Events
Stewardship & Finance 2020: Getting it Right at the Starting Line!
01/09/2020
Does your church have new members on its stewardship team, finance committee, or church council? This webinar is focused on new members and can help your committee get started strong the very first week. Learn more and register now!  
Northeast District Leadership Training Workshops
01/26/2020
The Foundation's Executive Director, Katharine Yarnell, will be leading the Stewardship: Do not ask and you shall not receive workshop on Sunday, January 26 as a part of the Northeast District Leadership Training Workshops event. This event takes places at Cedar Falls, First UMC at 718 Clay St. in Cedar Falls from 2:30-4:45 p.m. Below are all of the workshop topics: How to run a Meeting that Matters Different Committee Structures Worship Tech Starting a Wednesday night program for young families Church office software Missions: Ideas and opportunities for hands-on mission Nominations & Personnel: The key to a Healthy Church…
Tax-Savvy Ways to Support Your Favorite Ministry Workshop
10/02/2019
Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE workshop! When: Wednesday, October 2 - meal served at 5:40 p.m. and workshop begins at 6 p.m. Where: Ames, First United Methodist Church - 516 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010 What: You will learn strategies for donating a variety of assets (stocks, property, etc.) to non-profits, while decreasing your personal tax liability and maximizing the value of the gift. You may be able to give in ways you hadn’t thought about before! Katharine Yarnell, Executive Director of the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, has 14 years of experience with Financial Stewardship and Estate Planning. She…
Your Will Your Way Workshop
10/27/2019
Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE workshop! When: Sunday, October 27 from 3:30-5 p.m. Where: West Branch United Methodist Church - 203 N Downey St., West Branch, IA 52358 What: You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. There will also be a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health. Katharine Yarnell, Executive Director of the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, has 14 years of experience with Financial Stewardship and Estate Planning. She served a rural congregation in Kansas for 10 years, and as Field…
Your Will Your Way Workshop
05/01/2019
This workshop will take place at Decorah, First UMC on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. and will be focused on long-term financial planning. You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. There will also be a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health. Rev. Dr. Katharine Yarnell, the Executive Director of the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, has 14 years of experience with financial stewardship and estate planning. She served a rural congregation in Kansas for 10 years, and as Field Outreach Minister of the North…
Clergy Orders and Fellowship
04/09/2019
Are you attending the Clergy Orders and Fellowship event at Ames, First UMC on Tuesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the Foundation's table to chat with some of our Field Staff members. They will have helpful brochures, chocolate, and beneficial information for you and your church! Learn more about the event here: https://www.iaumc.org/eventdetail/spring-2019-order-of-elders-order-of-deacons-the-fellowship-of-local-pastors-associate-members-event-12779238
Financial Planning Workshops
04/06/2019
Join us for TWO workshops at Lovely Lane UMC in Cedar Rapids. "Your Will Your Way" -- Saturday, April 6 at 6-8 p.m. You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. We will also take a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health. "Tax Savvy Ways to Support Your Favorite Ministry" -- Sunday, April 7 at 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. You will learn strategies for donating a variety of assets (stocks, property, etc.) to non-profits, while decreasing your personal tax liability and maximizing the value of the…
Laity Day
04/06/2019
Join other people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating Laity Day with the Bishop on Saturday, April 6 at Collegiate UMC in Ames from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our Field Staff members will be there to chat with you about Foundation services that are relevant to you! Read more about Laity day here: https://www.iaumc.org/newsdetail/laity-day-with-bishop-laurie-12769332
Your Will Your Way Workshop
04/28/2019
This workshop will take place at Waukee UMC on Sunday, April 28 after the 10:00 a.m. worship service and is focused on long-term financial planning. You will come away with an outline and checklist for preparing to plan or update your will. There will also be a brief look at different ways your congregation can plan for long-term financial health. Rev. Dr. Katharine Yarnell, the Executive Director of the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, has 14 years of experience with Financial Stewardship and Estate Planning. She served a rural congregation in Kansas for 10 years, and as Field Outreach Minister of the North…