News & Information

2021-2022 Professional Interviews Schedule: Forms for Professional Interviews are available on the People Dashboard. If you do not remember your username and password - please contact Alanna ( or call 515.207.7604) for assistance. If this is your first time logging into the People Dashboard - please contact Alanna to help get logged in. If your time does not work, it is your responsibility to change with someone and to notify the District Office. All Annual Self Profiles are due by Tuesday, August 3rd. Click here for the Professional Interview schedule.

August 14 & 15 - Cedar Rapids, Buffalo UM Church 145th Birthday Celebration
1000 30th St NE, Cedar Rapids
For up-to-date information on the celebration, please consult the church’s website:

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.
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.