2021 Iowa Annual Conference Virtual Town Hall Meeting

2021 Iowa Annual Conference Virtual Town Hall Meeting

May 19, 2021

The 2021 Iowa Annual Conference (IAC) Virtual Town Hall Meeting is set for Sunday, May 23, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It will be held by Zoom Webinar. Lay and clergy members for the Town Hall will use the same login as the 2021 IAC Session, which will be emailed to you before the session. The Town Hall will be livestreamed and recorded for all local churches and members to watch and be informed. 
 
The purpose of the Town Hall is for boards, agencies, and committees to share important information about much of the 2021 Iowa Annual Conference Session legislation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Town Hall, and representatives of the boards, agencies, and committees will be available to provide answers. If you view the Town Hall as a recording after the event, you may submit your questions by email to ac2021@iaumc.org.

The Town Hall will include:
  • Welcome from Bishop Laurie
  • Devotion by members of the Iowa Annual Conference Antiracism Team
  • Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A), including the financial condition of the Conference and the proposed working budget for 2022
  • Board of Camps and Retreat Ministries
  • Bishops Operational Team/Conference Connectional Ministries Council (CCMC) Reimagining Report
  • Board of Pensions report
  • Conference Nominations Committee
  • Iowa Conference Justice for Our Neighbors Standing Committee on the recent merger of JFON with the American Friends Service Committee forming Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (IMMJ)
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation Report
  • Update on the development of Circuit Ministry 
The 2021 Pre-Conference Manual (PCM) is available here.

If you have any questions about the May 23 Virtual Town Hall Meeting, please contact Rev. Dr. Harlan Gillespie at 515-974-8903 or harlan.gillespie@iaumc.org