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The 2022 Journal is now available

The 2022 Journal is now available

10/26/2022

The 2022 Iowa Conference Journal, Clergy-Laity Directory, and Book of Resolutions are now available at www.iaumc.org/Journal. If you have forgotten the login information for the Clergy Lay Address Directory, please email Lisa Steel. If you would like a printed copy, it can be purchased directly through Lulu Publishing. 


Opposition to Unjust Theology Regarding the Holy Land Task Force Members Needed

Opposition to Unjust Theology Regarding the Holy Land Task Force Members Needed

10/18/2022

At the 2022 Annual Conference, a resolution regarding Opposition to Unjust Theology Regarding the Holy Land was passed.  This resolution called for the establishment of a task force to identify the biblical and theological reasons for opposing Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people and then submit a report to the 2023 Annual Conference with ...


You are invited to the 2022 Memorial Service

You are invited to the 2022 Memorial Service

10/17/2022

The AC2022 Memorial Service to honor those before us will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at Des Moines New Hope United Methodist Church located at 4525 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA. Bishop Laurie Haller will give the message and the service will include music by the quartet Sweet Harmony.  This service will not be livestreamed but...


Artwork at AC2022 asks us to 'plug in' to God in a new way

Artwork at AC2022 asks us to 'plug in' to God in a new way

6/9/2022

By Amy Johnson, Pastor of Osceola United Methodist Church Why does hope matter? Can't we just continue onward with faith in God and assurance of salvation? What is so special about having hope?   If you give me a moment of personal privilege, I would like to share a witness about the power of hope in one life. An amazing friend taught me long ago ...


Legislation and Monitoring Report from AC2022

Legislation and Monitoring Report from AC2022

6/9/2022

The 2022 Annual Conference acted on several pieces of legislation during its session. Everything can be found in the Pre-conference Manual. Below the legislation you will find the Conference Monitoring Report. Legislation Section 1 Action Item #101 (p. 18) - Amend Standing Item #24 Fund Balances and Conference Unrestricted Reserves Passed ...


Rewatch all of Annual Conference 2022

Rewatch all of Annual Conference 2022

6/9/2022

Full videos from Annual Conference 2022 are below and split into half-days. Click here to see the agenda for each day. Saturday Morning Saturday Afternoon Sunday Morning Sunday Afternoon  


Called and Claimed for Hope - Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Retirement

Called and Claimed for Hope - Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Retirement

6/8/2022

View photos from the service View the full service View Bishop Kiesey's sermon  |  Read Bishop Kiesey's sermon View the Pentecost Singers  


Fixing of Appointments Service

Fixing of Appointments Service

6/8/2022

 


Opening Worship and Episcopal Address,

Opening Worship and Episcopal Address, "Hope is a good thing"

6/4/2022

The 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session is being presided over by Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey (retired bishop for Michigan and Iowa resident) and Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble (Indiana's resident bishop, formerly Iowa's), while Iowa resident bishop Laurie Haller is on medical leave. Bishop Kiesey called the session to order at 9:00 am on June 4, ...


Laity Session kicks off Annual Conference 2022

Laity Session kicks off Annual Conference 2022

6/3/2022

The Laity Session once again kicked off Annual Conference 2022 in its first hybrid format.   One of the highlights is celebrating new Certified Lay Ministers and School for Lay Ministry graduates.   “Congratulations is not a big enough word for the milestone we mark with you today,” said Conference Lay Leader Margaret Borgen. You heard a call, you ...


Celebration of Ordination Anniversaries

Celebration of Ordination Anniversaries

5/27/2022

At clergy session every year Ordination anniversaries are recognized. We applaud and thank the following clergy for their service to local churches, the conference and the world. Please join in thanking these individuals for their service to the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Ordination anniversaries are as of when the ...


Preliminary Ballot for AC2022 available now

Preliminary Ballot for AC2022 available now

5/13/2022

Here is a link to a Preliminary Ballot for nominees to serve on our Conference Level agencies for 2022-2026. There are some openings for which interested candidates are still being sought. Please take a careful look at the Preliminary ballot and submit the appropriate Leadership Pool Form to indicate interest in serving. An updated ballot will be ...


