March 8, 2019
Post General Conference Debriefing Sessions

Bishop Laurie will be present at three locations around the conference to debrief and answer questions about the 2019 General Conference. Laity and clergy are encouraged to attend whichever session is most convenient for you. 

  • Sunday, March 10 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Salem UMC, Cedar Rapids (LIVESTREAM)
  • Saturday, March 16 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. New Hope UMC, Des Moines (LIVESTREAM)
  • Sunday, March 17 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Trinity UMC, Fort Dodge
North Central Jurisdiction GC2019 Highlights Video

Highlights from the 2019 Special Called General Conference of The United Methodist Church, produced for communicators and annual conferences of the North Central Jurisdiction.

I did it again last week during the 2019 General Conference. In a draft of one of my communications with the Iowa Annual Conference, I mistakenly typed "Untied" instead of "United" Methodist. It's easy to do, especially if you aren't the best...

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2020 General of Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Nominations

If you feel called to be a delegate to the 2020 General or Jurisdictional Conference this year, here's a link to learn more about the position of delegate and a nominations form to be completed by April 15. (PS: You are responsible for proofreading your own material.) 
Information about those who have been nominated is also available on this page. 
Lenten Devotions from the Iowa Annual Conference

"So God sent back the same man his people had previously rejected when they demanded, 'Who made you a ruler and judge over us?' Through the angel who appeared to him in the burning bush, God sent Moses to be their ruler and savior.

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Laity Day with Bishop Laurie

Join other people from across the Iowa Conference for a stimulating Laity Day with the Bishop on Saturday, April 6 at Collegiate UMC in Ames. Watch it...

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Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) helps churches find...

Rev. Ryan Christenson, Interim Associate for Congregational Excellence recently spoke with the Iowa United Methodist Conference Communication's team about how churches can use the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) to discover their current gifts ...

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Disaster Ministries: Update on Southern Storms

This weekend, severe storms made their way through Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. We have received reports of a tornado ...

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2019-2020 Appointments (Recently Released)

2019-2020 Appointments (Recent Released) PDF Format

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Special Coverage | Iowa Annual Conference at GC 2019

News from the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Videos, commentary from Iowa UMC delegates and more.

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Rethink Church: Easter Outreach Resources | United...

Start planning your Easter outreach using our customizable resources. Choose from postcards, invitation cards, posters, outdoor banners and yard signs in 10 designs.

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Use 'The Movement Continues' to look forward |

Following General Conference 2019, many are contemplating what the future of The United Methodist Church will look like. With much attention on divisive issues, it is easy to forget the shared values and ministry that bring us together. United...

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