Annual Conference 2022

The 2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session will be held in a hybrid format on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. The session will take place in person at a new venue in West Des Moines and will also be offered virtually for those who choose to participate that way.
 
The 2022 session will be held at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex near DMACC West in Central Iowa. 

This facility, while primarily a sports complex, is a wonderful state-of-the-art event space that offers plenty of FREE parking, handicap accessibility to all event spaces, fewer restrictions on outside food and drink, and is located outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Des Moines. All while still being less than 10 minutes from hotels, restaurants, and other amenities. 
 
If you are interested in seeing photos/videos of the space, you can check out their website.  
https://www.therecplex.com/

MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
 
To accommodate a shorter and more fruitful conference weekend some events traditionally held on conference weekend will be held on alternative dates. 

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022
    • Ankeny Christian Life Center located at  710 NE 36th St, Ankeny, Iowa 50211
      • Clergy Session: 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 3, 2022
    • MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
      • Laity Session: 6:00 p.m.  - Greet and Gather  The Laity Session will be live-streamed from the Iowa Conference website homepage at www.iaumc.org beginning at 6:30
      • Laity Session: (Note updated time) 7:00 p.m. - Program Begins

2022 Iowa Annual Conference Session

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022
    • MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
      • Episcopal Address: 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 5, 2022
    • MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
      • Elijah/Elisha service of Word & Table includes the Retirement and Ordering of Ministry Service:​ (Note updated start time ) 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022
    • Location TBD
      • Memorial Service

 Four virtual Town Halls have been scheduled aligning with our Strategic Priorities. 

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022, Development.
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022, ​Aligning our Resources.
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022,  Respond to the delay of the General Conference until 2024
  • Deployment Town Hall, (postponed until Fall 2022)

More details will be announced as they are available, in the meantime please mark your calendars. To stay up to date on everything, subscribe to AC2022 Updates


 
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