News & Information

Pictured Rocks Mailing Address: PO Box 32, Dakota City, IA 50529
District Office is Closed on Fridays.
2022 Statistical Reporting - A Letter was sent out via e-mail to each Church pastor, treasurer, finance chair, and office manager/church secretary on January 6th in regard to the 2022 Annual Statistical Reports.  Click HERE for additional information. 
Local Church Audit Form (Fund Balance Report)
 Basic Lay Servant Training - Friday, March  10th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Saturday, March 11th 9:00 AM-4:00  PM - Independence, First UMC. Registrations must be received by February 24th so please register early! Cost: $25.00 Minimum/Maximum of 6 registrants required.  For more information and/or to register: Click HERE

 Scholarships Available for United Methodist Students! Applications are now open for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Every year, UMHEF awards $2+ million to students planning to attend one of the 100+ UM-related colleges, universities, and seminaries across the country. Don’t let finances get in the way of achieving your dreams of a quality education! Apply by March 1 at

Chairs of the Orders & Fellowship invite: Elders, Deacons, Local Pastors, & Associate Members to their 2023 Spring Orders & Fellowship Event
Iowa ACEs 360 will present at the 2023 Spring event, which will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023.  This event will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Click HERE to learn more.  Register by March 23, 2023 to reserve a lunch.
Building Connections: The Iowa United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Committee (UMVIM) introduces a new, innovative program called Building Connections. This program will connect experienced volunteers with churches in need of repairs. READ more or for more information about UMVIM, go to
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 2023 year - Apportionment Resources.
Disaffiliation: The Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC believes there is a home for everyone in the future United Methodist Church. The Appointive Cabinet’s statement on Leading Now and Into the Future is our hope; however, we acknowledge that there will be some congregations that will seek a home outside of the United Methodist Church and the Iowa Annual Conference.  For additional information on Disaffiliation - click here.
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 Connectional Ministries
The 2022 Iowa Conference Journal, Clergy-Laity Directory, and Book of Resolutions are now available at If you have forgotten the login information for the Clergy Lay Address Directory, please email Lisa Steel. If you would like a printed copy, it can be purchased directly through Lulu Publishing. 
2023 Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) Annual Conference - April 27-29, 2023 - Minneapolis, MN - Find out More HERE
Classifieds: Items for Sale, Help Wanted, Free Items, etc. - Check them out here