AC2022 Session Members Update

AC2022 Session Members Update

5/11/2022

Now that the 2022 Annual Conference is only a few weeks away, this year’s sessions planning team wanted to update members on their preparations.   The Laity Session will kick off the weekend beginning Friday, June 3 at 7:00 pm. (Music begins at 6:45.) The Board of Laity’s goal for the session is to have an evening of worship and inspiration, ...


2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session Well-Being Activities

2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session Well-Being Activities

4/25/2022

2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session Well-Being Activities  Contact: Kae Tritle, RN, Well-being Coordinator at bktritle@msn.com The Wellness Screening Event at the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session is open to conference employees, and all clergy and spouses. This includes all local pastors, part-time pastors, commissioned, probationary, extension ...


Bishop Julius Trimble to preside over the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference session

Bishop Julius Trimble to preside over the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference session

4/20/2022

The Iowa Annual Conference 2022 Session planning team is pleased to announce Bishop Julius Trimble, resident bishop of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, and the former resident bishop of Iowa, will be the presiding bishop over the Iowa Annual Conference in June.  Bishop Trimble will be preaching the Opening worship on ...


Application for Diakonos to serve at AC2022 now open

Application for Diakonos to serve at AC2022 now open

4/6/2022

Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than the local church? Have you ever wanted to serve your church brothers and sisters in Christ? This opportunity might be for you! The Diakonos (Greek for a servant) Leadership Development program application is open for 12 high schoolers from around the state to assist during the Iowa Annual ...


Updated information on hotel reservations for AC2022

Updated information on hotel reservations for AC2022

4/6/2022

Iowa Annual Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve your hotel room as soon as possible, as reservation deadlines are nearing. Any leftover rooms in the conference reserved blocks will be released at that time. Many people are still waiting to see what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic and have not made a decision at this time, ...


How to submit virtual display and sponsorship information for AC2022

How to submit virtual display and sponsorship information for AC2022

3/28/2022

The 2022 Iowa Annual Conference will have a virtual display booth area on its website this year. Organizations are invited to submit information here. Cost to outside organizations is $35, and free for Iowa Conference ministries. Organizations and ministries may also submit video sponsorships to be played during the virtual conference session. ...


AC2022 Retirement service has been moved to the Elijah/Elisha Service of Word & Table on June 5

AC2022 Retirement service has been moved to the Elijah/Elisha Service of Word & Table on June 5

3/25/2022

The Retirement Service that was scheduled for Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. has now been rescheduled to be included in the Ordering of Ministry Service on June 5 at 9:00 a.m. (note earlier start time) This change was made after retirees raised concerns that the original date and time would limit the possibility that family, friends, and ...


Midwest Missions will be at AC2022 so you can

Midwest Missions will be at AC2022 so you can "Fill The Truck"

3/17/2022

Midwest Missions is sending their truck to the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference session on June 4-5 for drive-up and drop-off donations to "Fill The Truck!" Specific items they are asking for are donations of gently used non-electric tools, liquid dish soap, liquid laundry detergent, and liquid all-purpose cleaners. They will also be accepting any ...


New AC2022 Town Hall on Saturday, April 2, 2022

New AC2022 Town Hall on Saturday, April 2, 2022

3/10/2022

The March 19 AC2022 Town Hall meeting has been postponed until the fall of this year to facilitate a fourth Town Hall to respond to the delay of the General Conference until 2024. We will send a new Zoom registration for the fall Town Hall. The new Town Hall will be via Zoom on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Current information ...


Third town hall on deployment and circuits postponed

Third town hall on deployment and circuits postponed

3/7/2022

The third Town Hall meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at 9:00 a.m. has been postponed until the fall of this year to facilitate a fourth Town Hall to respond to the delay of the General Conference until 2024.  Plans are being made to present current information from the North Central Jurisdiction and respond to questions. This Town Hall is...


