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

Come, join us at District Conference!



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 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…


Actually, one is all that is needed—one auctioneer to call our annual district conference auction at the Church On Northland in Cedar Rapids, late Saturday afternoon on August 3, 2019.  We are grateful for the volunteer service of our past auctioneers, their fun and humor, plus the ability to generate funds for the district budget and other causes, and are looking for someone to carry on the tradition.  If you know of someone in your congregation, or have a friend or acquaintance who can “call” an auction please contact Alta Gahm, Terri Hansen or Lois Grove and we will work out the arrangements with the person.

Check back later for more documents and info!