Meals and Events

Ministries and organizations will hold various meals and events throughout our time in Indianapolis. As ministries finalize their plans we will be posting times, locations and costs to this page.  If you need to add meals AFTER you have completed your registration, you will need to access your registration profile to do so.

Meal/Event Time Location Cost

The Escape Room

Sign up at the Disciples Church Extension Fund booth. (no food served)

Open throughout Assembly, during exhibit hall open hours and aftersession timeslots IEC Board Room 4 None

Disciples Church Extension Fund/Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation/New Church Ministries Dinner

The Branch and Vine Dinner

Saturday, July 20, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Disciples Peace Fellowship Breakfast

Join us in an interactive discussion about peace-building in our local communities and around the world.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IEC Room 309-310 $25
Disciples Men Luncheon Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $28
Disciples Women Luncheon Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $30

DJAN Gathering

Unique and United: Working Together for Greater Justice for All

Speakers: Representatives from the National Convocation, Obra Hispana, NAPAD, and indigenous justice advocacy

Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Bring your own lunch
Upper Midwest Region – All Congregational Gathering
Formal Program starts at 4:30 pm. There will be food, games, and fellowship!
Sunday, July 21, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Forte Banquet & Conference Center
615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
None
National Convocation Dinner

National Convocation Heritage Dinner

Sunday, July 21, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $35
Pension Fund Breakfast

Speaker: Rev. Miguel Morales, Iglesia Cristiana (Disciples de Cristo) en Puerto Rico

Miguel will speak about the hurricane in Puerto Rico and how Pension Fund stepped up to aid them through Ministerial Relief and Assistance.

Monday, July 22, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $10
Barton College Luncheon

Barton College Alumni and Friends

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 310 $25
Bethany College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Des Moines Downtown Cloud Ballroom C $25
Chapman University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $30
Culver-Stockton College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 308 $25
Drury University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 307 $25

Eureka College Luncheon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 306 $22

Hiram College Luncheon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 304 $15
Jarvis Christian College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 318 $30
Johnson University Alumni Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Park Street Kitchen, inside Hilton hotel Contact Matt Shears, Director of Alumni Relations, at MShears@johnsonu.edu or 336-408-0796 for more information.
Phillips University and Alumni Association Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $27
University of Lynchburg Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 309 $25
Texas Christian University & Brite Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A and B $25
Transylvania University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 305 $25

DJAN Gathering

The Pragmatic and the Prophetic in Social Witness: Navigating the Tensions

Speaker: Dr. Michael Kinnamon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Bring your own lunch
Young Adult Leadership Development: Intersections and Intersectionality

CPOHM, HELM & NBA Dinner

Leadership and spiritual development with young adults happens in a variety of ways and with a number of Disciples ministries. Join us for a panel conversation focusing on three themes: leadership development as culturally contextual; the importance of intersectionality; and the role of service and justice work in leadership development.

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $25
Division of Overseas Ministries / Global Ministries International Dinner

Hear from Rev. Dr. Mery Kolimon, Moderator of the Evangelical Church of West Timor (GMIT) and Professor of Missiology, Contextual Theology, and Theology of Religions at Artha Wacana Christian University in Indonesia. Global Ministries Awards of Affirmation will also be given.

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballrooms A, B, and C $25
NAPAD Dinner

North American Pacific / Asian Disciples (NAPAD) – Dinner, including a cultural presentation

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Reconciliation Ministry Breakfast Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IEC Room 310 $25
Christian Theological Seminary Luncheon

Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Disciples Divinity House of Chicago Luncheon

Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 307 $25
Disciples Divinity House of Vanderbilt Luncheon

Disciples Divinity House of Vanderbilt University luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 308 $25
Disciples Seminary Foundation Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $25
Lexington Theological Seminary Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 309-310 $25
Phillips Theological Seminary Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A $30
Yale Divinity School Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC 306 $25
Christian Church Foundation Dinner Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A, B, and C $25
Disciples of Christ Historical Society & Council on Christian Unity Dinner

One God, One Human Family: Faith Making History featuring the Rev. Peter Marty, publisher of The Christian Century, who will speak about Disciples minister C.C. Morrison, who bought the failing Disciples publication in 1908 and refocused it as a “nondenominational” magazine committed to the “social gospel” understanding of Christian faith. Marty will explore how Morrison’s vision of faith for the public good plays out today, particularly in issues of interfaith understanding and collaboration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Room 309-310 $29
Week of Compassion Dinner

Join us for a time of fellowship as we celebrate 75 years of ministry around the world! Hear stories of how Week of Compassion builds on this meaningful history, and continues to change lives of people in need, “around the world, around the year.”

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Disciples Alliance Q Dinner

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, ALLIANCE Q!!!

