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  • Handicapped Parking Map

     The spots are set this way by the Iowa Events Center. We were able to secure 10 parking spaces in the lower lot of Hy Vee Hall for the 2016 Session of Annual Conference. These spaces are by permit only, so if you feel you need one, please contact Dee Dee Sobotka (515) 974-8912 by Monday, May 2. As we only have 10 spaces, permits will be issued on a case by case basis. Those with the most severe mobility issues who are unable to ride in the golf carts will be given first priority. Of course, the IEC handicapped designated parking spaces will still be available. We will have one designated golf cart to pick people up in that lot. Please click here for the handicapped parking permit request form.

  • Parking and Skywalk Maps

  • Parking: 
    Bus Transportation: Buses will be available to both the downtown hotels and the south side hotels in the AM prior to start time of Annual Conference Sessions and in the PM after adjournment each day.  You can choose to leave your car parked either in the Iowa Events Center parking lot during Annual Conference or at your hotel and ride the bus to and from Hy-Vee Hall

    Bus transportation will not be provided during meal break times to and from the hotels or the Grand View dorm since there is a Concessions area available onsite during meal break times.

    Car Parking: Members of the Annual Conference will park in the North Lot at the Iowa Events Center. This is FREE parking.  Handicapped parking is in the Near North Lot.  Golf carts will be available in the Near North Lot for those with physical challenges to and from Hy-Vee Hall.

    RV and Camper Parking: There are 20 electrical connections available in the NW corner of the Far North lot on a FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE basis.

    If you will be bringing your RV or camper to the Iowa Annual Conference, it is $28/day plus a one-time $25 hookup fee if you want electricity.  Parking is in the NW corner in the Far North Lot.  A lot attendant from IEC will collect payment from you.

    Please email us to reserve your space in the Far North lot: Please let me know if you want to reserve a RV parking space at  deedee_sobotka@iaumc.org.  Bring a long extension cord for power hookup. 

Prayer & Meditation Room (room 106) -  Read the Flyer

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”—Hebrews 4:16

  • The Prayer & Meditation Room (106) is designed to promote an atmosphere and attitude of prayer. It is a place apart for intimate time with God. 
  • This year features an altar area and five self-guided prayer stations. 
  • Take 5-10 minutes at each station using the suggested activities and feel free to use them to fit your needs. 
  • VISIT AS THE SPIRIT MOVES YOU.
  • This is a special place and an unrepeatable moment in time.  
  • You need only to be aware of other people so you don’t intrude on their prayers or space. 
  • Spend whatever time you have at the altar or visiting one or more prayer stations.
  • Be quiet and still yourself. Breathe slowly and deeply. Rest in the knowledge that your loving God is near and wants to speak into your heart.
  • To provide prayerful support, the Iowa Conference United Methodist Men will be staffing the Prayer Line, which anyone is welcome to call with their prayer requests. 

    Call 1.800.251.2468

Pre-Conference Manual

Contacting us

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St. Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 974-8900 | communications@iaumc.org