Covid-19 – by Rev. Eileen Gebbie and Hannah Hannover
Come share your ideas and learn from Rev. Eileen as she shares what hurdles their congregation has faced in the months since Covid-19 began, what has worked well, and what hasn’t in areas ranging from worship, to outreach, to stewardship.  Learn from Hannah as she shares how she has changed how effective ministry with young people is done in the new landscape of social distancing

We hope you will join us on Oct. 4th for this time of fellowship and learning together!

The Zoom Log-ins for each of the meetings:

Business meeting:
Topic: Northeast Iowa Fall Meeting
Time: October 4, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 874 4260 8658
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Transitioning Well:
Time: Oct 4, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84494625142

Meeting ID: 844 9462 5142
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Ministry in the Midst of Covid-19  
Time: Oct 4, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 874 3840 9762
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Annual Meeting Practice Session @ Zoom
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Attending completely online events is new to most of us and can feel a bit intimidating, but have no fear because you can practice with us ahead of time! Test out the Zoom Webinar and Zoom Meeting platforms, connect with staff, ask questions, and learn about helpful Zoom features and settings. We will be on call prior to the start of the practice session in case you need support while entering the Zoom space. Questions? Contact Aidan Spencer at aidan@ucctcm.org.

2020 Annual Meetings @ Online Event
Oct 17 all-day

For the safety of all of our congregations and communities, the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the UCC will be meeting jointly on October 17th, 2020 for the first time ever on a completely digital platform. We are hard at work putting together an engaging event with innovative ways of connecting. Stay tuned for details on the upcoming annual meeting!

Iowa Southeastern Association Fall Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm
The churches of the SE Association will be meeting on Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m.  Due to the COViD pandemic, we will be using ZOOM so that we can meet remotely. Please join us! Questions can be sent to Milo Van Veldhuizen, vvhuizen@hotmail.com.
Topic: Southeastern Association Fall Meeting
Time: Oct 25, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 843 8506 8978
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Meeting ID: 843 8506 8978