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (though you may have initially met us as the GLAD Alliance) is turning 40 years old!  Join us around the dinner table for a celebration of the past and a preview into the future.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $40
Meal/Event Time Location Cost
Barton College Luncheon

Barton College Alumni and Friends

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
 IEC Room 310 $25
Bethany College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Des Moines Downtown Cloud Ballroom C $25
Chapman University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
 IEC Grand Ballroom B $30
Christian Church Foundation Dinner Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A, B, and C $25
Christian Theological Seminary Luncheon

Alumni and Friends Luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Culver-Stockton College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
 IEC Room 308 $25
Disciples Church Extension Fund / Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation / New Church Ministry Dinner

The Branch and Vine Dinner

Saturday, July 20, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
Disciples Alliance Q Dinner

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, ALLIANCE Q!!!

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (though you may have initially met us as the GLAD Alliance) is turning 40 years old!  Join us around the dinner table for a celebration of the past and a preview into the future.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00-6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $25
Disciples Divinity House of Chicago Luncheon

Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 307 $25
Disciples Divinity House of Vanderbilt Luncheon

Disciples Divinity House of Vanderbilt University luncheon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 308 $25
Disciples Historical Society & Council on Christian Unity Dinner

One God, One Human Family: Faith Making History featuring the Rev. Peter Marty, publisher of The Christian Century, who will speak about Disciples minister C.C. Morrison, who bought the failing Disciples publication in 1908 and refocused it as a “nondenominational” magazine committed to the “social gospel” understanding of Christian faith. Marty will explore how Morrison’s vision of faith for the public good plays out today, particularly in issues of interfaith understanding and collaboration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Room 309-310 $29
Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Dinner

RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY

Sunday, July 21, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Iowa Events Center $25
Disciples Men Luncheon Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $28
Disciples Peace Fellowship Breakfast

Join us in an interactive discussion about peace-building in our local communities and around the world.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IEC Room 309-310 $25
Disciples Seminary Foundation Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $25
Disciples Women Luncheon Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $30

DJAN Gathering

Unique and United: Working Together for Greater Justice for All

Speakers: Representatives from the National Convocation, Obra Hispana, NAPAD, and indigenous justice advocacy

Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Bring your own lunch

DJAN Gathering

The Pragmatic and the Prophetic in Social Witness: Navigating the Tensions

Speaker: Dr. Michael Kinnamon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Bring your own lunch
Division of Overseas Ministries (DOM) / Global Ministries International Dinner

Hear from Rev. Dr. Mery Kolimon, Moderator of the Evangelical Church of West Timor (GMIT) and Professor of Missiology, Contextual Theology, and Theology of Religions at Artha Wacana Christian University in Indonesia. Global Ministries Awards of Affirmation will also be given.

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballrooms A, B, and C $25
Drury University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 307 $25

The Escape Room

Sign up at the Disciples Church Extension Fund booth. This event is for group meeting only (no food served).

Open during exhibit hall open hours and aftersession timeslots IEC Board Room 4 None

Eureka College Luncheon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 306 $22

Hiram College Luncheon

Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 304 $15
Jarvis Christian College Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 318 $30
Johnson University Alumni Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Park Street Kitchen, inside Hilton hotel Contact Matt Shears, Director of Alumni Relations, at MShears@johnsonu.edu or 336-408-0796 for more information.
Lexington Theological Seminary Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 309-310 $25
NAPAD Dinner

North American Pacific / Asian Disciples (NAPAD) – Dinner, including a cultural presentation

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $25
National Convocation Dinner

National Convocation Heritage Dinner

Sunday, July 21, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $35
Pension Fund Breakfast

Speaker: Rev. Miguel Morales, Iglesia Cristiana (Disciples de Cristo) en Puerto Rico

Miguel will speak about the hurricane in Puerto Rico and how Pension Fund stepped up to aid them through Ministerial Relief and Assistance.

Monday, July 22, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $10
Phillips Theological Seminary Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A $30
Phillips University and Alumni Association Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom A $27
Reconciliation Ministry Breakfast Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 AM
IoEC Room 310 $25
Texas Christian University & Brite Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A and B $25
Transylvania University Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 305 $25
University of Lynchburg Luncheon Monday, July 22, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC Room 309 $25
Upper Midwest Region – All Congregational Gathering Luncheon Sunday, July 21, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Forte Banquet Center
615 3rd St, Des Moines
None
Week of Compassion Dinner

Join us for a time of fellowship as we celebrate 75 years of ministry around the world! Hear stories of how Week of Compassion builds on this meaningful history, and continues to change lives of people in need, “around the world, around the year.”

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Room Grand Ballroom A $25
Yale Divinity School Luncheon Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
IEC 306 $25
Young Adult Leadership Development: Intersections and Intersectionality

CPOHM, HELM & NBA Dinner

Leadership and spiritual development with young adults happens in a variety of ways and is done by a number of ministries across the life of the Disciples church. This meal event will feature a panel discussion by representatives from the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, and the National Benevolent Association. The panel will focus on three themes: leadership development as culturally contextual; the importance of intersectionality; and the role of service and justice work in leadership development. Join us as we share our stories and fellowship together!

Monday, July 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
IEC Grand Ballroom B $25