During our  celebratory Joint Annual Meeting June 14-16 for the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ, we worshiped and learned together in the new  Countryside Community Church UCC, part of the  Tri-Faith Initiativein Omaha, NE.

Each conference also scheduled time to hold their own business meetings during the gathering. The Iowa Conference, unable to meet the number of voting delegates to constitute a quorum for an official meeting, presented information about the budget and other topics. Participants then asked questions and provided feedback to the Iowa Board of Directors (BOD). Per the  Iowa Conference Constitution and Bylaws, the BOD takes action on behalf of the conference when the annual meeting is not in session or cannot meet quorum for an official meeting.