News & Information

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.
 
Pictured Rocks 2021-2022 Charge Conference Schedule: Click HERE
 
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
 
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 was 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.
 

Pictured Rocks UMW  Annual Meeting - Saturday, September 18th, 2021 - will be held via ZOOM - For more information: Click 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.
 
Pictured Rocks Advanced  Lay Servant Training
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon  
Saturday, November 6th (9:00 AM-4:30 PM) & Saturday, November 13th (9:00 AM-Noon) - will be held at Charles, City, Trinity UMC
Instructor: Rev. Steve Hansen
For More information and/or to register for the class - Click HERE
 

The 42nd Annual Mission Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021The 42nd Annual Mission Ingathering will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Our purpose is to show the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering to their needs. Our times have changed. The methods and means may change. The work of being in mission continues. For more information go to: Iowa Conference: Ingathering (iaumc.org) or contact: 
COORDINATORS: Mary & Harvey Davis - 
1471 Bryantsburg Blvd Hazleton, IA 50641 
319-636-2990 cell 319-440-2990 - mhdavis@windstream.net
Pictured Rocks: 
Coordinator
Jan Benson, jbenson@cfu.net, 319-269-2211
Site: 
Cedar Falls, First UMC, 718 Clay St.

 
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, Lendiane92@gmail.com 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, Lendiane92@gmail.com 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.