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

Jan
9
Sat
CCAM Meeting @ Iowa Conference UCC
Jan 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.

Jan
12
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Jan 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 church leaders to check in and hold each other in a peaceful space, ask questions, and pray together in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Jan
14
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Jan 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, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join via the Zoom information below:

Topic: Clergy Coffee Hour
Time: Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) every week on Thursdays.
Passcode: CoffeeHour

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84792872924?pwd=Ti9wQ1Z6UDhMYlQ1VFQ1REVoRzJLUT09

Meeting ID: 847 9287 2924
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+16468769923,,84792872924# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsCsPS3EI

NOTE: We will not meet on November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve), or December 31st (New Years).

 

Pastoral Care Specialist Program @ Des Moines Pastoral Couseling Center
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, encouragement and consultation on their work. Participants will reinforce what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries.

Dates and Time: 12 noon – 3 p.m. monthly, every second Thursday beginning September 2019 and ending June 2021 (No class July and August)

Tuition: $650 for each of the two years, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. To discuss a payment plan option for tuition, please contact Diane McClanahan, the Center’s Director of Leadership and Spiritual Life.

Jan
18
Mon
Office Closed
Jan 18 all-day

The offices will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan
19
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Jan 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 church leaders to check in and hold each other in a peaceful space, ask questions, and pray together in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Curriculum Preview – White Privilege: Let’s Talk @ Zoom
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wondering about how you and your congregation might engage in meaningful, substantive conversations on race within your congregation?  Come join a conversation about the UCC’s curriculum: White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue.  Together we’ll experience an overview of the curriculum itself—its themes, structure, and approach—then take a close look at faithful ways to plan, prepare, and invite your congregation to engage in these important and holy conversations.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85464649000

Jan
21
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Jan 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, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join via the Zoom information below:

Topic: Clergy Coffee Hour
Time: Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) every week on Thursdays.
Passcode: CoffeeHour

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84792872924?pwd=Ti9wQ1Z6UDhMYlQ1VFQ1REVoRzJLUT09

Meeting ID: 847 9287 2924
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,84792872924# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsCsPS3EI

NOTE: We will not meet on November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve), or December 31st (New Years).

 

Jan
26
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Jan 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 church leaders to check in and hold each other in a peaceful space, ask questions, and pray together in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Jan
28
Thu
Clergy Health and Wellness: Clergy Boundary Training @ Online
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Framed through the lens of clergy health and wellness, join in for a not-so-typical clergy boundary training. Through both presentations and small group collaborative learning with case studies written by our pastors, participants will focus on several key areas for balance and wellbeing in their ministry. Areas of focus include:

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Tools for mindfulness and spiritual disciplines
  • Compassion fatigue, burnout and the effects of secondary traumatic stress
  • Financial wellness and financial planning
  • Preventing and responding to harm and harassment
  • Working through stressful and changing times

This training fulfills the Boundary Training requirement for maintaining UCC ministerial standing in all Associations of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences and in the Rhode Island Association of the Southern New England Conference.

Once you have completed the registration you will receive a confirmation email with further details about the day’s event.