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Iowa Annual Conference

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a connection of some 158,000 people who gather in 760 communities of faith across the state, and as people of "open hearts, open minds, and open doors" are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

  1. The Memorial Service - AC2021

  2. The Opening Service - Episcopal Service - AC2021

  3. Advent 2020 with Bishop Laurie Haller - Week One: Prayers

    Read the transcript here:

    Bishop Laurie Haller invites you to join her on a journey to renew our collective practices of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness as we begin a new Christian year.

    In the message for the First Sunday of Advent, Bishop Laurie remarks, “What is it that holds us together as people called United Methodists? It is a set of spiritual practices that center around the membership vows we take.”

    During Bishop Laurie’s Vision 2032 Conversations, many of you said that we needed to regain a genuine sense of connection with each other.

    Each brief message is based upon one of the lectionary passages of the Sundays of Advent and Christmas Eve. They may be used alongside what you have already planned for your worship services, for personal reflection, or small group discussion. The messages provide a means to recenter our practice of becoming disciples of Jesus and our connection as a people called United Methodists.

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  4. Ringing the bell to remember 1,030 Coronavirus deaths

    On August 23, 2020, West Des Moines United Methodist Church rang its bell 1,030 times to remember Iowans who have died during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We pray for God to heal our broken world.

  5. 24 - Good Idea Webinar - Back to School Partnerships

    Learn how churches partner with school to help the kids of our communities in this Covid-19 age. School administrators from around Iowa will share their insights and take your questions. Guests are Sharon Dentlinger, Superintendent of the Interstate 35 Community School District; Julie Robinson, Principal in the Iowa City Community School District; and Carl Turner, retired Superintendent of the Storm Lake Community School District.

  6. Conversation on Race - Madeline and Grace

    On Monday, July 27th, Madeline St. Clair and Grace Kiboko – two young leaders of the Iowa Conference – joined Bishop Laurie Haller, members of the Appointive Cabinet and a “live audience” of their family and friends for a conversation on race.

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