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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. Disaster Response in Glenwood and Pacific Junction

    Grace UMC pastor Rev. Kimberly Bowles talks about the church's caring disaster response ministry to the Glenwood and Pacific Junction communities, following the March 2019 flooding.

  2. Pre-Conference Greeting from Bishop Laurie Haller

    Bishop Laurie Haller shares greetings and information about the upcoming 2019 Annual Conference Session in Des Moines. More information can be found by going to

  3. Ministry with the Poor Project for the 2019 Annual Conference

    Rev. Beth Odor and Rev. Robyn Plocher invite Iowa United Methodists to participate in the Ministry with the Poor mission project for the 2019 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.

  4. 2019 Easter Message

    Holy Week and Easter message from Bishop Laurie Haller, Iowa Annual Conference

  5. Lana Brandt, Deb Robinson and Judy Holliman - Hamburg, Iowa, Flood 2019

    Lana Brandt, Deb Robinson and Judy Holliman grew up together attending Hamburg United Methodist Church. They have been helping provide meals and checking in on others in the community during the flooding in March 2019. When they were teenagers, their pastor's wife was instrumental in teaching them to love their neighbor. "This is our community and our town and our home," Brandt said. "She taught us that we are our brother's keepers, and I think that's what we're doing without thinking about it."

  6. Gary Barrett - Hamburg, Iowa, Flood 2019

    Gary Barrett remembers several of the floods that have hit Hamburg. He's a member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church and knows that this is in God's hands. "I believe the good Lord's with us," he said. "If we don't have that hope and don't have that faith what's the use? I trust in the Lord and I think we'll get through it."

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