Christians Engaged in Faith Formation


Schedule (subject to change)

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 and “The Bridges of Madison County” area

 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
 7:15 - 8:30 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
  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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