District Conference 2019


Northern Plains District Conference
August 2-4, 2019

The Church on Northland
5200 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA

Moderator, Daniel Butler
Ivester Church of the Brethren

Based on John 15: 9-17

Friday evening preacher: Michaela Alphonse, Pastor at Miami First (FL) COB
Saturday evening preacher: Daniel Butler, District Conference Moderator
Sunday morning preacher: Josh Brockway, Denominational Director of Spiritual Formation


Come, join us at District Conference!

REGISTRATION FEES Early Registration After July 12, 2019
Non Delegates $25.00 $30.00
Young Adult
(Post High School – age 25)
$15.00 $20.00
Children and Youth 0.00 0.00



Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids – (319) 294-9407
1230 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402                                                            

Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel  – (319) 377-6386
90 Twixt Town Road Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402                                                                                 

Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids – North  – (319) 832-1130
1130 Park Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402             

MainStay Suites  – (319) 363-7829
5145 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  

Cedar Rapids Marriott  – (319) 393-6600
1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cedar Rapids – North  – (319) 378-1140
1140 Park Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


The District Conference Planning Committee is in need of volunteers to help in the nursery during District Conference August 2 – 4, 2019 at the Church on Northland in Cedar Rapids IA.  Help is needed during each worship service (Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday morning and during the business sessions on Saturday (morning and afternoon). Please contact Chris Tobias with any questions or for volunteering.


The Witness Commission will be collecting cleaning buckets for a service project at District Conference in August 2019.  Some buckets will be distributed at the next District Board meeting for congregations to fill.  These will be processed through Church World Service.  See list below:

1 five gallon bucket with resealable lid
4 scouring pads
7 sponges, including 1 large
1 scrub brush
18 reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
One 50 oz or two 25 oz bottles of liquid laundry detergent
One 16-28 oz bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
One 12-16 oz bottle of house hold cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
One pkg of 48-50 clothespins
Clothesline, two 50 ft or one 100 ft
Five dust masks
Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex- free, non-surgical)
One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather
24-28 heavy duty 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
One 6-9 oz bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent
All items must be new.  Place all items in bucket, snap the lid on tight and seal with packing tape.
Processing fee–$3.00 per bucket
Shipping costs also needed

Contact Diane Sittig if questions…


It is time to be creative and start working on your items for the Dist. Conference auction!  This is a great fund-raiser for our District!  Encourage others in your congregation (who can’t make it to District Conference) to sew, craft, make a woodwork project etc.


Check back later for more documents and info!