Learn about more than 30 ways you can be a leader in the Iowa Annual Conference

Learn about more than 30 ways you can be a leader in the Iowa Annual Conference

3/2/2022

Your Iowa Conference Nominations Coordinating Committee continually seeks new people with high energy, amazing gifts and professional talents to serve on conference level boards, committees and commissions. Nominating yourself is a way to tell us you are interested in serving the United Methodist Church on a broader, conference-wide level.   The ...


AC2022 - Hotel accommodation information

AC2022 - Hotel accommodation information

2/21/2022

The 2022 Iowa Annual Conference session planning team has been working on securing blocks of rooms near the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex in West Des Moines. Note, there are quite a few events taking place the same weekend as AC2022 so we have secured several blocks of rooms, but please contact them as soon as possible if you need accommodations for ...


February's Annual Conference 2022 Town Hall focused on Alignment

February's Annual Conference 2022 Town Hall focused on Alignment

2/18/2022

Three virtual Pre-2022 Annual Conference Town Halls meetings are being held in early 2022 to update everyone on how the Iowa Annual Conference continues to align with our Strategic Priorities. Leaders will give reports, and a time for Q&A will be available at the end.   Priority 2: Directing Our Resources to Our Common Goals (Alignment)  Script ...


IMPORTANT! Bishop’s Circuit Leaders Gathering RESCHEDULED!

IMPORTANT! Bishop’s Circuit Leaders Gathering RESCHEDULED!

2/17/2022

The Bishop and Cabinet decided at their February 15, 2022 meeting that it is not an appropriate time for a large group of people (75 or more) to gather at the Conference Center for a full-day meeting. Therefore, the Bishop’s Circuit Leaders Gathering scheduled for March 19, is being rescheduled for September 24, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ...


How to submit Action Items for the AC2022 Pre-Conference Manual

How to submit Action Items for the AC2022 Pre-Conference Manual

2/10/2022

To submit new items and resolutions to be included in the Annual Conference 2022 Pre-Conference Manual, please fill out this form and attach a Microsoft Word document to it. Submitted documents will be routed to the appropriate board or agency and they may contact you if they have any questions or concerns. Submissions are due by Monday, March 14. ...


Annual Conference 2022 Town Hall focused on Development

Annual Conference 2022 Town Hall focused on Development

1/11/2022

Three virtual Pre-2022 Annual Conference Town Halls meetings are being held in early 2022 to update everyone on how the Iowa Annual Conference continues to align with our Strategic Priorities. Leaders will give reports, and a time for Q&A will be available at the end.   Priority 1:  Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders ...


2022 Iowa Annual Conference Town Hall meetings announced

2022 Iowa Annual Conference Town Hall meetings announced

12/27/2021

UPDATE: Please note that the third town hall is now March 19, 2022. Three virtual Pre-2022 Annual Conference Town Halls meetings are being held in early 2022 to update everyone on how the Iowa Annual Conference continues to align with our Strategic Priorities. Leaders will give reports, and a time for Q&A will be available at the end.    Priority ...


Epiphany Address worship service Livestream on January 5th at 6 pm

Epiphany Address worship service Livestream on January 5th at 6 pm

12/27/2021

View the Livestream here → Bishop Laurie Haller invites all clergy and laypersons in the Iowa Conference to an Epiphany Eve Address and Worship Service, “A Different Way: Celebrating God’s Hope Made Real.”   The address will be Livestreamed on Wednesday evening, January 5, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can view the Livestream ...


Preliminary details released for the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session

Preliminary details released for the 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session

11/12/2021

We are excited to announce preliminary details about the 2022 Iowa United Methodist Conference Session, including a brand new location and some additional dates.    The 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session will be held in a hybrid format on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. The session will take place in person at a new venue in West Des Moines ...


Equalization information for the 2022 annual conference session

Equalization information for the 2022 annual conference session

9/2/2021

Equalization for 2022 Annual Conference Each charge receives one lay member to Annual Conference.   A charge served by more than one clergyperson is assigned an additional lay member for each additional appointed clergy.  Persons appointed to a charge who are from another annual conference, another denomination, are supervised and/or certified ...