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Pictured Rocks Mailing Address: PO Box 32, Dakota City, IA 50529
2021 SPRC Consultation Form - were DUE August 1 - SPRC Consultation form can be found by clicking on the Forms/Resources page. If the SPRC form was not turned in by the August 1st deadline - please turn in prior to Professional Interview.
PR-Basic Lay Servant Training - This training will be offered as a Hybrid training on Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (You must attend both days to successfully complete the training). For more information and/or to register: Click here.
InMission Together: Due February 15 : In Mission Together encourages United Methodist Churches to prayerfully support United Methodist mission on local, conference, national, and international levels, through giving, and sharing in relationship, to fulfill Matthew 25 (“Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”) and Matthew 28 (“Go into all the world and make disciples.”) In Mission Together involves building relationships in shared ministries with people, programs, and/or projects. Partnering may last a few days or continue for many years. To find out more about InMission Together &/Or for the InMission Together Form: Click here.
InMission Together New Article: January 5, 2022 - In Mission Together reports giving & serving relationships
Pictured Rocks District Mission Secretaries- Ken & Barb Bazyn 
2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session: 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 and will also be offered virtually for those who choose to participate that way. 
MidAmerican Energy RecPlex - 6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
More details will be announced as they are available, in the meantime please mark your calendars. To stay up to date on everything, subscribe to AC2022 Updates:
Simpson College Youth Academy - Find out more about about Simpson College and their program for high school youth to come live, worship, and serve on their campus for a week each summer by clicking here
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 2022 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.