Christians Engaged in Faith Formation


Schedule

Please click here to download the program book, which has the full schedule.
The schedule listed below is NOT updated with the final changes.

Tuesday, October 9

 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration & Information Booth Open
 Lunch on your own

 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Tour to Winterset (John Wayne Birthplace Museum) & “The Bridges of Madison County”

 1:00 - 4:00 PM

 A Time for Mission at the Bidwell-Riverside Service Center

 1:00 - 2:30 PM Sustained Learning/Adaptive Changes Training for “Communities of Practice” table leaders
 3:00 - 4:30 PM
 Event for all those NEW to their Job in Faith Formation Ministries (no extra fee), led by Carol Krau
 3:30 - 5:00 PM  Reception for Persons Serving in the Church Ten Years or Longer, led by Mary Alice Gran
 Afternoon TBA Hotel Registration Begins
 5:30 PM Opening Banquet, with welcome from Bishop Laurie Haller
 6:45 PM Worship
 7:30 - 8:45 PM First Plenary with Brian McLaren
  Late evening on your own

Wednesday, October 11

  Breakfast on your own (Hotel restaurant, hotel Starbucks & local restaurants)
 7:00 AM Enlivening the Spirit – various wellness opportunities
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Registration & Information Booth Open
 8:30 AM Curious News, Gather for Worship
 8:45 AM Worship (Preacher: Iowa Bishop Laurie Haller)
 9:45 AM Vendor Break
 10:15 AM

 Second Plenary with Brian McLaren

 11:15 AM
 Vendor Break
 11:15 - 11:30 AM Brian McLaren - available for questions
 12:15 PM
 Lunch - with optional tables for Communities of Practice conversations
 1:30 - 3:00 PM Curiosity Class #1
 3:00 PM Vendor Break
 3:30 - 5:00 PM Curiosity Class #2
 5:00 PM on Dinner on your own - sample Des Moines dining
 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Curiosity Night at the Des Moines Science Center

Thursday, October 11

  Breakfast on your own (Hotel restaurant, hotel Starbucks & local restaurants)
 7:00 AM Enlivening the Spirit – various wellness opportunities
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration & Information Booth Open
 8:30 AM Curious News, Gather for Worship
 8:45 AM Worship (Louisiana Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey)
 9:45 AM Vendor Break
 10:15 AM

 First Plenary with John Roberto

 11:15 AM
 Vendor Break
 11:15 - 11:30 AM John Roberto - available for questions
 12:15 PM
 Lunch - with optional tables for Communities of Practice conversations
 1:30 - 3:00 PM Curiosity Class #3
 3:00 PM Vendor Break
 3:30 - 5:00 PM Curiosity Class #4
 5:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner on your own - sample Des Moines dining
 8:00 PM A Night of Laughter and Joy, featuring Comedy XPeriment

Friday, October 12

  Breakfast on your own (Hotel restaurant, hotel Starbucks & local restaurants)
 7:00 AM Enlivening the Spirit – various wellness opportunities
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration & Information Booth Open
 8:30 AM Curious News, Gather for Worship
 8:45 AM Worship (Preacher: Ohio Bishop Tracy Smith Malone)
 9:45 AM Vendor Break
 10:15 AM

 Second Plenary with John Roberto

 11:15 AM
 Vendor Break
 11:15 - 11:30 AM John Roberto - available for questions
 12:15 PM
 Lunch - with optional tables for Communities of Practice conversations
 1:30 - 3:00 PM Curiosity Class #5
 3:00 PM Vendor Break
 3:30 - 5:00 PM Curiosity Class #6
 5:15 PM 50th Anniversary Banquet
 7:30 PM Carrie Newcomer with Gary Walters in concert. 1 ticket is included with full registration. Additional tickets may be purchased at https://cefumc.org/event-3043015.
  Conference ends; Late night free!

Saturday, October 13

  Breakfast on your own (Hotel restaurant, hotel Starbucks & local restaurants)
 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Check out the Des Moines Farmer's Market (downtown)
  Return home...or enjoy some side trips to see more of Iowa, or travel to some surrounding Midwestern states and/or cities like Kansas City, Omaha, and the Twin Cities (which are all approx. two to three hours away.)
 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Help strike the worship set & clean up, if you can.


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