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Join us for the next FOOD, FAITH, CLIMATE workshops!

These workshops are FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by the Board of Church and Society of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church!

GRUNDY CENTER on September 10

When: Sunday, September 10, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Grundy Center United Methodist Church, 707 6th St, Grundy Center

Lunch: Optional organic lunch provided by the United Methodist Women at 12 noon. Free will donation.

Co-sponsors: Holy Family Catholic Parish in Reinbeck, and American Lutheran Church, Bethany Presbyterian, First Presbyterian, all Grundy Center.

Download a flyer for the Grundy Center event to share here.

Register here for the Food, Faith, Climate workshop in Grundy Center.

WASHINGTON, IA on October 8

When: Sunday, October 8, 2 – 4pm

Where: Washington United Methodist Church, 206 W. 2nd St, Washington, IA

Download a flyer for the Washington event to share here.

Register here for the Food, Faith, Climate workshop in Washington, IA

CEDAR RAPIDS on November 11

When: Saturday, November 11, 9:30am – 11:30am

Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Food • Faith • Climate: Connecting the Dots is for anyone who would like to cut the carbon from their food practices. Carbon emissions that is! We examine how our food practices contribute to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions. Then we look at our own food practices and create a plan for more climate-friendly actions.

Download a flyer for the Cedar Rapids event to share here.

Register here for the Food, Faith, Climate workshop in Cedar Rapids.






Join us for our new workshop: The Good Life Redefined!

Attend Iowa Interfaith Power & Light’s workshop to learn how our “stuff” contributes to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us call us to reconnect with what is meaningful to live in harmony with the earth and each other. Together we will examine the Good Life, and make a plan to create a more JOYFUL life that is easier on the planet.


Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St, Moline, IL 

When: Sunday, October 22, 1-3pm

Cost: $5 per person thanks to generous sponsorships by Edwards United Church of Christ, Metropolitan Community Church, Unitarian Universalists of the Quad Cities, of Davenport, IA, St. John’s Lutheran of Rock Island, IL, and Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran of Moline, IL.



Where: Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2900 49th St, Des Moines, IA 50310

When: Saturday, November 4, 1-3pm

Cost: $20 per person.


Consider bringing a team from your congregation.

Download a flyer to share here.

Co-sponsors: Des Moines Interfaith Green Coalition

The workshop includes tips, resources and a handy wallet guide for more climate-friendly choices.

Read more about the program here.

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Nebraska and Iowa IPL are partnering to bring Cool Congregations training workshop to Omaha on October 28! If you are in western Iowa – Join us! We have room for 4 Iowa congregations at this special event. Contact Sarah at to apply for a spot for a team from your congregation.

Make your congregation a Cool Congregation!

Add a new twist to your stewardship commitments …

  • Pledge to care for Creation
  • Prevent pollution
  • Save money

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Iowa collectively prevented 67 tons of carbon pollution and an average of $200 on participant utility bills the first year. They built community and had fun doing it!

At the train the trainers Cool Congregations workshop:

Learn how to guide your congregation through the process:

  • Calculate your carbon footprint
  • Find ways to reduce it
  • Pledge these reductions to your faith community

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St., Omaha, NE 68104

Lunch 12:30pm: Join us for lunch to network and support the delicious ministry of Table Grace with fresh local foods. Bring $5 cash to pay for the lunch.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Nebraska IPL the event fee has been discounted to only $15 per person. Contact Sarah at to apply and register.

 Training Includes:

  • Cool Congregations e-book
  • Additional resources including slides for your educational programming
  • Cool Congregations Carbon Calculator designed especially for Iowa

You will receive a checklist to assess your own energy use once you register. Please fill it out with your own energy use history and bring it to the workshop so we can calculate your footprint.

Download a brochure to share with your congregation.

For more information contact Sarah at