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

May
3
Mon
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
May 3 @ 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 learn how to cultivate Brave Spaces in your congregation, share ideas for beginning or continuing Anti-Racism work in your congregation, dialogue about current events and their impact, build relationships with people across the Conferences working to dismantle racism, and discern how to take the next faithful step.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:00pm CT on the first Monday of each month starting March 1st, 2021.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84054669781

May
4
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
May 4 @ 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

May
5
Wed
Abuse Prevention Training @ Zoom
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Does your church have an updated abuse prevention and anti-harassment policy? Are you familiar with the best abuse prevention practices in youth ministry and congregational life? Are you attending to abuse prevention practices in your virtual ministries? All of these topics, and more, will be discussed with ACM Rev. Samantha Houser and Heather E. Kimmel, General Counsel for the United Church of Christ (UCC).

To attend, please register: https://triconf.secure.force.com/default/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a2C1U000002DzIhUAK&

You will receive the Zoom information in the registration confirmation email.

Heather E. Kimmel is the General Counsel of the UCC. She has been serving in that capacity since December 1st, 2015. Prior to that, she served as Associate General Counsel of the UCC. Before joining the Office of General Counsel, she practiced in the areas of white-collar defense and complex civil litigation at Jones Day and Baker & Hostetler, as well as serving as a federal judicial clerk. She also served as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She counsels the National Setting of the UCC and also serves the Conferences of the UCC.

May
6
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
May 6 @ 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: 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
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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).

 

May
8
Sat
CCAM Meeting @ Iowa Conference UCC
May 8 @ 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.

May
10
Mon
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
May 10 @ 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 churches. Join in to learn how to cultivate Brave Spaces in your congregation, share ideas for beginning or continuing LGBTQ+ inclusivity and ONA work in your congregation, dialogue about current events and their impact, build relationships with people across the Conferences, and discern how to take the next faithful step.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:00pm CT on the second Monday of each month starting March 8th, 2021.

Join the Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030629647

May
11
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
May 11 @ 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

May
13
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
May 13 @ 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: 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).

 

Pastoral Care Specialist Program @ Des Moines Pastoral Couseling Center
May 13 @ 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.

May
14
Fri
Clergy Health and Wellness: Clergy Boundary Training @ Online
May 14 @ 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.

Questions? Contact Rev. Ellis Arnold, ellis@ucctcm.org.