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Mission Support Forms for 2016
Submit your Mission Intent Form online or by downloading the PDF.
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April 9, 2016

April 21, 2016 
Iowa City

May 6-7, 2016

Love Like Jesus
June 16-19, 2016
Des Moines
Remember in Prayer
We remember in our prayers all those who support and empower international women leaders in the life and development of this church and our communities. We pray to be awakened to the power and capacity our sisters have in transforming the world in the name of Jesus Christ. More prayers...  
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2016 Health Assessment and Go Challenge
It's time for Portico health plan members and spouses to take their health assessments by logging into their My Portico accounts. Completion of the assessment earns you $150 in wellness dollars, with the opportunity to earn $250 more in follow up activities. Take yours today! 
Synod Insert from The Lutheran Magazine
The March insert from the Southeastern Iowa Synod is now available online. Download it here.
Resolutions for Synod Assembly
Reminder that resolutions for Synod Assembly are due to the synod office by March 22. for more information see the resolutions page on our website or contact Pr. Eric Carlson
New Director for Evangelical Mission
The Rev. Erika Uthe has accepted the call to serve as Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop for the Southeastern Iowa Synod and will begin serving in this new role on April 1, 2016
Synod Events
Children's Ministry Resource Day
Children’s Ministry Resource Day: Encourage, Equip, Affirm.  On Saturday April, 9 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. We will have worship, workshops on using Pinterest for ministry, Intergenerational ministry, and a speaker from Spark House. This is a perfect time to connect with other church volunteers/workers and learn a few things to take back to your own congregations.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., the event will start at 10 a.m., and  will conclude at 2:15 p.m. This is an event for volunteers, helpers, and staff involved with children's ministry within the Southeastern Iowa Synod. Lunch will be provided.  See more and register online
Administrative Professionals Thank You Luncheon
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, join us for The Church Administrative Assistants Luncheon and Gathering. Thursday, April 21, 2016; 9:30 – 12:00 at the Southeastern Iowa Synod Center for MInistry in Iowa City.

Spend time with administrative professionals from the Southeastern Iowa Synod— sharing ideas with others who work in church offices. Use this time to reenergize and refocus and gain a fresh perspective on your work within the church. AND – stay for lunch! For all your hard work, we want to say THANK YOU by treating you to lunch and a little fun.
  • Small group conversations
  • Network building
  • Communicating the mission of the church
  • Ideas for effective support of the pastor, parishioners, and congregation ministries.
This gathering is made available at no cost to congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. RSVP online
2016 Synod Assembly
While the many reasons to celebrate may be overshadowed by any number of challenges facing the church, we are preparing for the 2016 Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly filled with hope. We will gather under the theme, Drawn to the Light of God, with an eye toward how Christ, the Light shines in our varied ministries and in every corner of our lives.

This year’s assembly will include election of Synod Council members, Rev. Ruben Duran, Director for New Congregations, will serve as the churchwide representative providing updates and stories of the work we do together as the ELCA. 

Friday, May 6, 2016-Saturday, May 7, 2016
Coralville Marriott and Convention Center 
Coralville, IA
You're Invited
Macalester College Choir Tour
The Macalester College Concert Choir will be performing in the area this coming week

Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:30 p.m. 
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
610 31st Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Free admission

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Iowa State Capitol  (first floor rotunda)
1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Free admission

Friday, March 18, 2016
7:30 p.m. 
Grinnell United Church of Christ
902 Broad St
Grinnell, IA 50112
Free admission

Sunday, March 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. 
Worship service participation
St. John’s Lutheran Church
600 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Continuing Education Opportunity-Stepping Up Staffing and Supervision
Sponsored by the Iowa Conference UCC on April 12-13 in Des Moines. Featured speaker will be Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, coach, spiritual director and ordained Baptist minister. 

This event is open to participants outside of the Iowa Conference UCC and will be held at Plymouth UCC in Des Moines. More information and registration.
Pre-Retirement Seminar from Portico
While many adults over the age of 50 are thinking about retirement, everyone approaches this important stage in life differently. Some spend a lot of time in the planning stage, while others start planning with just months to spare. No matter where you are in the process, Portico’s day-long pre-retirement seminar can help. And, the good news is we’re coming soon to your area!

Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church
                 1517 Northwestern Ave
                 Ames, IA 50010
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: Registration begins at 8:30AM, Seminar runs from 9:00AM-6:00PM
Register today! 
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