Fort Dodge Forums
Late Winter/Spring Schedule Set
The fun begins at 9:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge Iowa. Forums begin at 9:30 am with coffee and fellowship. The Program runs from 10 until noon. A catered meal (about $8) is available to conclude the event at noon.
The Forum costs $40 per session, payable at the time of the forum. Or get all 9 sessions in the 2017-2018 year for only $225. Retired clergy rate available. Hope to see you there!
March 8 Psalms
Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
April 12 Musings on Pentecost: The Forgotten Festival
Dr. Barbara Lundblad
May 10 Interculturality
Bishop Roger Prois
Events in and Around the Synod
Faith Formation Summit
When: April 27-28th
Where: Carol Joy Holing Camp, Ashland NE
We invite you to join with other faith formation leaders and the Vibrant Faith team as we spend two days living into the how-to’s of generating and sustaining a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for today’s world. We believe effective, transformational ministry will happen by focusing on these two key areas :
Other Events of Interest
Mental Health Ministry Conference
Please save the date for our upcoming Mental Health in Ministry Conference on April 23-24th! Attached is a postcard with all the details, and you may feel free to forward this on to members of your leadership team or congregation who may be interested. Registration information will come out next week! More information regarding the topics the speakers will cover can be found on our website. Postcard Here!!
Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop 2018
This workshop is to help with accounting questions that arise in congregations; and help build collaboration and support among financial and administrative staff and volunteers.
April 28, 2018
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Memorial Lutheran Church
701 11th Street, Nevada, IA 50201
Thomas Hammar, CPA
Molly Hammar-Shattuck, Staff Accountant
And by Web Cam, Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA, & Author of the Church and Clergy Tax Guide
Sponsored by the SE IA Synod - Register Here
Father & Kids Free Fishing Weekend
June 1-3 is a free fishing weekend for Iowa residents. Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps, along with Lutheran Men in Mission would like to invite you to make it a great weekend with you and the kids! Fishing options from the docks at camp. We are also just north of Gull Point State Park which has great fishing spots. Fishing equipment at camp is available on a first come, first served basis. We also plan to be able to take some fishing on the camp pontoon with times and signups to be arranged. Flier with more info here!
Preaching Series Workshop
Create sermon series that will have your congregation faithfully fed, grateful, and alive. Walk away with new ideas, a network of forward thinking preachers, ready-to-go adaptable sermon series, and a plan for your year.
When: June 19-20
Where: St Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Cost: Early bird registration...$89
Who: Lillian Daniel, Karoline Lewis, Mark Hanson
Register and more information at..preachinginseriesworkshop.org
PORTICO Pre-Retirement Seminar
If you're over age 50 and within 15 years of retirement, our pre-retirement seminars and webinars are a great way to get planning off to a strong start or keep the momentum going. The seminar answers the important questions you may have about retirement, including:
• How much money will I need when I retire?
• What health care options will I have in retirement?
• As I approach retirement, how can I manage my investment risks?
• How can money be distributed from my ELCA retirement account to create a steady stream of income in retirement?
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (additional dates and locations are listed at: https://porticobenefits.org/NewsEvents/Events/Pre-RetirementSeminars)
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $35/person or $70/couple. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ames-pre-retirement-seminar-tickets-39098632061
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