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Another Set of Eyes - May 1 deadlineThe Another Set of Eyes has been updated and can be found on the Forms page on the Conference website. The Form were due into your District office by May 1st. If you have not sent your form into the District office yet - please do so ASAP. Also remember that all clergy currently serving a church must complete the Another Set of Eyes.
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178th Iowa Annual Conference Session - June 4-6, 2021
Similar to 2020, much of the Iowa Annual Conference will be held virtually through the Zoom Webinar platform.

The Pre-Conference Manual will be available after April 30, 2021.

Zoom Pre-Conference Orientation sessions with practice voting

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00-9:00 PM
Zoom Town Hall Meeting
  • Sunday, May 23 - 2:00 pm
Zoom 2020 Iowa Annual Conference Session
  • Friday, June 4 - 9:00 am - Clergy Session
  • Friday, June 4 - 7:00 pm - Laity Session

Saturday, June 5 - 9:00 am - Bishop Laurie Haller will call the annual conference members to order to begin the two-day session. The 2021 theme is, Connected in Christ: Watching Over One Another in Love. 
Saturday’s session will include the Treasurer’s report, Iowa United Methodist Foundation report, and general legislation. 

Sunday, June 6 - Session will include a worship service led by Bishop Laurie, Episcopal address, Fixing of Appointments, General Conference 2020 Delegation report, Anti-Racism Task Force report, closed churches, general legislation, nominations final ballot, and reconciling motions. The Memorial and the Retirement services will be pre-recorded and shown after the end of each day’s business. 

Saturday, July 10 - The Ordering of Ministry Service will be held in person, following state pandemic guidelines, at the Ankeny First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center.

For more information about the 2021 Iowa Annual Conference session, visit or email

School for Lay Ministry - Developing Lay Leadership for the 21st CenturyThe School for Lay Ministry of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a three-year program to facilitate the growth of Iowa United Methodist Churches and their Christian ministry by providing an alternative, supplemental source of educated leadership to local congregations and communities.   READ MORE
Apportionments To see a breakdown of Apportionments for your church for the 2021 year please see the Apportionment Calculator.
Conference Connectional MinistriesThe Connectional Ministries team of the Iowa Annual Conference is here to help local churches be more effective in mission and ministry, in your own communities and around the world.  For more information: Iowa Annual Conference Connnectional Ministries
Educational Opportunities - Travel with Bishop Laurie in 2022
Walking Where Jesus Walked!
Bishop Laurie Haller invites clergy and laity to join her in pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 1-11, 2022.
The "Bible Land Exploration" tour is certain to impact you in very positive ways as you experience the Land of our Faith firsthand. Early registration discounts are available through August 1. For more information contact Len and Diane Eberhart, or 641-990-3861 voice/text.
World Famous Passion Play
Bishop Laurie Hall is leading a group to experience the Best of Italy & Oberammergau Passion Play, August 15-26, 2022. Early registration discounts are available through September 30. For more information contact Len and Diane Eberhart, or 641-990-3861 voice/text.
God Dreams Workshop - The God Dreams Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at Cedar Falls, First UMC has been postponed until further notice. 
You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement.
Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a visionary plan. Just like a restaurant needs a more specific focus than "serving food," a church needs something more than biblical generalizations like "loving God, loving people" or "making disciples who make disciples.”
Based on more than 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, Auxano’s God Dreams Horizon Storyline tool reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. The God Dreams Workshop is your first step to leading a better future. .7 CEU's will be offered - Please continue to watch the website and your email for updated information.